If you are not eligible for a wheelchair from the Wheelchair Service, or don't want to wait to be assessed by them, then you can considered privately hiring or buying a wheelchair yourself.
The Wheelchair Service has provided a list of reputable companies and charities who hire out wheelchairs.
The Disability Living Foundation (DLF) website provides a number of factsheets which help you to choose the right wheelchair and other equipment, and give details of companies in the London area who hire out wheelchairs.
You can also use the DLF's Ask Sara feature to assess your walking needs and, if appropriate, buy a suitable wheelchair for yourself.
There are many websites which sell wheelchairs online. People First cannot recommend individual websites but has provided links below to some of the websites out there. We try to check all these sites for content, but cannot guarantee the content or links in any way. No items have been tested by People First and all information is provided without legal responsibility:-
The Red Cross can offer short-term loans of some kinds of wheelchair.