Equipment To Take Or Hire
Depending on your SMA, you may need:
- a portable hoist and sling
- a shower chair
- a voltage changer if you’re going overseas - see Taking Your Wheelchair.
Some holiday destinations hire out beach wheelchairs, so it’s worth checking if this service is available.
Below are some contact details for organisations which offer advice and hire equipment; others may be available:
National Mobility Hire - hire out a range of mobility aids for adults: www.nationalmobilityhire.com
British Red Cross - hire out wheelchairs: www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Health-and-social-care/Independent-living/Mobility-aids
Tryb4uFly - undertake cabin assessments and hire out equipment for flights: www.tryb4ufly.org.uk
You can also contact SMA UK in case we know of any others that are local to you.
Page last updated: July 2019