Taking Your Wheelchair
If you use a powered wheelchair (and taking a back-up wheelchair either isn’t possible or not what you want to do) you might be wise to have your wheelchair checked before you go anywhere, to minimise the risk of a breakdown.
If you’re travelling within the UK and your NHS wheelchair breaks down, the local wheelchair service repairs may be able to help.
If you’re going overseas:
- Remember to take the battery charger plus an adapter suitable for the country you’re going to. If the voltage is different, you may also need a voltage changer – check with the wheelchair manual or ask your supplier / manufacturer.
- Find out in advance if there is anywhere to get the wheelchair serviced should something happen during the trip.
If you’re travelling by air:
- Check with the airline about travelling with your wheelchair. See if travel or home insurance covers the wheelchair or any other equipment being taken on holiday - please see the Insurance section. You can also find important information on travelling by plane in the Planes section of Transport & Getting Around.
Page last updated: July 2019