Self Propelled Wheelchairs

If you’re looking for self-propelled wheelchairs that are durable and will last for years to come, Shelden has the solution for you. Self propelled wheelchairs feature large rear wheels which allows users with low mobility to move themselves using their hands. All of our wheelchairs that we stock are available in a variety of sizes, colours and styles. We’re committed to offering our customers reliable products at the right price to ensure our customers are safe and happy.

Self-propelled wheelchairs offer a patient the chance to regain some independence, as they are free to move around, at home or out and about, without too much intervention from a carer. If you or a patient of yours wishes to remain independently mobile, a self propelled wheelchair may just be your solution.

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Self Propelled Wheelchair FAQ & Guide

How do self propelled wheelchairs work?

Self propelled wheelchairs feature large rear wheels which allow users with low mobility to move themselves using their hands

What are the other advantages of self propelled wheelchairs?

Self propelled wheelchairs offer a patient the opportunity to regain some independence, being free to move in and outside their home, without too much intervention from a carer

Why choose a self propelling wheelchair over an alternative?

A self propelling wheelchair is designed for occupant of the chair to push or propel themselves without the need somoebody pushing the chair.This type of wheelchair is ideal for an individual who has upper body strength and and wants to have some independence.

What is the best transit wheelchair?

There are several different transit wheelchair models. Prior to choosing a wheelchair there are a number of considerations to be addressed:

  • has the individaul enough upper body strength to use a propelled wheelchair ?,
  • will the wheelchair accommodate the individuals weight ?
  • Is the weight of the chair important, for example if you are intending to transport it in a car the lighter the chair the easier it will be to lift as well as for the being easier for the person pushing it
  • Frequency of use needs to be considered as a wheelchair that is designed for occasional use will not be durable enough to be used every day
  • Are removable footplates and armrests required which can be useful when transporting the wheelchair?

Detachable armrests allow easy sideway transfers. Seat size is important to ensure that it is suitable for the individual using the wheelchair, maximising comfort and preventing any skin damage caused by pressure.The seat should be allow enough room to be comfortable but not too wide making it difficult to use the arm rests for support, neither should the seat be too narrow as this will result in discomfort and pressure sores.

Who is eligible for vat relief?

If you are disabled or chronically sick you maybe eligible for VAT exempt. As you browse this shop you will see which disability aids can be bought as long as you are or the person you are buying for is eligible. The government says you have to fit the following criteria:

Charities: provide the charity number and complete the online declaration.

Individuals: A person who is chronically sick or disabled if she/he is a person with a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on her/his ability to carry out everyday activities with a condition which the medical profession treats as a chronic sickness.

What proof do you need to provide?

The government requires a a simple declaration of your disability at the time of ordering. No doctors letter is required.