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    Wheelchair NHS assement

    hi folks I have a WESTMARC NHS wheelchair assessment next Wednesday with a view to getting a suitable chair to use to drive a car.

    would really like to talk to anyone who currently does a drive from setup. I am worried that any chair I am given may be too large to fit in driver area or limit the size of cars I can go for. so any tips on what chair car combo yous guys have would be fab

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    Cat Cat
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    #119608
    Reply To: Wheelchair NHS assement

    Good luck with the assessment, not sure we have many chair drivers on here :(

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    AM
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    #119612
    Reply To: Wheelchair NHS assement

    I know someone who drives from their chair – I’ll give her a shout.

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    sar78 sar78
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    #119615
    Reply To: Wheelchair NHS assement

    thanks :ty:

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    Cat Cat
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    Reply To: Wheelchair NHS assement

    Wheelchair assessment went really well. much better than the last time. they are going to order a Salsa chair to demo. and although they dont fund the extras like the rise, flip up foot plates, etc. the woman was really understanding and knowledgeable about MD. If the salsa doesn’t fit me. I can try the invacare TDX. but the salsa has a lower seat height that is better for sitting at desks.

    She also re-inflated my ROHO seat cushion without being asked and made it right for the hip tilt. good day all round.

    a step further to personal freedom.

    again if anyone had info or comments on chairs or cars please send it my way. will keep updating witht he progress. but theses things are never quick. big thanks to MD care adviser/physio for re feral.

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    Cat Cat
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    #119840
    Reply To: Wheelchair NHS assement

    Glad to hear your good news, Cat. Have a look at the DMUK website. It might be helpful for you. Sorry I can’t post the link but I don’t know how to!

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    Reply To: Wheelchair NHS assement

    I got a new chariot a year ago, a TDX-SP2. I just didn’t get on with it because the battery range was terrible.

    I was really reluctant to complain about it to the wheelchair service as I didn’t want to appear ungrateful but, around February this year I felt I had to say something before it was a year old so they could throw it back to the manufacturer should it be determined it’s faulty.

    I am so glad I did. They delivered a Quickie Salsa M2 today & it’s amazing that two chairs can be so different.

    I am so lucky to have a great wheelchair technician lady that really understands me, my needs & knows her chairs. I am just sad that it’s meant to be raining tomorrow cos having been out all afternoon I can’t wait to get out again.

    I really needed something to cheer me up. I don’t want to post this in the ‘right place’ where we’ve been discussing such things in case my posts are monitored (I know I am paranoid :shock: ) but, we received a decision notice Friday morning on PIP. The mobility component was adjourned to be heard again at the earliest opportunity. The daily living component was scuppered because the court allowed the DWP to submit further evidence at 21.58 on the eve of the hearing, the night before no less.

    I complained to the court this morning stating we were told there’s a seven day cut off point before the hearing & queried whether that applied to both us & the DWP to which they replied that they will submit evidence at the discretion of the court.

    I am shocked. Yet again it appears as if there’s one rule for us poor sods & one for them.

    I’ve written & asked for the decision to be set aside due to non-disclosure. I believe I have more chance of winning gold in the 100 metres this summer in Rio.

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    I, Disabled Bloke
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    Reply To: Wheelchair NHS assement

    WW so sorry to hear it is one wall after another…

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