The Mobility Trust provides equipment such as wheelchairs and mobility scooters following an assessment by an independent Occupational Therapist sent by the Trust.
The Occupational Therapist will then prescribe the most suitable piece of equipment for an individual.
Equipment is only provided if it is not available from statutory sources or the disabled person is unable to purchase for themselves.
If you are in desperate need of a powered wheelchair or scooter and cannot obtain one through statutory sources or afford to purchase such equipment yourself, you can apply to Mobility Trust.
You can do this by either phoning the team on 0118 466 0195 or 0118 984 2588 or by writing a letter explaining why you need this equipment, giving details of any disabilities you have and the cause of them.
They will also need to know the following information so that they can see if they can help you,
- Do you receive DLA (PIP) for mobility? If you receive the high rate and do not use it towards a car or other mobility equipment, we normally suggest you use this allowance to obtain a powered wheelchair or scooter through the government-sponsored Motability scheme. We will however look at each case individually and may make exceptions to this.
- One other criteria relates to storage of the equipment. We can only provide mobility equipment if there is suitable storage, i.e. accessible, fully enclosed (roofed and walled), weatherproof, lockable and with power for charging. Please do let us know whether you have suitable scooter/powered wheelchair storage.
Address your letter to,
Mrs Denise Valentine
19 Reading Road
If you are unable to send a letter you can send it by Email in the form of a letter, preferably as an attachment.
Please make sure that you include your name, address and telephone number.
Please address your email to Mrs Denise Valentine and sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Reading Road