If you use a wheelchair or have just been advised that you may need one, the wheelchair service based at Inspire is here to help. We provide a comprehensive service for people of all ages with long-term mobility problems and associated postural needs, and work within an agreed list of criteria. Our expert knowledge will help ensure that you get the right equipment to meet your needs, and once on our books we will continue to support you on an ongoing basis, be there to help, and to maintain the wheelchair we have issued to you.
How to access this service
This service is available to adults and children with a long-term disability (lasting more than six months) who are registered with a Bexley GP or a Greenwich GP.
You will need a referral from your doctor or another health care professional (such as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or district nurse). If you are already known to the service, you can contact us directly without needing a new referral.
If you have a Bexley GP please contact:
Office hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
If you have a Greenwich GP please contact:
Office hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Using the Service
We work to an agreed eligibility criteria, which sets out what types of equipment we are able to provide and in what circumstances.
All referrals are looked at by our therapy team, and prioritised. A member of our team will contact you to find out more about you and your mobility needs, and to check if you meet the criteria. You may require a face-to-face assessment; this may be in our clinic, or in your own home or school. At this appointment we will discuss what equipment you might need, trial some equipment and agree what we can provide that will meet your mobility needs (plus any other postural and pressure care items).
The equipment is then ordered, and when ready will be handed over to you and adjusted to suit as appropriate by a member of the therapy team.
Other Useful Information
We strongly recommend you protect your wheelchair from damage, theft and personal liability as the wheelchair service cannot guarantee repair or replacement of wheelchairs if yours is lost or damaged. We do not accept responsibility for damage or injury caused by the use of a powered wheelchair. You may find the following companies useful in sourcing insurance: