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Wheelchairs and scooters for children and young people with SEND

Wheelchairs through the NHS

You may be able to get a wheelchair from the Dorset Wheelchair Service (NHS) if you:

  • have a permanent impairment
  • have a medical condition that will last more than 6 months
  • are unable to walk properly
  • are terminally ill

Your doctor or another health professional can refer you to the service. You will then get assessed to see if your eligible. After this they will decide and will give you any equipment they think you need.

If you do not want an NHS wheelchair you can have a voucher instead. You can then use this to buy any wheelchair. 

The service can also support with posture and repair NHS wheelchairs.

Wheelchair hire or buy services

Lease a scooter or powered wheelchair

If you get a mobility allowance, you could lease a mobility vehicle from Motability. This includes a scooter, powered wheelchair or a car. To do so you must be getting one of the following:

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