Getting out & about

Finding it difficult to leave the house to do every day tasks? Need a hand to get to the shops?  This section is here to explore different mobility equipment options, transport schemes and other ways that you can get help to get out & about.

Getting out & about

Finding it difficult to leave the house to do every day tasks? Need a hand to get to the shops?  This section is here to explore different equipment options, transport schemes and other ways that you can get help to get out & about.

Walking sticks

Find it difficult to balance when walking? You might be recommended a walking stick by a physiotherapist. Take a look at what you might want to consider when choosing one

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Walking frames

Covers the different kinds of walking frames available to provide greater support for you, and how you can get one

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Shopping trolleys

Explores the different types of shopping trolleys available to help make this task easier

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Choosing a mobility scooter

Mobility scooters are increasingly popular and can give greater independence to the user. This page looks at the different options available so you can find one that suits you

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Getting a mobility scooter

Explores the different schemes that can help you get a mobility scooter. They are an investment, so it important to be informed

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The Motability scheme

Find out if you can get support to buy a scooter or motorised wheelchair. This page explains what the Motability scheme is, who is eligible and how it works.

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Wheelchairs

This page looks at what to consider if you are thinking about getting a wheelchair, as well as how you can get one

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Community transport

Explores the different kinds of community transport available and how you can find one near to you.

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Blue badge scheme

Explains what the blue badge scheme is, whether you are eligible for one and how you can apply

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Using public transport

Covers your rights when using public transport with a disability, as well as how you can get support.

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Finding a physiotherapist

This page looks at what you can expect when you visit a physiotherapist, either privately or through your doctor

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