Wheelchair Voucher Scheme

North Tyneside Coalition of Disabled People provide an independent support and information service for disabled people wishing to acquire a wheelchair using the Wheelchair Voucher Scheme. The national scheme is administered through the Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Wheelchair Service and the Coalition can be contacted to assist disabled people with information on models, types and additional facilities of manual wheelchairs that are not on the NHS standard list. The scheme provides various options including :

Partnership Option : You contribute to the cost of a wheelchair of your choice from a range of models selected by the Wheelchair Service - The Wheelchair Service will retain ownership of the wheelchair and be responsible for its maintenance and repair.

Independent Option : You contribute towards the cost of a wheelchair of your choice from an agreed supplier - you will then own the wheelchair and be responsible for its maintenance and repair.

In both options Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Wheelchair Service will issue a voucher equal to the full cost of the prescribed wheelchair, based on clinical criteria. The client then contributes the difference between the prescribed wheelchair and the wheelchair of their choice.

Wheelchair users can also have NHS wheelchairs provided through existing procedures and services.

For more details contact :-

Wheelchair Service
Victoria Therapy Centre
Hawkeys Lane
North Shields
NE29 0SF
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