Powered wheelchair user survey report 2014
A recent survey asked wheelchair users for feedback on how they obtain and use their powered wheelchair. The report published by Rica www.rica.org.uk, a UK consumer research charity, was published in partnership with:
Disability Rights UK, Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Scope, Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) and Whizz-Kidz.
The survey of 374 powered wheelchair users finds that:
- 48% didn’t get the right information
- Over a third (37%) get no assessment
- A quarter (26%) are turned down for NHS funding
- 32% had to fund their own powered wheelchair completely themselves