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

Find out more about the survey report here.