Wheelchair loan scheme

The wheelchair loan scheme enables those with limited mobility to borrow wheelchairs on a temporary basis.

Anyone wishing to join the scheme should complete an application form and take it to any one of the centres for the community, together with two forms of identity (one must contain a photograph and one must prove your address).

To ensure that the appropriate wheelchair is available for you when you want it, we advise you to book in advance by telephoning the centre you wish to borrow from.

Charges and conditions

  • membership to the scheme is £5 per year for non-members or free of charge for Community Discount Card holders
  • the service is charged at £2 per day or £10 per week
  • the minimum loan period is 1 day and the maximum loan period is 1 week


Before we loan a wheelchair, we complete a safety checklist and supply you with instructions for use. Staff at the centre can show you how to use the wheelchair correctly if you are not familiar with its use. For your own wellbeing, you will not be allowed to use the equipment if it is felt that you cannot do so safely.

Regular wheelchairs support users up to 18 stone, and we also have 2 bariatric pushing wheelchairs available for users up to 25 stone. The bariatric wheelchairs can be loaned from the Cobham and Walton-on-Thames centres only.

Wheelchairs must not be taken out of the UK.

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