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Mobility scooter

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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
My 85 years dad has been using a mobility scooter he bought from a friend for 5 months. It has no suspension and he says it's a bone shaker. He would like to buy one with with all the comforts of a car but we both have no idea where to start. I tried the Which magazine and their best buys are over £1000! He doesn't have lots of money but some direction in where to go for one and what to get would be helpful. I see a lot around , do you know someone who uses one,if anyone could recommend a model for me to check out I would be really grateful. All help appreciated.thanks.
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
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see if there is a Disabilities Living Centre near you - they offer advice and are not sales orientated like dealers

also here http://www.ageuk.org.uk/ it's a charity for the elderly

Edited By: philphil61 on Jul 01, 2014 23:52
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Hi there, I use a shoprider mobility scooter myself and find it very easy to use. I have been using it for about 6yrs now without any problems. There are lots of mobility shops opening up selling both new and second-hand items including scooters depending on where you live. You could also look in the ' for Sale' pages in you local paper (this is how I got mine) or maybe put a wanted advert up in your local newsagent window or similar
Have you thought about contacting motability itself they might be able to point you in the right direction of getting one through them if your father is in receipt of DLA (disability living allowance).
Another avenue you could try is SSAFA which is a charity that helps anyone who has served in the military and their families throughout their lives. I know this because my mum got a new mobility scooter through them as my dad had served in the navy, they helped her with the whole process from the forms right through to delivering the scooter to her.
You can google MOBILITY and SSAFA for more information. Hope this may help in some way.

Sorry no links but I am still fairly new to all this.

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