Many people purchase their wheelchair (or have it prescribed by the NHS) without any formal training on how to use it. There are some very simple techniques that most wheelchair users can learn in order to better negotiate obstacles and manoeuvre more effectively.
Our wheelchair training courses are provided by experienced chair users who have improved the skills of many hundreds of wheelchair users over the years. The format of the training varies depending on your existing skill level; however, we base our program on a standard set of skills, progressing from basic use to advanced wheelchair skills.
Your family and/or care staff play an important role in our training programme too. We’ll instruct them on how to keep you safe when you’re learning new skills. We’ll also provide them with special equipment to ensure they’re able to safely assist you while you develop your wheelchair skills and build up your confidence.
Our wheelchair skills programme is managed by Rhys Llewellyn. Learn more about Rhys here.
If you would like to discuss our wheelchair training further, please get in touch