Friday, 27 July 2018

Millions of injured and unwell may be 'trapped in their homes' because they cannot get a wheelchair, says Red Cross

Millions of injured and unwell may be 'trapped in their homes' because they cannot get a wheelchair, says Red Cross Millions of injured and ill people could be “trapped in their homes” because they are unable to access a wheelchair, raising concerns of a postcode lottery of provision.

A study by the British Red Cross shows that an estimated 3.8 million people who would benefit from use of a wheelchair or mobility aid loan are not getting the help they need.

The charity warned that people diagnosed with a terminal illness, recovering from surgery or an injury such as a broken leg are at risk of isolation or ending up trapped in their homes due to a lack of mobility aid provision. The Independent

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