Help for people with ME/CFS in and around Stockport
We have mobility aids both to loan or purchase.
Available to loan
4 Hand pushed wheelchairs, all of which fold down for transporting i.e. in the boot
of a car or on the train. One of these has extended handles suitable for a tall ‘pusher’.
1 Robust, fixed wheelchair which can be propelled by the user with your hands to
turn the wheels (a la Tani Gray-Thompson )
1 Glideabout, this is an indoor wheelchair which can be propelled by the user either
by paddling along with your feet or pulling along with your hands.
1 Cane High Chair with a swivel seat, ideal for use in the kitchen to sit on when
Available to purchase
The extra aid to getting out and about!!
The sticks provide a steadying aid and support whilst walking, then they fold out
to form a substantial seat to sit on. They are lightweight yet strong enough to take
anyone up to 23 ½ stones.
Recommendation comes from numerous previous purchasers from SMEG!!! Several say “I
would never go anywhere without it”, some are even internationally travelled. Indeed
our own previous chairman took his sightseeing around Scotland with him recently.
There are two designs:
Both models can be manufactured longer, the seat remains the same height, just the
walking height is increased.
Please note: Members may have seen similar products at much the same price or even
slightly cheaper, however experience has proved that these are of inferior quality
and neither so sturdy or durable. This is why we choose to purchase this make for
There is also an upgraded version of the stick/seat. This has a removable ferrule
on the legs which reveals a 2” spike making them ideal for outdoor use on soft ground.
The ferrules can be replaced for hard ground and indoor use. The cost for these will
be £26 to S.M.E.G. members and £31 to non-members.
For details of who to contact regarding these items see Regular Reminders on the
front page in your latest copy of Hermes.
Don't forget that members can access copies of Hermes here on the website in our
Remember several local outdoor attractions have motorized wheelchairs as well as
hand pushed ones available to borrow. You may need to telephone in advance to be
sure of one being free at the time you want it.
Other information regarding mobility aids and items to assist everyday Activities
of Daily Living (ADL), click here