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Wheelchair Services

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Service Summary

This service provides wheelchairs to clients who have a long term need (usually 3 months plus) for a wheelchair.

Clients should be registered to GPs within the boundaries of the Calderdale and Kirklees Primary Care Trusts (PCT’s).

The service is provided from bases at The Lodge, Park Valley Mill, Lockwood for those registered to a GP in Kirklees and the Community Care Services, Salterhebble for those registered to a GP in Calderdale.

There are currently 8,511 clients who have equipment from the service, ranging from standard ‘push type’ to custom made wheelchairs and made to measure seating systems.

Our services provide mobility equipment to anyone over the age of 30 months until such time as they no longer need help, and as long as a GP, physiotherapist or occupational therapist supports the referral.

Issue is based on clinical need and we may need to assess clients before we can decide on an appropriate wheelchair.

The Voucher Scheme

The Voucher Scheme was set up to allow wheelchair users to have more choice in relation to the type of manual wheelchair they use.

There are two options, the partnership or the independent. More information on these choices can be found in our leaflet “The Wheelchair Voucher Scheme - The Choice is Yours”.

For your copy call 01422 306701 if you live in Calderdale or 01484 667809 if you live in Kirklees.

Short-term loan wheelchairs

People who need a wheelchair for a short period i.e. after an accident or being discharged from hospital, can be offered a short-term loan wheelchair subject to availability.

The Wheelchair Service does not provide a wheelchair if it is only required for day trips, outings etc. although you may be able to borrow one from the services listed when clicking on the following link

Short-term Wheelchair Loans

Deliveries, collections and repairs on equipment are carried out by Clark and Partners of Sheffield who can be contacted at their local Huddersfield Branch on 01484 511441. Their normal opening times are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12 midday Saturdays. Whilst the chair is with you, all repairs will be carried out free of charge.

An emergency service is provided by Clarke and Partners from 7am to 12 midnight seven days a week (including public holidays).

What should I do when I no longer need my wheelchair?

To return your wheelchair please contact either Clark and Partners on 01484 511441 or your local Wheelchair Service and arrangements will be made for collection.

Where to find us

Huddersfield and Dewsbury Wheelchair Service

The Lodge
Park Valley Mill
Meltham Road
Lockwood
Huddersfield
HD4 7BH
Tel:  01484 667809

Fax: 01484 668030

Email us: wheelchairs@cht.nhs.uk

Service Manager: Mrs. Margaret Smith

Calderdale Wheelchair Service

Community Services Centre
Salterhebble
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX3 0QB
Tel: 01422 306702
Fax: 01422 306703

Service Manager: Mrs. Margaret Smith

calderdale.wheelchairs@cht.nhs.uk

Who to contact to find out more

See above

Meet the team

Each base has its own team made up of administration and clerical staff, therapists, rehabilitation engineers and a manager responsible for the service.

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