Require a Wheelchair? 

You may be able to get a wheelchair from the Dorset Wheelchair Service (NHS) if you:

  • have a permanent impairment
  • have a medical condition that will last more than 6 months
  • are unable to walk properly
  • are terminally ill

Your doctor or another health professional can refer you to the service and you will be assessed to see if you’re eligible. The service will then give you any equipment they think you need.

If you do not want an NHS wheelchair you can have a voucher instead. You can then use this to buy any wheelchair.

The service can also provide support with posture and repair NHS wheelchairs.

Equipment not supplied by the NHS

Whizz-Kidsprovide equipment tailored for children and young people who need manual wheelchairs, powered options, trikes or buggies.

Locally, The Dorset Children’s Foundation may be able to provide disability equipment, medical expenses and therapies not provided by statutory services. 

NRS Healthcare have been awarded the contract to provide community equipment to the Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole areas.
NRS Healthcare want to ensure that community equipment is readily available at no cost through
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 the usual social care channels to those who require it and have created a presentation which offers you a more comprehensive insight into NRS services.
You can access the presentation by clicking the blue button below. 
If you wished to contact James, the Community Engagement Lead (Pan-Dorset) for NRS Healthcare directly you can call him on 07311 300870 or email