Wheelchairs

We offer an extensive range of high quality and lightweight wheelchairs. All our chairs are reliable and tested to the highest standards. Essential Aids wheelchairs (UK) has established a reputation for supplying the best models on the market at affordable prices. We offer both self-propelled wheelchairs and models which require an assistant to push. If you are looking to buy a wheelchair or wheelchair accessories, we are here to help.

We offer an extensive range of high quality and lightweight wheelchairs. All our chairs are reliable and tested to the highest standards. Essential Aids wheelchairs (UK) has established a reputation for supplying the

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  1. VAT Relief Breezy Moonlite Wheelchair

    Breezy Moonlite Wheelchair

    Compact, lightweight and comfortable, the Breezy Moonlite is an ideal modern wheelchair.
    Options from
    £45.99
     with VAT Relief
  2. Available Offers 9TRL Wheelchair

    9TRL Wheelchair

    Attendant propelled wheelchair with folding back.
    Options from
    £165.00
     with VAT Relief
  3. Available Offers 8TRL Wheelchair

    8TRL Wheelchair

    General purpose, folding, self propelled wheelchair with a folding back.
    Options from
    £198.00
     with VAT Relief
  4. Available Offers Swift Wheelchair

    Swift Wheelchair

    A compact, lightweight and versatile wheelchair made from aluminium.
    Options from
    £219.00
     with VAT Relief
  5. Available Offers Whirl Wheelchair Attendant Propelled

    Whirl Wheelchair Attendant Propelled

    Compact and lightweight attendant propelled wheelchair.
    Options from
    £145.00
     with VAT Relief
  6. Available Offers Whirl Wheelchair Self Propelled

    Whirl Wheelchair Self Propelled

    A compact half-folding wheelchair ideal for full time use or travel.
    Options from
    £176.00
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  7. SPECIAL OFFER Z-Tec Lightweight Folding Aluminium Transit Wheelchair in Grey

    Z-Tec Lightweight Folding Aluminium Transit Wheelchair in Grey

    Lightweight aluminium wheelchair with armrests, a fold down backrest, attendant brakes and large wheels for maximum comfort and safety.
     WAS £269.99 
    Today's Price
    £239.00
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  8. Available Offers Z-Tec Folding Aluminium Transit Wheelchair With Hand Brake

    Z-Tec Folding Aluminium Transit Wheelchair With Hand Brake

    Folding aluminium wheelchair is lightweight yet strong, ideal for patient transit or travel.
    Options from
    £137.00
     with VAT Relief
  9. SPECIAL OFFER Folding Transit Wheelchair

    Folding Transit Wheelchair

    Featuring swing away arm and leg rests for easy storage and transportation.
     WAS £273.93 
    Today's Price
    £249.00
     with VAT Relief
  10. VAT Relief Air Chair

    Air Chair

    Pressure relief chair with reclining backrest, adjustable calf rest and tilting seat.
    £1,399.99
     with VAT Relief
  11. SPECIAL OFFER Seren Power Chair

    Seren Power Chair

    A highly-maneuverable electric wheelchair for use both indoors and outside.
     WAS £1,835.05 
    Today's Price
    £1,709.00
     with VAT Relief
  12. Available Offers Folding Wheelchair

    Folding Wheelchair

    This folding wheelchair has a superb design making it uniquely simple to operate.
    Options from
    £146.00
     with VAT Relief
  13. VAT Relief Stairmatic Stair Climber

    Stairmatic Stair Climber

    An innovative way of allowing a carer to transport patients up a flight of stairs.
    £5,543.88
     with VAT Relief
  14. VAT Relief Dash Lite Wheelchair

    Dash Lite Wheelchair

    This is a high quality, versatile, folding wheelchair made from lightweight aluminium.
    Options from
    £339.99
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  15. SPECIAL OFFER Z-Tec M-Brand D-Lite Self Propelled Wheelchair 18 inches

    Z-Tec M-Brand D-Lite Self Propelled Wheelchair 18 inches

    New premium quality wheelchair with swing away footrests, padded upholstery and attendant brakes.
     WAS £279.99 
    Today's Price
    £254.00
     with VAT Relief
  16. Available Offers Self Propelled Lightweight Wheelchair

    Self Propelled Lightweight Wheelchair

    A wheelchair with a lightweight aluminium frame.
    Options from
    £62.40
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  17. Available Offers Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

    Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

    This lightweight wheelchair can be supplied in both self propelled and transit chair variants.
    Options from
    £62.40
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  18. Available Offers Enigma XS Aluminium Wheelchair

    Enigma XS Aluminium Wheelchair

    This aluminium wheelchair has a bright red finish to make it stand out.
    Options from
    £49.90
     with VAT Relief
  19. Available Offers XS2 Self Propelled Wheelchair

    XS2 Self Propelled Wheelchair

    A well-designed wheelchair with an aluminium frame.
    Options from
    £49.90
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  20. Available Offers Super Deluxe 2 Self Propelled Wheelchair

    Super Deluxe 2 Self Propelled Wheelchair

    This high-quality wheelchair is suitable for everyday use.
    Options from
    £49.90
     with VAT Relief
  21. Available Offers Enigma K-Chair Wheelchair

    Enigma K-Chair Wheelchair

    This high-quality wheelchair is designed with comfort in mind.
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    £47.99
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  22. VAT Relief Silver Sport Wheelchair

    Silver Sport Wheelchair

    A stylish and modern self-propelled wheelchair.
    £209.00
     with VAT Relief
  23. SPECIAL OFFER Travelite Aluminium Portable Wheelchair

    Travelite Aluminium Portable Wheelchair

    A lightweight and well designed folding wheelchair with a carry bag.
     WAS £142.30 
    Today's Price
    £115.00
     with VAT Relief
  24. SPECIAL OFFER Steel Travel Wheelchair

    Steel Travel Wheelchair

    This steel wheelchair folds up, making it ideal for travel purposes.
     WAS £126.98 
    Today's Price
    £95.40
     with VAT Relief
  25. SPECIAL OFFER Black Lightweight Travel Wheelchair

    Black Lightweight Travel Wheelchair

    An aluminium wheelchair with a folding design, making it perfect for travel.
     WAS £188.55 
    Today's Price
    £177.00
     with VAT Relief
  26. VAT Relief Lightweight Folding Travel Wheelchair with Carry Bag

    Lightweight Folding Travel Wheelchair with Carry Bag

    A lightweight wheelchair that is ideal for use while travelling.
    £192.00
     with VAT Relief
  27. SPECIAL OFFER Extra Strong Bariatric Wheelchair

    Extra Strong Bariatric Wheelchair

    This bariatric wheelchair is made from reinforced steel.
     WAS £276.60 
    Today's Price
    £244.00
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  28. Available Offers Days Transit Wheelchair

    Days Transit Wheelchair

    This transit wheelchair has a durable chrome-plated frame.

    Options from
    £185.00
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  29. Available Offers Days Swift Attendant Propelled Wheelchairs

    Days Swift Attendant Propelled Wheelchairs

    An attendant propelled wheelchair that is ideal for transit purposes.

    Options from
    £175.99
     with VAT Relief
  30. Available Offers Days Self-Propelled Wheelchair

    Days Self-Propelled Wheelchair

    A wheelchair that can be supplied in standard or narrow versions.

    Options from
    £143.00
     with VAT Relief
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a wheelchair?

A wheelchair is essentially a mobile chair, which enables the transport of an individual sitting in it.

Most commonly used wheelchairs have four wheels, two at the front and two at the rear.

Manual wheelchairs have two broad categories - transit or 'attendant-propelled' chairs and 'self-propelled' models.

The former requires the help of a second person to push the wheelchair, while the second is propelled by the person sitting in it.

Who might use a wheelchair?

Wheelchairs are fundamental mobility aids for people unable to walk unaided.

This may be because of illness, disability, or another condition preventing or inhibiting their mobility and particularly the lower limbs.

What are attendant-propelled wheelchairs?

These chairs have small wheels at the rear and the front, and require the help of a second person in order to propel them.

They have two handles with which the attendant pushes and steers the wheelchair.

Transit wheelchairs - these are versions of the attendant propelled models which are specifically designed for use in vehicles.

They are crash tested and have straps to allow them to be tied down, along with seat-belts and hand brakes.

What are self-propelling wheelchairs?

These wheelchairs are the familiar design with two small front wheels, and a pair of much larger wheels at the back.

The rear wheels have a second 'rim' which the person in the chair can manually rotate from their sitting position.

The user is able to access the wheels by reaching down from the armrests as they sit in the wheelchair.

Do wheelchairs have footrests?

Yes, most models have footrests.

These prevent feet dragging on the ground or getting caught up under the wheelchair.

Typically, footrests are mounted on metal arms to position them perfectly where the user's feet hang down in front of the seat.

Wheelchair footrests can usually be flipped up and out of the way, should that be required.

Some footrests have heel straps, preventing the foot sliding off backwards.

What kind of brakes do wheelchairs have?

Self-propelling wheelchairs have readily accessible brakes for each wheel.

These are usually either 'scissor brakes', 'pull-to-lock' or 'push-to-lock brakes'.

In most cases, the brakes are mounted at the front of the large rear wheels, making them easy to reach for the person sitting in the wheelchair.

Attendant propelled wheelchairs often have brake levers located on the pushing handles.

Some wheelchairs have brake levers on the pushing handles as well as those on the wheels themselves.

What sizes do wheelchairs come in?

Wheelchairs range in seat width and this will be detailed in the specific product's description.

The standard seat width ranges from around 16 inches to around 20 inches.

There are some bariatric wheelchairs with a seat width of 22 inches plus.

Can I buy accessories for a wheelchair?

Yes, there are a whole range of wheelchair accessories, along with a specific section devoted to wheelchair bags, and wheelchair cushions.

Are wheelchairs available for obese people?

Yes, bariatric wheelchairs are widely available, with user weight tolerances and measurements far above those of standard models.

Both attendant propelled and self-propelled versions are available..

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