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 Exempt  Breezy Moonlite Wheelchair

    Breezy Moonlite Wheelchair

    Compact, lightweight and comfortable, the Breezy Moonlite is an ideal modern wheelchair.
    £179.99
    ( £215.99  inc VAT )
  2. Vat Exempt  9TRL Wheelchair

    9TRL Wheelchair

    Attendant propelled wheelchair with folding back.
    £184.99
    ( £221.99  inc VAT )
  3. Vat Exempt  8TRL Wheelchair

    8TRL Wheelchair

    General purpose, folding, self propelled wheelchair with a folding back.
    £224.99
    ( £269.99  inc VAT )
  4. Vat Exempt  Swift Wheelchair

    Swift Wheelchair

    A compact, lightweight and versatile wheelchair made from aluminium.
    Out of stock
  5. Vat Exempt  Whirl Wheelchair Attendant Propelled

    Whirl Wheelchair Attendant Propelled

    Compact and lightweight attendant propelled wheelchair.
    £162.83
    ( £195.40  inc VAT )
  6. Vat Exempt  Whirl Wheelchair Self Propelled

    Whirl Wheelchair Self Propelled

    A compact half-folding wheelchair ideal for full time use or travel.
    £199.11
    ( £238.93  inc VAT )
  7. Vat Exempt  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.
    £269.99
    ( £323.99  inc VAT )
  8. Vat Exempt  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.
    £164.99
    ( £197.99  inc VAT )
  9. Vat Exempt  Air Chair

    Air Chair

    Pressure relief chair with reclining backrest, adjustable calf rest and tilting seat.
    £1,399.99
    ( £1,679.99  inc VAT )
  10. Vat Exempt  Seren Power Chair

    Seren Power Chair

    A highly-maneuverable electric wheelchair for use both indoors and outside.
    £1,835.05
    ( £2,202.06  inc VAT )
  11. Vat Exempt  Folding Wheelchair

    Folding Wheelchair

    This folding wheelchair has a superb design making it uniquely simple to operate.
    £214.76
    ( £257.71  inc VAT )
  12. Vat Exempt  Stairmatic Stair Climber

    Stairmatic Stair Climber

    An innovative way of allowing a carer to transport patients up a flight of stairs.
    £5,543.88
    ( £6,652.66  inc VAT )
  13. Vat Exempt  Dash Lite Wheelchair

    Dash Lite Wheelchair

    This is a high quality, versatile, folding wheelchair made from lightweight aluminium.
    £395.84
    ( £475.01  inc VAT )
  14. Vat Exempt  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.
    £279.99
    ( £335.99  inc VAT )
  15. Vat Exempt  Self Propelled Lightweight Wheelchair

    Self Propelled Lightweight Wheelchair

    A wheelchair with a lightweight aluminium frame.
    £232.35
    ( £278.82  inc VAT )
  16. Vat Exempt  Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

    Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

    This lightweight wheelchair can be supplied in both self propelled and transit chair variants.
    £281.62
    ( £337.94  inc VAT )
  17. Vat Exempt  Enigma XS Aluminium Wheelchair

    Enigma XS Aluminium Wheelchair

    This aluminium wheelchair has a bright red finish to make it stand out.
    £289.36
    ( £347.23  inc VAT )
  18. Vat Exempt  XS2 Self Propelled Wheelchair

    XS2 Self Propelled Wheelchair

    A well-designed wheelchair with an aluminium frame.
    £370.72
    ( £444.86  inc VAT )
  19. Vat Exempt  Super Deluxe 2 Self Propelled Wheelchair

    Super Deluxe 2 Self Propelled Wheelchair

    This high-quality wheelchair is suitable for everyday use.
    £452.97
    ( £543.56  inc VAT )
  20. Vat Exempt  Enigma K-Chair Wheelchair

    Enigma K-Chair Wheelchair

    This high-quality wheelchair is designed with comfort in mind.
    £570.19
    ( £684.23  inc VAT )
  21. Vat Exempt  Silver Sport Wheelchair

    Silver Sport Wheelchair

    A stylish and modern self-propelled wheelchair.
    £192.12
    ( £230.54  inc VAT )
  22. Vat Exempt  Travelite Aluminium Portable Wheelchair

    Travelite Aluminium Portable Wheelchair

    A lightweight and well designed folding wheelchair with a carry bag.
    £142.30
    ( £170.76  inc VAT )
  23. Vat Exempt  Steel Travel Wheelchair

    Steel Travel Wheelchair

    This steel wheelchair folds up, making it ideal for travel purposes.
    £126.98
    ( £152.38  inc VAT )
  24. Vat Exempt  Black Lightweight Travel Wheelchair

    Black Lightweight Travel Wheelchair

    An aluminium wheelchair with a folding design, making it perfect for travel.
    £188.55
    ( £226.26  inc VAT )
  25. Vat Exempt  Lightweight Folding Travel Wheelchair with Carry Bag

    Lightweight Folding Travel Wheelchair with Carry Bag

    A lightweight wheelchair that is ideal for use while travelling.
    £169.99
    ( £203.99  inc VAT )
  26. Vat Exempt  Extra Strong Bariatric Wheelchair

    Extra Strong Bariatric Wheelchair

    This bariatric wheelchair is made from reinforced steel.
    £276.60
    ( £331.92  inc VAT )
  27. Vat Exempt  Aidapt Deluxe Self Propelled Aluminium Wheelchair

    Aidapt Deluxe Self Propelled Aluminium Wheelchair

    This wheelchair is available in a range of attractive colours.
    £230.43
    ( £276.52  inc VAT )
  28. Vat Exempt  Deluxe Self Propelled Steel Wheelchair

    Deluxe Self Propelled Steel Wheelchair

    A self-propelled wheelchair with a sturdy steel frame.
    £168.63
    ( £202.36  inc VAT )
  29. Vat Exempt  Compact Transport Aluminium Wheelchair

    Compact Transport Aluminium Wheelchair

    This aluminium wheelchair is lightweight and strong.
    £181.90
    ( £218.28  inc VAT )
  30. Vat Exempt  Days Transit Wheelchair

    Days Transit Wheelchair

    This transit wheelchair has a durable chrome-plated frame.

    £260.43
    ( £312.52  inc VAT )

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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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