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TOPIC: "using" a wheelchair

"using" a wheelchair 8 years 8 months ago #51486

The person I care for uses a wheelchair when we go outside the house (and slowly uses a walking frame indoors).

But when I say "uses", I mean I push her around in a small-rear-wheel type chair - not the large-wheel sort that users can propel themselves using their arms.

Would a person in this position be classed as someone able to "use" a wheelchair as meant by ATOS/DWP?

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Re:"using" a wheelchair 8 years 8 months ago #51488

No we're talking about a standard wheelchair that the occupant is able to propel by themselves.

Gordon

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Re:"using" a wheelchair 8 years 8 months ago #51555

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The type of wheelchair the OP is refering to is called a "transit wheelchair", hope this helps.

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