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    Total newbie needs help with hiring mobility aid

    Hi everyone - newbie just joined to ask this question, as Mr Google has not come up with the answer!

    Although I am (classed as) super morbidly obese, with 67 inch hips, I've never needed a mobility aid before as I've always been fairly active. However, things have now changed as my lipoedema has reached stage 3 plus I have ripped a muscle in the back of my calf and am hobbling about the house and unable to go out at all.

    I need help, and as I know nothing I need advice from more experienced people.

    My problem is, I have a trip to Liverpool booked up for the end of this month. I's all paid for and it's completely non-refundable, neither the hotel nor the train fares -- hundreds of pounds :-( So I really don't want to cancel as I'm not well off and it's a lot of money to waste.

    So, I thought I could perhaps borrow a mobility scooter, or a rollator with a seat, for the 4 days I will be in Liverpool. But the only places I can find online don't offer "bariatric" - i.e. ones with extra wide seats and a user weight of over 18 stone. I have been all over the net and I just give up.

    Can anyone help?
    Last edited by curviest; 11-05-16 at 18:31.

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    Here are a few links

    Heavy duty rollator https://www.nrshealthcare.co.uk/mobi...c-obesity-aids

    Heavy duty bariatric wheelchair up to 25 stone - can hire http://bariatricwheelchair.co.uk/X4-wheelchair.php

    Bariatric wheelchairs for sale http://www.feneticwellbeing.com/prod...utm_content=UK

    Liverpool Shopmobility can let you hire a scooter or manual wheelchair. They can deliver to your hotel for a fee. The day and overnight rental is about £14. The bariatric manual wheelchair they have doesn't have solid tyres - they are pneumatic. The standard seat width for this heavy duty chair is 22 inches wide.
    http://www.localsolutions.org.uk/projects/shopmobility/

    Good luck and hope you make it there.

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    Also http://www.mobilityhire.com/ Be aware that as an obese person you will probably need a Quingo 5 wheeler (up to 35 stone) if you are hiring. And if hiring (advisable) they will ask your weight (determines the class of scooter needed.)

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