Millbrook Healthcare initiative aims to improve wheelchair service

Community equipment provider Millbrook Healthcare has teamed up with Lincolnshire Council, local NHS services and a number of other organisations to hold an event designed to improve local wheelchair services.   

The event is a chance for people and service-users to give feedback and help to develop services for wheelchair users in the area.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to be part of the pilot for new personal health wheelchair budgets, which will be replacing the voucher system and are designed to give people more choice and control over their care and support.

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There is practical help available with a wheelchair workshop running throughout the session for on-the-spot repairs and information on personal health budgets for wheelchairs. There will also be a chance to meet local providers and other organisations supporting wheelchair users.

Programme manager, Anil Garcia, said: “This is a great opportunity for wheelchair users and carers to shape services relevant to them and to get practical help and information.

“We hope as many people as possible take up the offer and we look forward to hearing people’s feedback so we can help in a way that is centred on them.”

Last month Millbrook Healthcare expanded its number of wheelchair provision contracts after securing a new five year tender to supply a wheelchair service to Hertfordshire.

The company’s enhanced wheelchair service has already been running for the last 19 months but has been extended after Herts Valleys and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group awarded Millbrook the contract.

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