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Handicare 2000 Twin Rail

Will The NHS Pay For A Stair Lift?

If you’re struggling to get the funds together for your stair lift installation, you may be wondering if there’s help available. The NHS cannot pay for your stairlift directly, but there are things they can do to help. We’re going to share what that process looks like, and offer some recommendations for access to funding.

What Can The NHS Do To Help?

Although they can’t pay for your stair lift, the NHS can help in other ways. They’re able to send occupational therapists to liaise with your local council. They’ll arrange to get you and your home assessed, and can recommend changes and equipment to suit your needs. The assessment through the NHS is free, and any recommendations they give you which are valued at less than £1000 can be paid for through council funding.

What If You Need Adaptations Worth Over £1000?

If you’ve had an assessment which determined you needed equipment worth over £1000, you might be wondering what the next steps are. The Disabled Facilities Grant can help, with funding which varies depending on your local council. Social services can also refer you to a charity called Independence At Home. This could get you a grant of up to £2000, but it does require you to be approved by a relevant medical worker.

Reconditioned Stairlifts

If you’re not able to access any grants or financial assistance, another option is purchasing a reconditioned stairlift. Much like buying a used car, a reconditioned lift will be second-hand but still have a lot of life left in it. Another benefit of purchasing a second-hand lift is that the wait time for installation will be significantly shorter. Grants typically take several months to complete, so if time is a factor a reconditioned stair lift might be the best choice.

For Stair Lifts, Choose Dolphin Stairlifts

If you’d like to take advantage of our reconditioned stairlifts, or any of our other mobility products, get in touch with our expert team today.

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