Thanks, Sharon.I will contact the campaign team later.
I have looked at a number of sites on the Internet and been surprised to find that wheelchair provision varies from area to area with PCTs and the groups that replaced them,deciding on their own criteria for eligibility and types of wheelchairs to provide, and how to fund them.
Many users are forced to get charities to help.
I have asked my friend to give more information about her excellent , free inside/outside user-controlled powered chair, which was made to measure.
I will post again when I know more but am perturbed by what appears to be a postcode lottery.
Example of a recent government statement...
"NHS Wheelchair Service
NHS Wheelchair Services are run by local health authorities. They are responsible for allocating funds to the Wheelchair Service and Primary Care Trusts who are responsible for providing the service itself. This sometimes includes contracting the running of the service to an outside company.
It is important to note that the way services are organised and provided varies between locations. This includes the 'eligibility criteria' used to decide what type of wheelchair - if any - to provide, how soon to provide it, and the way in which wheelchairs are funded. .