Help for people with ME/CFS in and around Stockport
We have mobility aids both to loan or purchase.
Available to loan
The Stockport ME Group now has a lightweight attendant-
for our members to hire on a month-
The wheelchair also has a new gel pressure relieving cushion and there are tools
provided in case you need to make adjustments.
Perhaps you’ve been struggling to get out and about recently.
Using a wheelchair may enable you to go out, without suffering too
much pain and post exertional malaise.
If you need more information or would like to hire our wheelchair, please contact me Fiona Hodgkiss
Also there is this wheel chair with larger back wheels, a slightly larger chair than the one above. Same terms and conditions as the chair above. This will be available soon.
Available to purchase
The extra aid to getting out and about!!
The sticks provide a steadying aid and support whilst walking,
then they fold out to form a substantial seat to sit on.
They are lightweight yet strong enough to take anyone up to 23 ½ stones.
Recommendation comes from numerous previous purchasers from SMEG!!!
Several say “I would never go anywhere without it”, some are even internationally travelled.
Indeed our own previous chairman took his sightseeing around Scotland with him recently.
There are two designs:
Both models can be manufactured longer, the seat remains the same height, just the walking height is increased.
Please note: Members may have seen similar products at much the same price or even slightly cheaper, however experience has proved that these are of inferior quality and neither so sturdy or durable. This is why we choose to purchase this make for our members.
There is also an upgraded version of the stick/seat. This has a removable ferrule
on the legs which reveals a 2” spike making them ideal for outdoor use on soft ground.
The ferrules can be replaced for hard ground and indoor use. The cost for these will
be £26 to S.M.E.G. members and £31 to non-
For details of who to contact regarding these items see Regular Reminders on the front page in your latest copy of Hermes.
Don't forget that members can access copies of Hermes here on the website in our message board.
Remember several local outdoor attractions have motorized wheelchairs as well as hand pushed ones available to borrow. You may need to telephone in advance to be sure of one being free at the time you want it.
Other information regarding mobility aids and items to assist everyday Activities of Daily Living (ADL), click here