Wheelchair Research Report 2022

Priorities and appropriate actions

An Economic Assessment of Wheelchair Provision in England

The Wheelchair Alliance has partnered on the publication of a vital new report calling for more to be done to enhance the lives of wheelchair users, their families and carers. 

‘An Economic Assessment of Wheelchair Provision in England’ is the first time independently verified research has been published revealing the experiences of wheelchair users. The findings make a series of recommendations on how more work, resources and investment are all required to meet the needs of this often under-represented section of society.

Who is behind the research

The report was undertaken by Frontier Economics and commissioned by the charity Motability in partnership with the Wheelchair Alliance. 

The Alliance has considered the findings and agreed, in partnership with its Wheelchair User Engagement Group, the key priorities to be addressed. This position statement explains the priorities and appropriate actions.

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Key Findings 

Wheelchair services in England are not working

Funding levels are unacceptable

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