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hello i am after a swifty for my son. i priced one up but they was over a grand. i dont want to get a maclaren but if i need to get one of the wheelchair service then will take it. i am going on holiday in sept and need a buggy for him but i dont know how long the waiting list is for the buggy that my ot has put in for. also he is going to the zoo at the end of the month and i am worried he will have a melt down and he will get tied very easy as he has hypermobility syndorme. is anyone selling a swifty buggy and if the are could they email me please thanks
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Hello Windsor09

Ring up your OT or the wheelchair service and tell them you are going on hols soon and other trips coming up how long and you are waiting on this urgently, I wouldnt go out and buy one. We were on a make a wish trip that couldnt be put off last year and i urgently got in touch with the wheelchair service and said how important to have this chair for our son normally it takes about a month or two, they did it within 2 weeks brilliant. Or go to the NEWLIFE website and speak to a nurse there and tell them what you are after they will look into a grant for this you will need an OT etc to sign and say this is what your child needs. But do give them a nudge and ask them to hurry up politely or other option is a grant for them wheelchairbuggy you want. good luck and let me know how you get on. xxx
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hey diane what is that website have you got the link to it please
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Hello windsor09

When purchasing specialised equipment it is always a good idea to get specialist advice from your child's Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist at your local wheelchair service, however it sounds like you have already done this. If you would like to purchase the equipment yourself, you could ask your Occupational Therapist about Direct Payments.

Living made easy for children also has some advice on charitable funding for children's equipment, and considerations when choosing a buggy which you may find useful.

I hope this information is helpful.

Kind Regards
Jacqui
DLF Occupational Therapist


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