You should consider bringing wheelchairs into your lives if you want to retain your independence as you get older, with Independent Living Help advising why this equipment should be towards the top of your must-buy list.

Why should you get a wheelchair?

Wheelchairs should definitely be considered when you find it a struggle to walk. This is because the equipment will allow you to continue to lead an active lifestyle and take part in the things you enjoy, while many shops and buildings are now wheelchair accessible.

There are two main categories of wheelchairs - manual wheelchairs which are propelled by the strength of the user, as well as powered or electric-assisted wheelchairs for those short on strength or stamina.