We believe personal mobility is a lifeline to independence.
Powerchairs can provide freedom and confidence for many people with disabilities, offering the ability to travel outdoors without assistance.
Powerchairs, also known as electric wheelchairs or powered wheelchairs, can be used indoors and outdoors, are very easy to control, and can maneuver into tight spaces. Most are operated by joysticks that allow users with different levels of mobility to have complete control of their powerchair.
Talk to our team who will expertly match our range of power chairs to suit your, or a loved one’s individual needs. We can assess your requirements in our showrooms or over the phone.
Consider the size of the powerchair
Ask yourself, are you looking for a powerchair to use occasionally, or all day? Do you often travel by car? Answering these questions will help you work out if you should opt for a smaller more portable powerchair, or a full-sized chair that may be more comfortable for longer periods of travel.
Consider the drive system
Powerchairs generally have three different types of drive system, front wheel drive, mid wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. The drive system will help you tackle things like tight turning circles and rough terrain. Which drive system will suit you best? Our staff can advise you and demonstrate all these drive systems in our showrooms.
Consider your environment
Will the use of your powerchair be mainly indoors, or will outdoor journeys be more common? It is important to consider whether your powerchair is needed to move around your home efficiently, or required for tougher, outdoor terrain.
Consider your seating needs
How long will you be spending in a powerchair? For those who will be spending long periods of time sat in a powerchair it is important to consider seating needs to help relieve pressure and increase blood flow. Our staff can provide expert advice on the range of specialist seating options available to you.
"New stairlift installed today by Scott the young man was polite and very efficient he explained fully how to use new lift I thank all staff at snowdrop Olivia and Suzanne who I spoke to on the phone were very reassuring and helpful "
"The crutches I have been given are so much more comfortable than the ones provided by the NHS. By having the cushion ferrells I no longer have shoulder or back pain. The moulded soft handles are so much better for my hands as I have OA in them also. I have also been informed that I walk better with them. "
-Maggie West, Haverfordwest
"I have found the sticks to cushion the walk on tarmac, they are comfortable to hold and, because they have straps I can hang them from my wrists to enable me to look at things whilst out shopping. My posture is more even and my shoulders ache less. My step total for last week was improved - 33,219, we were in London and walked a lot - the new sticks definitely helped"
-Cath Morgan, Haverfordwest
"I bought my rollator from Snowdrop years ago and had great service choosing the best model for me, and the product is still doing well around 4 years on. When my electric wheelchair broke (due to a cable getting caught and damaged), the engineer, Ben, came to my home and repaired it within an hour, and the charge was very reasonable. I could not recommend them enough."