Camden & Islington Wheelchair Service

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COVID-19 notice

The service continues to accept referrals, however the service is operating with the following restrictions:

  • Home visits only – Nursing homes and school subject to change depending on guidance       
  • Short notice bookings (the service will not be offering appointments anything from two weeks in advance at this time) 

The Drop in Clinic (including weighing) on Wednesdays is also suspended until further notice.


The Camden & Islington Wheelchair Service, based at the Peckwater Centre, supplies wheelchairs, seating and accessories for children and adults. Mobility and postural assessments are completed. Where necessary, the service is able to design and provide customised seating and wheelchair modifications for users with very complex physical and psychosocial needs. Drop-in clinics on a Wednesday are also available.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Children and adults registered with Camden GP with permanent disability affecting mobility.

Exclusions

Those who:

  • require a wheelchair for less than 6 months
  • are undergoing rehabilitation or are not medically stable
  • require outdoor-only powered mobility
  • are living in a nursing home/residential home and need a wheelchair for transit only

How to refer

EMIS form Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Instructions on how to complete the referral form:

  • Download the form 
  • All mandatory fields must be completed, these are fields highlighted in red.
  • Please make sure the date is written as DD/MM/YYYY. For example, if you want to write the date 10 March 2018, you would write it as 10/03/2018.
  • Once you have completed the form, go to 'File' and 'Save as' so that you save a copy of the form on your computer somewhere
  • Attach the saved form to an email and send this to candi.wheelchairservice@nhs.net.  You will receive an automated reply from Candi if it has been sent successfully. 
  • Please try to complete the mandatory (highlighted red) fields. We will send forms back if mandatory fields are not completed as we will not be able to process the referral without this information

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Last updated: Sep 11th, 2020
Review date: Feb 11th, 2021