While a cutting-edge mobility assistance product is an investment that offers excellent value for money over its lifetime, we understand that meeting the initial upfront cost can be a challenge. If you find this is the case, then the following links may be of interest.
NHS Voucher Scheme
Some NHS wheelchair services offer a voucher scheme so that you can have a greater choice of wheelchairs. You receive a voucher to the value of the chair you would have been offered after your assessment (which is determined locally in each individual case). You can then put the voucher towards the cost of a chair that you buy privately or in partnership with the NHS.
The NHS runs a directory of wheelchair services in Scotland.
Help to Work
The UK government operates an Access to Work scheme that supports anyone with a disability or heath condition adapt to the world of work. The scheme includes grants for assistance equipment as well as services. Please see: more about Access to Work.
There are a large number of charities offering grants and assistance to individuals with a wide range of disabilities and mobility challenges. Please see this list of charities offering grants and assistance in Scotland.
There are also several well-established organisations offering assistance, such as:
Variety Club Children’s Charity
The Variety Club Children’s charity have provided over 3,700 mobility aids to children and young people across the UK including manual, powered and sports wheelchairs and buggies.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society provides help and guidance on obtaining grants and financial aid from charitable and statutory funds. The MS Society branches can support individuals with financial help towards equipment, adaptations to the home and car, and top up funding for respite breaks.
Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.
Of course you can always go about raising the funds yourself. Challenging yourself to complete a sponsored activity, or by getting family and friends involved as well is a great way to both raise awareness as well as money.
Not everyone wants to go through a lengthy grant application process and some may find it difficult to demonstrate eligibility. For such reasons, an increasingly popular way of fundraising is to use a crowdfunding site, such as Just Giving, Crowdfunding, or Go Get Funding. Make a plan, get your friends and family involved, and you might just be surprised!
Pyxis has teamed up with JustGiving to provide a means of fundraising for your innovative and life-changing new purchase.
The JustGiving Crowdfunding platform allows you to set up your own campaign and attract crowdfunding, as well as manage traditional fundraising activities. You also control the funds you raise as all the money goes into your own Just Giving account.
JustGiving Crowdfunding has already helped raise money for over 250,000 people, so why not join them?
With crowdfunding, your family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues and others in your social network can contribute to help you fund your purchase.
Click here to start your campaign.
Don’t forget to let us know when you have a campaign underway and we’ll do our best to promote it too. Just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can speak to your bank about a loan to cover the cost of purchasing your Pyxis mobility assistance product.
Because we only sell products that will last decades, if not a lifetime, your bank is more likely to allow you to spread the cost of ownership over months or years.
Finally, we will be introducing our own finance plans in the near future, enabling you to pay for your purchase in instalments. Please call us on 0131 225 6365 for more information.