Camden and Islington Wheelchair Service

Address:
Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street
Camden, London, NW5 2TX
United Kingdom

Telephone:
020 3317 5040

Email:
candi.wheelchairservice@nhs.net

Camden and Islington Wheelchair Service supplies manual and powered wheelchairs, buggies and specialist seating services to children and adults with mobility problems.
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The service takes a client-centred approach, with an emphasis on choice and education. It offers a voucher scheme, enabling individuals to purchase a wheelchair of their choice using a voucher allocated by the service. 

Wheelchair maintenance and repairs

Wheelchairs provided by the service are maintained and repaired free of charge by our approved repairers, AJM Healthcare.

Clients can contact AJM Healthcare, Monday – Friday, 8am – 11pm on:

Tel: 020 3815 6444
Fax: 01323 849707

You can also email a request to: candi@ajmhealthcare.org

When contacting AJM Healthcare, make sure you have the following details ready:

  • Your name and address
  • Wheelchair model and type (if known)
  • Nature of repair required.

Eligibility criteria (who is the service for?)

The service is for children and adults who are registered with a Camden or Islington general practitioner (GP) and who have a permanent disability affecting their mobility. 

The service is not suitable for people who:

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

How can someone be referred?

We accept referrals from general practitioners (GPs) or by another health or social care professional, for example, a consultant, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist or social worker, using the referral form below. Clients already known to the service are able to self-refer via phone or email.

Instructions on how to complete the referral form

  • Download the form (opens PDF)
  • When you open the form, you will be asked for a password. The password is Wheelchair1.
  • All mandatory fields must be complete, these are fields marked with a red border around it.
  • Once you have completed the form, click the 'submit' button at the end of the form.
  • The form will give you permission to email it to the Wheelchair Service only if the mandatory (red border) fields are complete. We will also send forms back if mandatory fields are not completed.
  • Please make sure the date is written as DD/MM/YY. For example, if you want to write the date 10 March 2018, you would write it as 10/03/18.

Can I use NHS e-Referral (formerly Choose and Book) to arrange my first outpatient appointment?

NHS e-Referral is not applicable to this service.

Service times

Services are available from 09:00-17:00, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

Drop-in clinic

We hold a drop-in clinic for existing clients every Wednesday between 9.30am and 4.00pm. These clinics are run on a first-come, first-served basis.

These clinics are suitable if you:

  • Need replacement accessories. For example, cushion covers, belts, laterals
  • Need adjustments. For example, footplate, armrest height or headrest position
  • Think you have outgrown your equipment and need to be re-measured
  • Think that your equipment needs a general review due to wear/change in use
  • Need to be weighed in your wheelchair
  • Need a self-propelled assessment to change from a transit to self-propelled wheelchair
  • Need help because the repairer has been unable to solve your repair
  • Need training in the use of your equipment.

Clinic location:

The Peckwater Centre
6 Peckwater Street
Kentish Town
NW5 2TX

If you have any questions, please contact us on 020 3317 5040.

Transport information

Bus: 134, 214, 393, C2
Tube: Kentish Town (Northern Line)
Rail: Kentish Town West
Parking: On site 

 

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