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Personal Wheelchair Budget


In May 2016, Simon Stevens announced that NHS England would be developing a personal health budgets model for the provision of wheelchairs. Since April 2017, all clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England have been expected to start developing local personal wheelchair budget offers to replace the current wheelchair voucher system.

The Department of Health and Social Care announced in February 2019 that the legal right to a personal health budget is being extended to people who access wheelchair services whose posture and mobility needs impact their wider health and social care needs

More detailed information about personal wheelchair budgets is available in the frequently asked questions section.

Further information available at Hull CCG - https://www.hullccg.nhs.uk/our-work/current-projects/personal-health-budget/wheelchairservices/

What are personal wheelchair budgets?

A personal wheelchair budget is a resource available to support people’s choice of wheelchair, either within NHS commissioned services or outside NHS commissioned services.

Personal wheelchair budgets aim to increase choice and control for people who access wheelchair services through:

  • Providing holistic assessments that take into account people’s wider needs and how good wheelchair provision can increase independence and improve people’s health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Supporting people to identify their own health and wellbeing goals
  • Better integration of services around individuals by bringing together care and support agencies
  • Increasing the availability of information about the choices available to people locally.


For more information please email england.personalhealthbudgets@nhs.net.

The assessment centre can be found at:

NRS Healthcare, Hull & East Riding NHS Wheelchair Service, Wheelchair Assessment Centre, 11 Reed Street, Hull, HU2 8JJ

Tel: 0344 893 6375 or Email: enquiries@her.nrs-uk.net

Last updated: 11/17/2021