East Berkshire Specialist Wheelchair service
COVID-19: Please follow the Government advice published on NHS Choices
Do not visit a GP practice, urgent care centre, or any of our services if you have symptoms.
We are aware that this will be a worrying time for you and for your family. We are doing all we can to keep our CYPF services running while also keeping you and our staff safe. However, please be aware that due to the impact of COVID-19 we will be prioritising urgent appointments and referrals and some services will be disrupted, postponed or delivered differently (via phone or video link where possible).
We provide mobility services for children and young people across East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.
We support children aged 12 months and upwards who have severe, long-term degenerative physical difficulties and postural challenges and who require special seating and wheelchairs. Conditions we work with include cerebral palsy, neurological conditions, amputations, palliative care and cardio-vascular conditions.
Our team of highly-trained specialist staff provide holistic evidence-based assessments to provide bespoke mobility equipment for children and young people.
We are based at 3 Abell Gardens in Maidenhead and cover East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading covers West Berkshire.
Most appointments take place in Maidenhead but we also carry out home visits, when required, and provide clinics in schools.
When you come to us, we carry out postural assessments, take measurements and look at the level of mobility and how it is being managed. We then work out the best type of chair to meet your child’s needs. Every chair is unique.
- Electrical powered chairs
- Manual wheelchairs
- Self-propelled chairs
- Children’s buggies
- Modular seating
- Specialist cushions
- Moulded seating, manufactured on an individual basis
We also repair and maintain all equipment.
If you’re living in the West Berkshire area, you will need to contact the wheelchair services provided by Royal Berkshire Hospital. Please contact them to find out more about support
Call: 0118 322 6706 or 0118 322 7017
To access our service, your child will need to be referred by a healthcare professional. If you've seen us before, you can contact us directly on the phone number below. Unfortunately, we don’t accept self referrals if you’re new to our service.
If you’re a healthcare professional, you can complete our referral form at the bottom of this page, and send it to us. The referral form is password protected, so please contact our team for the password, or if you have any questions about the form. When you’ve completed all the data fields and you’re ready to send the form, press Submit. Your browser will open a new email with our email address, ready to send the form to our team.
Call: 01628 670117
If you're over the age of 17, please contact our East Berkshire Specialist Wheelchair Service.
What happens next?
Once you have seen a healthcare professional and they have referred you to our service, we'll book an appointment with you to assess your child's needs and give advice around accessories and specialist seating. This will take into consideration the child's disability, lifestyle, environment and safety. We'll aim to see your child within two weeks of referral.
Please don't be late to your appointment as we may not be able to see you. If you need to cancel, please call us as soon as possible.
Repair and maintenance service
Our chairs are maintained and repaired by Millbrook Healthcare. Please call them to arrange collections or repairs.
Contact them on: 0333 9992593 or 0333 234 0303 (Option 2)
This service is available Monday to Friday 8am until 5pm, with an out of hours emergency repair service between 7am and 8am and 5pm and 11pm. At weekends and on bank holidays the emergency service operates between 7am and 11pm.
Clinic contact details
East Berkshire Specialist Wheelchair Service
3 Abell Gardens
Call: 01628 670117
Our clinic area has been designed specifically for disabled patients, including a toilet and hoisting facilities.