Each service carries a variety of manual wheelchairs with small wheels or large wheels with a self-propel facility.
Seat widths range from small (16”) to standard (18”) and then wide (22”). The majority of wheelchairs have an 18 stone capacity with wide chairs permitting 21 stone, however Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy (Thistle Street) each have a 22” wide chair with 25 stone capacity. Manual wheelchairs are supplied with a cushion and a rear bag for light shopping. Pre-booking, especially in mornings, is recommended.
Glenrothes, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy (Thistle Street) also have a power assisted wheelchair (powerpack).
This is basically a standard large wheel chair fitted with a battery and motor which allows the users companion or attendant to control the speed of the chair, taking the strain away from uphill pushing. Pre-booking, especially in mornings, is advisable for powerpack chairs.
Maintenance and cleaning is carried out regularly to the same standard as scooters.
Manual wheelchairs in this category are for local shopping use only and not available for long term hire loan. (Please view Long Term Hire Chairs for this facility).