Short-term Wheelchair Hire Update

From July 2023 the Red Cross in Scotland will no longer provide a short-term wheelchair hire service.

If a wheelchair is required to support someone in Fife for a short period (maximum period of six months) while they recuperate from illness, injury or to provide assistance for a person at end of life, a free loan of a wheelchair can be provided from Fife Health & Social Care Partnership.

For anyone currently receiving treatment they should speak to their occupational therapist, physiotherapist or community nurse who will be able to order a wheelchair through the Fife Equipment Loan store.  For people who are not currently receiving a service they can call the Contact Centre at Fife Council  Social Services on 0345 155 1503 .

Need a wheelchair for holidays, respite breaks, shopping or other leisure activities?

Please contact Fife Shopmobility who provide free loan of manual and electric wheelchairs and electric scooters. Contact the team on 01592 803772 for further information email