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Project information

HAD's Hire Chair Service Project

We would like to introduce a hire chair service aimed at two target audiences - people nearing the end of life and those not able to afford to buy chairs. As many people are finding it difficult to afford expensive mobility items including rise and recline chairs, this service is greatly needed.

January 2017 - December 2017

Charity information: Hertfordshire Action on Disability

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  • Need


    Comfortable, practical, made-to-measure mobility equipment for older and disabled people can be expensive and often beyond the means of many of our customers. This is particularly true of special rise and recline chairs.


    A chair hire service will enable many of our customers to benefit from a comfortable, made to measure product for a fraction of the cost of buying one.
    It will be particularly appropriate for people nearing end of life.
    The service will include the cost of the chair as well as delivery, cleaning and protective covering.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Cuts to benefits and local government budgets mean some customers can not afford some mobility items


    » Provide a specialist chair hire service.

    What success will look like

    We will gauge customers' response and reactions as well as gather information from their carers and or family.

  • Impact


    The project will ease both the pocket and minds of not only our customers but also their immediate friends and families.
    This type of equipment is vital for independent comfort and security, especially at end of life.
    Again, we will gather feedback information from customers, carers, family and friends.


    We don't envisage any risks as we know their is a big need for this type of service.


    Via the usual channels: in writing, via email, the local press and social media.
    An open day will also be held.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Chair 1 Cost of chair
      £2,500 Chair 2 Cost of chair
      £1,000 Running costs Delivery/driver, cleaning and covers
  • Background


    The project will be run from our two mobility equipment centres. The first is at our HQ at The Woodside Centre. The Commons, Welwyn Garden City AL7 4DD and the other at our newly opened centre at 111 High Street, Yiewsley, West Drayton, UB7 7QL.


    Older and disabled people in the immediate vicinity of Hertfordshire and north and west London.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    HAD was formed in 1958 and is an experienced and established charity and well understands the changing needs of our customers. As well a giving advice and assessments on a huge range of mobility products HAD also provide the following services to older and disabled people:
    A 24 hour accessible transport service;
    A driving centre providing assessments and driving lessons in a fleet of specially adapted vehicles and
    information and advice.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Cherie West

    Manager of HAD's equipment centre in Welwyn Garden City

    Lorraine McMahon

    Manager of HAD's equipment centre in West Drayton