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Experience of Stairlifts - Carers UK Forum

Experience of Stairlifts

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Hi

I wonder if I can ask what experience members have of getting a stairlift installed? For example, are some brands more or less reliable or better supported than others? Is it worthwhile to get multiple quotes? Who should be specifying the stairlift - manufacturer, installler, health authority, local council???

Glad to hear your experiences.
Evening Andy

You need to make contact with your LA who will usually send out. An O/T to make an assessment of needs. A G.P, can also make a referral to the LA.
Thanks for the tip!
When my Mum needed a stairlift we managed to get one through the local council. Mum did not have much money so was eligible. They asked me to get 3 quotes and then they said which one we could have and arranged for it to be installed. She used it for many years until she had to go into care.

The council paid for it but we had to pay for servicing etc. Mum also had a habit of leaving clothes on the banister which would occasionally fall down into the workings of the stairlift and she didn’t notice so would get them all churned up in the lift. That used to cost about £100 every time we called them out to remove the items.
Thanks for the reply. Do you remember what make it was?