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Wheelchair rain cover

  • Robert Monk
  • Berkshire
  • BK2020/056
  • Complete
  • 6 comments

The manufacturer of a specialist buggy does not offer a raincover, leaving our client vulnerable to the elements.

The solution

A bespoke support frame was made to support a commercially available universal buggy rain cover to provide the needed weather protection. The support was made from an adjustable bracket sold to attach an umbrella holder to a buggy. It was attached to the wheelchair at the  existing headrest support at one end and to a light weight plywood board at the other, to support the plastic rain cover. The design means it can be easilly transfered to another wheelchair as the client grows.

 

Support with rain hood

Support attached to existing headrest bracket

Click here for a similar design.

The benefit

The client is now better protected from the weather

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6 responses to “Wheelchair rain cover”

  1. Robert Monk says:

    Thank you for contacting Remap. If you would like one to be made for you and live in the UK, you can make a request here: https://www.remap.org.uk/referral-form/ . But bear in mind that suitable commercial ones may be available to suit your own circumstances and Remap does not make what is commercially available: https://www.remap.org.uk/can-we-help-you/, so please check first.

  2. Janet Vaisey says:

    Hi my sister is in an electric wheelchair, she can only go out when it is dry weather because she cannot afford to buy a full rain canopy for her chair, is ther anyway you can help please. Many Thanks Janet Vaisey. U K.

  3. Jodie Bawden says:

    Hi Nicki,

    Remap is a charity that custom makes equipment for disabled people when there’s nothing on the market. If you’re in the UK, this is likely to be something we can make for you for free. Please make a referral through our website and we will link you up with a local volunteer who should be able to help.
    Referral form can be found here: https://www.remap.org.uk/referral-form/

    Thank you.

  4. nicki walsh says:

    hi we are looking for a rain cover for a7yr old girl in a wheelchair has to be ridged as she does not like the wind in her face canopy type, can you help?she is a child in foster care many thank Nicki.

  5. Robert Monk says:

    I think you misunderstand what Remap does: we are a group of volunteer engineers in the UK who make free disability aids for situations where no commercial aid exists. More is explained here: https://www.remap.org.uk/can-we-help-you/. However, you live in the US and so I suggest you contact your local chapter of Tetra who offer a similar service in north America: https://www.tetrasociety.org/

  6. Esther Reyes says:

    my son is 15 yrs old and has Quickie IRIS wheelchair and we live in San Francisco CA USA. Do you have a combo Rain/ SUN Cover for this type of chair?

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