Movement is such an important part of our everyday lives that we often don’t give much thought to. So, when our mobility starts to slow down, investing in a stairlift can be a huge help. The initial cost of one though, can be daunting. You may find yourself asking questions like ‘How much does a stairlift actually cost?’ ‘How can I find an affordable stairlift?’ and is there such a thing as ‘Free stairlifts for pensioners?’
With such a wide range of models and stairlift equipment now available, the truth is that there are lots of cost-effective options for installing a stairlift these days.
Did you know that there are stairlift grants available that can cover the full or partial cost of a stairlift? If your mobility issues require you to make adaptations to your home, you may be eligible for financial support from your council to make changes under the Disabled Facilities Grant (also known as DFG). This includes the installation of things like ramps, grab rails, and in some cases, stairlifts. The first step is to contact your local council and request a free care needs assessment. If you are eligible based on your needs, the council will have a duty to offer you help and support.
However, if financial support isn’t available, there’s no need to worry. There are plenty of alternative options for installing a stairlift in your home that are accessible and affordable for your specific needs.
Buying a reconditioned stairlift is a great way to get all the benefits of a brand new stairlift without having the break the bank. Having a reconditioned stairlift installed allows you to cut down on costs, without ever having to compromise on quality or comfort. At Halton, all our reconditioned stairlifts are second-hand models that have been previously owned by someone else and refurbished to ensure they are in tip-top condition and safe working order.
Do you need a stairlift temporarily? Perhaps for rehabilitation purposes, or following an illness or injury? Maybe you have an elderly relative coming to stay and want to make them feel comfortable and safe in your home. In this case, renting a stairlift rather than buying new is an ideal and affordable option. With a wide range of curved and straight stairlift models to choose from, temporarily renting a stairlift can be the perfect fix for your changing needs, whether it’s long term hire, or just a few weeks.
At Halton, we’re an independent stairlift company with no brand restrictions. With tons of options available, this means we’re able to offer a range of both new and reconditioned stairlifts suitable for every type of budget. Get in touch to chat with our friendly team and request a free Halton Stairlifts brochure. You can also arrange your free no-obligation quote at any time by calling 0800 644 7766.