Mobility Impairment


Mobility impairments can vary from not being able to walk through to using a wheelchair or powerchair, to being able to walk short distances or with the support of a mobility aid such as walking stick, crutches or walking frame.

Top Tips:

  • Always introduce yourself.

  • Speak directly to the person.

  • If the person uses a mobility aid ask if they would like a seat.

  • Ask permission before touching the person's wheelchair or mobility aid.

  • Offer to carry items if required or bring things to the person.

  • If you are having a lengthy conversation with a wheelchair user find a seat and sit down.

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