Welcome to the Wheelchair Leadership Alliance


Wheelchairs enable many people to live happier, fuller lives and yet the wheelchair services provided by the NHS often fall short of meeting the needs of users despite best efforts from clinicians and wheelchair services.

To redress this, the Wheelchair Leadership Alliance was formed in January 2015 under the leadership of one of the UK’s best known Paralympic athletes, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. This Alliance is a commitment group campaigning for a better deal for wheelchair users and aims to transform the quality and effectiveness of services across England.

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Support and Advice

Whether you are a wheelchair user, care for someone who uses a wheelchair, or work in provision of wheelchairs, there are lots of organisations out there to provide help and advice. Here’s a list of some of the available support networks.

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Click here for letter templates and other resources to help you take action to improve wheelchair services, including case studies of best practice in provision and examples of how the wrong wheelchair can impact on quality of life. 

You will also find all the papers relating to the Wheelchair Leadership Alliance meetings.

View our Resources

"It may just look like a wheelchair, interchangeable with almost any other, but it is so much more than that and because of having the right wheelchair, I have very few restrictions in my life."
Baroness Grey-Thompson

About Us

The Alliance brings together senior, influential people and representatives of key stakeholder groups under the united goal of improving wheelchair services to ensure that people get The Right Chair at the Right Time Right Now.

Find out more about the Alliance and meet all 12 members here.


Find out more about the state of wheelchair services in England and progress of our campaign in the words of our members themselves. We’ll also be featuring guest blogs, so check back regularly.

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