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Where can you find trustworthy stairlift advice?

3rd February 2014

There are a wide variety of brand new stairlifts for the home on the market today, and if you are looking to buy one or are already in the process of doing so, then you must make sure that you are purchasing the product that best fits your needs.

Advice is vitally important when it comes to choosing the right stairlift, and here we have created a handy list of places where you can find trustworthy guidance.


The BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association) should be one of the first places you look when searching for information about stairlifts.

The BHTA is the UK’s longest established healthcare association and offers visitors to its website information about stairlifts and other healthcare products.

The group has around 500 companies signed up who pledge to follow the BHTA’s code of practice; these companies include Handicare UK.

This code of practice ensures all members follow Trading Standards rules and the BHTA therefore guides people looking at buying stairlifts towards the companies which are safest to purchase from.


The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is another excellent resource for getting advice and news on stairlifts. A quick site search on the OFT website will bring up the latest relevant stairlift news, whilst the site also has sections that gives consumers sound advice on stairlifts and other mobility aids.

One such example on the OFT website is a study that was conducted back in 2011 which looked specifically at conditions throughout the mobility aid market. This study and similar ones should be read by all those who are looking to buy a stairlift.


The LEIA - otherwise known as the Lift and Escalator Industry Association – is another useful resource for people who are considering the purchase of a new stairlift.

This advisory body provides a full list of trustworthy stairlift companies, including Handicare UK, which will help families searching for stairlifts on the internet.

The LEIA also has information and advice articles which discuss in detail all the different types of stairlifts available.


Handicare not only has a range of stairlifts for sale but also has experts who can give potential buyers information regarding different types of stairlifts, as well as other products including reclining furniture which can be the best chairs for the elderly who suffer from mobility difficulties.

The Handicare UK site also has some informative guides to buying stairlifts. So, whether it is a straight, curved, outdoor or reconditioned stairlift that you want, the team at Handicare can help you choose the most appropriate item for the needs of you or your loved one.

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