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Where should I look for a new chair?

There’s only one rule when finding an easy chair: Try it before you buy it! Sit in the chairs that interest you, don’t be harassed and take your time.

Furniture shops and department stores should have a wide range. There are also specialist warehouses that are used to dealing with people with arthritis or disabilities. These often have showrooms where you’ll be welcome to arrange a visit. Some chair manufacturers will come to your house to talk with you and lend you a chair to trial in your home. However, don’t feel pressured into buying.

It’s a good idea to contact your nearest Disabled Living Centre and arrange a visit. A qualified therapist will be there to give you advice about their range of chairs. Contact Assist UK to find your nearest Disabled Living Centre. You may also be able to get useful advice from your local Social Services department or the Citizens Advice Bureau.

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