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How much does a stairlift cost?

Financial help to buy a stairlift should be available, but it will vary according to where you live and whether you own your property or are renting. Grants may be subject to a means test. Most retired or disabled people will find they only have to contribute a small amount. It’s always worth applying.

Running costs

Lifts rarely cost more than £1 per week in electricity, but maintenance costs will vary from make to make. Some council or housing association tenants don’t have to pay the cost of maintenance.

If your lift is no longer needed

It’s usually quite easy to have lifts removed when they’re no longer needed. If you live in a council or housing association property you should be able to get help to do this. Usually the only lifts that can easily be resold are stairlifts with a straight track, because curved-rail stairlifts often won’t fit anywhere else. Seek advice from the manufacturer, or your local Social Services or Disabled Living Centre (contact Assist UK to find your nearest centre).

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