Heather Angilley writes:
I’m a children’s physio and I support various overseas centres for disabled children and volunteer with a charity that send redundant NHS equipment all over the world ( www.physionet.org.uk)
I was in Sri Lanka in April following up a consignment of the equipment and providing training, when I came across 39 attendant push wheelchairs and one self propelling that do not have brakes. Clearly these are therefore unable to be used. I have tried since April to find someone to help but without success.
I then thought of you and wondered if you could help?
I attach a couple of photos that I took at the time.
There are brake handles mounted on the push handles and a cable but nowhere on the wheel hub to connect it.
A rim brake would seem most sensible. Attempts to find a local solution have also failed!
Are you able to help?