Reputable Stairlift Company Manchester

Evening, I was wondering if anyone in the MCR area could recommend a fair & honest stairlift company south Manchester area, both my parents are struggling but my mother was recent injured and although coping on crutches on the level ground, it terrifies me to see her try to use the stairs, with my 85 year old dad stood behind for moral support

I try to visit and help when possible but live 200 miles away I think they are either going to have to move to a single storey house or get a stairlift, as they both love the house and its garden and memories, so the lift sounds like their preferred route, although I do try and get them to move nearer to me, as its a beautiful safe village

I know how unscrupulous a lot of the stairlift companies are and the bigger the name the higher the bills and more hassle you get, my in laws had one by Acorn, one via Stannah, both paid well over £8k for a 12 tread straight lift and got talked into obscene maintenance packages one was paying £2k a year and still got charged call outs. it even turned out they fitted a timer of some sort so every 3 months on the dot the lift failed and they were paying several hundred to get it fixed.... turned out just to be reset.

Having been an engineer all my life I know you have to pay for good products and good service, so I don't object to paying a fair amount, but the hard sell tactics and constant badgering to vulnerable people is rife in too many industries

I have been seriously tempted to ebay a 2nd hand unit, but its my parents health I would be gambling with and too many links on this forum about people falling out of chairs or getting hurt, so i'm hoping someone here might be able to help


  • SuzieSue
    SuzieSue Forumite Posts: 4,086
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    We used Direct Stairlifts:

    because they were recommended on here. They were not pushy at all and they were reasonably priced (we paid £1,300 for a basic straight stairlift 6 years ago).

    They used to have their prices on their website, but I can't see them there now.

    I think they install nationwide.
  • kingfisherblue
    kingfisherblue Forumite Posts: 9,203
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    A few of my neighbours have used Liftcare, in St. Helens. I've no idea how far they travel, but there don't seem to have been any problems according to the people that I know. My next door neighbour used them for a stairlift for her elderly mother, and then again a few years later for her husband when he developed health problems. I don't know if they bought or rented, but I assume rented as in bth cases the chairlifts were removed by the same company after the deaths of the people concerned.

    They have a good reputation locally and have been around for forty years.
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