Perch seat: for narrow staircases or users with restricted hip movement

If you have restricted movement in the knee or hip joints you may find sitting painful. In these situations a Perch seat may be the best solution for you.

A Perch seat means that the user is almost in a standing position when they are using the lift. There is a shortened seat (and retractable seat belt) which provides a stable support area for users to ‘perch’ on. This means that Perch Seats may also provide a solution for particularly narrow staircases where a user would not have room to travel in a seated position.

Upholstery is available in a choice of six colours.

Your Handicare supplier will be able to advise you which seat is most suited to your needs.

Available options for this stairlift
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000
  • 1000

With one of the slimmest straight stairlift tracks on the market, the Handicare 1000 offers minimal track intrusion into the staircase.

This slimline aluminium track has a hidden rack with two park points as standard so the battery can be charged at the top or bottom of the stairs. It can also be supplied with a powered hinge to prevent the track obscuring a doorway at the base of the stairs.

The 1000 straight stairlift comes as standard with a (manual) fold away footrest, seat and arms meaning the lift takes up less room when not in use, allowing more space for other stair users. 

The Smart Seat delivers a choice of six upholstery colours and optional powered features to turn the seat at the top of the staircase or fold the footrest after use.

Plus size options

The Handicare 1000 boasts our heaviest weight capacity:

  • the 1000 offers 137kg / 21½st,
  • the 1000XL 160kg / 25st
  • the XXL 200kg / 31½st.

Both the XL and the XXL are supplied with additional arm spacers to increase the distance between the arms.

Available Options

    The track can be designed to take you from the ground floor directly onto the landing level, to meet your needs exactly and offers an automatic hinge solution to prevent the track obscuring a doorway at the base of the stairs.

    It’s twin tube construction delivers strength and stability whilst enabling tight bends, in fact this system offers the tightest bend that is available from any stairlift manufacturer making it an ideal choice for compact stairs and hallways.

    This double rail system, designed for a stable and smooth ride, is supplied in light grey, brown or gun metal as standard and is delivered in industry leading manufacturing times.

    Handicare also accommodate special orders so the track can be finished in any colour to suit your décor.

    This twin rail system can be supplied with a choice of three seats: the Style, the Smart and the Simplicity.

    Available Options

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