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Age UK Riser Recliner Chairs

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Rise, recline and relax

Age UK Chairs are provided by Handicare Accessibility Limited

Buying this product supports Age UK’s charitable work.

Few things offer as much comfort as being able to sit back and relax in your favourite armchair. But it's not quite so relaxing when you find it difficult sitting down or getting up again, or can't quite get comfortable enough in a chair because it doesn't offer the support that you need.

That's why the Age UK Group has specifically selected a range of Riser-Recliner armchairs designed to give you the comfort and support you need at a reasonable price. We are proud to work with a leading UK mobility company, Handicare, who ensures that all our customers receive exceptional service.

Why Choose an Age UK Riser-Recliner Chair?

  • Personal & efficient service
  • Stylish, Rise & Recliner Chairs in a range of colours to suit your home
  • A wide range of Rise & Recliner Chairs with useful added features, designed to make your Rise & Recliner Chair just right for you
  • No high pressure selling or confusing literature

The Riser Recliner Range

Ashford Set

The Ashford

The beautifully crafted Ashford brings a touch of traditional elegance to any home. Featuring deep, padded wings and comfortable upright arms, the range is also available in a choice of 4 established back styles: waterfall, button, split lumbar and lateral support.

The Ashford can be fitted with a single motor for ease of use or a dual motor for when independent operation of the back and footrest is required.

Like all of our chairs, the Ashford is manufactured and upholstered in the UK.

A range of complimentary furniture is also available.

Burford chair

The Burford

A new contemporary design of chair that helps create a thoroughly modern finish.

The Burford range features a wingless back with beautiful contoured, sloping arms. Available in a choice of button or unique split lumbar/waterfall back to further enhance the appearance of this up to date classic.


The Gosford

Totally unique to Age UK is the all new Gosford range, hand crafted to a modern, sleek finish from refined materials, the Gosford is the perfect addition to any home where style and design are as important as comfort and quality.

The Menston riser recliner chair

The Menston

Ideal for when a bespoke, tailor-made solution isn’t necessary, but where quality and craftsmanship is still paramount. The Menston is available as a single motor only chair and can come in 2 sizes (standard or petite) with a choice of 12 plain colours. Please note, the Menston chair is not available with safety barriers

Why choose Age UK

Tailor-made riser recliner chairs for you and your home

Age UK has combined its own experience with feedback from customers, healthcare professionals and Handicare's understanding of the mobility market to make sure the Riser Recliner chair range suits different needs and different budgets.

Tailored for you

Our chairs have a variety of options. For instance, you can opt for a specific choice of motor, a handset for left- or right-handed use or even a full heat-and-massage system to ease away the strains of the day.

Tailored to your living space

From the cosiest of rooms to the grandest living space, the range of Riser Recliner chairs on offer are designed to fit in perfectly with your own personal environment.

Tailored to your decor

The chairs can be designed to complement any decor. Whatever style or finish of fabric you choose, you can rest assured that your Riser Recliner chair will suit your home.

Tailored for your budget

We at Age UK Group are impressed with the design and quality of Handicare’s Riser Recliner chairs, but Handicare Ltd also want to offer you competitive prices. We think that this has been achieved without compromising on quality

Accessories and optional extras

Each of our Riser Recliner chairs can be enhanced with a range of accessories and optional extras to create a bespoke solution for the customer's individual requirements. From additional support and practical benefits to aesthetic extras and luxury features, the accessories can be combined to offer a chair that is perfect for you.

Our additional luxury features include:

  • Ten-point heat and massage
  • Extra pockets (for magazines and newspapers, etc.)
  • Arm covers
  • Removable arms (for side transfer from a wheelchair)
  • Head cushions
  • Memory-foam seats and footrests
  • Scatter cushions
  • Glides/castors
  • Wooden arm knuckles
  • Gel seating (for pressure relief)
  • Heat only (upper back, lower back and seat)

Fabrics and leathers

All Handicare Riser Recliner chairs are available in a choice of quality fabrics and leathers, from lush soft chenelles, anti-fungal and waterproof fabrics to full-grain leathers. Every covering is of the highest quality and most importantly is suitable for any requirement.

Sofas and co-ordinating furniture

The entire Handicare Riser Recliner chair range can be complemented by a matching two or three-seater sofa.

Orthopaedic range

Our orthopaedic chairs come in a range of fabrics and colours. There are a choice of 2 wood finishes - Medium Oak or Natural.

The benefits of our orthopaedic chairs include:

  • Height-calculated armrests to ensure a comfortable, relaxed sitting posture
  • High chair back and padded wings provide extra support and protection for head, neck and shoulder
  • Reflex-foam seat cushions distribute weight evenly, easing pressure away from aching joints and ensuring total comfort
  • Different seat heights to ease sitting and rising

Frequently-asked questions

Q. How long will I have to wait for my Age UK Riser Recliner Chair once ordered?

A. Usually chairs will be delivered 3 weeks after the statutory 14-day cooling off period. It is possible that more specific, bespoke chairs, will be delivered 4-5 weeks after the 14-day cooling off period. You will always be given an accurate lead time at the point of order.

Q. I have pets - how can I make sure they are safe near the chair when it is in a raised position?

A. All Age UK Riser Recliner Chairs come as standard with a unique safety feature - solid barriers that are revealed when the chair is raised. This means that there are no gaps anywhere round the chair, so that your pet can not get trapped underneath.

Q. What do I do if my Riser Recliner stops working?

A. In the highly unlikely event of this happening, we will send out our own engineer. If the problem can't be rectified in your home and we have to take the chair away to repair it, then a loan chair can be left until its return.

Q. How do I know my chair will stand the test of time?

A. All chairs are covered by a manufacturer's 24-months warranty. All chairs have undergone rigorous testing for strength and stability so will give years of continuous use

Q. Am I entitled to local authority funding or an assessment?

A. † It's worth noting that if you need a Riser Recliner in order to maintain your independence (you can't manage without one), or to help with a medical condition, your local council or health service may be able to fund one for you.

However, different councils have different rules about what they will pay for, and different ways of supplying it. Some may want you to try other solutions before they agree to provide the chair. Others won't provide a Riser Recliner at all, but will provide specialist seating for people who have particular support needs.

If you are already seeing someone from your council or health service, and you think you need a Riser Recliner, ask about an assessment. If you think you should be assessed, call your council, or see your doctor for advice.

If you’re not entitled to any help or would prefer to purchase your own chair then our specially trained advisers are here to help.

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* For more details about what money goes to the charity from any purchase you make please ask an advisor.

† Source:

The Age UK Group comprises the charity and its group of companies. Age UK Trading CIC (a trading company of Age UK, which donates net profits to that charity) is registered in England and Wales 01102972. Age UK Trading CIC and Age UK work in association with Handicare Accessibility Limited (HAL). The net profits of Age UK Trading CIC, generated from online advertising and stairlift sales, go to the charity. HAL will raise a minimum of £1 million during 2015 for Age UK (Charity number 1128267) via the promotion and sale of independent living products. Please ask an advisor for details.