DISABLED LIVING FOUNDATION – With a huge range of equipment available to help make life that little bit easier, sometimes it can be confusing. How do you know what is available? Where do you go to buy equipment? How do you know what is right for you? How do you know if a supplier is reputable? DLF provides all the answers to these questions, they are the UK’s leading source of impartial information and expert advice on independent living. They have an unparalleled range of information on daily living equipment and other useful advice for people who might need some help in living their life to the full.
WHIZZ-KIDZ – Thousands of disabled children are waiting for their childhoods to start while they struggle to get a wheelchair that meets their needs. The fantastic guys at Whizz-kids provide disabled children and young people under 18 years with vital mobility equipment including powered wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, sports wheelchairs, trikes and buggies. Further information and the application process can be found on their website. If you are a wheelchair user but would like to develop your skills and confidence when using your chair out and about, they can help! They offer training sessions where you can explore new environments and build your confidence.
They also run free of charge activity clubs, camps and wheelchair skills training across the UK for young people aged 8-25 who have difficulties with mobility, giving them opportunities to build friendships and have fun, and training to help them gain skills and look forward to a bright future. Activities include; art projects, curling, visits to local attractions including the Kelpies and Safari Park, archery, visit from birds of prey experts and much, much more!
Their aim is to work with young people to develop confidence, independence and new skills. As part of this they also find and support work placements for young people, so if you’re a budding designer, gardener or lawyer get in touch and they can help to find a work placement for you.