Enabling children and young people who are living with disability to achieve their potential, increase independence and improve quality of life through the provision of specialised equipment.
Often children and young people with disabilities are excluded from a lifestyle which others take for granted. They want to join in and take part in the same sorts of activities, within their capabilities, as other children. They want to gain more independence from their parents as they get older, but are often prevented from doing so.
The provision of specialised equipment has a direct and immediate impact on a child's quality of life and independence, and is vital in helping them to overcome obstacles and achieve their potential. Equipment can include wheelchairs, walking frames, tricycles, as well as communication aids, multi-sensory equipment and technology.
We rely totally on voluntary donations and receive no funding from the government or social services. There is no statutory right for young people with disabilities to be provided with equipment they need by the government or NHS, so we provide this service for children and young people right up to the age of 25.
Currently our funding enables us to help around 250 children a year which is wonderful as it changes 250 lives for the better, not to mention the benefit for their families. However, there are 394,000 disabled children under 16 in the UK with 100,000 of them having more than one disability. We desperately want to be able to help many more of these children.
Children Today aims to:
- To improve the quality of life of children and young people with disability or illness throughout the United Kingdom.
Established: April 1994
Registered Charity Number: 1137436
Full time staff: 7
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 07912 308576
Address: The Moorings, Rowton Bridge, Christleton, Chester CH3 7AEView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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