Project information

Move a life forward

To provide the right wheelchair at the right time for a young disabled person in need of this life changing mobility equipment.

Ongoing

Charity information: Whizz-Kidz

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  • Need

    Need

    The issue of unsuitable mobility equipment or in some cases none at all provided by the NHS to disabled children in the UK

    Solution

    Anyone who applies to Whizz-Kidz for mobility equipment will be provided it, we have trained therapists around the country who tailor the equipment to suit the needs of the beneficiary, our aim is to give each child the freedom they could so easily have with the right wheelchair at the right time, enabling them to take part in school, home and at play.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide the right wheelchair at the right time

    Activities

    » Provide assessment clinics across the UK where our therapists will assess the needs of each child and provide them the equipment they need.

    Success will be helping more children thanks to the support of our donors and the Big Give.


  • Impact

    Impact

    We have a proven track record of success with each child that comes through Whizz-Kidz. We know that the earlier Whizz-Kidz intervene the more likely the child wil become an independent young adult.

    Risk

    We have a waiting list of over 450 kids and without the funding the list gets longer and will take more time to address.

    Reporting

    We feedback with case studies of children who have been helped in the past highlighting the difference their new wheelchair has made to not only their lives, but those of their family, friends and carers.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Equipment This is the cost of providing two powered wheelchairs
  • Background

    Location

    All over the UK - wherever the need is greatest at that time.

    Beneficiaries

    A child, a family and the wider public. Frontier Economics recently published a report highlighting the saving our work offers to the wider public purse. By providing the right equipment Whizz-Kidz ensures that other state services are not always needed such as adaptations to homes and extra assistance at school. The report concluded that for every £1 invested in Whizz-Kidz the social return on investment is between £10-£65.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the leading provider of mobility equipment outside the NHS and we do it better, we're faster, more cost effective and provide the equipment needed to live as independent life as possible.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Therapists

    Assessing the clinical and postural needs of each child and fitting the right mobility equipment for those needs.