Disability equipment providers
Action for Kids provides disabled children and young people up to the age of 26 with specialist mobility equipment. From simple trikes to sophisticated powered wheelchairs, most of their equipment is provided on a permanent loan scheme.
Children Today provides specialised equipment and services for children and young people with disabilities in the UK. Equipment can include wheelchairs, walking frames, hoists, tricycles, and other mobility aids.
Caudwell Children is a charity providing family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for children with disabilities and their families.
The Elifar Foundation is a small charity which helps to improve the lives of children and young adults with severe learning difficulty and associated physical disability. They provide grants for a variety of items including electronic wheelchairs, specialised seating, eating aids, special beds and trikes, hoists, communication devices, sensory equipment and specialist holidays.
Fledglings is a national charity which aims to assist parents and carers of disabled children, or those with additional needs of any kind, by identifying, sourcing and supplying practical, affordable products to address every day issues.
Lifeline 4 Kids is a UK national charity which provides equipment to children with disabilities and special needs. This includes electric wheelchairs, mobility aids and items such as specialised computers and sensory toys. Applications can be made directly by families.
MERU designs and makes custom made disability products for children and young people with disabilities. They are designed and manufactured in-house by their engineers and volunteers in response to requests from families and therapists. They also have an equipment loan service. They are part of the Queen Elizabeth's Foundation who offer a extensive range of services to support people with disabilities.
Mobility Trust provides powered wheelchairs to individuals of any age who cannot obtain one through statutory or other charitable means, with insurance, maintenance and servicing free of charge for the first two years.
Mobiloo is the world’s first attended mobile toilet service with hoist and changing benches, set-up at venues and events across the country. An events calendar list all the events where a mobiloo is present.
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. One of the leading UK's disabled children's charity, the charity provides a non-means tested equipment grant service. The grants are open to benefit all seriously disabled and terminally ill children that are permanently resident in the UK and who are 18 years or under. Equipment, installation, training and maintenance is provided by the charity.
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children - Just can't wait service. Launched in February 2011, the charity provides a priority equipment loan service to help children with terminal illness towards end of life. An occupational therapist, physiotherapist or any health professional involved in the child's end of life care can refer to this service and they aim to have equipment in place within 72 hours. To access the service telephone 0800 902 0095 to speak to a Newlife nurse.
React Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with Potentially Terminal illness works to improve the quality of life for financially disadvantaged children with life-limiting illnesses living in the UK. Assistance can range from providing specialist equipment, domestic equipment and UK based holidays in their mobile homes. In the past year they've supplied a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths, and mobility aids, to essential everyday items like washing machines and tumble dryers.
Special Needs Kids is an information directory to help parents and carers of children with special needs. Their special needs equipment guide provides a wide range of information on specialist furniture, seating, wheelchairs, beds, lifting aids, home fixtures and adaptations.
Variety - the Children's Charity provides wheelchairs and other mobility equipment. "On average they fund a wheelchair every six days for a child in the UK."
Well Child is a national charity for sick children. They're service Helping Hands offers practical support to sick children and their families through one-off home improvement projects, such as a garden or bedroom makeover.
Whizz Kidz provides disabled children with a range of mobility equipment to help them be more independent at home, at school and at play. They have a growing network of local clubs and as well as providing equipment they provide wheelchair skills training and life skills training. Their aim is to provide disabled children with the essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods.