Funding to Provide Wheelchairs for Children with Disabilities
Posted: Mon, 09 May 2022 15:44
Parents, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists of a child or young person under the age of 18 living with a disability or long-term health condition, can now apply for funding to purchase a new wheelchair.
The funding is made available by children's charity Variety, which will fund bespoke wheelchairs for any purpose, including manual, powered and sports wheelchairs that are not available through local authority wheelchair services.
Applicants, which can include the child themselves, will need to provide a letter of support for the item required from a relevant healthcare professional.
Applications can be made at any time, and will be considered by the Wheelchair Committee which meets six time per year.