Whizz-Kidz, the national young people’s mobility charity, estimates that 70,000 young people are waiting to receive the mobility equipment that is right for them. This wait often takes months, even years. In the meantime, children are missing out on their childhoods as they’re unable to fully take part in family and school life, and keep up with their friends.
While recent announcements from government allowing local Primary Care Trust’s to potentially pilot a new way of delivering children’s’ wheelchair services offer some hope of reform in 2012, there still remains a postcode lottery in getting access to the right wheelchair at the right time.
The charity aims to collect public signatures to represent every one of the 70,000 children missing out on their childhoods because of a lack of mobility.
Find out more about the campaign on the Whizz Kidz website (new window).