Designability - Wizzybug Wheelchair Loan Scheme

Type of service:
Independent Living
Address:
Department D1, Royal United Hospital, Bath, Somerset BA1 3NG
Telephone number:
01225 824103
Service description:

Wizzybugs are fun and innovative powered-wheelchairs that are designed specifically for children aged under five. They address the needs of children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida, and muscular dystrophy.

Designability fundraise to make Wizzybugs available (free-of-charge) to children across the UK mainland. Their Wizzybug Loan Scheme allows children to keep a Wizzybug for as long as it's needed (usually until they outgrow it). When their loan finishes, the Wizzybug is refurbished for another child. Since the scheme's inception, Designability have provided more than 830 Wizzybugs to children.

Please note: Families can contact WIzzybugs directly. However, they will need the support of a local therapist before they can proceed with the loan.

Designability is a registered charity (no. 256335).

Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 5 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • Professional referral
Last updated on:
17/09/2020