The Movement for Non-Mobile Children (Whizz-Kidz)
Wheeling for Independence
Wheeling for Independence’ will provide vital wheelchair skills training to disabled children and young people in England, ensuring they have the confidence and skills to get the most out of life and move towards a higher level of independence. Each young person that takes part in training, regardless of school or community schemes, will learn vital skills needed to get the most from their wheelchairs.
These skills could include: manoeuvring forward, backwards, around obstacles and in crowds, indoors and outdoors; picking up and carrying items, or asking for help; awareness of personal safety; negotiating different surfaces and sports skills.
This project will build on Whizz-Kidz existing Wheelchair Skills Training service, by running sessions in additional schools and community spaces, as well as trialling a new sustainable “train the trainer” approach.
Visit the Movement for Non-Mobile Children website