Wheelchair and specialist equipment provision

Specialist equipment includes wheelchairs, seats, standing aids, walking aids, communication aids, beds and postural support systems. Children with additional needs require equipment of some sort to carry out day to day activities, remain mobile, communicate with the world around them and/or prevent their condition from deteriorating further. The equipment protects posture, improves health and improves the quality of life for the children who require them. They also play a vital role in protecting the health of those who care for them.

This failure to provide equipment is worsening existing conditions and leading to complications which may require additional medical intervention.

The NHS is limited in its equipment provision and sometimes it only meets the absolute basic needs. We support families research and trial all available equipment, and support charity applications to get the right equipment for their child.