AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service

by Action For Kids Charitable Trust
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AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service
AFK Mobility Equipment Provision Service

Summary

We fund specialist mobility equipment for disabled children and young people from birth to age 25 from all round the UK. The equipment we fund is recommended by, but unavailable from, the NHS and improves physical, mental and emotional health and increases inclusion. This includes powered, manual and sports wheelchairs, specialist trikes and buggies, power assists, risers, car seats, hoists and walkers. Uniquely, and crucially, we cover all repair and maintenance costs for equipment provided.

$50,000
total goal
$49,540
remaining
8
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

There are currently at least 360,000 children & young people aged 0-24 in the UK with disabilities affecting mobility. Most will need at least one item of mobility equipment. However the NHS is unable to meet demand for specialist and/or customised equipment that improves physical & mental health and offers inclusion & independence. It's estimated to cost three times more to raise a disabled child and with the cost of living soaring self-funding purchase & upkeep of equipment is rarely possible.

Solution

AFK fully funds mobility equipment, recommended by, but not funded by, statutory services, for disabled children and young people when they are not in a financial position to fund it themselves. We also cover the cost of maintenance and repairs, ensuring that the beneficiary always has a fully functioning wheelchair that meets their needs.

Long-Term Impact

The perfect item of mobility equipment really matters. It improves physical, mental & emotional health and increases social & financial inclusion. It can reduce pain, enhance posture and digestion and increase muscular strength. Improved confidence, independence freedom and dignity are also direct benefits. Appropriate equipment can allow disabled children & young people to access new opportunities like play, study, travel or work, sometimes for the first time - a relief for the whole family.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Action For Kids Charitable Trust

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @afkcharity
Project Leader:
Lyn Prodger
London , England United Kingdom
$460 raised of $50,000 goal
 
8 donations
$49,540 to go
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