Wizzybug - Free powered mobility for the under 5's
Wizzybug is a fun, innovative powered wheelchair provided FREE of charge to young children in the UK by Designability a charity based in Bath.
How can Wizzybug be used?
Wizzybug is an electrically powered wheelchair for indoor and outdoor use, with adult supervision. Children use Wizzybugs at home and at pre-school, and in outdoor spaces such as parks, gardens and playgrounds. Wizzybug can be used every day or just occasionally, but is not intended to be used all day, every day.
Through the loan scheme a child can have a Wizzybug for as long as it is suitable for them (usually until they outgrow it) when it is returned to Designability to be refurbished ready for another child to enjoy.
Who is Wizzybug designed for?
Wizzybug is designed for physically disabled children. This includes children living with cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida or muscular dystrophy, as well as children with amputations or other conditions that affect their ability to walk. Wizzybug is intended for pre-school children of minimum age 14 months and a maximum weight of 20 kg.
How can I apply?
Families can apply for a Wizzybug direct via the application on the website. Appointments are held at our HQ in Bath, and at our partner’s clinics at William Merritt Centre, Leeds and Mae Murray Foundation, Northern Ireland.
Families on low-income who may need support with the cost of attending their Wizzybug appointment can apply to our Access Fund for assistance with travel and accommodation costs.
Registered: Designability Charity Ltd, Wolfson Centre, Department D1, Royal United Hospital, BATH, BA1 3NG Registered Charity : 256335
Who to contact
Where to go
Royal United Hospital
Wolfson Centre, D1
BA1 3NGView BA1 3NG on a map
- Needs Level
- Universal, With Support, With Specialist Support
- SEN Provision Type