WIzzybug - FREE Wizzybug Powered Mobility for the Under Fives
Wizzybug is a fun, innovative powered wheelchair provided FREE of charge to young children in the UK by Designability a charity based in Bath.
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 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.
How can I apply?
Families can apply for a Wizzybug directly via the application on the website here.
Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Families on low-income who may need support with the cost of attending their Wizzybug appointment at our clinic in Bath can apply to our Access Fund for assistance.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Royal United Hospital
Wolfson Centre, Department D1
- BA1 3NG
- View BA1 3NG on a map
Our clniic is run by fully qualified OTs and all our staff have full DBS clearance. The venue is accessible with disabled parking right outside, baby changing facilities and accessible toilets.
- Associated Cost
- Referral not required
- Referral Details
Families can self refer to the scheme using the application form on our website here.
- Other notes
Wizzybug is suitable for children from approx 14 months to approx 5 years old depending on heigh, weight and size.
Families on low income can apply for support with the cost of attending their appointment at our clinic in Bath or at our partner sites at William Merritt Centre, Leeds and Mae Murray in Northern Ireland by applying to our Access Fund.