Whizz-Kidz campaigns to make society more inclusive and accessible. We believe that by listening to the voices of young disabled people and working together we can drive positive change. Whizz-Kidz welcomes support from everybody across the UK to help young wheelchair users to reach their potential.
A Whizz-Kidz spokesperson said:
'Whizz-Kidz has one of the largest networks of young disabled people in the UK and we ensure that our young Ambassadors are at the heart of our campaigns and decisions that the charity makes.
'Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors have told us that they do not have equal travel opportunities as non-disabled people and this limits their education, employment and social prospects. It is clear from our research with wheelchair users, their carers and families that much more needs to be done to make travel more accessible. That's why, in 2015, our Kidz Board spearheaded the launch of the 'Get on Board' campaign to make travel more inclusive.
'We want the voice of young wheelchair users to be heard at all levels across society and so during the launch of the Get on Board campaign, Whizz-Kidz held a parliamentary event to encourage support from Members of Parliament. We were pleased to see a number of MPs from all parties endorse ‘Get on Board'. As a politically neutral organisation, we work with politicians across all parties in order to improve services and to help transform the lives of young disabled people.
'We hope the MPs who backed the launch of our Get on Board campaign continue to support Whizz-Kidz in our endeavour to change society. We want all young disabled people have the same life chances as non-disabled people to fulfil their full potential.’
'We believe it is vital to listen to the voices of young disabled people and their families and so we encourage the government and MPs across all parties to consult our young Ambassadors and families, as well as other organisations before changes are made to policies that will have an impact on their lives.'