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Whizz-Kidz is focused on raising awareness of the importance of mobility for disabled children. In order to campaign effectively we sometimes produce, and commission, reports that highlight the importance of the right wheelchair – and its impact on children and their families. Here you'll find these reports, plus you'll also find more specific resources and downloads for supporters, Parliamentarians and schools. 

Resources for supporters 

If you're looking for downloadable resources to help you donate or gather sponsorship money, visit our resources for supporters page. 

Resources for Parliamentarians 

Whizz-Kidz is grateful to have many supporters in Parliament. If you're an MP or Peer, visit our resources for Parliamentarians page. 

Resources for teachers and schools

Whizz-Kidz has produced a range of best practice guidelines for professionals in special and mainstream schools as well as a reference guide for families, so that every child can achieve their true potential. Visit our resources for teachers and schools page to download them. 

Whizz-Kidz Annual Review

In 2012 Whizz-Kidz provided 2,079 young disabled people with the vital mobility equipment they need to lead active lives and achieve their goals. We were also able to reach 1,700 young disabled people through our Ambassador Clubs, Residential Camps (Camp Whizz-Kidz), Wheelchair Skills Training and Work Placements. We’re delighted to release our Annual Review for 2012, which reviews the year in detail.

Read the Whizz-Kidz Annual Review 2013

Read Whizz-Kidz's earlier Annual Reviews

Young people's services evaluation report 

Whizz-Kidz provides a number of additional services for young disabled people – known as Kidz Unlimited Services – including work placements, wheelchair skills training, youth groups and residential camps. These services are known as our Kidz Unlimited programme, which was evaluated by public sector research firm, Ekosgen, who found that Whizz-Kidz save save the government up to £49 for every £1 invested.

Download the Kidz Unlimited report 

Whizz-Kidz Schools Consultation

Over the course of six months, Whizz-Kidz’s Kidz Board decided to survey as many young disabled people in full time education as possible on their experiences of education. A schools consultation was sent to over 20,000 mainstream and special needs schools. 

Download the Whizz-Kidz Schools Consultation 2009/2010

My wheelchair is my shoes (All Party Parliamentary Group on Paediatric Mobility Reform)

In 2011, The All Party Parliamentary Group on Paediatric Mobility Reform – which Whizz-Kidz sponsors – published a report based on the testimonies of families and young people trying to access the right wheelchair for them.

Download My Wheelchair is my shoes

Impact of Whizz-Kidz’s services

Frontier Economics - a leading economic firm - have published three reports on Whizz-Kidz's services. 

  • The Social Return on Investment report found that for every £1 spent on the right mobility equipment for disabled children, benefits of between £10 and £65 were delivered for parents, carers, schools NHS and local and central Government. Download the Social Return on Investment report
  • The Impact of Whizz-Kidz Services for Adults in Tower Hamlets report found that Whizz-Kidz significantly improves the adult wheelchair services in Tower Hamlets. The 'Whizz-Kidz effect' includes: higher satisfaction ratings from service users, financial savings and increasing the overall value of the service by 30-40%. Download the Impact of Whizz-Kidz Services for Adults in Tower Hamlets report
  • The Impact of Whizz-Kidz Support to PCTs report found that Whizz-Kidz achieves significant cost savings and improves the quality of service. For example, Whizz-Kidz works closely with wheelchair manufacturers, lowering the cost per wheelchair to £1,100 versus £2,500, enabling Whizz-Kidz and the NHS to reach more children. Download the Impact of Whizz-Kidz Support to PCTs report

Don’t Push Me Around

‘Don’t Push Me Around!’ was produced in partnership with Barnardo’s in 2007 and looks at the state of wheelchair provision for children – at this time. The report was delivered to No. 10 Downing Street by a group of our young Ambassadors.

Download Don't Push Me Around 

Download Don't Push Me Around in Welsh 

For more information, please visit our contact us page. 

Whizz-Kidz's 'Does your child need a wheelchair?' leaflet

Whizz-Kidz launched a leaflet to help families who have a child who needs a wheelchair in 2013. You can download a PDF of the leaflet here

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