Our clubs run in 20 locations across the UK. The clubs are THE place to come and meet other young disabled people, learn new skills, have fun and make new friends. Here we've answered some of the most common questions. If you can't find the answer to your question, please give our friendly team a call on 0800 151 3350 or email email@example.com.
What is an Ambassador?
Ambassador is the name we use for any young person who is involved in Whizz-Kidz services. This could mean they come to one of our Ambassador Clubs, they've taken part in a work experience placementarranged by Whizz-Kidz, they've attended wheelchair skills training or they've been to Camp Whizz-Kidz.
How do I sign up for a club?
If you've got any questions or would like to know more about our clubs, please call us (freephone when calling on a landline) on 0800 151 3350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's different about Whizz-Kidz clubs?
Our clubs belong to the young people who attend them - you get to decide what you want to do, and we'll make sure you get to take part in lots of different activities and try new things. We also provide healthcare support at all of our clubs, so you can be independent and spend time away from home.
Who can come to a club?
Whizz-Kidz clubs are designed especially for wheelchair users age 8-25 in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In Wales are clubs are open to age 14-25.
How much does it cost to take part?
Attending an Ambassador Club is FREE!
How will my healthcare needs be supported?
Whizz-Kidz employs healthcare staff (HCAs and Nurses) from registered agencies around the UK to make sure that young people can attend the clubs independently. These staff members are employed to support young people with any personal care or medical care needs – that means in nearly every case, you don’t need your parent or carer to come with you, unless you really want them to!
What about Epilepsy, Catheters and Tube-feeding?
It’s really important that we ensure we have all the correct information and details with us to make sure you are safe. If you have epilepsy, a catheter or any kind of tube feed you will need to complete an additional form to get more information about this. We'll ask your parent or carer to sign this before the club starts.
Will there be Whizz-Kidz staff at the clubs?
There will always be a Whizz-Kidz club Leader on-site who will be supported by health care staff and volunteers. All the staff and volunteers have had enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and are passionate about ensuring young disabled people have access to the best opportunities.
Volunteers are a huge support to us and are regularly involved in supporting young people at our clubs.
What will I do at a club?
You get to decide what you want to do. All we ask is that you plan as a group at the beginning of the year what activities you want to do throughout the year and we will do the rest – maybe with a bit of help from you.
Have your clubs been approved by OFSTED?
In 2011 OFSTED visited our clubs and described Whizz-Kidz services for young disabled people as ‘outstanding’!
Get in touch
If you've got any questions at all, we'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch by:
Phone: 0800 151 3350