Whizz-Kidz is focused on raising awareness of the importance of mobility for disabled children. Through campaigning and influencing activities we aim to influence key decision makers and change public perception
In order to campaign effectively and with the resources in place we undertake research or produce campaign reports to support our work. We regularly involve young people and their families and report their experiences and views about issues that affect them.
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 (All Party Parliamentary Report 2011, sponsored by Whizz-Kidz) (PDF)
In April 2011, Frontier Economics – a leading economic firm – published its second report on Whizz-Kidz, demonstrating the Social Return on Investment (SRoI) of the charity’s work; for example alleviating the financial strain on families, schools and healthcare – and ‘generating’ extra income by making savings.
You can download the report as a PDF: Whizz-Kidz’ Social Return on Investment. Frontier Economics Report. March 2011
The report follows an initial review also by Frontier Economics (October 2010) which shows how Whizz-Kidz has pioneered a model for working in partnership with the NHS – delivering better wheelchairs, faster, and reducing costs by 60%.
You can download the report as a PDF: Frontier Economics Impact of Whizz Kidz PCT Support October 2011.
In 2009/10, Whizz-Kidz organised a consultation of schools. To find out more about the consultation, click here.
You can download the report as a PDF: Whizz-Kidz Schools Consultation final report 2009/2010
Another older report from 2007, ‘Don’t Push Me Around!’ was produced in partnership with Barnardo’s 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.
You can also read Don’t Push Me Around in Welsh (2007).