Whizz-Kidz campaigns to improve the lives of disabled children and young people.
We’re focused on improving wheelchair services for children, as well as championing the rights of disabled children, young people and their families to make sure they can have fun, be independent and enjoy the same opportunities as their friends and others their age.
We are currently campaigning to make transport more inclusive for wheelchair users, through our #getonboard campaign.
More about campaigning
What we do
We campaign at a local and national level, working closely with young disabled people to target MPs and decision-makers. We’re working to challenge perceptions and build support for positive change.
How we do it
Young disabled people are at the forefront of all our campaigning activities, and we regularly consult with them and their families to understand the problems they face and come up with solutions to tackle them.
Whizz-Kidz also runs 43 youth groups for young disabled people (known as Ambassador Clubs) and these are crucial for our campaigns. At these clubs, Ambassadors learn how to campaign and take action on the issues that matter to them.
We encourage our Ambassadors to campaign locally on the issues affecting young wheelchair users. As well as taking part in our national campaigns, groups of Ambassadors are making a massive difference locally.
Recent national campaigns
Our 'Generation Inspired?' campaign set out to find out what young disabled people wanted the Paralympic legacy to be. We’ve since been working hard to give wheelchair users better access to sport, more role models, better transport and more work experience opportunities. You can find out more about our Generation Inspired? Campaign by reading our manifesto.