We’re delighted with the support that our Generation Inspired? campaign has received from celebrities, sports stars, organisations and members of the public. Our recommendations have also been backed by more than 100 MPs.
We’re working hard to turn our manifesto recommendations into reality but here are some of the successes we’ve had so far…
Report launch at No.10 Downing Street
We launched our report at No.10 Downing Street, shortly after the Prime Minister gave it his backing during Prime Minister’s Questions!
Aspiring Paralympians Charlotte and Joel joined Whizz-Kidz Patron and Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft MBE to meet supportive MPs from all sides of the House, before delivering the report to Downing Street, live on CBBC Newsround!
Transport Select Committee
Our very own Kidz Board Chair George was invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee as part of their inquiry into accessible transport.
George took the views that Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors had outlined through Generation Inspired? to Parliament and made the following recommendations:
- That transport providers treat young disabled people like any other passenger.
- That disabled people play a key role in auditing and assessing the transport services.
- The accessible transport is a key focus of the Paralympic Legacy.
The Committee will publish a report on this in Autumn 2013, but in the meantime, you can find Whizz-Kidz’s Transport Select Committee evidence here.
Boarding ramp victory!
We are delighted that Transport for London has pledged to roll out more manual boarding ramps across London’s Underground network, allowing greater numbers of disabled passengers to travel independently and safely.
As part of Whizz-Kidz’s Generation Inspired? campaign, we found that young people are hopeful that improvements in transport accessibility will be a big part of the Paralympic Legacy. We’re delighted that young disabled people’s voices have been heard. We’ll keep working with Transport for London and hope to work with other transport companies to improve accessibility across the whole of the UK.