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WIzzybug - FREE Wizzybug powered mobility for the under 5s

Introducing Wizzybug!

Wizzybug is a fun, innovative powered wheelchair provided FREE of charge to young children in the UK by Designability a charity based in Bath.

Who is Wizzybug designed for?

Wizzybug is designed for physically disabled children. This includes children living with cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida or muscular dystrophy, as well as children with amputations or other conditions that affect their ability to walk.

Wizzybug is intended for pre-school children of minimum age 14 months and a maximum weight of 20 kg.

How can Wizzybug be used?

Wizzybug is an electrically powered wheelchair for indoor and outdoor use, with adult supervision.  Children use Wizzybugs at home and at pre-school, and in outdoor spaces such as parks, gardens and playgrounds.

Wizzybug can be used every day or just occasionally, but is not intended to be used all day, every day.  Through the loan scheme a child can have a Wizzybug for as long as it is suitable for them (usually until they outgrow it) when it is returned to Designability to be refurbished ready for another child to enjoy.

How can I apply?

Families can apply for a Wizzybug direct via the application on the website here

Who to contact

Contact Name
Wizzybug Loan Scheme Team
Contact Position
Wizzybug Loan Scheme Administrator
Telephone
E-mail
wizzybug@designability.org.uk
Website
https://designability.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
Royal United Hospital
Address
Wolfson Centre, Department D1
Bath
Postcode
BA1 3NG
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Notes

Our purpose built clinic is fully accessible with disabled parking immediately outside.  We have a baby-change facility as well as accessible toilets on the ground floor.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Our clinic is open Monday - Friday 9-5pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Our offices are open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free
Details
Wizzybugs are loaned to families for free for as long as they are suitable for the child (usually until they have outgrown the Wizzybug) when they are returned to us to refurbish ready for another family.

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

Families can self refer to the scheme, by completing the application here.

Other notes

Wizzybug is suitable for children from 14 months to approx age 5 and is available to families all over the UK and Northern Ireland.

Qualifications
All our OTs are fully qualified and all our staff have full DBS clearance
Age Bands
0-4 years old