Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People

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Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BN
Telephone number:
01372 841100
Service description:
Queen Elizabeth Foundation work with people with physical and learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries to gain new skills and increase independence. They support disabled people to achieve goals for life such as learning everyday life skills, rebuilding a life affected by brain injury, or acquiring the skills to drive a specially adapted car.

Services:

• Independent living services
• Mobility services
• Neuro Rehabilitation services

Bugzi Wheelchair Loan Scheme

Bugzi is a small indoor powered wheelchair designed to enable young children to explore and learn about their environment. It comes with a range of different control options to suit a child’s particular skills.

Bugzi is designed for disabled children aged from 18 months. There is no upper age limit however there is a weight restriction of 25kgs. Bugzies are provided for children aged 2 to 8 who have Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and a range of non-neurological conditions who live in the UK.

Bugzies are normally issued on the day of the assessment. A returnable deposit of £100 will need to be paid, you will be asked to attend reviews and to return Bugzi at the end of the loan period. They currently have 45 Bugzies in the loan fleet. To apply go to QEF's Bugzi Loan page.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 8 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
04/10/2017

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