MPs back bid for better equipment for disabled children

Children’s charity Whizz-Kidz has won the backing of 116 MPs in its campaign to improve disabled children’s access to the right equipment.

The MPs signed a parliamentary motion recognising that obtaining the right wheelchair could make a “critical difference” to the lives of over 70,000 children in the UK.

The motion, part of the charity’s first national awareness campaign, calls on the government to ensure access to the right equipment so that children can develop social and academic skills and improve their life chances.

A spokesperson for Whizz-Kidz said that financial constraints were currently preventing the NHS from providing the kind of custom-built equipment that it could supply.

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