We believe that everyone should have access to the dignity, freedom and independence that mobility brings. That’s why we provide wheelchairs in places where people otherwise wouldn’t have access to them.
We adhere to the World Health Organization wheelchair provisioning guidelines, which specify that a wheelchair has to be appropriate for the user’s needs and environment. This is why we distribute different types of chairs according to the age, medical condition and lifestyle of each recipient.
For children with extra postural
support needs – includes head,
thigh and trunk supports.
Rough terrain chair with bike
tyres, making it durable and
Allows users to travel further
for longer – perfect for people
with good upper body strength.
We purchase the majority of our chairs in bulk from social enterprises that share our ethos and vision. Where possible, we buy chairs from local suppliers, in order to support local infrastructure and jobs, and work closely with producers to assist with product development.
A wheelchair is not one-size-fits-all; it must be modified and fitted to each user. That’s why we send our trained team to every distribution to personally carry out the following steps…
Every beneﬁciary is medically assessed to make sure they are provided with the appropriate care and device
Chairs are ﬁtted to users according to the user’s condition, postural support needs, and ability
Users receive training in how to use and look after their wheelchair
Each recipient receives a follow-up call or visit from our local partner to make sure they are getting the most out of their new chair
Every place we go is different, with varying needs, customs, and ways of working. We rely on our local partners all over the world to help us understand how to achieve our aims most effectively and efficiently, and invest in the training of local teams to establish a reliable and competent group of field-based individuals. This is all done with the ultimate goal of making each place that we work in self-sustainable.