Bath charity Designability, which runs the innovative Wizzybug Loan Scheme, has been recognised with a prestigious award at the Scope Disability Equality Awards.
The charity won best Accessible Organisation at the awards, which took place on Thursday 27th October in London.
The Scope Disability Equality Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of people who campaign for disability equality, change attitudes and bring about social change.
The Accessible Organisation category rewards organisations for inclusion and accessibility.
This could be for creating an inclusive workplace or for developing products and services with accessibility and disabled people in mind.
Scope recognised Designability’s Wizzybug Loan Scheme for the independence it gives to disabled children at a similar time to non-disabled children.
It allows them to enjoy more opportunities to play and interact with their friends and family.
When collecting the award, Catharine Brown, Chief Executive for Designability, said: “The reason why we make it is because powered mobility is rarely available to young, disabled children on the NHS.
“They are often provided either with an adapted pushchair for someone else to push them in or a manual wheelchair that they can’t use.
“So by providing a powered wheelchair to these young disabled children, we’re not just providing them with mobility.
“We are providing them with the ability to make a choice about where they go and to be independent.”
The Wizzybug Loan Scheme is fully funded by donations to ensure that Designability can provide them to families across the UK free of charge.