Derbyshire Wheelchair Services
Derbyshire Wheelchair Services is provided by AJM Healthcare for residents currently registered with a GP in the NHS Derbyshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) area, and who meet the NHS eligibility criteria for the provision of wheelchairs.
More information including eligibility can be found on the Derbyshire Wheelchair Services website.
Shopmobility is a nationwide scheme which lends manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters to members of the public with limited mobility, so they can shop and visit leisure and commercial facilities independently within their local area or shopping centre. Anyone can use the scheme, whether you have a long or short-term disability and you don't need to be registered disabled.
Wizzybug is a fun, innovative, powered wheelchair that is provided free of charge to young children in the UK by Designability, a charity based in Bath. Wizzybug is designed for physically disabled children including 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 20kg. Families can apply directly via the application form on their website. Families on low-income who may need support with the cost of attending their Wizzybug appointment can apply to Wizzybug's Access Fund for assistance.
Mediquip is a provider of community equipment services to local authorities and the NHS across the UK, delivering a wide range of equipment and support to people in their own homes, helping keep people independent for longer. Medequip is unique in specialising solely in community equipment. This includes the processes of procurement, storage, delivery, installation, technical demonstration, repair, maintenance, collection, cleaning, and recycling homecare medical equipment.
Physiotherapy aims to help and treat children and young people with physical problems as well as providing support to their families and carers.
Physiotherapists support children and young people who have difficulty with movement and treat short and long-term conditions that impact on physical development, activity and their ability to participate in play, learning and socialising.
Following an assessment, physiotherapy programmes are devised in collaboration with both the child or young person and their family or carer. Treatment is incorporated into simple everyday activities. Advice and training are provided so that the family can help and encourage the child to practice their physiotherapy programmes.
We work with the child or young person, their family, and health and education colleagues to encourage each child to get the most out of their lives and fully develop their potential, from birth to the time they transition to adult services.
To learn more, or make contact with your local NHS physiotherapy service:
Orthotic services provide prescription insoles, braces, splints, callipers, footwear, spinal jackets and helmets which help people recover from or avoid injury, or live with lifelong conditions.
The correct supply and fitting of orthoses can help improve quality of life by reducing pain, keeping people mobile and independent and preventing more invasive and expensive interventions like surgery, amputation or the need for social care.
The Derby & Derbyshire Orthotic Service is provided by Blatchford Orthotics.