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Whizz-Kidz Free Wheelchair Skills Club

The Free Wheelchair Skills Clubs are for young people who want a safe space to practice, and we offer them to wheelchair users between 2 and 25 years.
 
This club is open to all, meaning that those full, part time and occasional wheelchair users; those who rely 1:1 support with skills and can’t self-propel; and those really advanced wheelchair users who want a safe space to practice wheelies, are all welcome!
 
For experienced wheelchair users: Share your skills, practice wheelies, accepting and declining help, mastering kerbs
 
For inexperienced wheelchair users: Stopping/starting, changing direction, managing speed, develop confidence, road safety, mastering different services 
 
For assisted Wheelchair users: developing confidence, communication, directing your support to stop, start and change direction, body positioning

Who to contact

Contact Name
Hannah Smyth
Contact Position
Regional Services Coordinator
Telephone
07833 914 831
E-mail
h.smyth@whizz-kidz.org.uk
Website
www.whizz-kidz.org.uk

Location

Name
North East London
Address
To be confirmed
Additional address
North West London, Village School, Grove Park, Kingsbury, London, NW9 0JY
Additional address
South West London, Bedelsford School, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2QZ
Additional address
South London, St Giles School, Pampisford Road, South Croydon, CR2 6DF

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Various - session information below
Time of day
Daytime
Session Information
Spring Half Term - Brent 13 and 15 February / Croydon 12 and 14 February
Easter - Hackney 10 and 12 April / Kingston 11 and 13 April
Summer Half Term - Brent 30 and 1 June / Croydon 31 May and 2 June
Summer - Hackney 1 and 8 August / Kingston 3 and 10 August
Summer - Croydon 15 22 August / Brent 17 and 24 August
Advanced skills - vennue to tbc - 15 September
Autumn Half Term - 23 and 25 Ocotber / Kingston 24 and 26 October

Other Details

Cost Details
Free
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

You should book a place a minimum of two weeks in advance (once you are registered which can take up to a few weeks).

Register online and then email h.smyth@whizz-kidz.org.uk to confrim your place once you are registered.

Local Offer

How will you support my child?

Two health care assistants will support with additional medical needs and personal care.  The volunteers and activity leaders will ensure activities are inclusive and challenging all our young people.

Record updated: 12/01/2017