Apply for Mobility Equipment

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from or on behalf of children and young people up to their 25th birthday, who need specialist mobility equipment or a wheelchair to help them become more independent. The child or young person must be resident in the UK.

What you can apply for

We provide funding for mobility equipment, including:

  • Powered wheelchairs
  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Sports, all terrain, off road and beach wheelchairs
  • Specialist buggies
  • Walkers
  • Specialist trikes
  • Mobile hoists
  • Power packs (to add power to a manual chair)
  • Car seats and harnesses

What we do not provide funding for

We do not provide funding for:

  • Static equipment such as specialist chairs, seating and beds
  • Standing frames
  • Static exercise bikes and treadmills
  • Hoists (except mobile hoists)
  • Vehicles or vehicle adaptations
  • Ramps, lifts and building works
  • Sheds for storing mobility equipment
  • Non-mobility equipment such as communication aids, laptops or sensory rooms
  • Equipment housed at school for school use only. We believe these should be funded by a young person’s Education, Health and Care Plan
  • Equipment for a school or community groups

This list is not exhaustive and if you are unsure please contact our Mobility Services Team on 020 8347 8111 or by email at mobilityservices@my-afk.org

 

If you need a piece of equipment that we do not provide, click the button below for a list of other organisations who supply mobility equipment.

How to apply

Please read this information carefully before completing your form. If you are filling the application form out on a computer, please save it first.

 

If you are a parent or carer please try (where possible) to complete this application form together with the child or young person who will be using the equipment, particularly when answering questions about their life experiences or interests.

 

This application form is an agreement between the recipient’s family and my AFK and by signing it you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions. It is important, therefore, that you read them carefully before signing and returning your application.

 

Step 1

Before applying to us you will need to arrange an assessment for the applicant with a representative of the equipment supplier(s) and an occupational therapist or physiotherapist. Assessments can usually take place at home or in school or college.

 

For equipment costing more than £1,500 we usually ask that the applicant has two assessments and sends us two quotations for different brands of equipment, that offer similar functions. This is regardless of whether you are contributing to the cost of the equipment.

 

The supplier will provide you with a price quotation for the equipment you want and the physiotherapist or occupational therapist should provide you with a letter setting out why your child needs this specific brand and model of equipment and the functions and benefits it offers.

 

*my AFK usually funds the less expensive of the two pieces of equipment, unless the therapist confirms that it does not meet the applicants’ needs.

 

Step 2

Return the completed application form together with the quotation/s and the therapist’s supporting letter. It can often be helpful to us to have a photograph of the applicant, for example to help with fundraising appeals. Please enclose a photograph if you feel able to.

 

Our waiting list wait times for equipment can range from 3-9 months, or sometimes a little longer, depending on the type and cost of equipment you are applying for. We do hope to shorten these times wherever possible, particularly for items under £1,000. These wait times tend to vary, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know the most up-to-date wait times estimate.

Submitting your application

You can return your application by scanning and e-mailing them as separate documents to: mobilityservices@my-afk.org

 

Or you can post them to:
my AFK
15a Tottenham Lane
London N8 9DJ

Contact our Mobility Services team

Image of Julia Paylor, our Advocacy and Mobility Manager

Julia Paylor

 

Julia is our Advocacy and Mobility Manager.

 

Email: jpaylor@my-afk.org 

Phone: 020 3056 5293

Image of Whit Doig, our Mobility and Fundraising Officer

Whit Doig

 

Whit is our Fundraising and Mobility Officer.

 

Email: wdoig@my-afk.org 

Phone: 020 3056 5249

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