Providing mobility equipment for disabled children and young people

Man in a powered wheelchair in a park

AFK provides mobility equipment not available on the NHS, such as bespoke powered wheelchairs, specialised trikes and walkers, to disabled children and young people up to age 25.

Who can apply?


The right piece of equipment can mean the difference between playing outside with friends or watching from the sidelines; between working and going to college or relying on others for everything. It can help with pain management, muscle strength and independence.


For 26 years we have been committed to providing those pieces of equipment which cannot easily be obtained elsewhere.


Our team will accept applications from or on behalf of anyone up to the age of 25 who cannot get the mobility equipment they need on the NHS.

Contact our Mobility Services team

If you have any questions about our mobility equipment services, please email

Image of Julia Paylor, our Advocacy and Mobility Manager

Julia Paylor


Julia is our Advocacy and Mobility Manager.

Success stories from our mobility equipment scheme

AFK and The Openwork Foundation

Celebrating our achievements during our latest partnership with The Openwork Foundation from 2017-2020.

Joshua receives new wheelchair to continue his pursuit to Team GB

Stockton-on-Tees teenager, Joshua Holforth (19) receives new sports wheelchair to continue his dream of Team GB wheelchair basketball.

Harry’s new powered wheelchair

A picture is worth a thousand words: Harry was so excited to get his new powerchair!

Advocacy and mobility: Sam’s story

Our Mobility Services Team helped 22-year-old Sam obtain the funds he needed for a new powerchair, by advocating on his behalf as well as providing funding.

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