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Friend needs buggy for 9 year old

WendyS23
WendyS23 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I have a friend with a 9 year old child with severe autism, who needs a buggy to take her out as the child has no sense of danger and runs everywhere. She will need to apply to a charity to pay for the buggy, so it needs to be as cheap as possible, but strong. The child weighs around 20 kgs. Any advice very welcome.

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,313 Scope online community team
    edited September 2023
    Hi @WendyS23, welcome to the scope community :) Firstly I want to say how great it is you're trying to help and support your friend. It's always nice to see and hear about people going out of their way to help others. It can be hard finding certain equipment, especially now with the cost of living crisis. Every penny counts.

    Scope has an advice page about aids and mobility equipment here. It does signpost to some locations you can find specialised equipment. You mention that she will need to apply to a charity to pay for it, does she already have a charity in mind? As you can find grants to help with this equipment sometimes, Turn2Us have a good grant search: Turn2us Grants Search.

    Your friend would just need to input their circumstances, I cannot guarantee they will find a grant to help them with the buggy but there's a chance they will and an additional chance they will find a grant that might help them in other areas :)

    Edit: I also moved this to our equipment category so it will be visible for longer :)
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