The National Wheelchair Alliance launches Charter & National Campaign
July 31, 2015
Over the last few months we have been reporting about the progress of the National Wheelchair Leadership Alliance and the plans for a Wheelchair Charter and a national campaign to raise awareness of the plight of wheelchair users and the varying levels of service given by wheelchair services and providers.
On Monday 20th July the new Wheelchair Charter was launched by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson at Speaker’s House in the Houses of Parliament. The launch included case studies from two parent carers Doug Morris and Fiona Dunne. Links to them are found here:
A full press release for the launch can be found here.
Interestingly you will see that the first item on the Charter, if implemented by a CCG, will give users the opportunity to engage effectively to improve local services.
We really need forums, parents and carer to get behind the Charter and encourage CCGs to sign up to it. With enough support from all of the stakeholders within the wheelchair sector we really do hope to be able to influence the Department of Health to introduce the wheelchair charter into the NHS England mandate.
Here is a link to the full Charter along with letters we need individuals and forums to use to contact their local MPs and CCGs.
This is a major step towards raising awareness about wheelchairs so please let all of your parent carers know about this and ask them to pledge their support for the Charter. Pledges can be made on-line by clicking this link.
For more details about the Alliance you can look at the web site: www.rightwheelchair.org.uk
Other Useful Documents: