Support with Equipment
We provide funding towards life-changing equipment for children with a wide range of disabilities or chronic conditions.
Caudwell Children can support with mobility, sports and sensory equipment for disabled children and their families to help with their development, mobility and independence.
See our frequently asked questions for more information about the types of equipment we can help with and the application process.
Specialist Sports Equipment
Car seats and harnesses
Equipment success stories
Shuhaney has Cerebral Palsy and is unable to walk independently – often requiring additional support with some daily tasks.
Caudwell Children has provided the funding for the Easy Rise Genie V2 Powered Wheelchair. The chair will offer Shuhaney life-changing independence that will take her a step closer to achieving her dream of becoming a counsellor or Speech and Language Therapist.
Frequently asked questions
We provide support for the following pieces of equipment: therapy tricycles, sensory equipment, sports equipment, car sears, car harnesses, buggies and powered wheelchairs.
If you are applying for a piece of equipment then yes; Caudwell Children is able to provide up to 80% of the cost. Our percentage is calculated based on the cost of the piece of equipment and the amount of funds the charity has available. We call the balance the ”family contribution”.
Caudwell Children will work with families, where possible, to help them in sourcing this contribution from other charities or trusts. Ideally these funds should be paid to Caudwell Children, so that we can place the full order, but we understand that some other charities may not be able to do so. You can also pay the family contribution in smaller amounts as and when you have the money available or you can fundraise yourself.
If you are applying for a piece of equipment we do require an Occupational Therapist of Physiotherapist to support it. Sensory equipment applications have to be supported by an Occupational Therapist. Powered wheelchairs, buggies, car seats and harnesses and tricycles can be supported by either a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. A questionnaire will be sent to you by Caudwell Children during the application process for completion. We will accept a supporting letter in lieu of this form, providing that it is on headed paper. If you are applying for a piece of sports equipment, your application will need to be supported by your sports coach.
All of the equipment that we provide is for the child to keep. Once a piece of equipment is no longer suitable for a child any profits made from the sale of the equipment can then be donated back to the charity; enabling us to support more children.
Unfortunately we are unable to cover the cost of any maintenance or insurance. We do advise families to add specialist equipment on to an existing insurance policy if possible but in some cases you should get the equipment insured through a specialist insurer (e.g. for powered wheelchairs). We also recommend that you look into the maintenance costs of any piece of equipment beforehand and consider taking a maintenance agreement and extended warranty.
Unfortunately this means we are unable to complete your application.
We cannot order your equipment until we have received the family contribution and you have returned your signed Donation Agreement. Then it will be dependent on the company providing the equipment and the amount of stock that they have available when we place our order. It can range from just a few days to several months for a bespoke wheelchair.
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LEGAL ADVICE & SUPPORT
Our official legal partners, Irwin Mitchell, provides access to medical care, rehabilitation and support to children with disability.
As a long-time supporter of Caudwell Children and families with disability, Irwin Mitchell has helped countless parents achieve the best possible outcome for their child. You can make a free, no-obligation enquiry with a member of their dedicated team of solicitors or read more about the services they provide: