There are thousands of disabled children in the UK in desperate clinical or social need of an item of mobility equipment that is appropriate for their age, size and disability or suitable for their health needs.
my AFK funds specialist and life-changing mobility equipment recommended by health professionals but not funded by the NHS. They also crucially commit to covering all maintenance and repair costs.
Did you know...
my AFK (formerly Action For Kids) was established over 25 years ago to fund one powered wheelchair for a disabled boy who couldn’t get it from the NHS. Since then we have provided 100s of manual, powered and sports wheelchairs, adapted trikes, car seats and other specialist items for disabled children and young people all around the UK.
Disabled children are not always asked what they would like to do when they leave school. my AFK recognises and acknowledges each individual’s potential and works with them and employers to help with getting, and staying in, a job.
The right equipment and the right education, training and transition support provides the key to independence and a fulfilling life.
What makes my AFK different
It now looks like we are the only charity that covers the full cost of purchase of equipment, including repairs and maintenance for high-specification items for the wider age group.
Disabled young people aged 16-18 are at least twice as likely as their non-disabled peers to be not in education employment or training
By the age of 26, disabled people are four times more likely to be out of work compared to non-disabled people
Disabled people need to apply for 60% more jobs before they are successful in finding work
1 in 5 employers say that they would be less likely to employ a disabled person.
my AFK tutors and coaches work with 100s of young people every year to make sure they are ready for work when they leave school and are supported into work after full-time education.
Other ways to support
Could your employer support our work placements programme? From company visits, up to work placements and anything in between access to a real life workplace is a vital step in getting a disabled young adult ready for work. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to Lyn.
Would you like to take part in one of our fundraising events or organise your own? Email email@example.com for more information.
Can you spare a few hours? We are always looking for volunteers to help out at my AFK. Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
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