Children Today was founded in 1994 to help disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with the specialised equipment they need.

Often children and young people with disabilities remain excluded from a lifestyle which other people may take for granted. They want to join in and take part in the same sorts of activities, within their capabilities, as other children. They want to gain more independence from their parents as they get older, but are often prevented from doing so.

We believe the provision of specialised equipment has a direct and immediate impact on a child’s quality of life and independence, and is vital in helping them to overcome obstacles and achieve their potential.  Equipment can include wheelchairs, walking frames, tricycles and other mobility aids, as well as, multi-sensory equipment and other information technology.

How we can help

Children Today relies totally on voluntary donations, we receive no funding from the government or social services.  There is no statutory right for young people with disabilities to be provided with equipment they need by the government or NHS, so we fill that gap.  We provide this service for children and young people right up to the age of 25.

Each piece of equipment is gifted to the child concerned, it is not a loan, and it is owned by the child, not their parents or guardians.  Our children love that, and they are very proud of their new independence and abilities.  We provide ongoing support and the children can come back for further funding as their needs develop or they outgrow their equipment.

Children Today relies entirely on voluntary donations.  We receive no funding from the government or NHS.  It is donations made by our supporters which enable us to provide specialised equipment such as:

          • Electric wheelchairs – individually adapted to give maximum independence
          • Walking Aids
          • Trikes
          • Adapted car seats
          • Lifting aids to enable movement
          • Posturepedic sleep equipment

These items and many more specialised aids are designed to improve and enhance the lives of children and young people with disabilities, helping them to become as independent as possible and to reach their potential.

Applications must be for specialised pieces of equipment for individual children (not groups or schools) and must be made by the individual applying, their parent, or legal guardian.

As part of our funding process we release the grant amount awarded directly to the supplier only after the piece of equipment has been safely delivered to the family. discuss.

How to Apply

 Call us on 01244 335622 to discuss your needs and request an application form. As part of our application process we ask that you please provide the following:
          • Obtain a professional medical reference from someone who works with your child in a professional capacity saying how this piece of equipment will benefit your child (occupational therapist, doctor, hospital consultant etc).
          • Provide a valid quotation from the supplier of the equipment (please note we do not offer any retrospective funding and the quotation must still be in date).
          • Provide some basic financial information on the application form.

Simply return the application form along with the supporting information to:

Children Today, 17B Telford Court, Chestergates Business Park, Chester, CH1 6LT.