Bringing mobility to remote communities
Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population are among the nation’s most marginalised people—and those with a disability are doubly disadvantaged, facing even greater economic inequality and diminished health outcomes.
What’s more, a Sydney University of Technology study found that wheelchairs provided by the federal government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme don’t always cater to the rough terrain and arid conditions where our remote communities are located.
Wheelchairs for Kids aim to expand their focus and reach within Australia and are currently formalising how best to achieve this.
So far, our chairs have reached as far as the Pilbara and Alice Springs, but with demand far outstripping supply, there is much work to be done. We are committed to bridging the local wheelchair gap—bringing mobility and freedom to all corners of Australia.