Whizz-Kidz relaunches website with focus on parents and innovation

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The new Whizz-Kidz site homepage

Children’s disability charity Whizz-Kidz has re-launched its website, built from the ground up for a fresh and intuitive user-experience – with a greater focus on parents and young disabled people.

Whizz-Kidz’s new Parents section, (www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/get-our-help/parents) will form a one-stop-shop for all of the charity’s mobility equipment and life skills services – with an online Parents Network in development.

Whizz-Kidz CEO, Ruth Owen OBE, said: ‘By ensuring young disabled people and their families are able to access the best information related to their mobility, Whizz-Kidz hopes the site will help empower them to make more informed decisions relating to their own care.

‘We are determined to give our supporters and stakeholders a smarter, faster way of accessing our expertise. We also want to work more widely with the NHS via our new Healthcare section, so together we can transform the lives of more disabled people in the UK.’

The new website is the latest in a series of recent innovations – including Whizz-Kidz’s Child in a Chair in a Day initiative (which means that in 70% of routine cases children are able to take their equipment home on the day of assessment), and its new smartphone app.

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A screenshot of the parents’ section on the Whizz-Kidz website

The new website has been developed in partnership with Hull based digital agency Strawberry. Strawberry Digital Director, James Greenwood, added, ‘We’ve loved working with Whizz-Kidz as our charity of the year and we couldn’t think of a better way of celebrating our 20th year than by helping them launch a modern, great looking and mobile friendly website. The whole team at Strawberry are proud to be helping Whizz-Kidz reach more young disabled people with the right equipment and skills.’

Whizz-Kidz transformed the lives of more than 3,000 disabled children and young people in the last year by providing appropriate wheelchairs at the right time, and opportunities to meet, have fun, work and learn key skills for life.

Whizz-Kidz has changed the lives of nearly 18,000 disabled children since 1990 – often literally overnight. The charity estimates there are still over 70,000 children in the UK waiting for the right equipment to fit their young lives. Find out more about the charity’s work at www.whizz-kidz.org.uk

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