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Wizzybug Loan Scheme - Designability

Wizzybug – FREE powered mobility for under 5’s. 


Introducing Wizzybug! 

Wizzybug is a fun, innovative powered wheelchair provided FREE of charge to young children in the UK by Designability a charity based in Bath.   

Who is Wizzybug designed for? 

Wizzybug is designed for physically disabled children. This includes children living with cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida or muscular dystrophy, as well as children with amputations or other conditions that affect their ability to walk. 

Wizzybug is intended for pre-school children of minimum age 14 months and a maximum weight of 20 kg. 

How can Wizzybug be used? 

Wizzybug is an electrically powered wheelchair for indoor and outdoor use, with adult supervision.  Children use Wizzybugs at home and at pre-school, and in outdoor spaces such as parks, gardens and playgrounds. 

Wizzybug can be used every day or just occasionally, but is not intended to be used all day, every day.  Through the loan scheme a child can have a Wizzybug for as long as it is suitable for them (usually until they outgrow it) when it is returned to Designability to be refurbished ready for another child to enjoy.  

How can I apply? 

Families can apply for a Wizzybug direct via the application on the website here. Appointments are held at our HQ in Bath, and at our partner’s clinics at William Merritt Centre, Leeds and Mae Murray Foundation, Northern Ireland. 

Our clinics are open Monday – Friday 9-5pm.  They have disabled parking, disabled access and baby changing facilities.  All our trained OTs have enhanced DBS clearance and our admin and support staff have basic DBS clearance.  

Email address:  

Families on low-income who may need support with the cost of attending their Wizzybug appointment can apply to our Access Fund for assistance. 

Contact number: 01225 824103 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amanda Bevan
Contact Position
Wizzybug Loan Scheme Administrator
Meet Wizzybug

Where to go

Department D1, Wolfson Centre
Royal United Hospital

We have disabled parking in front of our centres in Bath, Leeds and Larne, Northern Ireland. 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm
Time of day
Session Information
When the family has applied for a Wizzybug an appointment will be made to handover the Wizzybug to the family. This can be booked between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Other Details


Please contact provider for cost details.


Referral required
Referral Details

Families can self-refer by completing the application form online.

Other notes

Families can apply to the Access Fund as part of their application to have the cost of travel to their appointment covered, including overnight accommodation if required.

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0 to 5)
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