We’re partnering with Motivation to improve the lives of wheelchair users in Kenya!
We are delighted to announce we are partnering with Bristol-based international disability charity Motivation, to help disabled people in Kenya access wheelchairs and improve understanding and delivery of their rehabilitation needs and rights.
The need is critical. In Kenya, there is a huge gap in services and support for an estimated 100,000 people living with the impact of spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, childhood polio and other mobility disabilities. Without appropriate volunteers, care and services, wheelchair users are marginalised, and many live with painful and potentially fatal pressure injuries and contractures.
The project will focus on training volunteers, raising care standards through improved technical and clinical infrastructure, procurement of products, service provision and linkages for community referral through peer support. Wheelchair users will also receive training and follow-up support and be linked to other services and support.