Partnership Grants

The Children’s Trust

Acquire a cutting-edge Robotic Aided Gait Trainer (RAGT)

Over the last year, The Children’s Trust has invested in some upper and lower limb robotics technology to assist with young people’s rehabilitation therapy. This has already had a positive impact on not only the children’s physical goals, giving greater freedom of movement, but also their social interaction and wellbeing. The RAGT would be the first of its kind to be used in a paediatric setting in the UK. For a child who has overnight gone from being able-bodied to needing help to perform even basic tasks, this is a chance to feel like they are walking again and to re-gain some independence and lost skills. This builds on the existing relationship between the organisations, as The Children’s Trust already uses, CareTech subsidiary Smartbox’s technology, which assists with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).