Wheelchair Skills Workshops

Skills and Services

We run training for both manual and powered wheelchair users

Skills covered

• Control of the wheelchair
• Propulsion Techniques
• Back Wheel Balancing
• Road Safety
• Spatial Awareness
• Manoeuvring Skills
• Coping with kerbs, slopes and rough ground
• Emergency Evacuation Techniques 

Fun and Games

• Chance to play as a whole family with extra wheelchairs provided

• Introduction to wheelchair sports

• A look at different sports clubs and events

• Introduction to Wheelchair Dance

Wheelchair Awareness Training

• We visit schools and colleges to deliver disability awareness training

• We work with a range of year groups and adapt training sessions to suit each Key Stage.

• Our training fits in with PHSE studies or we can run it as part of a PE class focussing more on wheelchair sports.

• We aim to increase the knowledge and understanding of what having a disability means.

• We can provide follow on work appropriate to the key stage.

• Please see our separate page in the drop down menu above   

Support Network

• Chance for the family to meet others in similar situation to themselves

• Advice and practical support on the right wheelchair for the young person’s needs

• We take along a stock of lightweight wheelchairs for the young wheelchair-user (and their family) to use

• We are always on hand to offer support and guidance to our families

To find out more about our courses, please contact us T: 01482 887163 or email: roy@go-kids-go.org.uk