Jean Waters, Chair of the MNDA Gloucestershire Branch, is a member of the Wheelchair Leadership Alliance, which formed in January 2015 under the leadership of one of the UK’s best known Paralympic athletes, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. This Alliance is a commitment
group campaigning for a better deal for wheelchair users and aims to transform the quality and effectiveness of services across England.
Pledge support for – The Wheelchair Charter
A dual approach has been adopted to improve wheelchair service provision and therefore to improve people’s lives as quickly as possible: the ‘Right Chair, Right Time, Right Now’ campaign, and the development of a ‘Wheelchair Charter’, which were both launched on 20 July 2015.
The Wheelchair Charter outlines ten principles by which wheelchair services should be commissioned and delivered to ensure that people get the Right Chair at the Right Time. We are asking service users, manufacturers, providers, voluntary sector organisations, commissioners, clinicians and members of the public to pledge your support for the charter principles and the need for those in power to commit to delivering against them. By pledging your support we will, together, be able to start the change, commit to better service delivery and an improved quality of life for every wheelchair user.
We urge you all to visit the links below and sign the charter. You can also write to your MP and Clinical Commissioning Group to ask them to pledge their support for the charter.