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Introducing Bugzi North Wales

Bugzi is a powered wheelchair for children up to about 6 years old and is now available free of charge to children, their families and schools across North Wales.

Bugzi is primarily an indoor wheelchair and can be used in your home, garden, school playground, local park or shopping centre etc. to support learning and enhanced independence, social integration and participation in age-appropriate activities.

As Bugzi is easily transported in a vehicle it can be used in a variety of places enabling children to move about their environment, providing valuable experiences for cognitive and social development.

The North Wales Mobility & Driving Assessment Service (Charity 1056588) are proud to be working in partnership with MERU (Charity 251051) to offer no cost assessment and free provision of Bugzi across North Wales.

Who can use a Bugzi?

Bugzi is suitable for children up to 25kgs or with a maximum lower leg measurement (back of knee to heal) of 33cm.

Bugzi is intuitive to use through joystick or control switches, and the needs of each individual will be assessed by our Occupational Therapist before supply of Bugzi, along with training and on-going support, meaning that Bugzi can be successfully accessed by those children with complex needs.

Bugzi also uses the ActiveDesign mini CAPS seating system which provides multiple levels of postural support.

Online Application forms can be completed by a parent/guardian or child’s professional and are available at: www.merushop.org/online-bugzi-application/ or call the North Wales Mobility & Driving Assessment Service for more information – Tel: 01745 584858 - www.wmdas.co.uk

Usually, a £100 deposit is requested during the loan period and this money is fully refunded at the end of the Loan scheme when Bugzi has been retuned. If you are unable to pay the deposit please contact us as we are committed to our loan scheme being equally accessible to all families, regardless of financial or home situations.

Once you have successfully completed an assessment with our Occupational Therapist, you will be able to take your own Bugzi home with you and can keep your Bugzi for as long as you need during your development years….………….and if someone else likes the look of Bugzi, tell them how wonderful Bugzi is, so they can apply themselves!

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Mobility Scooter Hire at the Disability Resource Centre

Hire Mobility Equipment at The Disability Resource Centre

Sometimes it makes more sense, and it can be more cost effective, to hire equipment rather than buy it.

For example, you might only need equipment for a week or two to help you recover after a hospital stay or illness. We are here to help!Here at The Disability Resource Centre we hire out a range of reasonably priced equipment such as:
  • mobility scooters
  • wheelchairs
  • hoists
  • commodes and more!
Hiring disability equipment for a holiday or day out can sometimes seem a little daunting. Simply phone or email, give us your details and payment and we will do the rest… ensuring your hire is stress free and easy.The equipment you require will be waiting for you at your chosen destination with a tag with your name on… it couldn’t be simpler.We hire out to most areas of the North Wales coast on a daily or weekly basis to places such as hotels, holiday camps/cottages, clubs, training suites as well as residential addresses.We have 9 hire scooters on our hire fleet, 7 standard size and 2 boots scooters. The mobility scooters speeds range from 4-8mph. If you have a preference or any special requirements, please let us know at the time of booking.We do get booked up fairly quickly in the Summer months so don’t delay and book today!We have lots of repeat customers who use our hire services year after year, and for this we are very grateful. We must be doing something right!?Never heard of us?? Well here is a little bit about us…We are a registered Charity Situated on the grounds of Glan Clwyd Hospital Bodelwyddan. We cover the whole of the North Wales area. We hire various equipment, provide mobility aids, sell a vast selection of equipment and service and repair equipment for people with disabilities, sensory impairments and chronic conditions.
Get in touch if we can help in any way!T: 01745 341 967 E: info@thedrc.co

Abergele Mobility closes its doors

We are very sad to hear that recently another local mobility shop, Abergele Mobility has closed its doors for good. This comes as a shock and we are saddened by this news, it is a great shame. We have worked with Abergele mobility over the years with them sending work our way and vice versa. As a company their experience in providing a range of hire equipment, care aids and disability equipment for individuals came as a high priority to them and I’m sure they will be missed.We would like to reassure Abergele Mobility customers from Abergele and the surrounding areas of North Wales that we are here and happy to help.We offer free and impartial advice as well as free home demonstrations from trained professionals with no pressure to buy, we are just happy to help and advise. We hire out disability equipment to all local areas at competitive prices. We have a well-equipped showroom on the grounds of Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan.We are happy to offer our services where we can.For any other enquiries please get in touch 01745 341967 
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