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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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Christmas at The Disability Resource Centre, North Wales

Christmas gift ideas for your nearest and dearest

Well it’s that time of year again when we are all trying to think of appropriate, useful, or fun things to give as gifts to our loved ones this Christmas. There are times when you just can't think of something but if you have an older or disabled person to buy for why not have a look at some living aids which often are so simple it’s hard to understand the difference they can make to a person.Here are a few suggestions or you:The tipper kettle is light weight and easy to use for the person who has limited use of their hands Ergonomic Uccello Kettle Tipper
The two handled china cup great for a nice cup of tea and so much nicer than the plastic versionPerformance Health Two Handled Cup and Saucer
For the pet lover how about a long handle pet bowl which makes it easy for a person lift the bowl without bending overARAD No More Bending Dual Pet Bowl – Perfect Food Station for Those with Limited Mobility
A practical gift could be a walking stick a nice cheerful colourful one will cheer up your friend in no timeVive Walking Stick - Adjustable for Men and Women - Various colours and designs
Another practical gift for a person who suffers from swollen feet are these slippers which can cleverly be loosened around the heel or instepSurf 4 Shoes Mens Ladies Black Very Wide E/5E Opens Out Flat Memory Foam Touch Fastening Slippers Non Slip 
Some ideas for a stocking filler what about a long handled back scratcher one end and a shoehorn on the otherAll-in-One Long Shoe Horn & Back Scratcher in 4 Colours
Or what about this yellow duck thermometer perfect if there is a new baby in the houseJAOK Baby Bath Thermometer
We have many more gift ideas in the shop.  If you are stuck why not give us a call and we will be more than happy help with a few suggestions.
Wrap up everything in pretty paper and bows and enjoy Christmas!
  

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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