Jiraffe has successfully begun its mission of delivering support equipment usually kept at schools to the doorsteps of those who need it, free of charge.
The Sheffield-based organisation is offering this nationwide service for free in order to help those who depend on such equipment and have been lacking it throughout the coronavirus lockdown.
This means that the variety of Jenx standing, seating and mobility equipment Jiraffe has previously delivered to schools will once again be available to thousands of UK children who are remaining at home on government advice.
Jiraffe director Holly Jenkins commented: “Following the closure of UK schools, the health of children who need access to vital postural support equipment can deteriorate very quickly.
“At Jiraffe, we fully recognise the impact which Coronavirus is having globally, and the speed and scale of actions needed to tackle this virus.
“There are more than one million children in the UK living with a disability, many of whom rely on specialist equipment to carry out essential daily tasks and prevent serious deterioration of their conditions.
“We want to support as many children and families as we can across the UK while alleviating the burden on front-line NHS and social services as much as possible.”
Jiraffe, the UK distribution branch of equipment designer Jenx, was launched in 2014.