MP backs disabled kids mobility report

PUBLISHED: 11:17 30 June 2006 | UPDATED: 21:57 28 May 2010

MALCOLM Moss, MP for North-East Cambridgeshire, has pledged his support for a new report by children s charities Whizz-Kidz and Barnardo s. The report was presented to Downing Street and highlights how a lack of money and an NHS postcode lottery - which

MALCOLM Moss, MP for North-East Cambridgeshire, has pledged his support for a new report by children's charities Whizz-Kidz and Barnardo's.

The report was presented to Downing Street and highlights how a lack of money and an NHS postcode lottery - which dictates when and if children get a wheelchair - are having a disastrous impact on disabled children across the UK.

Mr Moss says he has supported a Parliamentary motion which backs the report findings and calls on the Government to ensure that disabled children are given the right mobility equipment to meet their needs.

The motion urges the Government to give greater priority within current budgeted departmental spending to ensure that that all disabled children have access to appropriate wheelchairs.

Mr Moss said: "I am delighted to be supporting the report, 'Don't push me around!' which highlights the difficulties children and young people face in getting the right wheelchair at the right time.

"It is essential that disabled children get the mobility equipment they need.

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