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Wirral MP backs Whizz-Kidz Paralympic inspiration
10:24am Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
WIRRAL MP Esther McVey is backing a project to give disabled youngsters a voice following the Paralympics.
The Wirral West Conservative Member of Parliament has pledged her support for the initiative from charity Whizz-Kidz in a bid to help the Summer’s games continue to motivate young people.
It is hoped that the findings from consultation called 'Generation Inspired?' will ensure that those working to deliver the Paralympics’ legacy are aware of what youngsters think.
Miss McVey, who is also minister for disabled people, said: "It was fantastic to meet Whizz-Kidz and hear about their valuable work providing mobility equipment and opportunities for fun and friendship for young disabled people.
"It is absolutely vital that the views of young disabled people are at the heart of plans for the Paralympic legacy.
"I am delighted to back the Generation Inspired initiative and encourage my constituents to take part in the consultation to make sure their views are heard."
Whizz-Kidz supports young people to access the right mobility equipment - including powered wheelchairs - at the right time; and delivers wheelchair skills-training, work placements, and other life-skills to help their transition from childhood to adulthood.
And charity ambassador Jay Portman said everyone needs to get involved in making a difference.
The 18-year-old user said: "The Paralympics showed the potential for changing attitudes to disability across the whole of society.
"Now we need everyone to play their part in improving accessibility and changing attitudes so that young disabled people like me can fulfil their potential.”
The full link to Whizz-Kidz’s Generation Inspired survey can be found at http://bit.ly/WKGenInspired.