Equipment for Disabled Children APPG

First Registered: 08/04/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To remove barriers that prevent disabled and terminally ill children from receiving the right equipment at the right time. Working across parliament and with health and social care professionals, decision makers and families to inform and shine a light on best practice.

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Recent Documents related to Equipment for Disabled Children

1. Disabled Children's Partnership - written evidence
21/01/2019 - Inquiry: Funding of local authorities’ children’s services - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Disabled Children's PartnershipWritten evidence submitted by the Disabled Children’s Partnership

2. Together for Short Lives - written evidence
04/09/2019 - Inquiry: School holiday poverty - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: and empower families caring for seriously ill children, and to build a strong and sustainable children’s

3. Together for Short Lives - written evidence
24/07/2019 - Inquiry: Spending Review - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: and empower families caring for seriously ill children, and to build a strong and sustainable children’s

4. Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics
05/05/2020 - Inquiry: Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics - Women and Equalities Committee
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Found: health emergency poses many issues for disabled adults, children and young people, as well as their families

5. British Assistive Technology Association - written evidence
27/11/2018 - Inquiry: Special educational needs and disabilities - Education Committee
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Found: Technology Association  Assessment of and support for children and young people with SEND Assistive technology

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Equipment for Disabled Children

1. Covid-19: Social Care Services
23/04/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: social and domiciliary care for disabled and vulnerable adults and children, and the case for ensuring the - Speech Link
2: the supply and delivery of personal protection equipment and for the testing of all NHS and social care - Speech Link
3: to reliable and ongoing supplies of protective equipment to protect residents and staff, rapid and accessible - Speech Link

2. Disabled Children: Accessible and Inclusive Education
09/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered accessible and inclusive education for disabled children.It is an absolute honour to present - Speech Link
2: the best results for some sensorially-impacted children? That underlines the importance of face-to-face - Speech Link

3. Children in Care
30/04/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: steps they are taking to safeguard vulnerable children in care during the COVID-19 pandemic following - Speech Link
2: responsibilities for the protection of vulnerable children. The measures, which are to be used only when - Speech Link
3: offered to some of the country’s most vulnerable children. No evidence has been produced to back up the - Speech Link

4. Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance, Young Carer Grants, Short-term Assistance and Winter Heating Assistance) (Consequential Provision and Modifications) Order 2021
29/06/2021 - Grand Committee

1: a payment to provide financial assistance for disabled people in Scotland, called disability assistance - Speech Link
2: payment policy back in 2019, they said that 170,000 children could benefit, but the Scottish Government’s priority - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: Disability-Inclusive Response
15/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: it asked the Government to meet the needs of disabled people in the allocation of additional funding - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Equipment for Disabled Children
1. Disabled Facilities Grants: Children
asked by: Emma Lewell-Buck
... what proportion of the £55 million of the Disabled Facilities Grant will be allocated to programmes targeted at children.

2. Medical Equipment: Children
asked by: Baroness Bertin
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 2014 report published by the British Healthcare Trades Association on the economic benefits of improved provision of equipment for disabled and terminally ill children.

3. Children: Video Equipment
asked by: Lord Field of Birkenhead
... what estimate she has made of (a) the amount of time children under the age of three spend in front of screens and (b) the effect of that screen time on their development.

4. Disabled Facilities Grants
asked by: Karin Smyth
... what assessment he has made of the capacity of local councils to provide payments to successful claimants of the disabled facilities grant within legal time limit.

5. Disabled Facilities Grants
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
... if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending eligibility for Disabled Facilities Grants to include emergency evacuation from buildings at risk of fire safety faults.

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7 Current APPG Officers
Bambos Charalambous Portrait
Bambos Charalambous
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Enfield, Southgate
Joined: 8th April 2020
Aaron Bell Portrait
Aaron Bell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Abena Oppong-Asare Portrait
Abena Oppong-Asare
Vice Chair
Labour - Erith and Thamesmead
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bambos Charalambous MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3460.


Public Enquiry Point:

Clare Dangerfield, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, Hemlock Way, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 7GF . Tel: 01543 4627 777


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No benefits in kind are on record for the Equipment for Disabled Children APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Equipment for Disabled Children APPG

Former APPG Officers
Neil Gray Portrait
Neil Gray
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Airdrie and Shotts
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships