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Building a brand new home for Designability

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The next chapter in the Designability story

From 1968 until now, we have created over 300 products which have changed the lives of over 250,000 people living with a disability or long-term health condition.

But we know that we could help even more people. We just need more room to grow as we look to the next 50 years.

You could help us to make our new house a home

We are in the remarkably fortunate position of having a £2.5m grant from The Edward Gostling Foundation already agreed, to fund the construction of a new, state of art, fully accessible building. We want to ensure that our new premises meets all of the needs of the people that we support.

However, we still need to raise the remaining £750,000 to fit out the workshops and to employ additional engineering and design staff to ensure that we operate at capacity from the outset.    

To be able to do this, we need your help.

If you would like to contribute to our future, please support us today.

Your support will enable us to...

  • Create a wonderful Wizzybug workshop

With your help, our new home will include a workshop and service space for Wizzybugs that is beyond our wildest dreams.

Our aim is to get more Wizzybugs to children sooner and provide a special ‘Wizzy Garden’ for children to explore when they come for their assessment.

  • Develop even more products

A bigger and better design studio space will enable our team to work with more people in the community to co-design at least 10 new assistive technology products.

  • Carry out important research

Having extra members in our team will enable us to conduct research to better understand the needs of our beneficiaries. We will be able to further explore the benefits of early years powered mobility and the benefits of dynamic seating for children with dystonic cerebral palsy.

  • Educate and inspire

We will have the capacity to support access to work with apprenticeships for young people with physical or cognitive impairments and mentoring for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and design students.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about contributing to Designability’s future, we would love to hear from you.

You can either donate today via the link below, or email us to have a chat.