Re-Map Leicestershire & Rutland
Re-Map Leicestershire & Rutland develops bespoke equipment to enable people with disabilities to integrate into the community and lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Unique pieces of specialist equipment are tailor made by Remap's volunteer experts, and given free to the people who they have been designed for.
A small amount of SHIRE grant funding was awarded to Re-Map, for the materials required to develop a set of bespoke items.
The equipment developed by Re-Map is made available to beneficiaries free of charge, and can help people with disabilities gain more independence, improve their mobility, continue with their career or schooling, or enable them to take part in a favourite hobby or pastime. The volunteer engineers assess the need for the equipment and if no commercial product is available, they develop the required equipment in their home workshops or sheds, carefully crafting it in line with the needs/ability of the recipient. The service is unique in Leicestershire and has been in existence for over 28 years.
Recent examples of the equipment developed by Re-Map are:
A low board fitted with braked castors and a car seat to help a young mother who uses a manual wheelchair to move her child safely around the floor, from room to room.
A tailor made piece of equipment which enables a visually impaired man to use a white cane and a walking stick with one hand.
A device to enable people with paralysis of upper limbs to use computers (pictured above)