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powered mobility

Developing Independance Through Powered Mobility

Every young person has the opportunity to experience appropriate forms of powered mobility. The award winning Chailey Heritage Foundation engineering team have developed a range of advanced assistive technologies to develop driving skills and allow progression; these include:

  • TRACK wheelchair guidance system (with over 1km of track both indoors and around the school site)
  • Audio Signposting System
  • Sensing Collision Avoidance Detector (SCAD) for wheelchairs
  • Powered Standers
  • Universal Power Base
  • Effort Reduction Wheelchair – making free driving easier

Mobility & Engineering

We are incredibly fortunate to have one of the best Research and Development Electronic Engineers, Dr Martin Langner. He has developed innovative and revolutionary technology and equipment to enable the children (some with complex disabilities) to interact with their environment, provide them with new control opportunities, as well as being able to get around independently.

Rehabilitation Engineering Services (RES)

The RES team at Chailey Heritage Clinical Services consists of qualified engineers, technicians and clinical scientists. They adapt, modify and problem solve issues with equipment, ‘mount’ equipment for optimal use by the child, carry out on-site repairs and design and manufacture bespoke equipment. They undertake equipment reviews and provide advice on safety in the use of equipment. Having the breadth of this service in a school setting is unique to Chailey Heritage Foundation.

Our Pupils' Stories

Jacob Jacob Antoniades is 18 years-old and has been attending Chailey Heritage Foundat... Bertie Bertie is six years old and started school at Chailey Heritage Foundation in Nov... Archie

Starting school can be a nerve-racking time for any parent.

Harriet Harriet has been developing her communication skills during her visits to Patchw... Meet Michael “Michael’s personality has developed and he is much more outgoing, w... Changing Lives: The Chailey Way Like many 9 years olds, Sam loves football and playing for his school team!... Meet Wilson Wilson is a very energetic and happy young boy with an infectious giggle who enj... Meet Lennon Lennon is very happy and sociable and, like most 6-year-old boys, he enjoys play... Romilly’s Story: Unlocking communication A strong parent, pupil and school partnership is crucial to establishing the bui...
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