Wheel to Beach

prototype, transport, persons with disabilities, Impact Incubator

Pilot run of beach wheelchair rental service that enables wheelchair users to enjoy the beach

 

 

 

Many wheelchair users have never been to the beach because wheelchairs are not designed for gliding over sand. The venture proposes to introduce a rental service for specially-adapted beach wheelchair that will provide persons with disabilities with an access to the beach.  The service will enable persons with disabilities to enjoy the beach and even get into the water with their family members, friends and carers.

A beach wheelchair will be procured from overseas for a pilot run of the rental service in selected beaches.  Discounts will be given to persons with disabilities.

The venture aims to increase the accessibility of beaches for wheelchair users and promote social participation of wheelchair users and their families.

  • Click here to learn more about the "Hong Kong Social Innovators" behind this venture.

Name of Organisation

Wheel Power Charity Limited

Approved Funding Amount

HK$100,000

Funding Period (Status)

1 year (Ended)

Impact/Outcomes

  • Delivered 19 times of beach wheelchair rental services to nearly 100 participants, including 19 wheelchair users
  • Promoted the programme to five organisations
  • Established a Facebook page which attracted more than 1 000 followers

Website

wheelpowerchallenge.org