In early December 2017, we held the first meeting of our Wheelchair Services Procurement Board, which will oversee the process of procuring a new wheelchair service for children, young people and adults across the whole of Surrey when the current contracts come to an end.

We are delighted to have Nick Markwick, Co-Chair of Surrey Coalition of Disabled People, as a member of our Procurement Board, ensuring the views and experiences of wheelchair users help shape the new service.

An engagement event to seek the wider views of wheelchair users and their carers and families from across Surrey took place at Leatherhead Leisure Centre on 7 February. A feedback summary on this event can be read here.

Feedback from the event will be used to help design the new service and shape the final service specification, which will set out the service we plan to commission. A key focus will be on ensuring the service is person-centred and integrated, with organisations working together to ensure services, and support, is accessible and meets local needs.