Increase your confidence

Become more independent

Gain more freedom


The Experience Community Wheelchair Skills and Independent Living course is FREE to people who live in Kirklees, and is for one day a week over six weeks. The course is aimed at people aged 18 or older who are manual wheelchair users and who want to improve their wheelchair skills. On the course people can:

Improve their wheelchair pushing techniques
Set personal goals
Learn wheelchair maintenance
Learn to get over obstacles
Try advanced techniques

The course helps people to become more independent, and gives them confidence and freedom in their everyday lives. Here are some of the practical aspects of the course:

Navigating front and backward curbs
Carrying drinks (safely)
Transferring into a car
Getting about your home
Going into shops
Using public transport
Pulling wheelies

Photos Below: Clare a recent graduate from the Experience Community Wheelchair Skills and Independent Living Course.

Huddersfield Examiner1               Clare with Cert

After completing the course some of Clare’s comments included “It’s been life changing” and “I’ve got my life back”. She is now going on holiday for the first time since becoming disabled and is considering applying for a job. Clare also felt confident enough to join in some of Experience Community’s other activities and has tried a Mountain Trike and now regularly attends our weekend rambles.

The course is run from our unit at Slaithwaite and if you are interested in registering for the course then contact us.