Toy wheelchairs ‘boost self-esteem’

A new toy wheelchair is hoped to help “boost the self-esteem” of children with disabilities.

The model has been designed like a real wheelchair by not-for-profit organisation Toy Like Me.

Founder Rebecca Atkinson said existing model wheelchairs “tended to be grey, and fell over when played with”.

The Norwich-based organisation believes more toys should reflect disabilities in a positive way.

The new prototypes have been tried out by children with disabilities at The Hamlet centre in Norwich, Norfolk.

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