Remap Steering Wheels

We recently received an unusual request from Stephen McCordick on behalf of the charity Remap, who provide custom-made equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives.  Across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire, their skilled volunteers provide innovative, practical solutions to everyday challenges encountered by disabled people when there is nothing suitable available from the NHS and other sources.  This includes mobility, help in the home, managing personal care, enjoying sports and hobbies and much more.  All of their work is carried out and checked by expert engineers, carpenters, technicians and occupational therapists.  What’s more, their wonderful service is provided free of charge.  

Stephen (pictured top left with TMUK Principal Engineer, Nick Key, received a request from Maple View School in Mackworth, Derby, who cater for children aged 7-16 years of age with moderate to severe learning difficulties. They wanted a tea cup style roundabout to develop gross motor skills.  The wheel rotates to spin the equipment around so, not only does it provide lots of fun, it is also great for developing shoulder muscles, balance and coordination.  

Whilst the equipment is commercially available, it is too small and has a limited weight restriction for older pupils.  Call in Remap, who requested a Toyota steering wheel.  How could we refuse!  

Pictured bottom left trying out the finished item, Stephen Akers, Occupational Therapist at Maple View School, said “Thank you to Remap and Toyota for building us this roundabout. It’s a great addition to the equipment in our Occupation Therapy room and provides an opportunity for our children to stimulate and regulate themselves, as well as develop coordination and muscle tone. The Toyota steering wheel certainly makes the activity more engaging”.