Who Are We?
DEMAND is a charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities that require bespoke equipment to help them with their everyday lives. We transform the lives of people with disabilities – of all ages and with all types of disability.
What Do We Do?
DEMAND’s engineering and design expertise enable us to manufacture bespoke equipment that helps people with disabilities. From two sites in the UK, our team of 20 staff work with individuals to design and manufacture equipment that makes their daily life easier or helps them to enjoy sport and leisure activities. Those with special requirements frequently find there is no ‘off- the- shelf’ solution. The donations we receive enable us to dedicate the time necessary to design solutions specific to an individual and provide the equipment free of charge.
How Do We Do It?
We visit people at their home, school, or work to assess their needs. We include their Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist and family/helper/carer to ensure that everything is taken into account. Our team of designers begin the design process and manufacture a prototype. At the next visit we test to find any unforeseen problems. Once we have arrived at a solution that matches the individual’s needs, the product is finished to a high standard.