Breathing Space for People With Additional Needs
At WheelWorks, we believe that public events should be open and accessible to everyone, especially to people with additional needs such as autism, ADHD and sensory needs.
WheelWorks ChillCart offers people with additional needs and their families/carers a relaxed break-away space at large outdoor festivals and events. There, they can have close at hand privacy, a safe space to go if they become anxious and time to decompress when facing unpredictable or unexpected moments or challenges.
The facility that the ChillCart provides gives people with additional needs and their families the opportunity to enjoy performances and activities in their community together, in a relaxed and safe environment.
For councils and event organisers, the ChillCart can help you to play a pioneering role in removing barriers to participation for people with additional needs. It will help to show that Northern Ireland is open and accessible and is not being left behind when it comes to enabling everyone in our community to enjoy the events that you provide.
ChillCart hire includes a self-contained mobile unit with wheelchair access, lighting and electric sockets, an extendable stage with a viewing platform, and a driver to deliver, set up and remove the vehicle from your chosen location. (Access is required to a level area for parking and room for manoeuvring — 30 ft. long × 8 ft. wide, 18 ft. wide with stage area open.) The ChillCart will also be stocked with equipment and resources suitable for people with additional needs.
NB. Please note this is not an activity-based service like the ArtCart sessions.
Equipment and Resources
Noise-cancelling headphones / Soft seating / Meditation music / iPad stations / Viewing platform for up to 4 wheelchairs / Weighted blankets / Fiddle toys /
Facilitator and Driver
— Technical support for equipment
— Access NI checked and safeguarding trained
— Half Day Hire (4 Hours) = £425
— Full Day Hire (8 Hours) = £600