About Us

Established in 1970, PhysCap is a Yorkshire based charity run completely by volunteers. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities within the Yorkshire area.

We are the last resort for families who may have limited funds to buy specialist or therapeutic equipment for their children to help make their lives a little easier.

We work very closely with therapists, hospitals and local specialist schools in our area who know our reputation and refer many families to us. In the past, we have supported children with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Cats Eye Syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy to name but a few.

Over the past 25 years we have provided countless families with equipment ranging from touch screen computer systems and adapted treadmills to electric buggies and specially adapted trikes. We’ve also helped with funding for children who require both therapy and conductive education.

Over the past few years, we have purchased equipment enabling a teenager to speak to his family for the first time by means of an electronic ‘Touch Talker’; helped fund an operation in the US for a little girl suffering from SDR. We also funded a ‘Twinkle Eye’ switch – which helped a paralysed young girl activate a computer by herself and communicate for the first time.

If you would like to apply for funding from PhysCap please see details on our Application for Funding page.