Action For Kids was founded in 1991 by Sally Bishop who wanted to raise money to purchase a powered wheelchair for a disabled boy who couldn’t get the equipment he needed on the NHS.

After making calls from her front room, she soon had enough donations to purchase the chair. Over the next few months several more families contacted Sally for help and in 1992 ‘Action For Kids Charitable Trust’ was formed.
Over the next few years our services expanded to include ‘work related learning’ in our office for disabled students wanting to gain real work skills and a maintenance programme for the wheelchairs we provided.
Sally retired in 2012 and collected a well deserved OBE later that year.

Our head office is currently located at Ability House, 15a Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, London N8 9DJ.

Until 2001 we were based in Mobility House, 261-263 West Green Road, London N15 3BH.