‘Your guide to flying

with a disability’

Friday & Saturday 2nd & 3rd June 2017

The Mobility Roadshow in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LG

Also on Thursday 8th June at Kidz South in Reading RG1 8EQ


We invite you to join us for a practical session to learn how to make your journeys by air as smooth as possible.


The day is suitable for individual travellers, parents of disabled children, and assisting health professionals who are considering flying.


With industry experts we guide you through the whole journey by air, from booking to arrival at your destination to reduce stress and make your journey comfortable.


A replica aircraft cabin is central to the day and available for you to see and try seating and transfer equipment.

The ‘guide to flying’ session will cover:

Booking, insurance, safe carriage of your wheelchair, being fit to fly & medicines, hiring equipment abroad, check in & security, boarding the aircraft, managing challenging behaviours, aircraft seating, airport facilities, hidden disabilities & using the toilet.

For more info email: marion.dmoirah@qef.org.uk  or call: 020 8770 1151


03 March 2016

Welcome indeed! You may already be familiar with our Get Involved site where you can find out the many ways to support our work. However this new QEF site is about who we are and what we do. It tells you about our main services: Independent Living, Neuro Rehabilitation and Mobility, invaluable to those who might want to use them, and links to our family of charities' websites: MERU, VASD and Sutton Shopmobility.

18 January 2016
With photographs taken from the QEF archive from the past 80 years. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was the patron of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People and was involved with the charity for almost 60 years, visiting 9 times over 57 years. Her first visit was in 1935.
03 December 2015

Expectations of a successful 50th Guinness and Oyster Luncheon at Mansion House were totally surpassed with a record breaking total of £91,892.89 raised for a new specialist care and rehabilitation centre which will help people to recover from brain injuries.

While the Guinness and oysters naturally took the starring role, Mark Howarth, a former brain injury resident, spoke about his experiences recovering from a brain haemorrhage that left him with serious cognitive and communication issues. His dramatic improvement, he said, could not have happened without QEF.

03 December 2015

Pictured in Image 1 are Jonathan and Sarah Leeson, Nick Rawson and Richard Wylde at the MERU centre in Epsom viewing a Bugzi wheelchair.

Throughout 2015, staff members at ExxonMobil’s Leatherhead Office have been supporting MERU an Epsom based charity that designs and creates equipment for children with disabilities. They recently visited MERU, to view one of the charity’s Bugzi powered wheelchairs for children, which their efforts have funded.