Accessibility

Resource Library




The Resource Library is a free resource for all members. You may want to borrow equipment for a range of reasons:

  • To trial expensive equipment that you are considering purchasing to ensure it is right for you.
  • To borrow equipment for a specific need, for example, to help you with travel on a holiday.
  • To get active and enjoy outdoor spaces.
  • To have move opportunities to play and learn new skills.

In order to avail of this service, you must be able to collect and return the equipment to our office in Larne. You must also agree to the terms and conditions of use – these can be viewed on the Resource Library Request and Consent form below.

This service is volunteer led and therefore it may take a little longer for us to get back to you, please allow 7 days. If you have an urgent request, contact our office on 03006001166.

If there is an item we do not have, that you would like to borrow, please email resourcelibrary@maemurrayfoundation.org with your suggestion ( additional equipment is subject to funding and meeting the criteria for this project).

To request an item from the Resource Library, please following these steps:

  1. Become a member of Mae Murray Foundation
  2. Complete an Equipment request form, via the link below.
  3. Await a response from the Resource Library Volunteer, if the request is urgent, contact our office.
  4. A volunteer will be in touch within 7 days to let you know availability and to arrange a collection date. 

Link to Resource Library Request and Consent form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdo_4u-NFtFs3jJIy-tm5sRwqAWCBP3Ugdhka5-c5FDSWOIWw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

 

Model / Make Description
Hippocampe – All-terrain Wheelchair – manual The Hippocampe is an all terrain wheelchair that covers beaches, hiking trails, forests, snowbound paths. We have inserts available for those who require additional support.
 

Debug Baby Bug Beach Stroller.

 

The reclining seat allows multiple positions and accommodates children that weigh up to 40 pounds. The five-point harness prevents your child from falling or climbing out of the stroller. This beach stroller uses WheelEEZ™ Low-Pressure Wheels to make navigating the sand smooth sailing. The lightweight aluminium frame and stainless steel caster on the front wheel makes turning easy.

 

Max user weight: 40lb

 

JOSI-Wismi All-terrain Buggy – with power assist

 

 

 

JOSI-Wismi rehab buggy is a multi-sport stroller for your favourite outdoor activities including cycling, jogging, skiing, hiking etc. Designed for children and young adults with mild – complex special needs. A wide range of equipment is available including: running wheel, postural supports & much more! Now you can enjoy outdoor activities with the whole family!

 

Splashy

Firefly

 

 

Splashy is a portable bath seat for kids with special needs.         Splashy grows with your child The harness and bumper supports are easily attached using toggles, meaning you can adjust Splashy’s supports as your child grows.

The Splashy activity guide ( available at: https://www.fireflyfriends.com/uk/splashy). It explains benefits such as warm water can have a relaxing effect on your child’s body and may help to reduce tone in their muscles. Bathing, therefore, provides an ideal environment for relaxation and the development of gross and fine motor skills, as well as cognitive, communication and sensory skills.

Features:

·      Maximum user weight: 30kg

·      Quick-drying covering material makes it suitable for any water environment

·      Latex free and waterproof

·      Suitable for outdoor use and weighs 4.7kg.

·      Detachable parts making it easy to clean.

·      Recline feature so children with reduced head control or sitting tolerance can use the Splashy.

·      Interchangeable foam which can be used as headrest, lateral pommel or anti-slide support.

·      Comes with a five-point harness which can be configured into a three-point pelvic support to make washing a little easier.

 

Splashy Big

 

Firefly

 

Description

Splashy Big is a portable bath seat for children and teenagers with disabilities.  With all of the features and benefits of Splashy, Splashy Big opens up many more opportunities for 7–14-year-olds who want to participate in fun activities with friends and family.

As a child gets older, Splashy Big can help promote and encourage independence at bath time. Bathing as opposed to showering can facilitate a more dignified approach to washing because it allows the child to control their experience which promotes independent self-care skills and encourages improved self-esteem and well-being.

 

 

Features

·      SplashyBIG adapts to the child’s postural support needs, with the option of a 5-point harness or a 3-point pelvic support.

·      SplashyBIG’s base unit lets you switch between 26 recline positions, from upright to full recline (140 degrees). The stabiliser features provides additional stability when used outside the bath

·      The harness and bumper supports are easily attached using toggles, meaning Splashy’s support can be adjusted when required.

·      SplashyBIG is a multi-purpose bath seat and can be used in different settings outside of the bath such as the beach or garden and in a school setting for messy play.

Max user weight 55kg.

Go To (Size 1 and 2 available)

 

Firefly

 

Description

Originally designed for shopping trolleys in collaboration with the charity Cerebra, its supportive structure and practical design also lets children sit on most standard chairs in the home, restaurants, classrooms and therapy sessions. The GoTo Seat is available in two sizes and is suitable for users of up 30kg (66lbs)- it is perfect for children who would benefit from extra postural support.

Features

·      Optional floorsitter accessory has 26 recline positions, from upright (106°) to full recline (140°).

·      Adjustable Supports

·      Height adjustable headrest and laterals allow you to reposition your GoTo as your child grows.

·      Headrest Option

·      Standard or advanced headrests available.

·      Lightweight and Portable

·      Suitable for attachment to most standard chairs in the home, restaurants and classroom by using the adjustable attachment straps. Can also be attached to shopping trolleys.

 

 

Able Move Pro

 

Travel Sling/Seat

 

Easy Travel Seat

 

 

 

 

This travel seat can be used for manual lifting and hoisting.

–         Can be used with any airline

–         You remain in the Travel Seat for the whole journey

 

Firefly

 

 

PlayPak

 

This portable play pack contains an entire activity centre. It is suitable for infants and young babies from 0-4, however suitability is very much dependant on level of physical development.

The various supports allow you to achieve an even wider variety of developmental postures and positions such as; tummy lying, floor sitting, back lying and 4-point kneeling

 

Playpark therapy programme available at: https://vidaglobal.de/media/3661/playpak-therapy-programme-260416.pdf

 

Features:

·      Contains fabric floor mat, long and short rolls, small and large horseshoe and positioning strap and headrest.

·      Machine washable and latex free.

·      Lightweight and portable to enable you to take it out when meeting a friend or to a birthday party.

·      Super sticky Velcro.

·      There isn’t any weight restriction. However maximum seat width of the large horseshoe support is 25cm/9.8in, so if your child exceeds this, they will be too big to sit with the help of the Playpark horseshoe supports.

 

Scooter Board

 

 

 

These scooters have very strong wheels making them very durable but also giving them the quickest turning radius making it easier for children to move. Moreover, ergonomic details are built into the scooters to allow students to easily kneel, sit and hold the scooters. Not recommanded for outdoor use. Size: 34 x 44cm.

 

Karma Lightweight Manual Wheelchair

 

Description

This chair is lightweight for adults who require temporary use of a wheelchair. The compact design is ideal for wheelchair users who need a simple, lightweight wheelchair

Features

·      Ultralight and Sturdy

·      Foldable Backrest and Frame

·      S-Ergo Seating System

·      Push & Pull Brake System

·      Desk-length Armrest Design

·      Weighing only 8.5kg,

·      Pushed by an attendant

 

 

Child Carrier

 

Watch Tower

Max user weight: 20kg
 

Seating System

 

Symmetrikit Postural Care

 

 

Modular seating system. Features:

 

–         Leg rest

–         Back rest

–         Head rest

–         Tilt in space

–         Adjustable armrests

–         Pommel

Upsee

Firefly

 

 

 

Upsee is an upright mobility device designed to allow children with motor impairment to stand and move with the help of an adult. It is suitable for use by children aged 1-8.

The Upsee kit is made up of three parts: an adult hip-belt, a child harness and shared sandals

Upsee can be used to work on Important Skills such as a variety of mobility and ability skills, from gradual weight-bearing, standing and walking to improving head control.

Features:

  • Maximum user weight of 25kg/55lbs.
  • Upsee kit is made up of adult hip-belt, a child harness and shared sandals.

 

Please view the Upsee therapy programme here: https://www.fireflyfriends.com/media/catalog/product/u/p/upsee-therapy-programme_1.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Firefly

 

“Scooot”

 

 

Scooot is designed to help children with special needs play, explore and participate in a way that best suits their physical and cognitive abilities.

Your child will benefit from the experience Scooot can provide them with – whether that’s being at floor level, being able to self-propel a little, or even being able to move around independently or being pushed around their surroundings.

Suitable for kids aged approx. 2-6 years old. Your child will get the most out of Scooot if they are able to hold their own head up. However, there are ifferent configurations for different abilities and different ways to play.

 

Features:

  • Maximum user weight of 22kg
  • Scoot can be used outside on flat, level surfaces such as concrete or wooden decking.
  • Scoot comes with a high backrest, reducing the amount of trunk control required.
  • ‘Poosh’ pole if a child isn’t ready to self-propel yet.
  • Footplate and wheels. The footplate can easily be adjusted to the child’s exact leg length.
  • Advanced back rest cushion which gives extra support where it is needed around the trunk.
  • Scoot has four configurations for use: Scoot, Crawl, Ride, and Pooosh.

 

 

New Age

Kurling set

New Age Kurling is a fantastic adaptation of the original curling game, ideal for play in schools and by people of all ages and abilities.

New Age Kurling Indoor Kurling Gold Bundle

The New Age Kurling Indoor Kurling Gold Bundle consists of the Indoor Kurling Set, the Kurling Pushers, the Kurling/Bowls House Target and the Kurling Ramp.

Components of the New Age Kurling Gold Bundle

1 x New Age Kurling Indoor Set
1 x pair of New Age Kurling Pushers (Lightweight enough for all users)
1 x New Age Kurling/Bowls House Target
1 x New Age Kurling Ramp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Age

Boccia Balls

Hand stitched and made from synthetic leather and filled with plastic pellets. The Boccia balls comply with competition standard with 6 red – 6 blue and a white jack – all in a carrying case.

  • Each ball has a circumference of 270mm.
  • They weigh 275 grams each.
  • Not suitable for Children under 3.

 

 

Musical Kit

 

 

Percussion musical kit
Big MACK

 

AbleNet Technology

 

Communication switch

This product is a simple communication tool.

Recording on the device is easy and is done simply by pressing the large button.

 

Features include:

·      2 minutes recording time.

·      Volume control and on/off switch.

·      Includes interchangeable tops in blue, yellow and green.

·      External switch for speciality switch operation.

·      Clear snap cap to allow picture to be attached to reinforce what is being said and complete understanding (Useful for learning).

·      Dimensions:  160mm x 55mm x 17mm.

·      1 x 9V battery.

 

Little Mack

AbleNet Technology

This device is BigMACK’s little brother. The LittleMACK is a simple communication tool which is small enough for any environment.

 

Features:

·      2 minutes of recording time.

·      Angled base for mounting to wheelchair.

·      Activation area is 6.4 cm so recommend for use by client who can access a smaller target area.

·      Includes interchangeable tops in blue, yellow and green.

·      Volume control and ON/OFF switch.

·      1 x 9V battery.

 

 

Recording Butterfly

 

Education Technology Specialists

 

 

 

Simple recording device which can be transformed into a wide range of creatures such as fireflies, dragons or bats (ideas are shown online). Press touch sensitive points to record and play.

 

Features:

·      Magnetised back to attach to metal surfaces.

·      A clip so it can be attached to various items, for example, a fence.

·      Allows up to 500 playbacks.

·      Dimension: 12cm

·      Requires 3 x AG13 batteries.

 

Mission Trike Contact Mae Murray Foundation for more information
 

Musketeer Trike

 

 

 

Contact Mae Murray Foundation for more information.

 

Trikel Trike

 

Features

·      Vertical and horizontal seat adjustment

·      15” reclining lateral support back with belt

·      Tool-free stem and handlebar adjustment

·      Folding handlebar

·      Back handle with parking brake and steering control

·      Fixed or free gear

·      Platform pedals with side stabilisers

·      Heavy duty chain guard

 

 

 

Retractable Driveway Guard

 

 

Description

Use our RETRACTABLE Driveway Guard to establish boundaries for your children and neighbourhood traffic. No more chasing balls into the street. This RETRACTABLE net is 36″ high and is mounted into the ground with two ground sleeves to create a visual barrier for everyone. Best of all, the net retracts back into its storage canister for easy storage.

 

Features

CREATE A VISUAL BARRIER.

  • Model 4700 extends to 18 feet wide.
  • Model 4725 extends to 25 feet wide.
  • Galvanized steel end poles.
  • 2 HDPE ground sleeves.
  • Retractable weatherproof polypropylene net.
  • PVC Canister
  • For driveway use only.
  • Made in USA

 

Shower Stool

 

 

This sturdy height adjustable stool is for use in a shower. It has a heavy duty perforated injection moulded sear, which has easily be removed for cleaning. It also has handles to provide extra support.

 

Max user weight: 160kg

Weighted Blanket

 

Available in:

8lb

12lb

18lb

Weighted blankets are a form of deep pressure therapy and can be very beneficial to children with sensory challenges! Did you know that they are also good for:

1. Managing Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, and ADHD

2. Reducing stress and anxiety

3. Improving concentration

4. Boosting serotonin (the happy hormone)

5. Helping to relieve insomnia and improving quality of sleep Choose from 3 weights – the consensus is that the blanket should weigh about 10% of the user’s weight.

 

Spinner – Sit And Spin

SItzz Gowi

This brightly coloured Spinner will help your little one to develop their balance and provide hours of fun as they spin around the house or slide through the snow, holding tightly to the handles on either side. W: 34.00cm H: 23.00cm D: 33.00cm

Alternative colours may be given.

Suitable Age : 12 Months +

 

 

Massage Mattress

Five 12v motors inside a padded mat, choose different combinations of speeds with the hand-held controller.
 

X Box One Adapted Controller

Microsoft Official Xbox One Adaptive Controller. Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a unified hub for devices that helps make gaming more accessible.

 

Large programmable buttons and connects to external switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to help make gaming more accessible on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs

 

Infant Soft Play Perfect for birthday parties or for playtime at home. This playmat comes in parts and needs to be assembled in the location where it will be used.

Size 2m x 2m. Supervision is essential whilst playing on the mat.

Green iPad case  

These protective foam Flexzi iPad cases are light weight and shock absorbent. They are washable and have convenient handles for transporting.

These cases do not interfere with access to the iPad’s buttons and ports. Can be fitted to all Flexzi types via the Flexzi mounting on the back of the case.

 

The BluThe Blueline Bluetooth Joystickeline Bluetooth Joystick The Blueline Bluetooth Joystick Includes three recessed buttons and two sockets for external switches, all of which can be individually configured according to the user’s precise needs. Supports variable cursor speed, swipe left, swipe right, drag, double click and dwell click features. Built-in rechargeable lithium battery.

Features

·   Provides Bluetooth wireless connection direct to computer or tablet – perfect for iOS Assistive Touch.

·   Built-in lithium rechargeable battery. Typically gives 15 hours of constant use between charges.

·   Automatically sleeps when not in use to conserve battery.

·   Four cursor speed settings.

·   Three buttons and two sockets, all individually programmable to include: Left, Middle and Right click, Drag and Double-Click.

·   Swipe Left and Swipe Right (ideal for page turning) and dwell click feature.

·   Robust construction and light touch movement.

·   T-Bar and soft-ball handles included.

·   Dimensions 18cm x 10cm x 12cm.

 

The Maclaren Major Elite The Maclaren Major Elite has been developed to meet the demand for an everyday buggy for children, who as a result of a disability have a need for portable, parent wheeled transport.  It features front swivel wheels and ergonimically optimised handles.  A three position detachable foot rest, brakes and a five-point safety harness all come as standard.  The Major has also the unique Maclaren folding action for ease of handling and storage and is designed to meet the everyday demands required with a special needs pushchair.  Max User weight 50 kg. Easily folded to 117 X 25 X 21cm

Key features

  • Weight 6.75Kg without footrest
  • Max User Weight  50 kg
  • Sturdy lightweight frame
  • Easily folded to 117 X 25 X 21cm
  • 5 point safety harness
  • Detachable rigid footrest
  • Swivel front wheels for easy manoeuvrability
  • Brakes on each rear wheel

 

Firefly ‘Gotta Go’ The GottaGo is a lightweight, sturdy and portable toilet seat that makes toileting easier at home and away.Designed for busy families, GottaGo is a comfortable and stylish toilet seat that can be taken anywhere.

The GottaGo is available in 2 sizes and is suitable for users up to 30kg (66lbs) – it is ideal for users that require additional support when toileting.

 

Safety Bed The Go Anywhere: Safe Place Bed, manual pump and travel bag

The Safe Place Bed is a portable, inflatable safety bed for children with additional needs. This product includes the Safe Place Bed, straps, manual pump and travel bag .Features:

o   Long adjustable straps so you can attach the Safe Place Bed to any stationary bed which is 135cm wide or more (if you use a single bed, we strongly advise use of a bed guard)

o   Quick set up and take down with a manual or electric air pump

o   Easy entry and exit on both sides through zippered, netted panels

o   Transparent netting for air circulation and clear visibility of your sleeping child

o   Adjustable zipper locks for added security if your child needs it

Meru Camera Mount The Flexzi Camera Mount is a quick Velcro release fitting, which provides any standard compact camera a secure mountable base, compatible with the entire Flexzi range. Cameras attach to the mount with a Universal tripod fitting.

 

Functional hand tool
  • It’s adaptive equipment that is fun, functional and flexible!
  • Securely holds objects of varied shapes and sizes in both the vertical and horizontal orientation.
  • A universal cuff that assists the grasp of persons of all ages with hand disabilities or impairments.
  • Assistive technology, invented by an occupational and physical therapist, to assist grasp when
    hand weakness or impairment interferes with function.

 

Tomato Seat – Sitter stationary base – Size 2 (2-6 years) The Sitter with Floor Wedge allows for your child to be fully supported while on the floor. This level of seating is great for interaction between children with special needs and peers that are playing on the floor. The Stationary Base allows children to be close to the floor without caregivers having to transfer them all the way down to the floor. The Stationary Base is equipped with furniture glides to protect your floors. The Mobile Base is the same as the Stationary Base, with the addition of wheels to allow you to move your child around the room or from room to room. Whether it’s circle time at school, playing with friends and siblings at home, eating with the family at the dinner table or “chilling out” with the rest of the family at home, the Special Tomato Soft-Touch Sitters provide exactly the adaptive seating support that you need.

The Special Tomato Sitters are intended for children with mild to moderate positioning needs. The special needs Soft-Touch products are made from Special Tomato’s soft to the touch material that has anti-microbial properties, is impermeable to fluids, as well as latex-free and peel- and tear-resistant.

 

Tomato seat – Sitter module base size 5 (13 years to adult) The Sitter with Floor Wedge allows for your child to be fully supported while on the floor. This level of seating is great for interaction between children with special needs and peers that are playing on the floor. The Stationary Base allows children to be close to the floor without caregivers having to transfer them all the way down to the floor. The Stationary Base is equipped with furniture glides to protect your floors. The Mobile Base is the same as the Stationary Base, with the addition of wheels to allow you to move your child around the room or from room to room. Whether it’s circle time at school, playing with friends and siblings at home, eating with the family at the dinner table or “chilling out” with the rest of the family at home, the Special Tomato Soft-Touch Sitters provide exactly the adaptive seating support that you need.

The Special Tomato Sitters are intended for children with mild to moderate positioning needs. The special needs Soft-Touch products are made from Special Tomato’s soft to the touch material that has anti-microbial properties, is impermeable to fluids, as well as latex-free and peel- and tear-resistant.