Skiggle (charity 1185108) is a nationwide online network of UK-based people, families, carers and health professionals who either live with, or work with disability. As a service we are a platform for specialist disability equipment and care consumables available to people in urgent need.
Our website includes an SOS messaging service where members can request care essentials immediately in unforeseen circumstances, free of charge, from other member’s surplus supplies.
We also have a marketplace feature where items can be bought, sold or offered for free. We have composed strict terms and conditions relating to the movement of products which must be followed. The marketplace includes our Bereavement Angel, an icon available for those needing to use the site due to personal loss.
Finally, we have a Facebook page where families and carers chat, ask for advice or support and recommend products to each other.
Learn more about Skiggle through our 'That's Lancashire' TV interview
What we do and why we do it
Unfortunately, finding and accessing services and equipment often associated with disability can be very challenging (from both the public and private sector). It is, for example, a sad reality that the NHS can’t always provide support, especially when it is needed unexpectedly.
We aim to encourage parents, carers and individuals who exist within the world of disability to support one another when professional services cannot, and address the issue of being left without something essential.
Skiggle can only be successful if we create a community of people willing to share their experiences and to offer help. We really believe we could make a big difference and begin to improve the standards of the products and services we receive. Please Help and Sign Up Today!