Please find below links to some websites you may find useful.
Contact a Family www.cafamily.org.uk
Contact a Family is the only UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition. We also enable parents to get in contact with other families, both on a local and national basis. Each year we reach at least 275,000 families.
Family Fund http://www.familyfund.org.uk/newsite/default.asp
The Family Fund provides timely grants to families with severely disabled children, based on families' views and needs.
NHS Direct www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
NHS Direct is at the forefront of 24-hour health care - delivering telephone and e-health information services day and night direct to the public.
Transition Information Network www.transitioninfonetwork.org.uk/page/1
The Transition Information Network (TIN) is an alliance of organisations and individuals who come together with a common aim: to improve the experience of disabled young people's transition to adulthood.
ACT Association Children's Palliative Care www.act.org.uk
ACT - the Association for Children's Palliative Care is a UK-registered charity which is striving to achieve the best quality of life and care for all children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions and their families.
Children's Hospices UK www.childhospice.org.uk
Children’s Hospices UK is the national charity that gives voice and support to all children’s hospice services. Our vision is for every child who is not expected to reach adulthood - and their family - to have awareness of, and access to, the highest standards of care and support in the location of their choosing.
Sibs is for people who grow up with a brother or sister with special needs, disability, chronic illness. This group of people are often referred to as ‘siblings’. There are at least 2 million of these siblings in the UK. Many siblings need support and information at different stages of their lives.
Disability North www.disabilitynorth.org.uk
Disability North aims to promote inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people. They have a range of services including an Information and Advisory Service where you can help and advice around benefits and an Independent Living Resource Centre for full information on aids and equipment.
Percy Hedley Foundation www.percyhedley.org.uk
A charity providing specialist services for disabled people in the North East of England. The Percy Hedley Foundation promotes the rights, needs and aspirations of disabled children and adults through specialist, high quality services, includes a Family Support Service and Nursery, Schools, a College, Day and Residential Adult Services and a Sports Academy.'
Association for all Speech Impaired Children (AFASIC) www.afasic.org.uk
Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. They provide information and training for parents - and professionals - and produce a range of publications. Members meet in local groups in many areas of the UK.
Whizz-Kidz is a charity that is all about giving disabled children the chance to lead a more independent life. Our service meets their individual mobility needs and ensures they get the right mobility equipment, advice and training at the right time.
I CAN www.ican.org.uk
I CAN works to support the development of speech, language and communication skills in all children with a special focus on those who find this hard: children with a communication disability.
Mencap is the leading UK charity for people with a learning disability and their families.
Scope is the disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Their aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.
Rays of Sunshine www.raysofsunshine.org.uk
Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity exists to grant the wishes of terminally and seriously ill children between the ages of 3-18 who live in the United Kingdom.
Dreams Come True www.dctc.org.uk
Dreams Come True is a charity that makes the dreams of terminally or seriously ill children become a reality. The only limit to the dream is the child’s imagination.
Willow Foundation http://www.willowfoundation.org.uk/home.shtml
The Willow Foundation is a national charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 through the provision of special days.
Compassionate Friends www.compassionatefriends.org
Supporting families after a child dies.
Winston’s Wish www.winstonswish.org.uk
Help for bereaved children and their families.
Child Bereavement Trust www.childbereavement.org.uk
A charity with online information for young people who’ve been bereaved.