CONTACT A FAMILY

Gives advice and information to families with disabled or special needs children. The organisation also provides a range of factsheets and has a network of volunteer representatives. Helpline: 0808 808 3555 (Freephone: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm).

EMERGENCY CHILDCARE

An emergency childcare service for working parents who have experienced a breakdown of their regular childcare. You can search for and book local nursery and childminder places or an emergency nanny with only 30 minutes to 2 hours’ notice.

KIDS – SCHOOL YEARS

KIDS’ vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations and their right to an inclusive community which supports them and their families. They run… Saturday and after-school clubs School holiday play schemes Short breaks Respite care Residential short breaks

NIGHT NANNIES

Night Nannies can provide overnight care (sometimes that same day) so that new parents and babies can get a good night’s sleep, and establish a good bedtime routine.

PACEY

PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.  PACEY supports everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families.  As well as training, practical help and expert advice for childcare practitioners working throughout England and Wales, PACEY represents their views and experiences and champions their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.

 

 

PARKWOOD HEALTHCARE

Parkwood Nurses, through its branches in London, Manchester and the East of England, specialises in providing nurses, care assistants and project workers to the NHS, private and voluntary organisations.

SNAP

SNAP childcare only deal with special needs placements. They place professional nannies, carers, facilitators, enablers and support workers throughout the UK and abroad to work with babies and children with additional needs, including those with mild learning difficulties to profound and multiple disabilities. They also place people with families who are in difficult situations or with parents who need help looking after their children, for example, those who have an acquired brain injury. Their SNAP16+ Division works with young adults with additional needs.

SPECIAL KIDS IN THE UK

Online support group for families of disabled children with special needs. The aim is to bring families together for friendship, to share information and to support one another. Advice on education, services, therapies, respite and other issues.If you care for a disabled child, you and your child may be entitled to some financial assistance and concessions to aid with the increase in living and travelling costs.

THE COMPLETE GROUP

The Complete Group is a leading UK health care provider, giving support to enable children and adults with disabilities to lead full and independent lives in their own homes. They specialise in working with people with acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and other disabling conditions, including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. They are experienced in working with ventilator-dependent clients and are experts in paediatric care.