Provides advice on emotional, practical, and financial support available for carers who look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health.
The information on this website is for designed for professionals, carers and relatives who work or live with people who have traumatic brain injuries, strokes, progressive neurological diseases, learning disabilities and infectious diseases. You can find information about modular courses and resources.
If you look after someone, joining The Carers’ Community means you’ll meet people who understand what you’re going through and will listen to you. They provide opportunities to help you connect to others in a similar situation and ways to support your own mental health and wellbeing.
Through carers’ groups and volunteers, Carers UK reaches out to local communities throughout the UK and online. They also provide expert telephone advice and support services for those who want to call and talk about caring. You can also find information about flexible working for carers, financial and practical support, technology and equipment and how to manage your health and relationships.
Here you can find a range of portable postural support products that are clinically sound, practical, and fun to help children with additional needs to take part in everyday life. Some products are used to aid early intervention therapy and are suitable for children aged approximately 1-16. Products include the ‘GottaGo’ portable toilet seat, the ‘UPsee’ mobility device and the ‘Splashy’ portable bath seat.
KIDS is a national charity, founded in 1970, that provides a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families in England. They support children from babies through to young adults, whatever their disability. Services include: drop-in crèches and nurseries for the under 5s to youth clubs, short breaks and residential stays for young adults.
Here you can find care services, a free helpline, equipment grants, an emergency equipment service and play therapy pods (a free loan of specialist toys). The services are aimed at supporting families and professionals caring for disabled and terminally ill children. You can even find out about medical, active, and completed research.
Provides a grants programme that assists families on a low income who have a family member with disabilities, to organise their own UK holiday. They also provide a carers programme to help those who need respite but cannot be away from their cared for.
A blog dedicated to providing advice for parents of children with special needs. There is a wide variety of tips such as how to keep your kids entertained, home-schooling, sleeping tips, communication and other information about parenting a child with brain injury and how siblings with special needs can affect other children in the family.