Supports for Disabled Children, Young People & Their Families - Helping Charities | Resources

The Prince’s Trust

Welcome to The Prince’s Trust We believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed. So, we help 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. More than three in four will achieve a positive outcome, moving into jobs, education and training. How we support young people Many of the young….. Read More

Turn2us    Email : adam.lake@turn2us.org.uk.

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. Charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Financial assistance and other forms of support are often available from grant-giving charities, depending on your particular background and circumstances…… Read More

Livability    Email : info@livability.org.uk

Livability is a disability and community engagement charity: We provide disability and community services that promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. A national provider of commissioned care: We are a national provider of commissioned care services, delivering disability and community projects around the UK. An enabling network: Building on 160 years of social inclusion, we tackle barriers in people’s lives and….. Read More

Time To Change    Email : info@time-to-change.org.uk

Become a champion: Time to Change champions get amazing opportunities every day to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. Join today. Get involved at work: Join hundreds of other organisations and bring Time to Change to your workplace. Take the mental health quiz: How much do you know about mental health and stigma? Take the quiz. Latest personal stories Mental….. Read More

Caudwell Children    Email : charity@caudwellchildren.com

Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK.  Caudwell Children also run an Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and a Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.   How We Help Core Service Information Sheets How We Help Family Services Equipment Services Treatment Services STEP….. Read More

CCHF All About Kids

CCHF All About Kids exists to give disadvantaged children a range of residential activity and respite breaks. Our Breaks Situated in the West Sussex countryside, CCHF All About Kid’s residential centre offers a safe environment in which children are offered a challenging activity programme. Each programme has been developed to meet the often complex and wide-ranging needs of the children. Team-building….. Read More

The Children’s Society    Email : supportercare@childrenssociety.org.uk

The Children’s Society supports 48,000 children and young people every year through our specialist services and children’s centres. We believe in achieving a better childhood for every child but have a particular focus on children who have nowhere else to turn, such as young refugees, children at risk on the streets, disabled children and children in trouble with the law…… Read More

Whizz-Kidz    Email : info@whizz-kidz.org.uk.

Whizz-Kidz is an organisation dedicated to improving the independence and esteem of young Disabled People, through supporting active lifestyles and greater mobility, at school at play and at home. A national wheelchair accessible organisation that operates a nationwide network of ambassadors, runs clubs in a host of localities, creates work placement and skills training opportunities, runs the Kidz Board which….. Read More

Birchington Convalescent Benefit Fund    Email : enquiries@churchsociety.org

The Council of Church Society acts as Trustee for the Birchington Convalescent Benefit Fund.  This fund is used to help ‘poor children’ to have a ‘change of air’ whilst they are recovering from illness or suffering from a long-term illness.  In practice the Trustees give modest grants to help children and their families to take a holiday where they might….. Read More

Dreamflight    Email : office@dreamflight.org

Dreamflight is a UK charity that changes young lives through taking children with a serious illness or disability, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida. Contact Us We welcome all queries. To get in touch with us please complete your details on this contact form and click the Send button. Dreamflight Office: 15 Chiltern Court,….. Read More

Family Holiday Association    Email : info@FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk

The Family Holiday Association is a charity that provides short breaks in the UK for children and their families. Our historyThe charity was started by North London couple Joan and Patrick Laurance, who had experienced first-hand what a difference a break away from home can make. Read the story behind the charity that has been helping struggling families get a break….. Read More

Happy Days Children’s Charity    Email : enquiries@happydayscharity.org

Welcome to Happy Days Children’s Charity: Since 1992, Happy Days Children’s Charity has helped over 200,000 courageous kids in communities throughout the UK with trips, experiences and respite breaks, bringing happiness and hope to them and their families. Last year, we supported over 23,000 children and their families coping with life-limiting illnesses, mental and physical disabilities and those who had….. Read More

HCPT    Email : hq@hcpt.org.uk

Since 1956, HCPT has offered life-changing week-long pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes, France, for disabled and disadvantaged people. Such holidays are with small groups of prepared volunteer helpers. HCPT helps 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children and young people visit every Easter,and hundreds of disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages to enjoy a week at Hosanna House near the town each Summer. The….. Read More

NewLife

Newlife Foundation is a children’s charity that provides grants for aids and equipment for children with special needs in the UK.

The National Holiday Fund (NHF)    Email : office@nhfcharity.co.uk

The National Holiday Fund for Sick and Disabled Children. Provides support for the parents or carers of severely sick or disabled children by offering them a two week respite whilst their children are cared for by us.Parents, or carers are given the opportunity for either a ‘well earned’ rest, or quality time to spend with their other children. The children are….. Read More

TSC Trust    Email : info@tsctrust.org

We work closely with local authority disability units, special needs schools and various other charities throughout the UK. All the Children & families who benefit from our holidays are referred to us directly from one of the above. Thank you for all your support throughout 2015 and into 2016, your funding has enabled us to not only offer holidays to….. Read More

Able Kidz

Able Kidz provide specialist equipment, computers and software to the disabled children or school and also funding any extra tuition needs of a disabled child.

Action for Children

A charity that supports the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK

Action For Kids

Action For Kids exists to support disabled children and young people to live the life they want – just like everyone else.

Assistance Dogs UK

Recognised assistance dogs are dogs that have been trained by accredited member organisations of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF). Over 7,000 disabled people in the UK rely on an assistance dog to help with practical tasks, in addition to the emotional benefits and greater independence that such dogs bring. Who we are Assistance Dogs….. Read More

Barnardo’s    Email : info@barnardos.org.uk

A charity that helps vulnerable children, young people and their families. Barnardo’s transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our services, campaigning and research expertise. We believe we can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence. Barnardo’s works directly with….. Read More

Blind Children UK

Blind Children UK Family Support team gives the families of children with visual impairment emotional and practical support, advice and information.

CAPT

CAPT  are committed to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

Cerebra

Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.

CH Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund (HDCHF)    Email : committee@heswallcamp.org.uk

Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund hosts a completely free week-long summer camp each August for up to 30 boys aged 9-15 years, from North West England, who have physical disabilities. The charity also provides financial assistance to the families of children with disabilities and other disabled groups for whom our camp is not suitable. Michael Byrne MBE and Roy Wignall remain….. Read More

Children Today    Email : info@childrentoday.org.uk

Children Today is a charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment and services for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK.

Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. They work with children and young people from across the UK, both from their specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and in communities around the country.

Contact a Family    Email : helpline@cafamily.org.uk

Contact a Family is the leading UK charity working with all families of disabled children, regardless of the disability or health condition and with a whole family approach. We provide advice, information and support on all aspects of raising a disabled child including finances, education, transition and relationships. We bring families together so they can support each other and we….. Read More

Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector in England, with links to other UK nations.

Disability Challengers

Disability Challengers believe that all disabled children have both the need and the right to play. Play teaches children valuable life lessons, builds confidence, develops a range of skills and provides families with the vital ‘lifeline’ of support that they so desperately need.

Disabled Parents Network

A UK network of disabled parents with news, helpline and a range of resources.

Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True is a national charity that helps children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions to fulfill their dreams.

Dukes Barn

Dukes Barn aim as a education trust, is to ensure that all young people, regardless of ability, special need or disadvantage, are given the opportunity to experience quality outdoor education, in a safe environment, to improve not only their physical fitness but also their confidence and self esteem to enable them to meet the challenges of everyday life, today and….. Read More

Elifar Foundation

The Elifar Foundation is a small charity which aims to help improve the care, facilities and equipment available to profoundly disabled children and young adults both at home or in residential care.

Every disabled child matters

Campaign for rights and justice for all disabled children.

FairFun

Families with children with special needs often find Christmas particularly stressful. Events aren’t suitable or accessible for them, people stare at their children, their children can’t queue to see Santa. FairFun organise quality tailored events where the whole family can be involved and have fun.

Get Kids Going!    Email : info@getkidsgoing.com

Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people – up to the age of 26 yrs – the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. We provide them with specially built sports’ wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many….. Read More

Go Kids Go !

Wheelchair Children’s unique FREE Courses equip young wheelchair users with the skills to become independently mobile so that they can enjoy the same activities as their able bodied peers.

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital has over 240,000 patient visits each year for the rarest and most complex conditions and offers the widest range of paediatric services under one roof in Britain.

Kids    Email : communications@kids.org.uk

Making a life changing difference to disabled children, young people and their families. We care for over 8,000 disabled children, young people and their families every year by delivering around 140 services across England. KIDS is unique; there is no other organisation dedicated to providing such an extensive range of services to disabled children and young people, aged 0-25 years, irrespective….. Read More

KidsOut

Every year KidsOut helps over 35,000 children. KidsOut believe that every young person in the UK has a right to fun and happiness in their lives.

Kith & Kids

Kith & Kids provides activities, opportunities, information and support for people with a learning disability or autism, their parents and siblings.

Lifeline 4 Kids

  Lifeline 4 Kids were formed for one purpose — to provide equipment to help improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and special needs irrespective of race or creed. For the individual child Lifeline 4 Kids provide the full spectrum of specialised equipment such as electric wheelchairs, mobility aids and varying items including specialised computers and sensory….. Read More

LOOK

LOOK mission is to improve the lives of families with Visually Impaired children and young people by providing support, information and activities with a view to helping them gain the best outcomes in life and reach their full potential.

Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK    Email : referrals@makeawish.org.uk

We exist for one reason – to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. Whether it’s starring in their own films, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a life-changing bedroom makeover; our wishes are varied, personal and, most importantly, magical. We go above and….. Read More

MERU    Email : info@meru.org.uk

MERU use their design and engineering skills to custom-make disability equipment for children to exactly meet their needs and to help them achieve their goals. MERU is a charity that designs and makes life-changing equipment for disabled youngsters when no existing product meets their needs. Serving children and young people aged 0-25 all over South East England; MERU creates a….. Read More

ndcs

NDCS’s mission is to remove the barriers to the achievement of deaf children around the world.

Network 81

Enhancing opportunities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Newlife Foundation

Newlife Nurses are the gateway to information, grants and care. They man a national Helpline which supports and informs families, whether they have just been told of their child’s disability or need help accessing local services.

Phoenix Children’s Foundation

The Phoenix Children’s Foundation is a registered charity, set up in 2006 to provide specialist equipment and/or therapeutic activities for disabled terminally ill and special needs children, in order to enhance the quality of their lives.

Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity

Aims to grant the wishes of UK children living with serious or life-threatening illnesses.

REACH – Association for Children with Hand or Arm Deficiency

The association for children with Upper Limb Deficiency.

React

React – Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with Potentially Terminal illness is a dynamic charity working to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged households throughout the UK. React supply a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths, and mobility aids, to essential everyday items like washing machines and tumble dryers.

Relate

Counselling, support and information for all relationships. We’re the UK’s largest provider of relationship support, and every year we help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships. Find out more about what we do and how we can help you here.

SA The Harriet Davis Trust

The Trust provides four self-catering holiday houses in Pembrokeshire, UK for families with disabled children at economical prices. Harriet Davis suffered from a rare degenerative metabolic disease. She was unable to speak, and had lost most of her motor abilities. With difficulty she could use a word chart and make use of an electric wheelchair. Seaside holidays, in the company….. Read More

Shooting Star Chase

Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Special Needs Jungle

Special Needs Jungle is providing resources, training and information for parents and carers of children and young people with special needs and disabilities.

Special Needs Kids

Special Needs Kids is an Information Directory and shopping site to help parents and carers of children with special needs.

Special Needs UK

This site contains comprehensive information on an extensive range of schools and support groups for children of all ages with special needs. You can use the databases to search for the right special needs school or support group for your child, review upcoming events for those with educational special needs or working in the field.

Starlight

Starlight brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by wish granting and also by providing fun, entertainment, laughter and distraction for children in every children’s hospital ward and hospice throughout the United Kingdom. All Starlight’s activities are aimed at distracting children from the pain, fear and isolation they can often feel as a result of their illnesses. Telephone: +44….. Read More

Steps

A national charity supporting children and adults affected by a lower limb condition such as clubfoot or a hip condition.

Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust    Email : Trustees@strongbones.org.uk

Strongbones have funds available to donate towards arthritis, scoliosis, brittle bone disease and all other conditions of the bone. They provide grants for medical equipment, computers/software, toys, sensory equipment, short breaks away, days out and proven household bills.

The ACT Foundation

ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled). ACT’s grants generally fall into the following areas: building (funding modifications such as stairlifts, bathroom adaptations and vehicle adaptations), equipment (provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including….. Read More

THE CHILD CARE ACTION TRUST

Since formation, The Child Care Action Trust has helped more than eight hundred disabled children, living in the United Kingdom (some many times), by the provision of many other forms of equipment and facilities such as Conductive Education, to provide relief for these children, that are not freely available from the health service, social services or affordable by their families.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)    Email : london@DofE.org

Since its creation in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, the DofE has gone from strength to strength. Guided by the same set of principles and by young people themselves, it’s as relevant today as it was then. A flexible programme that helps to develop young people for life and work, the numbers speak for themselves: 93%….. Read More

The Orpheus Centre

Recognized for the excellence of opportunities it offers young disabled and non-disabled people to develop their skills in Performing Arts.

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry    Email : info@royalfoundation.com

Our Mission The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is the Patrons’ primary charitable vehicle, and hopes to become a leading philanthropic investor, effectively using its time and resources to create lasting change in targeted areas and geographies, based on need and on the interests of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince….. Read More

Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick and disabled children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment and therapy in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives.

Treloar Trust

Treloar Trust is a registered charity providing education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK.

Variety

The Variety Club works to help improve the lives of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 19 years across the UK, providing basic items that will improve the lives of individual children. Each year they donate electric wheelchairs, specialist beds, car seats, sensory equipment, standing frames and many other items that can change….. Read More

When You Wish Upon A Star

When You Wish Upon A Star aim is to simply make magical memories for a Wish child and their family to remember for a lifetime.

YoungMinds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Disabled Directory Index:

Directory of Charities & Resources for Disability, Mobility & Independent Living

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