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Cerebra is a charity supporting families with children 16 and under with brain conditions. We currently fund research throughout the country into various aspects such as behaviour, sleep, premature births and legal issues. We have a sleep service where our sleep practitioner can provide sleep workshops and presentations and also do 1:1 work with families and create a personalised sleep plan. Our regional officers are able to provide information and advice on all sorts of different things, such as looking for specialist equipment (e.g. trikes/car seats) to where to look for funding to help pay for these. I also signpost a lot to relevant organisations/charities and can help with form filling (grants/DLA). We have a lending library where we loan out books for families (for free) these include books on conditions, sleep, sensory, mindfulness, diet, health and wellbeing etc. We also loan out sensory toys, including a couple of weighted blankets. We have a holiday home families can stay in, and have a grants/wills and trusts voucher scheme (however both of these are full/closed at the minute!) We have a free stress helpline families can call, and we publish various parent guides (including DLA guide, anxiety guide, challenging behaviour factsheet, […]
Communication Matters (CM) is a UK-wide charity committed to supporting people of all ages who find talking difficult because they have little or no clear speech. This can be via paper based communication supports or computer based voice output, we call this AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). Communication can be compromised across many conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Brain Injury, Learning Difficulties and Autism. We have an associate membership of around 400 people. Members come from across the UK and from all the various interests in AAC – personal experience, professional, commercial and research. Members receive copies of our Journal which is published 3 times a year, amongst other benefits. We hold a number of events: most notably our International AAC Conference held over 2.5 days at the University of Leeds each September, as well as UK-wide AAC Information Days (product demonstration days) and Study Days which focus on a particular topic of AAC. We also have many online resources and publications and an AAC Forum. If you are interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Communication Matters, 3rd Floor, University House, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Contact a Family is a National Charity supporting families of children with disabilities throughout their journey, from birth – 25 years. We are an information, guidance and advice charity offering help and support across a wide range of issues that families encounter from Health, Education, Finances and Benefits, Family issues, equipment, grants, legal aspects etc. Our team of specialist trained experts that staff our help desk supporting families with queries at times of need ; and we also have parent advisors that work in the regions supporting families with workshops, events, support groups etc.
Contact 209-211 City Road London EC1V 1JN
Contact A Family
Family Fund provides grants to families raising disabled and seriously ill children aged 17 and under. Our grants support a family, improve their well-being, increase quality of life and ease many of the pressures they often face. We are a registered charity and the UK’s largest provider of grants to families living on low incomes who are raising disabled or seriously ill children. Our grants bring practical and essential help that is often a lifeline to a family such as washing machines, fridges, bedding, specialist toys and much-need family breaks. With limited funding we try to help as many families as we can. We use our own eligibility criteria to ensure that we only help families in the most need. We will consider helping a family once every 12 months and will usually look at a grant application 12 months from the date of the last grant. Depending on what a family have asked for, we will award a grant in a number of different ways. We work in partnership with a range of providers who help us to make our funding go further and help us to evidence that the grant awarded is used for the purpose it is […]
4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, York, YO32 9WN