Cerebra: Founded in 2001, Cerebra is a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions, through research, information and direct, on-going support. Living with neurological conditions can make life very hard, not just for the child, but for their family too. At Cerebra, with the help of our supporters, we aim to make it easier.
T: 01267 244200
Changing Places: Thousands of people need Changing Places toilets to enable them to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities many of us take for granted. The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.
T: 020 7696 6019
Disabled Facilities Grant: You could get a grant from your council if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home, for example to:
• widen doors and install ramps
• improve access to rooms and facilities - eg stairlifts or a downstairs bathroom
• provide a heating system suitable for your needs
• adapt heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use
A Disabled Facilities Grant will not affect any benefits that you receive.
Dogs for Good: formerly Dogs for the Disabled.
Our assistance dogs support children with a range of disabilities, giving them more independence, confidence and a best friend. Our autism assistance dogs transform the lives of families affected by autism, helping a child remain calm and focused in busy places.
T: 01295 252600
Eureka! The national children’s museum: the Extra Pair of Hands service provides families and organised groups with a specially trained enabler to support them throughout their visit. The service is free with an annual pass, and each family is entitled to two supported visits (each visit lasting two hours) per year. There is also a monthly Super Saturday club for children with additional needs – check the website for dates and further details.
T: 01422 330012
Newlife foundation for disabled children: the UK’s largest charity funder of children’s specialist disability equipment. We also run the UK’s only national emergency equipment service, for terminally ill children. Newlife Nurses support thousands of families, we campaign for policy change and we fund targeted medical research, to improve child health.
T: 01543 462 777
The SPACE Centre: based in Preston, we have two large sensory rooms and a third smaller room. The centre has the largest multi-sensory environment in the United Kingdom for people with special needs. SPACE can cater for people with a wide range of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Profound Multiple Disabilities, Autism and brain injuries.
T: 01772 760403
Riding for the Disabled Association: our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK.
Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting, showjumping and Hippotherapy to up to 28,000 people each year.
T: 0845 658 1082
Munch, Poke, Ping (MPP): a project which explores how social media and mobile phone technology affects young people’s peer relationships, behaviour and identity and how they cope when there is conflict online. The project works directly with young people who are, or who feel, excluded and uses film-making to help ‘unlock’ and explore young people’s experience of growing up online.
Priory Woods Website http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/
Education City http://www.educationcity.com
Spark Island http://www.sparkisland.com
Parent Line Plus http://www.parentlineplus.org.uk
Parent Partnership Service
Help and advice is available to all our parents. A Parent Partnership Officer may accompany parents to meetings with school or the Local Authority.
Contact Blackpool Parent Partnership Via the following link