Contact, the national charity for families with disabled children.
They support families with the best possible guidance and information.
They bring families together to support each other.
They help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
There are over 300 independent Network Partners working with us in communities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These independent groups and organisations are connected to the Mencap Network to bring about change for people with a learning disability.
Find the right support, services and information for your family
At Home: Things that we might need at home, like specialised equipment, personal assistants & babysitting
Health & Wellbeing: Locally available therapies, health centres, dentists and advice around our health
Overnights & Breaks Away: Respite, specialist breaks or holidays.
Fun Stuff: Activities and groups that are fun and suitable for my family and our needs, such as short breaks or accessible clubs and classes.
Daily Life, Childcare: Supermarkets, childcare, shops and hairdressers – every day services that understand our needs.
Education & Learning: Schools, independence and other life skills – how can we learn in our area?
In Adulthood: Employment, work experience, opportunities and independent living for young people with SEND
Advice, Support, Participation & Training: For families who want to need advice, training or support with anything or would like to join their local paent carer forum.
Toys Books And Clothes: Specialist toys, books and clothes for your child
Technology and Apps: Software, technology and apps that can support your family
Law centres offer legal advice, casework and representation to individuals and groups. They specialise in social welfare law, including welfare rights, disability rights, immigration and asylum, housing and homelessness, employment rights, community care, discrimination and debt.
Law Centres are independent and operate on a not-for-profit basis. They are also accountable to their communities, with local people acting on their management committees.
The LawWorks Clinics Network provides free initial advice on various areas of social welfare law including employment law, housing matters, consumer disputes, debt and welfare rights. The clinics are for people who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.
TVAP is a charity supporting children and adults with all types of special need, however mild or profound, their siblings and parents and carers.
Their specialist indoor and outdoor play, recreational and learning facilities, are available to all children, teenagers and adults with special needs, whether they have a physical or learning disability, a sensory impairment, behavioural difficulties or autism, or whether they are socially disadvantaged or unable to make meaningful use of alternative mainstream provision. They provide unique support to its users, siblings, families, and carers, including respite and advisory services.