www.downs-syndrome.org.uk - Down's Syndrome Association
www.upfordowns.co.uk - Parent Forum
http://shropshire.gov.uk/social-care-for-children-and-families/disabled-childrens-team/ - Directory of Services for Children, Young People and Families
www.paccshropshire.org.uk - Parent and Carer Council
Parent Partnership - Shropshire & Telford
www.bespokefrance.com - Fully accessible holidays for families living with learning and multi-sensory difficulties
www.makaton.org - Makaton
www.therapy-directory.org.uk - Therapy Directory
www.nationalforum.co.uk - National forum of people with learning difficulties
www.mencap.org.uk - Mencap - the voice of learning disability
www.dseinternational.org - Down's Syndrome Education International
www.ican2.org.uk - Information for disabled children and young people for Telford and Wrekin
www.getcyclingdisability.org (also on facebook) - A huge variety of cycles and adaptions for individuals with a disability allowing them to enjoy and benefit from cycling.
www.phototrails.org - Phototrails offers an expanding database of walks/trails throughout the UK. Each walk is described with photographs allowing you to see just what the walk is like. Each trail is given an accessibility rating to help you decide whether it meets your needs.
www.lowerbush.co.uk - Lower Bush Farm is a 30 acre rural skills center between Ludlow and Bridgnorth. The farm caters for a variety of client groups including school holiday club for children and young people with SEN and their mainstream siblings and friends. Sessions include animal care (horses, ponies, goats, pigs, rheas, poultry etc), forestry, woodwork, fire building, vegetable garden etc. Session are £25.00 per session per child, sessions are 9am - 4pm during the school holidays (closed for two weeks each year at Christmas). Contact [email protected], 07734295144 / 07817666267.
www.charlottestandems.co.uk - We are a charity who loan tandems, tag a longs and trikes to riders with down's syndrome and other special needs who might struggle to ride a two wheeled bike by themselves. Our borrowers are both children and adults.Tandems are fun and safe way to get out and about as friends, a couple, family or group. They are available for hire for a couple of months at a time. If you would like to borrow oe then please go to our website and complete the interest form.
Family Fund help families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under. They will look at any grant request that relates to the needs of a disabled or seriously ill child, young person and their family.
https://www.merlinsmagicwand.org/ - Merlins magic wand aim to put the magic back into the childhoods of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. They make this happen by arranging magical days out at Merlin Entertainments attractions, such as LEGOLAND Resort® theme parks, SEA LIFE Centres and Madame Tussauds.
On magical days out, families have a chance to create long-lasting memories and take valuable time out from stressful daily routine.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who:
- is under 16
- has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability
there are various organisations/ websites that provide useful information when completing a DLA application.
Please feel free to contact the group if you would like help or advice on [email protected]
http://w3.cerebra.org.uk/ - Cerebra offers an abundance of advice on various aspects of life raising a child with a neurological disability.
The Albrighton Trust is a charity that provides educational, recreational and leisure facilities for disabled users. They provide sports, arts, education and recreational facilities for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages and their carers. The trust is aimed at provisions for 15-25 year olds.
Albrighton Trust Moat and gardens aim is to provide inclusive social, learning and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities; this includes those with significant sensory, physical impairments or learning difficulties and those with complex and challenging behavioural needs.
The site has a training, resource and learning centre, angling facilities for people with disabilities and facilities to help develop horticultural skills and knowledge.
http://flash-leisurecentre.powys.gov.uk/index.php - The Flash Leisure Centre
http://www.cleardesign.co.uk - Clear
http://www.dykeyaxley.co.uk - Dyke Yaxley
http://www.flexit.co.uk - Flex IT
http://www.shrewsburytown.com/club/community/ - Shrewsbury Community Support Trust