Other Resources

Action for Sick Children
The UK’s leading children’s healthcare charity, specially formed to ensure that sick children always receive the highest standard of care possible.

Advisory Centre for Education
Provides advice and information to parents and carers across the UK on a wide range of school related issues.

Association of Charitable Organisations
ACO is the national UK umbrella body for Trusts and Foundations that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need.

Carers Direct
Offers a wide range of information, advice and support for carers of all ages.

Carers UK
Aims to improve carers’ lives by providing information, advice, support and advocacy.

Contact A Family
CAF Family Workers provide 1:1 help for families on a wide range of issues they encounter when caring for a disabled child.

Cyclists Fighting Cancer
Provides bicycles for children who have had cancer, their siblings and children of adults diagnosed with cancer.

Disabled Living Foundation
Provides impartial advice, information and training on daily living aids.

Hats 4 Heads
Provide stylish hats for all ages of people who have lost their hair through illness.

Home Start
A national network of trained parent volunteers who support struggling parents, no matter what the reason.

MATTDOTCOM
Aims to provide teenagers who have long term or life threatening illnesses, with computer technology that enables them to maintain contact with friends and school, and continue their education.

Medicines for children
Web-site providing easily understandable information about medicines which may be prescribed for children.

Panel for Specialist Education Advice (IPSEA)
Provides free legal advice to families of children with special educational needs.

Parent Plus
Provides practical advice and guidance for anyone supporting children.

Rainbow Trust
Provides practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

REACT
Helps families caring for a child with an illness which is life threatening or has the potential to shortern their lifespan. Its purpose is to provide funding in situations where none is available elsewhere.

Samaritans
Provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24/7 for anyone experiencing distress or despair.

The Family Fund
Provides grants to families with severely disabled or seriously ill children.

The Newlife Foundation
Action to help disabled and terminally ill children in the UK

Whizz-Kidz
Customised wheelchairs, tricycles and other specialised mobility equipment for children.

Youth Access
Provides the addresses and telephone numbers of local services providing counselling, advice, information, befriending, for children and adolescents.