Support Agencies & Charities

There are so many Support Agencies around that may be able to offer help, support, guidance or simple further information. This list is by no means exhaustive but is a starting point for you.

Support Agencies

Contact a Family
The Contact a Family freephone Helpline is an advice service for parents and family members caring for a disabled child.  Freephone helpline 0808 808 3555 (9.30 – 5pm Mon-Fri) email:  or go to our website

Downs Syndrome Association

We are a national organisation, committed to improving quality of life for people who have Down’s syndrome, promoting their right to be included on a full and equal basis with others.

ERIC – The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity

ERIC is the national charity dedicated to improving children’s bowel and bladder health. Our mission is to reduce the impact of continence problems on children and their families.

Home Safety – Trafford Children’s Occupational Therapy Service

The below information leaflet provide you with measures to help you to care safely for your child at home.

Mindsum -Mental health Support

A nonprofit organisation that uses technology to design and develop products and services for mental healthcare of children and young people.

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport -Invisiable Disabilities Scheme

National Autistic Society
A national charity that provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaigns for a better world for autistic people

National Deaf Children’s Society
A national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

RNIB– Royal National Institute for the Blind
Offers practical and emotional support for everyone effected by sight loss

SEND Parent Carers Chatty Café 

All parent carers in Trafford are invited to a friendly coffee morning for peer to peer support, signposting, to listen to guest speakers and enjoy some wellbeing sessions

Provides support, information and advice for people with disabilities and their families.

Sky Badger
Finding Help for Disabled Children and their Families.

Trafford ESOL Advice Service

Trafford ESOL Advice Service provides information and guidance for anyone in the community who does not speak English as a first language

Trafford Sleep Tight

Poor sleep doesn’t have to be a given. If sleep is an issue in your home, we’re here to help.  Sleep Tight Trafford offer one-to-one sleep clinics for local parents and carers of children aged 2-18 years in Trafford. Our sleep practitioners work with you to create a personalised sleep plan for your child so everyone can get a good night’s sleep

Turn 2 Us Benefit support

Check your entitlements, apply for grants and gain support.


Dreams Come True Charity

Dreams Come True Charity enable children and young people with serious or life-limiting conditions from disadvantaged backgrounds to feel the long-term impact of having a dream fulfilled. Dreams can include UK holidays, garden or room makeovers, equipment for hobbies, sensory equipment or anything else your child wants!

There is a criteria, so check their website, above, to see if your child qualifies.

CEA Card

The CEA card is a national scheme developed by UK cinemas. It ensures a complimentary ticket for carers.

Family fund

Family Fund believes that families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as wider families.  We try to make this happen every day by:


The UK’s largest charitable provider of specialist equipment for disabled children

Delamere School Irlam Road Flixton M41 6AP
T: 0161 747 5893 E:
Ofsted Outstanding Provider
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