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.
Contact a FamilyThe 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: email@example.com 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 -Invisiable Disabilities Scheme
National Autistic SocietyA national charity that provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaigns for a better world for autistic people
National Deaf Children’s SocietyA national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
RNIB– Royal National Institute for the Blindhttp://www.rnib.org.ukOffers 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
ScopeProvides support, information and advice for people with disabilities and their families.
Sky BadgerFinding 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.
The CEA card is a national scheme developed by UK cinemas. It ensures a complimentary ticket for carers.
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