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Organisations

**Find a Charity** www.charitychoice.co.uk/charities

Easy to use online resource to either find a charity - a charity based in your area, or a charity with a special interest relevant to you - or to donate money.

3hFund

Organises subsidised group holidays for physically disabled children and adults and in parallel afford a period of respite for their regular carers.

Action for Kids

Action For Kids (AFK) is a national charity working with children and young people with physical and learning disabilities and their parents and carers. We help to transform young lives by removing the barriers to independence.

The ACT Foundation

ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, particularly those who have a physical or mental disability or the aged.

Aidis Trust

A charity specialising in Computer Technology to help disabled people.

Free impartial advice and support on computer related Assistive Technology to disabled people and those who care for them on an individual basis or group training sessions.

BIME

The Bath Institute of Medical Engineering is a design and development charity in medical engineering; working with users and medical professionals to solve problems of disability and healthcare with practical technology.

Boparan Charitable Trust

Our mission is to enrich the lives of children who are disadvantaged through poverty, disability and terminal illness.

Brainwave

Charity dedicated to achieving the potential of children with Developmental Delay. Providing support for Parents, Schools and Health Professionals.

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Calvert Trust

Accessible outdoor activity breaks and courses for people with disabilities, together with their families and friends.

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Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children is a national charity for sick and disabled children across the UK. It provides specialist equipment, treatment and therapies as well as our Destinations Dreams holiday for children (and their family) fighting life threatening conditions.

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Cerebra

Cerebra funds ground-breaking research into brain injury and neurological disorders, supports parents with information or services, and offers grants to help improve the quality of life of children with neurological conditions.

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Childrens Hope Foundation

Children's Hope Foundation is a young growing charity whose aim is to improve the quality of life for children and young people affected by illness, disability or poverty by meeting, within our power, their social and medical needs.

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Children Today

Children Today is a National Charity, working at a Local level to provide grants for vital, life-changing equipment for children and young people with sickness or disabilities, across the UK

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Contact a Family (CaF)

Contact a Family is the only UK charity providing support and advice to parents of children in the UK who are born or diagnosed with a serious disability.

If you are new to this, then this is a good place to start.

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Council for Disabled Children

Promotes collaborative work between different organisations providing services and support for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs.

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Crackerjacks Children's Trust

Helping Children with Disabilities. Providing respite breaks, specialist equipment and support to families for children with disabilities.

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DEMAND (Design & Manufacture for Disability) DEMAND provides specially designed equipment for people with disabilities where no other equipment exists.

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Disability Equipment Register

A self support organisation providing a service for disabled people and their families, to enable them to Buy, Sell, or Exchange Specialist Disability Equipment, on a direct one-to-one personal basis.

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Disabled Gear

FREE & easy-to-use website designed to make buying and selling second-hand disability equipment painless.

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Disabled Living

Based in Greater Manchester, Disabled Living has given an invaluable service to disabled people of all ages for over 108 years. They offer a comprehensive range of services to improve the quality of life of disabled people, their families and carers.

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Disability Now Newspaper

The campaigning newspaper that puts you in the picture

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Disabled Living Foundation

A national UK Charity it is our vision to provide the best possible choice for people who use equipment to live a more independent life.

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Disabilities Trust

Charity providing a range of services have including purpose-built accommodation, community-based housing, respite care, education, community enabling and rehabilitation.

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Dravet Syndrome UK

UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by Dravet syndrome through support, education and medical research.

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Equipment for Disabled Children

EDC gives help to local disabled children who live or are educated in the Guildford area or are under the care of the Royal Surrey County Hospital Children's Unit. We provide equipment to disabled children to make their lives as full as possible.

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Every Life is For A Reason - ELIFAR Foundation

Run almost entirely by volunteers. ELIFAR aims to help improve the quality of life mainly of profoundly disabled children and young adults, whether living at home or in residential care.

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eQuip for Life

Provides a free service for disabled people and their families wishing to buy or sell used disabled equipment on the internet.

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Family Fund

Our purpose is to ease the stress on families in the UK who care for severely disabled children under 16, by providing grants and information related to the care of the child

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Fledglings

A not-for-profit organisation which helps parents and carers of a child with special needs of any kind to find simple, affordable solutions to practical problems.

We offer a free product search service to locate toys, clothing, developmental aids and other items which may stimulate the child’s development or give relief to the carer.

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Freddies Friends

A website to help disabled children and their families.

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Get Kids Going

National charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport.

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Gloucestershire Cloud 9

Cloud 9 sends seriously ill and physically handicapped children on the holiday of a lifetime

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Hadland Foundation

The Hadland Foundation is a charity formed by the Hadland Care Group to help families in need across Somerset, Dorset and Hampshire. The charity acts to relieve the needs of individuals in the community who by reason of their age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, cannot independently achieve emotional stability or a quality of life.

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Internet Resources for Special Children

The IRSC web site is dedicated to communicating information relating to the needs of children with disABILITIES on a global basis.

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Keeping Your Autistic Kids Safe

Most parents place their childrenís safety as a top priority as a rule. But for parents of autistic kids, the reality is that it can be even more difficult to keep your children safe from themselves and others simply because of the nature of their disorder.

However, parents of autistic children should not live in constant fear: there are tips parents and are givers of autistic kids can follow to make sure they stay safe.

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Kids Active

National charity promoting play for disabled children.

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Kids Needs

A worldwide resource that provides children with special needs, families and other caregivers with access to comprehensive information and resources.

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Kids Online

KIDS is a national charity dedicated to helping children and young people with disabilities and special needs develop their skills and abilities and to realise their potential.

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Lagan's Foundation

The UK's first and only National Charity to provide support and at home care to families with babies and children under the age of 5 diagnosed with acquired or Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) OR feeding difficulties.

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Lifeline 4 Kids (formerly The Handicapped Childrenís Aid Committee)

Formed for one purpose Ė to provide essential equipment to help improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and special needs irrespective of their race or creed.

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The Lily Foundation

Funds research to improve diagnosis and increase treatment options, and ultimately find a cure for children with Mitochondrial Disease. Raises much needed awareness of these conditions both in the general population and the medical community. Supports families affected by this condition.

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Link Foundation

The Link foundation is a Maidenhead based children’s charity committed to improving the lives of children and their families in the local community and surrounding areas

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Make-A-Wish

Grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

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Miracles

MIRACLES is a British-based charity with a worldwide reputation. Born of a graveside hug between a Muslim and a Christian at the height of the Bosnian war, many a miracle has been achieved over the years since MIRACLES came into being.

MIRACLES VISION is to create little MIRACLES for those who really need them

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Motivation

Our mission statement is "to initiate self-sustaining projects to enhance the quality of life of wheelchair users"

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Muir Maxwell Trust The Trustís remit is to provide practical support to children and their families coping with severe epilepsy and to increase awareness and understanding of epilepsy and help remove the stigma associated with the condition.

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Mumsnet Excellent resource for information and advice plus a very active forum.

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National Autistic Society

Their aim was to encourage a better understanding of autism and to pioneer specialist services for people with autism and those who care for them.

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Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children(formerly BDF Newlife)

The UK's leading Child Health and Research Charity, formerly focussing on conditions arising from birth defects burt now with a wider scope to help all disabled and terminally ill children

  • Funding vital medical research to understand, prevent, combat and treat inborn conditions.

  • Dedicated nurse service to comfort, inform and support families and those at risk.

  • Providing grants to affected families, funding vital equipment and assistance support.

  • Campaigning to raise the level of awareness helping people to act, prior to pregnancy, to reduce the risks.

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Newlifeable

Free equipment service finding new homes for used disability equipment.

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NHS Wheelchair Services Directory

A complete listing of all of the NHS Wheelchair Services in the country !

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Over The Moon

Raises money for the relief of sickness or disability amongst children and young people, and for the provision of respite support and care for the members of their families in the Surrey and Hampshire area.

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PACT Charity (Parents and Children Together)

PACT is one of the UKís leading independent adoption agencies, placing children with secure and loving families and supporting them with specialist therapeutic support.

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Parents of Disabled Children

Forum for parents of children with a disability, lots of information and advice.

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Percy Hedley Foundation

A charity providing specialist services for disabled people in the North East of England, The Percy Hedley Foundation promotes the rights, needs and aspirations of disabled children and adults through specialist, high quality services.

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Physcap - Big help for Little People

PhysCap is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical disabilities, by purchasing specialised and therapeutic equipment.

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Queen Elizabeth Foundation Disability Information Service

has been at the forefront of disability information dissemination. It aims to make high quality, impartial and independent information available to enquirers across the UK.

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RADAR

The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation is a national organisation of and for disabled people.

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React

Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with Potentially Terminal Illness, giving depth to short lives.

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Roald Dahl Foundation

Offers practical assistance to children and families in three areas: neurology, haematology and literacy. Provides a programme of grant-giving to charities, hospitals, and individuals.

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SCOPE

A disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Scope's aim is that disabled people achieve equality.

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Share Care Network

Promoting family based short breaks for disabled children and young people.

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Shine

Provides specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff. Shine enables people to get the best out of life.

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Sky Badger

Sky Badger finds help and adventure for disabled children and their families in the UK. Find sports, grants, help at school, sibling groups, holidays, free stuff and so much more!

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Special Kids in the UK

Families who have children and young people with special needs often deal with similar challenges. They may have concerns about education, services, therapies, respite and other issues directly related to their child. Special Kids in the UK aim is to bring families together for friendship, to share information and to support one another.

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Special Needs Information Point (SNIP)

Provides advice and information on services available to children with special needs and their carers.

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Disabled Facility Grants

A valuable guide on grants available for stairlifts and other mobility equipment put together by Stay Home Stairlifts.

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Special Needs Kids

Information Directory and shopping site to help parents and carers of children with special needs.

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Steps

National charity supporting children and adults affected by a lower limb condition.

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Talk About Autism

Online community for parents and carers of children with autism and others to talk about how autism impacts on their lives. Itís a great place to share your story, get support and help other people to understand more about autism.

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Tree of Hope

The Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives.

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Treloar Trust

Provides education, therapy, care and independence training for young people with disabilities. We aim to provide each individual with the support, confidence and skills to achieve the best in all aspects of their life.

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Wheelchair Children

Helping wheelchair using children get mobile.

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Whizz-Kidz

National children's charity with a very simple goal - to give disabled children independent mobility.

By providing customised wheelchairs, tricycles and other specialised mobility equipment, Whizz-Kidz improves the quality of life of disabled children across the UK and literally lets children be children.

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Youreable

Youreable is the one-stop Internet site for disabled people,their carers, family and friends

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Commercial

Active Design Active Design manufacture a range of postural management products, including the CAPS II seat.

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Adaptive Mall US resource for special disability equipment, it's surprising what is available including a large range of specialist pushchairs - but you would probably have to import it yourself.

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All Ability Cycling

Specialist range of cycles and tricycles enabling children and adults with many different levels of physical and cognitive ability to participate in cycling alongside their peers, promoting fitness, fun and inclusion.

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All Terrain Wheelchairs

Serious kit to go where no ordinary wheelchair, manual or powered, will go...and get back again !

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Crelling Harnesses for Disabled Manufacturers of specialist wheelchair and car seat harnesses for the disabled.

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Delichon Suppliers of the Delta all terrain pushchair - similar to our Independence and Freedom models.

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Ebay Disability Resources

The place to buy and sell spare disability equipment.

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Everyday Angels

A specialist recruitment company offering care to people with special needs.

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Hip-Pose

Hip-Pose manufacture an award winning range of clothing for babies and toddlers being treated for hip dysplasia (DDH).

Hip-Pose clothes have been designed with the help of NHS staff treating DDH and approved by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. They are safe to wear during treatment and allow the hip harness to do it's job.

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Kangoo

All Terrain 3 Wheel pushchair, with supportive seat and bike trailer options.

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Leannes Weighted Blankets

Weighted therapy is becoming widely recommended in the UK by Paediatricians and Occupational Therapists who work with children, adolescents and adults with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Downs syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and many other conditions.

Hand made, custom weighted blankets at very competitive prices, without compromising the quality. 

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Liberator

Liberator is one of the leading suppliers of voice output communication aids and simple technology equipment in the United Kingdom.

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Tendercare

The 3 Wheel postural control system has been designed to enhance the seating position of children with moderate postural problems.

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Specialised Orthotic Services (SOS)

Manufacturers of supportive seats, and many other things, for children and adults with special needs.

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Wheelchair Ramps

UK based supplier, installer and advisor on portable and permanent wheelchair ramps.

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Wike Special Needs Bicycle Trailers

Suppliers of specialised bicycle trailers which can be converted to pushchairs with the potential for transporting TWO older/larger children.

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If you would like to suggest a web site or resource to be added to this page please email nigel@specialneedspushchairs.co.uk  

 

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