Through our Parents Network we want families to feel supported and also offer support to others. We have put together a directory of sources of help and resources that have come from recommendations from families.
Hannah's mum, Mandy says:
‘The equipment provided by Whizz-Kidz has made our family’s life easier. Hannah is a lot more independent and this means less stress for me and more time to do other stuff. Through Whizz-Kidz’s services we have also met other families which has been really helpful and makes me feel like I’m not alone in my struggle to get what is right for my child.
Read more about Mandy's story.
Recommendations from families:
Red Cross – for mobility aids on loan
MENCAP– for advice and support with learning difficulties
3h Fund – subsidised holidays for disabled people and their families
Climb – for help with conditions due to metabolic disorders
Cerabra – to improve the lives of children with brain related conditions
Disabled Parent's Network – A national organisation aiming to increase society’s acceptance of disability in parenthood and provide support information and advice to disabled parents and their families.
Barnardo's – short breaks and respite
Carer’s Trust – advice and support
Contact a Family – supporting families of disabled children
Help Guide – caregiver stress and burnout
Young Minds – parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 if you are worried about your child’s mental health. Free confidential helpline for parents of young people up to age 25
Focus on Disability - a website providing support, information and products for disabled people