Supporting Disabled Children
We help disabled children and young people gain confidence and independence. We’re there for families when they need us. A disabled child should have the same opportunities as any other child. But caring for a disabled child or young person can be challenging. Even the most experienced parents and care takers need someone to turn to for help and advice.
The tailored support we offer helps families cope and gives disabled children a chance to thrive. Last year, we helped more than 5 disabled children, young people and their families with our services.
• Dedicated support
We provide support to homes that are already established and take care of disabled children and their families. These homes work with the family to make sure the young person’s opinions get heard. If they need it, we can speak on their behalf.
These homes help children and young people build the confidence to lead their own lives. This includes teaching or helping with life skills, friendships, community activities and getting around.
For those with more complex needs, it may be about celebrating the small steps. We support young people to reach their full potential, whatever that may be.
• Getting the right help
It can be hard for families to know where to look for the help. We help families find the support they need in their area. We do this with disabled children and young people, so they get to say what works for them too.
Our work doesn’t stop there. We encourage parents and care takers of these children to take part in forums where they can share their views and help improve local services for all disabled children.