Resources

Benefits

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance – sometimes referred to as DLA – is a tax-free benefit for children and adults who need help with personal care or have walking difficulties because they are physically or mentally disabled.

 http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/DG_10011731

Financial support for carers

There is a range of benefits, tax credits and other financial support that you may be able to receive as a carer.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/CaringForSomeone/MoneyMatters/DG_10037637?CID=DWP&TYPE=Sponsoredsearch&CRE=MoneyMatters

Cerebral Palsy Sites

Scope

Scope, the disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Our aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.

www.scope.org.uk

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK’s estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

www.epilepsy.org.uk

Group Contacts

Contact a Family

We are the only UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.

www.cafamily.org.uk

Holidays

Safe Haven

For more information about his delightful holiday bungalow, check out the website below.

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www.disabled-access-holidays.co.uk

Legal Matters

Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapy

Speech and Language Therapy

Sports Associations

Riding for the Disabled Association

RDA is a federation of Member Groups, which are dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities, through the provision of opportunities for riding and/or carriage driving. Groups enable people to improve their health and wellbeing, delivering a real and lasting therapy that not only benefits mobility and co-ordination, but encourages confidence and self worth whilst having fun.

www.rda.org.uk

English Federation of Disability Sport

English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is the national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England. We work closely with the six National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) recognised by Sport England to develop sporting opportunities for the 11 million disabled people in England.

 www.efds.net

Therapy Centres

The Bobath Centre

The Bobath approach to the management of children with cerebral palsy was pioneered and developed by Dr Karel and Mrs Berta Bobath. Begun in the 1940’s the Bobath Concept is now well known and accepted in many countries as one of the leading approaches.

www.bobath.org.uk