We hope you find the following documents and links to other organisations useful. This is not a definitive list and we welcome suggestions for further links to be added.
London Borough of Enfield - www.enfield.gov.uk/info/200012/children_with_disabilities_and_special_educational_needs
This links to the LA website with information on SEN. There is also a link on the page to Enfield Joint Service for Disabled Children which will give you information on the range of services they provide.
Action for Kids - www.actionforkids.org
A national charity working with children and young people with physical and learning disabilities, and their parents and carers. It provides mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs, and offers a maintenance service. They also have a family support service to give advice.
Cerebra - www.cerebra.org.uk
A charity who reserach on brain conditions and provide support to aprents, carers and professionals. They also have a postal lending library of books, sensory items and toys designed for tactile, audio and visual stimulation.
Children Today Charitable Trust - http://www.childrentoday.org.uk
A charity which gives grants for equipment.
Daytrippers - www.daytrippers.org.uk
A charity which helps children with a life limiting condition or disabilities enjoy experiences that otherwise might not be available to them.
Dream Factory - http://yourdreamfactory.blogspot.com
A charity which aims to make wishes come true for children with life limiting or life threatening conditions or who suffer from severe disabilities
Family Carer Support Service – www.hft.org.uk
Offers information and support to family carers in a variety of ways:
- Individual contact with you by telephone, letter or email
- Workshop courses to share knowledge, skills and support
- Developing resources focused on family carer issues
- Working in partnership with other organisations
Family Fund - www.familyfund.org.uk
They help with grants for things which make life easier and enjoyable for children who are disabled and their families.
Greenside - www.greenside.herts.sch.uk
Great sensory stories just add props.
Hopes and Dreams - www.hopesdreams.org
A charity which makes dreams come true for seriously or terminally children
I Can Kids - www.icanforkids.com
'I can kids' are short DVDs which aim to teach everyday tasks. For example - 'I can get dressed ' and 'I can brush my teeth' T
Imagination Tree - www.theimaginationtree.com
A website for sensory play ideas. Nice for playing in the garden.he DVDs are 6-8 minutes long and feature key words and focus on sounds and sensations children may experience.
Inclusive Technology - www.helpkidzlearn.com
Fantastic range of online resources and free downloads.
Insignis - www.insignisltd.co.uk
They sell ‘comfort beds’ and beds with high sides.
Make a Wish Foundation – www.worldwish.org/wishes
A charity which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Moorcroft - www.moorcroft.hillingdon.sch.uk
Sensory stories for secondary aged pupils.
Net Buddy - www.netbuddy.org.uk
Provides tips and ideas for people who care for someone with a learning disability. The helpful suggestions are from people who've been where you are.
New Life Foundation for disabled children - http://www.newlifecharity.co.uk
Provides grants for equipment, an ‘on-line chat’ service, a nursing service which advises on what things mean (such as medical terms), what to ask at appointments, how to cope with a situation.
Noah’s ark - http://www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk
A charity who provide a hospice service for children in Hertfordshire and North London.
Priorywoods - www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk
ICT, sensory stories and switch work.
Remap - www.remap.org.uk
Volunteer engineers and craftsmen who make free one-off aids for disabled people, such as adaptations for bicycles.
Sensory Ideas - multi-sensory-room.co.uk
A website full of ideas, resources and training for everything sensory.
Signed Stories - www.signpostbsl.com
Stories read by an actor and signed in British Sign Language
Steps Charity - www.stepscharity.org
A charity who loan out switch toys and switches.
Variety Club - www.varietyclub.org.uk
They raise money for raising funds for specialist minibuses, wheelchairs, etc.
Whizz Kids - www.whizz-kidz.org.uk
They offer advice on what your child is entitled to and how they can get the right wheelchair. They offer a life skills training programme and work placement opportunities for young people.
Organisations within Enfield
Enfield Disability Action, EDA - http://www.e-d-a.org.uk
EDA works to, and promotes, a social model of disability. It is also an umbrella organisation for local disability groups. It shares training, policy development and best-practice guidance.
Family support service/ activities: Tel: 020 8373 2703
Fathers service: Tel: 020 8373 2702
Parent Partnership Service: Tel: 020 8373 2700
Counselling Service at Enfield parents and Children (EPC): Alice on 020 8373 2702 or Terry on 020 8373 2740