Latest News: Support

Children’s Hospice Week: 17th – 23rd June

14 June 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

This is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness of children’s hospice and palliative care services across the UK, and those they support. This year’s theme is ‘Moments that Matter’.

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SANDS Awareness Month - Finding Your Way

03 June 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

June is SANDS awareness month. 2019's theme is ‘Finding Your Way’ after pregnancy and baby loss and seeking support in a way that is right for anyone needing it, with a particular focus on support for men and helping them find a way through grief. Find out more here including how to support the campaign.

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'Give it Back' Campaign launched by DCP

03 June 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

Today sees the launch of 'Give it Back' - a new campaign from the Disabled Children's Partnership to encourage the government to fill the £434million gap in social care funding for disabled children in England through the upcoming Spending Review.

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Survey Reviewing the Supply and Use of Wheelchairs from the NHS

29 May 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

This survey is designed to capture information on service user experience in the Greater Manchester area of accessing and using a wheelchair (manual, battery powered or electric) over the last 5 years, and to identify both user and carer priorities. Survey closes: 28th June.

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Childhood Project Survey

29 May 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

The NCB and British Academy want to find out what children and young people aged 11 to 18 think and feel about Childhood. They want to find out how the decisions that governments make affect children and young people’s lives as they are growing up.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

14 May 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Read Rare Disease UK's report from 2018 about mental health and the impact of living with a rare disease, and find out more about how we may be able to help with emotional support.

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Education Secretary Seeking Views On Funding For Children With Special Needs

03 May 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

Damian Hinds is at a conference of the National Association of Head Teachers today where he is expected to make an announcement calling for a fresh look at educational funding for children with special needs in England.

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DCP - Survey about the impact of caring for a disabled child

10 April 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

Disabled Children's Partnership are looking to hear from those with parental responsibility for disabled children and young people (from birth to the age of 25) to complete their survey about the impact that caring for their child has had on them and their families. Closes 28th April.

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Information and Support over Easter

10 April 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

We are sorry we are unable to stay open for phone or email enquiries over the Easter bank holiday. Find out where you can find information about SMA and support during this time.

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The EnAble Fund for Elected Office

04 April 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support

This fund is intended to cover the additional financial costs associated with a disability, that would otherwise prevent someone from seeking elected office.

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