Our Family Services Team have compiled some key resources – links and information – to help families across the region find out about groups, charities, further help and support available.

If you have any questions, more suggestions or would like more information on other aspects, please contact us by emailing










National support

Charities and resources list:

Facebook Groups

Many Facebook groups can be found by searching the most relevant words or wording that corresponds to the topic your researching. Below are some active groups on Facebook.

  • A special needs forum for support, advice and friendship
  • A very special needs Christmas UK
  • Cerebral palsy parents information group
  • Cerebral Palsy UK
  • Global Development Delay UK
  • Our Special family
  • SEN action – forum for special educational needs, EHCplans and tribunals
  • Special needs carseats
  • Special needs and sensory play ideas
  • Special needs equipment and Advice Page UK only
  • Special needs equipment UK only – buy – sell – swap – give away
  • Special needs equipment ~ buy sell swap UK only
  • SEND special educational needs HEIP
  • Special needs parents support & discussion group
  • Special needs items/pushchairs
  • Tripability Travel Talk

Equipment and Shops

The following websites have equipment such as wheelchairs, seating, bath aids, car seats, toilets, trikes, ramps, toys, communication aids and much more.


Here are some website links to a few parenting courses, disability awareness courses and much more:


Your first port of call for any equipment is usually your occupational therapist. Unfortunately, not all equipment is available on the NHS. Below are links for websites you can search to see if you are eligible for a grant towards the cost of equipment, holidays, days out, communication tools and much more.


Websites below contain hint and tips for disabled travellers.


This list is not an exhaustive list.

If you know a company/charity or are a company/charity that is not on the list please email