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Organisations that offer support for Additional Needs

Local Organisations

Ceredigion Team for Learning Disabilities (CTLD)      

The CTLD provides a range of services to people who have a learning disability in Ceredigion with the aim of creating a client-centred assessment, planning and intervention directed towards maintaining or increasing the person’s independence, security and well-being, wherever possible.

Disability Sport            

The Disability Sport Wales Programme is a joint initiative between the Sports Council for Wales, the Federation of Disability Sport Wales and the 22 local authorities across Wales.

Ceredigion Association for the blind  

All members of the Association are volunteers and membership is open, free of charge, to all who are interested in helping people with visual impairments.

Ceredigion Talking Newspaper        

Produce a weekly news recording in both Welsh and English for their listeners within the County of Ceredigion and beyond.  The following are available Cambrian News, Golwg, Y Cymro.

Carers Information          

Provide a range of information booklets and leaflets that are available free of charge from the Contact Centre. These can provide a great deal of information for carers.

Disabled Student Allowances      

 This website provides information for students applying for the Disabled Student Allowance.

DASH            

DASH is a local group created by parents for parents in Ceredigion supporting families of disabled children.

Together, we aim to improve the quality of life for all involved giving a sense of fulfilment and enjoyment.

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The Disabled Children’s Team is a multi-agency team, which provides services for disabled children who have moderate to severe disabilities, children with chronic illnesses and their families.

The role of the Disabled Children’s Team is to assess, plan, co-ordinate, provide and review services for these children and their families.

The aim of such provision is to minimise the impact of the disability or illness and maximise each child’s integration into society.

Ceredigion Young Carers Service

Young carers provide care to a parent or guardian, sibling, grandparent or extended family member with a disability, long term illness or mental health issues.

The Action for Children young carers service in Ceredigion identifies and supports the growing number of children and young people from eight to 18 who are responsible for caring for a loved one. Click here for more information.

 

National Organisations

 

 Abilitynet             

Abilitynet is a charity that brings the benefits of computer technology to adults and children with disabilities.

Ouch! Disability Magazine             

Is a BBC website reflecting the lives of disabled people. Includes opinion, humour, chat community, positive portrayals, plus features and articles from many disabled writers.

Direct Enquiries    

Nationwide disabled access register. Search for shops, restaurants, holiday accommodation, banks etc. with disabled access throughout the UK.

Disabled Parents Network

The Disabled Parents Network have four publications which are available free of charge to disabled parents: “New parents” is a practical publication with tips before and after the birth of a child; “Express yourself” is a publication that covers advocacy, legal help and making a complaint; “Getting the help you need” is a guide to social care assessments and “Personal budgets and support plans” helps disabled parents claim what they are entitled to. Helpline and general enquires: 07817 30010 Email: information@disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk.

British Dyslexia Association (BDA) 

Gives information and advice to people with Dyslexia.

Scope Helpline  

Information and advice services in the UK on aspects of disability. 0808 800 3333

Information from GOV.uk

Run by the Government’s Disability Unit. Information on legal and civil rights, training and employment for people with disabilities.

Disability Rights UK     

Works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

Change

Change has three parenting resources for parents with learning difficulties: My pregnancy, my choice; You and Your Baby 0-1 and You and Your Little Child 1-5. Change also has free resources that can be downloaded from their website. Tel: 0113 388 0011; Email: info@changepeople.org.

Equality and Human Rights 

Promoting and monitoring human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine “protected” grounds – age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

European Disability Forum         

Campaigns for rights for disabled people.

RNIB 

Supporting blind and partially sighted people

Action on Hearing Loss     

Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. They are working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.

Scope   

Scope is about changing society for the better so that disabled people and their families can have the same opportunities as everyone else.

The Stroke Association        

Support and information to people affected by stroke.

Yourable.com   

Information and news for disabled people. Includes sections on travel, equipment, work, health, motability and benefits.

Contact a Family     

Contact a Family is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability. With over 30 years of experience, our vision is that families with disabled children are empowered to live the lives they want and achieve their full potential, for themselves, for the communities they live in, and for society. It’s why we offer support, information and advice to over 340,000 families each year and campaign for families to receive a better deal.

Make a Wish                  

Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. Since being established in the UK in 1986, they have granted more than 8,700 wishes.

Snap         

Is a national charity that aims to advance the education of people in Wales and support their inclusion.

National autistic society      

They are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Dyslexia Cymru

Their vision is to make Wales the best place in the world for the dyslexic individual to live, learn, work and develop to their full potential.

NDCS               

NDCS is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

National Blind Children’s Society       

The National Blind Children’s Society’s mission is to enable children and young people who are blind or partially sighted to achieve their educational and recreational goals.

Family Fund       

Provides grants to families raising disabled and seriously ill children aged 17 and under.

Buttle UK    

Provide grants to some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

Children in Need           

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate Charity. They provide grants to projects across the UK which focuses on children and young people who are more disadvantaged. 

Mind                  

Explains the most commonly discussed mental health problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Living with disabilities           

This website is by NHS choices. It provides imformation anout living with a disability, keeping fit, watching your weight, living independently and much more.

Kids Health       

KidsHealth is the #1 most-visited website for children’s health and development.

Down’s Syndrome Association    

Their aim is to create the conditions that all people with Downs Syndrome need to live full and rewarding lives.

First Choice Cymru       

First Choice Housing Association provides quality accommodation solutions for people with disabilities and additional complex needs across Wales and Shropshire.

They aim to be the provider of choice for local authorities to deliver well-designed homes in which people with a range of disabilities and additional needs can lead fulfilling lives.

Foundation for people with Learning Disabilities    

Our work influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.

We also raise awareness of learning disability issues amongst the wider public, in order to breakdown stigma and discrimination.

Afasic Cymru Voice for Life-     

It can be hard for parents who are worried about their child’s speech, language or communication development to find the help, information and support they need.

Afasic can help by providing downloads, publications, local groups, online forum, programme of training and conferences, activities for young people and national helpline.

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The Rowan Organisation is a leading Direct Payment and Personal Budget support organisation.  They provide support and information to disabled people, older people,  people with learning disabilities, people with mental ill-health, families and carers

Mencap       

Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.

Mirus      

Mirus is a not-for-profit charity providing specialist support to children and adults of all ages with disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, dementia, mental health, complex health and complex need associated with behaviours that challenge.

All Wales People First     

All Wales People First is the united voice of self-advocacy groups and all people with learning disabilities in Wales. It shares knowledge and information to achieve equal rights and a positive image.

Keyring                         

Keyring support vulnerable people to be at the heart of their community, sharing their skills and talents for everyone’s benefit.

Learning Disability Wales            

Creating a Wales that values and includes every child and adult with a learning disability.

Easy Read Health Wales       

Will help by giving people with learning disabilities and their families Easy Read information on a wide variety of topics on health and well-being.