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Useful links

Here are some websites and resources with a wide range of information you might find useful.  
If there is a website you’d like us to add to the list, please get in touch. 

Please note: While we've done our best to check that the websites listed are trustworthy and appropriate, EACH cannot take responsibility for or endorse information on external websites. If you have any concerns about any of the websites listed, please let us know by calling your local hospice:

Milton: 01223 205100
Quidenham: 01953 888603
The Treehouse: 01473 271334

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Arts, gaming and online magazines

www.specialeffect.org.uk
Putting fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk
Blogs, news, reviews, interviews, galleries and creative writing by artists and writers, writing on disability and the arts.

www.shapearts.org.uk
Disability-led arts organisation working to improve access to culture for disabled people

http://disabilityhorizons.com
Disability magazine

Bereavement support

www.childbereavement.org.uk
Bereavement support

www.winstonswish.org.uk
Charity for bereaved children

www.rd4u.org.uk
For young people dealing with loss

Disability and health information and advice

www.cafamily.org.uk 
Contact a Family – for families with disabled children

www.scope.org.uk/youngpeople 
Help and information for young disabled people

www.dls.org.uk
Disability Law Service – information and advice

www.skybadger.co.uk
Finding help for disabled people and their families

www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk
Umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England

www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities
Information for disabled people, including rights and benefits

www.motability.co.uk
Cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs for disabled people

www.scope.org.uk/dial
Local disability info and advice

www.dimensions-uk.org
Support services for people with learning disabilities and people with autism

www.in-control.org.uk
Information about self-directed support

www.helensandersonassociates.co.uk
Person-centred thinking and planning

www.disabledgo.com
Disability information

www.livability.org.uk
Helping disabled and disadvantaged people live life to the full

www.skill.org.uk
National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

www.mdctrailblazers.org
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign –fighting against the social injustices experienced by young people living with muscle disease or a related condition

www.pureinnovations.co.uk
Equality of opportunity and social inclusion

www.actionduchenne.org
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy info

www.justice.gov.uk/protecting-the-vulnerable/mental-capacity-act
Information about the mental capacity act

www.disabilityrightsuk.org
Information about disability rights

www.qef.org.uk
Disability charity – helping people gain new skills and increase independence

www.efds.co.uk
English Federation of Disability Sport

Education, employment and volunteering

www.natspec.org.uk
Association of National Specialist Colleges - colleges providing further education for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities

www.shaw-trust.org.uk
Employment information and advice

www.ucas.ac.uk
Info about higher education

www.volunteering.org.uk
Information about volunteering

www.lapwingsuffolk.org.uk
Suffolk charity that provides individual learning programmes for young people who have complex barriers to learning

www.how2become.com/resources/interview-skills
Guide to succeeding at interviews

www.livecareer.com/quintessential/career-exploration
Tools and resources for exploring careers

Financial support and housing

www.turn2us.org.uk
Info about benefits and grants

www.ilf.org.uk
Independent Living Fund

General guidance and support for young people

www.youngcarers.net
Action, help and advice for young carers

www.ncb.org.uk
National Children’s Bureaux

www.nyas.net
Information, advice, advocacy and legal representation for children, young people and vulnerable adults

www.getconnected.org.uk
Free confidential help for young people under 25

www.teensunitefightingcancer.org
Helping teenagers cope with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses

www.youthnet.org
Guidance and support for young people

www.thesite.org
Info and advice for young people

www.teenagehealthfreak.org
Health info for teenagers

www.nspcc.org.uk
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

www.kidscape.org.uk
Anti-bullying charity

www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
Anti-bullying coalition

Holidays, days out and activities

www.vitalise.org.uk
Breaks for disabled people and carers

www.calvert-trust.org.uk
Outdoor activities for disabled people

www.ineedaholidaytoo.com
Wheelchair accessible holidays in France

www.icanexperiences.co.uk
Activities for people with disabilities

www.accessibleguide.co.uk
Accessible days out in Britain

www.walkswithwheelchairs.com
Walking routes that are suitable for those that use a wheelchair

www.tourismforall.org.uk
UK voice for accessible tourism

www.holidaysforall.org
Accessible holiday providers

www.disabledholidays.com  
Holidays for disabled people

www.badaguish.org
Helping people with a disability enjoy an outdoor holiday

www.break-charity.org
Support for children, young people and families across East Anglia

www.dctc.org.uk
Dreams Come True – helping to make dreams come true for seriously ill children

www.willowfoundation.org.uk
Providing special days for seriously ill people

www.directenquiries.com
Directory of accessible services

www.insurancewith.com/travelling-with-a-medical-condition
Guide to travelling with a medical condition

Airports and special needs travel - a complete guide
Guide to navigating airport travel with a disability 

www.campsites.co.uk/search/campsites-with-disabled-facilities
A directory of campsites with disabled facilities

Information and advice for siblings

www.sibs.org.uk
For brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults

www.siblinks.org
Siblings network

Transition to adult services

www.progressmagazine.co.uk
Transition guide for 13 to 25 year olds with additional needs

www.transitioninfonetwork.org.uk
Information about transition

www.movingonup.info
For young people from minority ethnic communities to find out about transition

www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/movingon
This guide is for any young person with a life-threatening condition who is thinking about their future as an adult and wanting to consider their options and plan ahead in terms of education, employment and living arrangements, as well as what’s important to them in other areas of their life. 

Information local to you

www.yesyouthenquiryservice.org
Colchester & Tendring Youth Enquiry Service - support & advice for young people

www.centre33.org.uk
Free support and information to young people in Cambridgeshire

www.disability-cambridgeshire.org.uk
Advice and information service for disabled people and their carers in Cambridgeshire

www.dish.org.uk
Disability Information Service Huntingdonshire

www.cambridgeshiremencap.co.uk
Support for people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire

www.gateopener.org.uk
Providing free information for disabled people and their carers across Suffolk and East Cambridgeshire

www.hertspass.com
Self-directed support in Hertfordshire

www.papworth.org.uk/youthclub
Youth clubs for disabled teenagers in Bedford, Cambs, Essex, Northamptonshire and Suffolk

http://time-for-me.org.uk/ 
Services and support for children and young people with disabilities in Norfolk

  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH