Information about conditions, treatments and support for carers
Information about safe moving and handling so carers don't hurt themselves or the person they're caring for.
Hundreds of information sheets on conditions, treatments and medications.
Large range of leaflets on different topics, explained in an accessible format
12 week programme for young people aged 8-18 who have a brother or sister with a disability, giving them the chance to meet other children who have brothers and sisters with a disability, talk about their feelings, learn about disabilities and access useful information, make new friends, have fun and spend time that is just focused on them.
Student led volunteer project, offering free fun days out for children aged 8 to 12 years old who have a brother or sister with a disability. Activities run monthly on Saturdays (during term-time) giving children and break and the chance to meet others in similar situations. Tel 0114 222 8544
Leaflet for young people including information on what disabilities are, how can having a parent with a disability can affect you and how to get help and support.
Parent-led charity which brings together over 1000 families with disabled children and young people (age 0-25) to provide mutual support, share information and influence policy
nformation, advice and support for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults. The website also includes an extensive section for parents.
The Sheffield Parent Carer Forum has published a guide for parents to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms. The guide explains what is changing, how the new processes will work in Sheffield, and how youngsters will make the transition from the old to the new system. It includes a number of useful tips – written by parents, for parents! – as well as a “jargon buster” and a list of useful contacts.
One-off payment up to £400 per family to support parents or carers of disabled children and young people to access a short break
A range of resources for families
Resource from the National Autistic Society.
Parent-led support group for children and families affected by Asperger’s syndrome. ACCT run activity groups for children and teenagers with Asperger’s, as well as day trips and other outings. Siblings are welcome too. ACCT also host weekly drop-in sessions and monthly meetings for parents and carers.