Information For Families & Carers

We know that the move into a new provision can be a big step for young people and their parents, and that there’s lots to think about when it comes to finding the right place.  To help you through this process and what happens afterwards, we have created a collection of resources that will guide and support you. We hope that these will enable you to consider all of your options, make those difficult decisions and be better connected to families across the UK experiencing the same range of emotions as you.

 Education, Health and Care Plans

Contact a Family - A national charity for families with disabled children,

providing information, advice and support.

IPSEA - An Independent Parental Special Education Advice service.

Funding

Disability Rights UK - A national organisation working to strengthen the voices of people with a wide range of disabilities or health conditions.

Disability Grants

Disability Grants - A source of information and guidance around available grants for people with disabilities.

 

You’re Welcome - Barnwood Trust works to connect people, fund projects and share knowledge in Gloucestershire. They currently offer three grant categories.

Disability Rights

Disability Rights UK - A national organisation working to strengthen the voices of people with a wide range of disabilities or health conditions.

SEN and Disability Law

IPSEA - An Independent Parental Special Education Advice service.

Support for Families

NATSPEC - The Association of National Specialist Colleges.

Special Needs Jungle - Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people with SEN, special needs, disability, health conditions and rare diseases.

Contact a Family - A national charity for families with disabled children, providing information, advice and support.

 

NNPCF - The National Network of Parent Carer Forums is a network of over 150 Parent Carer Forums in England and is funded by central government.

Life after Vision25

Transition Planning

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities - The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.

NHS - The National Health Service in England.

Social Care and Housing

Foundation House - National Star’s long-term residential accommodation for people with physical and learning disabilities. It is based in Gloucester.

Disability Rights UK - A national organisation working to strengthen the voices of people with a wide range of disabilities or health conditions.

NHS - The National Health Service in England.

Employment

Disability Rights UK - A national organisation working to strengthen the voices of people with a wide range of disabilities or health conditions.

Remploy - A website that helps people with disabilities find work and has lots of useful online employment services.

Guidance for employers

Even Break - An online job site that matches employers with disabled job seekers.

Business Disability Forum - A not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people.

Disability Rights

Disability Rights UK - A national organisation working to strengthen the voices of people with a wide range of disabilities or health conditions.

SEN and Disability Law

IPSEA - An Independent Parental Special Education Advice service.

Support for Families

NATSPEC - The Association of National Specialist Colleges.

Special Needs Jungle - Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people with SEN, special needs, disability, health conditions and rare diseases.

Contact a Family - A national charity for families with disabled children, providing information, advice and support.

NNPCF - The National Network of Parent Carer Forums is a network of over 150 Parent Carer Forums in England and is funded by central government.

Find out more and apply to Vision25 

For more information about applying to Vision25, click here.

 

If in in doubt, please don’t hesitate to ring our fantastic team on 01242 534928 / 527631 or send an email to info@vision25.org.uk

 

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