- Carers Gloucestershire
Carers Gloucestershire is an independent, carer led charitable organisation that seeks to empower carers across the county to promote their rights and enable them to make positive choices to improve the quality of their lives. They offer information, support, advice and advocacy to all Carers in Gloucestershire. Once registered, you will receive their quarterly ‘Caring Matters’ Magazine and can request regular updates / information from Deborah Livingstone (Parent Participation Worker). For more information, please contact Tel. 01452 386283, website: http://www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk
- Gloucestershire Parent Carer Voice
Gloucestershire Parent Carer Voice was set up for parents of children/young people with disabilities (aged 0-19 years) to provide news and information, ways to have your views represented, and opportunities to get directly involved with taking those views forward. For more information, please contact Deborah Livingstone on 01452 872245, Email: [email protected]
- ALLSORTS (Stroud Based)
This family support group for parents, grandparents or carers of children with any disability or special needs (aged from birth-24 years). Allsorts offer parent support, toy library, social outings/activities, youth club and short breaks. Allsorts is based in the Stroud Valleys and covers the whole of Gloucestershire. For more information, please contact 0758 237 8422, email: [email protected] Website:allsortsglos.org.uk
- CADCAF (Cheltenham Based)
CADCAF (Cheltenham and District Carers and Families) are a family support group for families and carers who care for children with special needs. They provide mutual support, information exchange, holiday activities and young carers club for brothers and sisters.
- Spring Centre (Quedgeley, Gloucester)
The Spring Centre offers services for children/young people with a disability (up to 18 years). Services range from respite care, after school club and holiday activities. They also provide help and support for parents and siblings through our family sessions, coffee mornings and holistic therapies.
- The Key
Key is a special information service for families that have a disabled child/young person (age 0-25 years) in Gloucestershire. They run a completely free and confidential service which is voluntary to join. Members will receive their quarterly newsletter.
For more information, contact The Key on 0800 0093443 or 01452 425844 or view their website: www.keywords.org.uk
- SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information and Advice Support Service)
SENDIASS Gloucestershire provides free and confidential information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The service is offered to parents and carers of children and young people aged between 0 and 25 years old to enable them to play an active and informed role in their child’s education.
Tel. 0800 158 3603 (Freephone) and Tel. 01452 389345 Website: www.sendiassglos.org.uk
- Stroud – Parliament Children’s Centre (Allsorts)
Meetings for parents, grandparents or carers of a child, aged 0-24, with any disability or special needs are held weekly (9.30am-12 noon).
For more information, please contact Sheila (Allsorts) on 0779 400 9663 or email: [email protected]
- Dursley - Treetops Children’s Centre (Allsorts)
This monthly meeting for parents/carers of children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs meet 10am-12 noon.
For more information, please contact Sheila (Allsorts) – 07794009663 or email: [email protected]
- North Cotswold Parent Support Group
This monthly meeting for parents/carers of children and young adults with a disability and/or additional needs meet on the third Wednesday of each month (7.30-9.00pm) at Stow Children’s Centre, St. Edwards Drive, Stow on the World.
For more information, please contact Christine on the Children’s Centre on 01451 831642. or email: [email protected]
- Of Course We Can
Of Course We Can is a programme of residential and non-residential activities for disabled children/young people and their non-disabled peers. This is an exciting programme of activities that include such things as Need for Speed, Animation Station, Feed My Mind Cooking, Crazy Constructions, Horsepower Challenge and much more! If titles such as these spark your imagination, then why not sign up for one of our exciting events.
- Charlotte's Tandems'
Charlotte’s Tandems is a charity. They have a number of tandems available for disabled or less able people and those with special or additional needs to borrow for free. Borrowers, so far, have been mostly children, although they welcome applications from all ages.
You may contact Charlotte’s Tandems via their website: www.charlottestandems.weebly.com