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Post Permanence Support Team

The team was set up in recognition of the extremely important and often difficult task these carers have taken on, and their need at times for help and support. The team offers support, advice and information to families who are permanently caring for children other than…

Disabled Parents Helpline

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters. DPN is run by volunteers, with a small number of paid employees. DPN…

Carers Allowance

This is a benefit for parents and carers who look after a disabled child or adult for at least 35 hours a week.  The disabled person must get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at the middle or higher rate for personal…

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is a tax-free payment that parents claim for their children.  There are separate rates payable for each child. Child Benefit payments usually stop when the child reaches 16, unless they are in education or training.  It is not paid beyond age…

Scope’s Online Community

Scope’s online community is a place for disabled people, parents and carers to share experiences and swap practical information. The community offers a unique tips section, with hundreds of practical suggestions from people with first-hand experience of disability. 

Child Support Agency

The Child Support Agency (CSA) provides advice and information on the statutory child maintenance schemes. These are legal processes that enable parents to pay towards the costs of their child(ren) if they are separated. For all children up to the age of…

Child Maintenance Options

Child Maintenance Options is a free service that provides impartial information and support to help separated parents make decisions about their child maintenance arrangements. This impartial information and support service for parents aims to: ensure that parents living apart…

Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN UK)

SWAN UK (Syndromes Without A Name) is a project run by Genetic Alliance UK specifically for families of children with special needs who do not have a specific diagnosis. Offering information and support to families, the project offers a friendly listening ear whilst…

Autistic Services Directory

This is an online directory of services hosted by The National Autistic Society. This is the UK's most comprehensive directory of services and support for people with an autism spectrum disorder, their families, and people who work with them. The…

Matter

Matter is an online space created by the Carers Trust as an information and advice resource for young adult carers aged 16 - 25. Young adult carers can use this resource to get advice on: Their rights as a carer benefits and finances working…