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Money and other help for children and young people in Wandsworth with SENDs

Are you  or someone you know missing out?  If you care for a child with a disability you could get extra financial help from the government.  This new leaflet from the DCR and WAND Team sets out what you may be able to claim and who can…

Papworth Trust

Papworth Trust is a charity that supports disabled people and their carers with a range of services and advice. Their aim is to help disabled people to have equality, choice and independence in their lives.The charity describes itself as “pan-disability”, meaning it works…

Parent Champions, DCR and WAND and WAND+ cards

Wandsworth's DCR, WAND and WAND+ card Parent Champion volunteers are parents or carers of a child or young person on the Disabled Children’s Register (DCR) who help to raise awareness of the benefits of joining the register.  Parent Champions, having been through their own ups and downs,…

Positive Parent Action (PPA)

Positive Parent Action (PPA) is an independent parents' forum which aims to improve provision for all disabled children and young people from 0-25 years old, living in the Borough of Wandsworth. This voluntary group of parents and carers use their shared experience to help Wandsworth Council make…

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…

Renaisi’s ESF Families Programme

Renaisi is an award-winning social enterprise committed to making improvements to communities, putting local people at the centre of positive change. This service is for Wandsworth residents claiming a working-age benefit (such as Jobseeker’s Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or Income Support).  Renaisi provides a range of…

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. 

SEN Talk Coffee Mornings and Parent Talks at Katherine Low Settlement

Join the SEN Talk CIC team and other parents/carers raising children with ASD, ADHD and other SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities) for a coffee and chat.  Find out what is going on in borough to support your child’s needs.  Get support from like minded people.  …

Small Steps

This charitable organisation supports parents and carers with children who have cerebral palsy or other motor and sensory impairments. Small Steps works with children: Over 3  months and under 5 years of age With mainly…

Studying while you care – Open University

The Open University is a world leader in modern distance learning, the pioneer of teaching and learning methods which enable people to achieve their career and life goals studying at times and in places to suit them. If you've thought about studying while…