Special Needs Directory

Steps Charity

Steps is the national charity working for all those whose lives are affected by childhood lower limb conditions. Every week, dozens of families turn to Steps for information, guidance and support. They provide a helpline, support groups, car seat grants (working alongside us here at In Car Safety Centre).

Find more information here: http://www.steps-charity.org.uk/

Newlife Foundation For Disabled Children

Newlife Foundation is the UK's largest charity funder of children's specialist disability equipment. They also run the UK's only national emergency equipment service, for terminally ill children. Every penny donated or fundraised is used for equipment to change a child’s life. Their nurses support families, their researchers work to improve children’s health, and their dedicated team campaign for a fairer deal.

Find more information here: www.newlifecharity.co.uk

Caudwell Children

'Caudwell Children changes the world for special children throughout the UK, with direct donations of treatment, therapy, specialised equipment and last wish holidays.'

Find more information here: www.caudwellchildren.com


Mencap is the leading UK charity for people with a learning disability and their families. Their mission is to transform society’s attitudes to learning disability and improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their families.

Find more information here: www.mencap.org.uk

The Boparan Charitable Trust

The Boparan Charitable Trust is a National Charity which helps children and young people up to age the of 18 with disabilities, life-limiting conditions and extreme poverty.

Find more information here: http://www.theboparancharitabletrust.com

Handicapped Childrens 'Action' Group

Handicapped Children’s Action Group is a registered charity working to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs. The children, from all areas of the UK are unable to obtain this equipment from the NHS and because of the cost it is usually unaffordable by the families.

Find more information here: www.hcag.org.uk

Tree of Hope

'The Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives.'

Find more information here: www.treeofhope.org.uk

Action for Kids

Action for Kids has provided mobility equipment for disabled children around the UK for 25 years, as well as supporting young adults with learning disabilities to live their lives like others their age.

Find more information here: https://www.actionforkids.org


Cereba is a unique charity who are dedicated to helping families with children with brain conditions discover a better life together. They improve the lives of children through researching, educating and directly supporting children, their families and their carers.

Find more information here: www.cerebra.org.uk


WellChild are the national UK children's charity who have been dedicated to three key areas that affect children’s health - care, support and research. They make it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.

Find more information here: www.wellchild.org.uk

Variety, the Children’s Charity

Variety improve the lives of children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. They provides Sunshine coaches and bespoke wheelchairs, specialist, sensory and recreational equipment for use in the home, school, children’s hospitals and youth centres and creates memorable experiences through Variety Great Days Out.

Find more information here: www.variety.org.uk

The Bobath Centre

The Bobath Centre are a specialist treatment and training centre, and a charity dedicated to supporting children and families living with cerebral palsy and similar neurological conditions. They have a team of physio, occupational and speech & language therapists who focus almost exclusively on cerebral palsy and have a comprehensive understanding of the condition.

Find more information here: www.bobath.org.uk

The Disabled Living Foundation

DLF is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on equipment for independent living since 1969. It is a founding member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care information.

Find more information here: www.dlf.org.uk

Contact A Family

Contact a Family support families with disabled children with the best possible guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other and help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise.

Find more information here: www.cafamily.org.uk

The Daisy Garland Charity

The Daisy Garland is a family-run, national, UK registered charity set up in 2004. Their aim is to offer help and support to those whose lives are touched by drug resistant epilepsy. They help to fund Ketogenic Dietitians in NHS hospitals across the UK and provide help with support equipment for use at home.

Find more information here: www.thedaisygarland.org.uk

The Dream Team

The Dream Team is a registered charity that exists to grant the dreams and wishes of sick, disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. Based in South East Essex, The Dream Team has been in existence as a registered charity since April 1996.

Find more information here: www.thedreamteamcharity.co.uk

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK. Their nurses provide support for children with serious illnesses, and their families. They believe every child should have the best possible healthcare.

Find more information here: www.roalddahlcharity.org


Whizz-Kids is a charity that are transforming the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults. They transform lives by providing the vital equipment, support and life skills they need to reach their full potential.

Find more information here: www.whizz-kidz.org.uk

Reaching Families

Reaching Families was established in 2008. The organisation exists to empower, care for and inform parents and families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in West Sussex. They offer workshops, fact sheets, and training and support groups.

Find more information here: www.reachingfamilies.org.uk

Crelling Harnesses

Crelling Harnesses is a family based company who offer a full range of seatbelts and harnesses for children and adults with special needs. Their belts and harnesses are designed to offer postural support or in the case of learning difficulties and challenging behaviour a certain degree of restraint.

Find more information here: www.crelling.com


Glanmor are manufacturers and suppliers of quality healthcare products to the Physical Health, Rehabilitation and Aids to Daily Living markets. Their original disability aids include joint and limb pressure care products, wheelchair cushions, buggy & wheelchair rain hoods, scooter & wheelchair rain & sun canopies, waterproof capes and weatherwear for adult and child, crutch handle sleeves and much more.

Find more information here: http://www.glanmor.co.uk


Bundlebean design wheelchair cosies which fit most regular manual and powered chairs. They are waterproof, warm, easy to fit and come in a beautiful selection of designs.

Find more information here: www.bundlebean.com