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Whizz-Kidz is focused on raising awareness of the importance of mobility for disabled children. Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children and young people with vital mobility equipment, and life journey services, giving them opportunities to build friendships and have fun, and training to help them gain skills and look forward to a bright future.
Mencap work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all their services support people to live life as they choose. They look to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families now, and fight alongside them for a better future. They team up with a network of over 400 local groups to reach people across England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Mencap’s work is focused towards a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Everything they do is about making this world a reality.
KIDS is the national charity working with disabled children, young people and their families across England. Their vision is a world in which all disable children and young people realise their aspirations and their right to an inclusive community which supports them and their families.
Special Kids in the UK is a charity for families who have a child of any age with special needs. Families who have children and young people with special needs often deal with similar challenges. They may have concerns about educaton, services, therapies, respite and other issues directly related to their child.
The charity was created by parents who have children with special needs and appreciate how important this type of contact and information is. They hope that Special Kids in the UK will help other families who have children with any kind of special need, to realise that they are not alone.
Newlife 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. Newlife Nurses support thousands of families, they campaign for policy change and fund targeted medical research, to improve child health.
Shine provides specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff. Shine enables people to get the best out of life.
Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. They provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year.