Links

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  • Activities

  • Financial Support

    • Carer's Allowance Carer’s Allowance is a taxable benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person that you care for.
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Disability Living Allowance – sometimes referred to as DLA – is a tax-free benefit for children and adults who need help with personal care or have walking difficulties because they are physically or mentally disabled.
    • The Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.
  • Sponsors

  • Support and Information

    • A Guide to Carers Rights and Benefits Carers UK have produced a guide setting out what rights carers have and how they can get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring.
    • About the Blue Badge Scheme The Blue Badge scheme allows drivers of passengers with severe mobility problems to park close to where they need to go. Find out where you can use your badge, how to display it and how to use it abroad.
    • Contact a Family With over 30 years of experience, our vision is that families with disabled children are empowered to live the lives they want and achieve their full potential, for themselves, for the communities they live in, and for society.
    • Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties If you are a person with a learning disability, a family member, friend or supporter, you may want to speak to someone to get information and support.
    • New Guide From Cerebra – Transition to Adulthood – A Guide for Practitioners This guide is for practitioners working with young people with disabilities and their families, focusing on those young people aged between 16 and 25.
    • We Connect Now We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
  • Support Groups

    • Bolton Smiley Faces Bolton Smiley Faces is a parent-led Down’s syndrome support group. Our aim is to support families and carers and all those with an interest in Down’s syndrome in Bolton and the surrounding area
    • Bury Down's Syndrome Support Group The aim of our group is to support children of all ages with Down’s syndrome and their families within the Bury area, including Ramsbottom, Tottington, Prestwich, Whitefield and Radcliffe.
    • Down's Syndrome Association Providing information and support on ALL aspects of living with Down’s syndrome to ALL who need it.
    • South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group The South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group is parent-led. We aim to support families and carers and all those with an interest in Down’s syndrome in south Manchester and the surrounding area.
    • West Pennine Down's Syndrome Support Group The West Pennine Down’s Syndrome Family Support Group welcomes families, with children of all ages, from Oldham and all nearby surrounding areas.
  • Support Materials

    • Guidelines for education for children with Down’s syndrome UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Down Syndrome published report presenting good practice guidelines for education for children and young people with Down’s syndrome.
    • The Makaton Charity The Makaton Charity exists to ensure that all people living with learning and communication disabilities have the tools and resources they need to communicate.