Cerebral Palsy helplines

Information for people needing help and advice about Cerebral Palsy

NHS Choices – Cerebral Palsy

nhs.uk

Comprehensive help and information from NHS Choices with links to external sites.

SCOPE

Helpline: 0808 800 3333

scope.org.uk

Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we'll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone.

DIAL Network

Call free on 0808 800 3333

scope.org.uk/dial

DIAL groups are Disability Information and Advice Line services (DIALs) run by and for disabled people. Every year, the network of DIALs help around half a million n disabled people. DIAL information and advice services are based throughout England and Wales. They provide information and advice to disabled people and others on all aspects of living with a disability.

Cerebra

Helpline: 0800 328 1159

cerebra.org.uk

Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through researching, educating and directly supporting children and their carers.

The Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Tel: 029 2052 2600

bobath.org.uk

The Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy is a national charity which specializes in individual therapy for children (and adults) with Cerebral Palsy using the Bobath/NDT approach to treatment and management. The aim is to improve the independence, health and wellbeing of children with cerebral palsy through providing specialist physio, occupational and speech & language therapy. Therapists work together parents and families to manage their child's condition. It offers training for professionals and has a wide range of information available.

The Foundation for Conductive Education

conductive-education.org.uk

The Foundation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 295873, established in 1986. It provides direct services to children and adults with motor disabilities; cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, children with dyspraxia and those who have been affected by strokes and head injuries. The Foundation also undertakes research and offers a comprehensive range of professionally oriented, skills-based training courses at all levels.

Contact a Family

Helpline: 0808 808 3555

cafamily.org.uk

UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition.

Carers UK

Helpline: 0808 808 7777

carersuk.org

Carers UK provides information and advice to people who provide unpaid support to their relatives, partners or friends who are chronically ill, disabled or frail.

Carers Direct

Helpline: 0300 123 1053

nhs.uk/carersdirect

youngcarers.net

Part of the NHS Choices website. It provides a gateway to comprehensive sources of information for carers. The site has been developed in conjunction with the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Carers UK, Crossroads, and Young Carers Net. It contains information about benefits, links to national and local support organisations, and a directory of services. (9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) (11am to 4pm at weekends) You can ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages.

Carers Trust

Head Office: Tel: 0844 800 4361

carers.org

Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers merged in April 2012 to form the Carers Trust. It works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. And they provide access to desperately needed breaks, information and advice, education, training and employment opportunities.

Gov UK – Caring for someone

gov.uk/search?q=carers

Gives details of services and benefits for UK carers.