Please find below our on-line guide to support and financial services available to SEND children and their families.
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The SEND Room is an online Facebook support group for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 in Swindon who have any Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Swindon. The aim of the group is to support one another, meet others in the local area who understand, to share information and experiences.
STEP (Swindon) is a registered charity, providing a safe and supportive environment for children and young people aged 7 – 18, who are experiencing isolation and exclusion due to either their lack of social skills, personal circumstances or poverty, living in Swindon or the wider community.
We provide support in Swindon & North Wiltshire to families with children who are deaf or have a hearing loss. Our group was established by parents who have children with a hearing loss over 25 years ago. It is still run by volunteer parents today. We organise fun events, provide a great network of families, hold fund raisers and offer information and support, to children who are deaf or have a hearing loss and their families in the Swindon & North Wiltshire area through our free membership scheme. We also work closely with audiology and other professional organisations involved in the day to day care of our children.
Swindon Carers Centre is a charitable organisation, which is part of the Carers Trust Network, and we were established to provide help and support to the 21,000 carers in Swindon. The main benefit which the organisation delivers is support to carers carrying out a caring role for persons with a physical or mental health condition, a learning disability or a drug or alcohol dependency and to promote the development of self-help. This will enable carers to have a quality of life alongside their caring role. The main beneficiaries are carers themselves.
We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.