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  • The RADAR National Key Scheme (NKS) provides special keys for registered disabled people to access locked public toilets around the UK.

  • A registered charity providing specialist toys and leisure equipment for children and adults with a disability in a lending library service.

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  • A young person's guide to transition is aimed at 14 to 25 year olds and aims to guide young people through the options available such as college, training and employment....

  • Standard disabled toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability - or their carers.

  • A group for children and young people with ASD and their families.

  • Equipment from this service is available for children and young people at the request of the Occupational Therapist, or the District Nurse.

  • Circus Eruption provides a safe and supportive space for young people to learn circus skills.

  • The Royal Blind Society supports children and young people 0-25 years old who have been diagnosed with a serious eye condition, and their family.

  • The Hynt card helps make access to leisure and recreational services easier for disabled customers.

  • The concessionary travel scheme is administered by the City and County of Swansea and applies to children and young people with certain disabilities, free travel...

  • Disabled Living Fund is a national charity that provides impartial advice, information and training on daily living aids.

  • Charitable funding for children's equipment.

  • A company offering a full range of seatbelts and harnesses for children and adults with special needs.

  • Everyone has ups and downs, especially about growing up.

  • Experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

  • SNAP Cymru is an all Wales children's charity working with families, young people and professionals on issues regarding additional learning needs and disabilities....

  • SENSE are a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.

  • The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss....

  • Rare Disease UK (RDUK) is the national alliance for people with rare diseases and all who support them.

  • Going into hospital can be daunting for children and their families.

  • The National Deaf Children Society provides emotional and practical support.

  • A UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

  • For many families, a diagnosis of a muscle-wasting condition comes as a complete shock. We're here to help.

  • We provide the largest range of support services for people affected by meningitis in the UK.

  • Infokid provides information for parents and carers about kidney conditions in babies, children and young people.

  • The Housing and Support Alliance offers free independent advice, information and resources on housing, supported living an rights for people with learning disabilities....

  • The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a website which aims to help doctors provide better care for people with learning disabilities.

  • This booklet provides advice for family carers of adults with a learning disability.

  • It can be hard if you or a family member has just been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, but we're here to help.

  • 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...

  • Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK.

  • The British Heart Foundation have an extensive range of resources for children and young people.

  • This is a partnership project between registered charity Local Aid and the City and County of Swansea.

  • Information on each Deaf user group, as well as information on the centre , hire, activities, events going on in and outside the centre

  • The British Institute of Learning Difficulties

  • The Autism directory is run by parents of children with autism.

  • (AYME) is a UK charity that provides support for children and young people aged up to 26 who have ME/CFS.

  • The only organisation in Wales for parents and carers of people with Learning Disabilities which is run by parents and carers of people with Learning Disabilities....

  • In partnership with Irwin Mitchell, have produced a leaflet to help individuals who feel that they are not being appropriately consulted about the welfare of their...

  • Supporting children and young people with specific language impairment (SLI) and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and their parents.

  • Based within Cardiff, the charity delivers creative, touch-based movement and dance programmes tailored for individuals affected by profound and multiple disabilities,...

  • A registered charity formed in 1993 by parents living in the Port Talbot area, who were unable to find suitable leisure facilities for special needs children in...

  • An interactive website for people with learning disabilities.

  • A Youth Club for young people of mixed abilities.

  • Swansea has two during our operational hours these are free however it is advisable to book in advance.

  • A project aiming to integrate young people with special needs into play and leisure opportunities that are available to any child in their community.

  • The Trust provides four self-catering holiday houses in Pembrokeshire, UK for families with disabled children at economical prices.

  • FOYD is a Swansea based charity, established in 1985, which provides a centre for young disabled people and children to meet and use its facilities to promote learning...

  • A weekly Youth Club 14 to 25 in Swansea.

  • Discovery is a registered charity based at Swansea University.

  • The Disability Sport Wales National Development Programme promoted and delivered through a network of Disability Sport Wales Development Officers located across...

  • 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.

  • BikeAbility Wales provides a cycling opportunity for everyone to enjoy. It was set up to enable people of all abilities to enjoy the pleasures and health benefits...

  • Sensory friendly screenings for people with autism and people with learning disabilities every month at more than 80 ODEON and VUE cinemas in the UK and Ireland....

  • By registering your disabled child you will receive a parent/carer card which you can use as evidence that you are a parent/carer and be able to show this for concessions...

  • Personal technology for independent living

  • Tros Gynnal Plant is a leading Welsh children's charity working with some of our country's most vulnerable and marginalised children and young people.

  • Together 4 Rights is an all-Wales group of young disabled people aged 11-19.

  • MENCAP Cymru is the voice of learning disability in Wales.

  • A voluntary sector voice promoting the progressive policies for children and adults with learning disabilities.

  • Information, advice and support for 11-25 year olds in Swansea.

  • Independence at Home Grants available.

  • Website for disabled people with information including benefits, welfare reform, health topics and mobility information, email advice, resources directories and...

  • Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find 'accessible' health information.

  • A positive, interesting and useful disability related magazine with articles and resources to help people with disabilities achieve whatever they wish.

  • A legal handbook authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales includes advice on transition....

  • Change is a leading national human rights organisation led by disabled people.

  • Careers Wales aim to offer a guidance interview to all young people with a Statement of Special Educational Need.

  • National Deaf Children's Society website for children 8-11 and young people 12-18.

  • Bringing Us Together is an independent and proactive community championing the voices of disabled children, young people and their families.

  • The Together for Families Helpline provides information for families, carers and professionals.

  • Sibs is a UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people.

  • SCOPE are a national charity who work with disabled people and their families at every stage of their lives.

  • A new benefit called personal independence payment is replacing disability living allowance (DLA) for adults aged 16-64.

  • UK's largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.

  • Face2Face Cymru provides emotional support to parents whose children have been recognised as having a special need or disability.

  • Early Support Wales provides useful a range of background information booklets (in Welsh and English), which provide basic information about the kinds of services...

  • The Discretionary Assistance Fund offers payments, or in kind support, to people needing urgent assistance and where there is an identified need to safeguard health...

  • Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation which aims to increase society's acceptance of disability in parenthood and provide support information...

  • Department for work and Pensions Disability Benefits Helpline.

  • Disability Grants is a website that draws together different grant and funding streams for children and adults with a disability.

  • Swansea Carers' Centre deliver a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in the community, including parents of disabled children and young...

  • A specialist Third Sector organisation providing support to carers in their own home including supporting children under 18, with disabilities.

  • Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

  • ABMU Health Board has launched a series of 'Concerns clinics' to enable patients or relatives with issues about care to meet face to face with executives and senior...

  • The Community Health Council operates the across Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and the Swansea areas.

  • Swansea Parent/Carers' Forum aims to be a focus for the participation of parent/carers of disabled children and young people.

  • The Citizens Advice Bureau has a dedicated part time officer to help with the completion of Disability Living Allowance forms for disabled children and young people....

  • Children in Wales is a registered charity that promotes the interests of children, young people and their families in Wales.

  • Carers UK give expert advice, information and support.

  • Carer's Allowance is the main benefit for carers.

  • A national charitable body who actively work to ensure that all older people have homes that are safe, secure and appropriate to their needs however they do administer...

  • It is not uncommon for Carers to experience financial difficulties. Depending on circumstances there are a number of benefits that carers and those they care for...

  • ABCD Cymru is a charity to support BME families with disabilities.

  • This pack is designed to help busy parents and carers of children to identify any benefits that they are entitled to, but are not claiming including additional...

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