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Support for parents of a child with a disability

Having a child with a disability can sometimes feel very isolating. You can receive lots of information regarding your child’s disability or condition but working through that to find the support available can sometimes be difficult. Below is a list of some resources you may find helpful

Bedford Borough Local Offer

Bedford Borough Local Offer is full of information, support and services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and / or a Disability and those that care for them. Click here to access this resource

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum

 Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum is a group of parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) who work with Bedford Borough Council, education settings, health providers and other providers to make sure that the services they commission, plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families. The forum provides training for parent/carers and a regular coffee morning to met other parents/carers of children who have SEND.  To visit their website click here

Dingleys Promise’s mission

Dingleys Promise’s mission is to deliver life changing support to under 5s with special educational needs & disabilities, and their families. Click here to find out more information

Contact for Families

Contact for Families is the national charity for supporting parent carers of children with a disability. They can offer telephone support, training and guidance on a range of topics. Click here to find out more information