Links

www.1bigdatabase.org.uk

1 Big Database is the on-line directory of services, organisations and groups for children and young people aged 0 to 19 and their parents and carers in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol and South Gloucestershire

www.autism.org.uk

The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

www.boppreschool.co.uk

Registered pre-school catering primarily but not exclusively for children aged 0 – 6 with special educational and care needs.

www.carers.org

The Princess Royal Trust for carers

www.thecarenetwork.co.uk

The Carers’ Centre Bath & North East Somerset provides a range of help and support for people who are carers of of those who are frail, have a physical or mental illness, disability or problem with drugs or alcohol.

www.dsa-bristol.org.uk

A site principally for Parents and Guardians of children with Down’s Syndrome or their friends and family who would benefit from help and support from other Parents

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

This national organisation provides information and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers, and the professionals who work with them.

www.familycarers.org.uk

The Network links groups and organisations that support families that include an adult with a learning disability.

www.makaton.org

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate

www.mencap.org.uk

Mencap is a National charity campaigning for and supporting those with a learning disability to live their lives the way they want. Its website has many resources for the learning disabled, their families and carers.

www.musicspace.org

Bristol Musicspace provides music based therapy for children and adults in Bath and Bristol

www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

This is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. A free, confidential helpline seven days a week on 0808 802 0202, it provides accurate, relevant information for carers and those who support them.

www.pmldnetwork.org

The PMLD Network is a group of people committed to improving the lives of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

www.onefourus.com

A website aimed specifically at people with learning disabilities rather than carers, families or professionals.

www.shaw-trust.org.uk

Shaw Trust provides advice & support for those who use a personal budget to purchase support services within within BANES.