What we do

We support families with the best possible guidance and information

Our national advice, information and support service

We have online information and printed parent resources on education, benefits, social care, medical information and more. Through our helpline we advise thousands of parents each year on all aspects of caring for a disabled child.

Our national programmes

We run programmes across the UK, including information sessions, support in hospitals and courses.

Fledglings shop

Through our Fledglings shop we sell toys, clothing and sensory products that make life a bit easier for a parent and more fulfilling for their child.

Support for professionals
As well as supporting families, we help a wide variety of professionals in their work with disabled children.

We bring families together to support each other

Parent support groups
We support local and national groups in their work bringing parents carers together for practical and emotional support.

Online community

A place for parents to chat to other families online about anything and everything that affects their child and family.

Our local offices
Our offices across the UK organise family fun days and outings so parents can make new friends and socialise.

We help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others


We are a force for change and campaign with families to remove the barriers they face every day.

Parent carer participation

We support the development of parent carer participation, a process in which parents work together with professionals to make improvements to local services.


Our volunteering opportunities allow parents to give some of their time to support our work.


We give families the chance to contribute to our research and surveys so that we understand the scale of some of the issues they face.


We couldn't support families of disabled children without our generous supporters and determined fundraisers.