Do you care for a disabled child?

Your council can offer help if you have a disabled child, such as:

  • financial help, including money towards travel to hospital
  • holiday play schemes
  • care at home
  • short break services
  • some aids and adaptations

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Your council is supposed to offer services as outlined in the Children Act 1989. Some are free - the council can ask you to pay for others, however. If you think your child qualifies, get in touch with the social services within your local council.

A social worker can then talk to you about the requirements of your family, for example:

  • education
  • social care
  • health