Cumbria Down's Syndrome 
Support Group

cardowns@hotmail.co.uk

Useful contacts and links.

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, they provided 88,119 grants or services worth over £33 million to families across the UK.
Provides support services for children and families experiencing stress or difficulty. We offer practical, emotional and accessible support to reduce isolation and health inequalities and help to empower children and their parents, helping them to be the best they can be.
A constituted group of parents/carers/grandparents/foster carers in Cumbria who have children with disabilities and/or additional needs who are particularly keen that their views are heard, understood and acted upon.
The largest provider of Advocacy in Cumbria, supporting thousands of people every year to have their voices heard and helping them to live their best lives. Our independence is very important to us, we are not run or controlled by any other service.

Advice and Information for Families With Disabled Children.

Formerly Contact a Family.

Charity dedicated to helping families with children with brain conditions discover a better life together

Independent Parental Special Education Advice.

IPSEA Offers FREE and independent Legally based information, advice and support

Cumbria Local safeguarding Children Board.

An independant body providing strateigic and operational

Carlisle Mencap provides life long person centred support for people with learning disabilities and their families in North Cumbria.
West House is West Cumbria’s leading care and support provider for adults and children with learning disabilities; at home, in the community and in the workplace, hundreds of people are supported to live meaningful, rewarding lives.

This is an advice page with Links to other agencies we think may be able to help you.  We are not at present affiliated with any agency except the DSA.