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In ‘At Home’ you can search for accessible and inclusive services that families of disabled children told us they would like or expect to be able to access in their own homes.

Things like:

  • Specialist equipment to use in or adapt your home
  • Sensory toys
  • Black out blinds
  • Wheelchairs
  • Wet rooms


Or people who will come to your home to help out, such as:

  • A party entertainer who will adapt their act to meet your child’s needs
  • A specialist childminder
  • Someone who undertakes personal care 
  • A tradesperson who specialises in home adaptation


This section of SENDirect might be particularly useful if your child is:

  • home schooled
  • has complex medical needs
  • uses a wheelchair
  • use feeding tubes or specialist aids and equipment


Families who consulted with us on what to include here had children with Cystic Fibrosis, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, mobility needs, Pathological Demand Avoidance, and Anaphylaxis.


  • Arts and crafts Mobile arts and crafts, or services with ideas of things you can do at home with your family.
  • Entertainers People who can provide entertainment that cater for specialist needs at events like birthday parties.
  • Equipment hire/purchase Specialist equipment to help you at home to hire or buy
  • Equipment loans Companies who can loan you equipment to try out, or long term.
  • Equipment recycling People who will recycle the things you no longer need for other families
  • Home adaptation Companies providing adaptions to make things easier at home such as adapted baths, stair rails or room refurbishments.
  • Home based activities Activities that are brought to you at home, or ideas for things you can do yourself.
  • Nanny services For childcare that takes place in your own home.
  • Personal care, personal assistants, domiciliary care If you are looking for additional help at home, or accessing new activities where you need a hand.
  • Pet therapy People with friendly, well trained pets who can provide opportunities for your family to interact with animals to benefit wellbeing
  • Professional babysitting services For accredited, trained babysitters who can adapt to the needs of your family quickly
  • Sensory services Equipment for sensory play or sensory rooms in your home.
  • Storytellers Entertainers for parties and special events
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