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, things like sensory toys, black out blinds, wheelchairs, wet rooms.
- People who will come to your home to help out. This could be a party entertainer who will adapt their act to meet your child’s needs, a specialist childminder, someone who undertakes personal care or a tradesperson who specialises in home adaptation.
SENDirect is new and growing daily, if you don’t find what you are looking for right away, let us know what you are looking for here & we’ll put a call out on social media, as well as asking our contacts to help you find it. Or you can tweet us at @SENDirectnews for help with your search.
This section of SENDirect might be particularly useful if your child is: home schooled, has complex medical needs, uses a wheelchair, 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.
Mobile arts and crafts, or services with ideas of things you can do at home with your family.
People who can provide entertainment that cater for specialist needs at events like birthday parties.
Specialist equipment to help you at home to hire or buy
Companies who can loan you equipment to try out, or long term.
People who will recycle the things you no longer need for other families
Companies providing adaptions to make things easier at home such as adapted baths, stair rails or room refurbishments.
Activities that are brought to you at home, or ideas for things you can do yourself.
For childcare that takes place in your own home.
If you are looking for additional help at home, or accessing new activities where you need a hand.
People with friendly, well trained pets who can provide opportunities for your family to interact with animals to benefit wellbeing
For accredited, trained babysitters who can adapt to the needs of your family quickly
Equipment for sensory play or sensory rooms in your home.
Entertainers for parties and special events