In ‘Daily Life and Childcare’ you can search for everyday services and support that are friendly to families with children who are disabled, have additional needs or SEN. Things like:
- Shops. Supermarkets with accessible trolleys, Clothes stores with wheelchair friendly changing rooms, changing places toilets and understanding and welcoming staff. Friendly restaurants.
- Inclusive or specialist childcare.
- Disability friendly transport.
- Services like beauticians and hairdressers.
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.
Families who consulted with us on what to include here had children with Cerebral Palsy, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, mobility needs, Pathological Demand Avoidance, and Tourettes, as well as families of children without a diagnosis.
Local childminders who are prepared to meet the needs of your child.
Local nurseries that can cater to your family's needs.
Factsheets on how to promote disability awareness locally.
Local shops that are prepared to meet your family's needs in some way to make your life easier.
Local childminders or nurseries who have the facilities to take your child on short notice in an emergency.
Mobile hairdressers or local salons who are able to understand your family's needs.
Help with finding the right transport and mobility support (wheelchairs, motor scooters etc)
Facilities and homes where your child can be looked after for a few hours by someone with experience and training and insurance.
Supermarkets that can cater to your family's needs in some way - specialised trolleys for larger children or additional opening hours.
Registered taxis, vans and buses, community provided or private. People to help you get from A to B.