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Categories in Daily Life & Childcare

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 and 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

 

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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.

 

  • Childminders Local childminders who are prepared to meet the needs of your child.
  • Daycare Local nurseries that can cater to your family's needs.
  • Disability awareness training materials Factsheets on how to promote disability awareness locally.
  • Disability friendly shops Local shops that are prepared to meet your family's needs in some way to make your life easier.
  • Emergency childcare Local childminders or nurseries who have the facilities to take your child on short notice in an emergency.
  • Hairdressers Mobile hairdressers or local salons who are able to understand your family's needs.
  • Mobility solutions Help with finding the right transport and mobility support (wheelchairs, motor scooters etc)
  • Professional babysitting outside the home Facilities and homes where your child can be looked after for a few hours by someone with experience and training and insurance.
  • Supermarkets Supermarkets that can cater to your family's needs in some way - specialised trolleys for larger children or additional opening hours.
  • Transportation services Registered taxis, vans and buses, community provided or private. People to help you get from A to B.
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