The MyLiferaft Resources
This section has been created to give you access to a large selection of external websites that we feel could offer relevant support, practical information and informed comment.
Whether you are looking for your local cinema to find out if they have wheelchair access, information on support groups on a wide range of topics or access to Government and NHS websites, the MyLiferaft Resources can help.
Enter a keyword below to search for a topic or click on the letters below i.e. if you are looking for links on Accessibility, click on the letter A.
If you have a website you feel may offer support to our MyLiferaft community, please submit a new link.
Children (non-specific support for you & your child)
Action for Children
01923 361 500
Offering respite facilities across the UK
Action Medical Research
At any one time we have more than 75 research projects live across the UK - searching for answers and offering hope for children and their families.
Bringing Us Together
Bringing Us Together is an independent and proactive community inspiring families to use our Recipe for Success
CHAT children’s respite is a registered charity helping Buckinghamshire families with children who have special needs by providing funds for short term respite care.
Child Bereavement UK
0800 02 888 40
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives
Child Care Index
Supplying parents with vital information for finding the best day care nursery for their child. Our database has over 10000 UK nurseries, providing parents with comprehensive details of day nurseries
Childhood Bereavement Network
020 7843 6309
We support professionals working with bereaved children and young people, with information updates, key resources and networking opportunities
Helpline: 0808 808 3555
Support for families with disabled children. We provide information advice and support. We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances and for their right to be included and equal in society.
Family and Childcare Trust
Reception: 020 7940 7510
Family and Childcare Trust aims to make the UK a better place for families, through research, campaigning and information provision, and working with government, employers and parents to reduce pressures on family life.
Helpline: 01904 621115
Helen Sanderson Associates
+44 (0)161 442 8271
We are a social enterprise, working to create person-centred change by transforming how we think, plan and meet together.
Parents of Disabled Children
No telephone number available
Parents of disabled children bring families together for friendship, to share information, and to support one another. The forum was created by parents who have children with special needs and is run by parents so we are all in this together.
SPOKAN Supporting Parents of Kids with Additional Needs
This group has been formed to provide the opportunity for like-minded families to meet and share experiences, as well as provide support and understanding.
Helpline: 01708 765200
We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post.
The Local Offer
The Local Offer provides a subscription-based platform for education, health & social care services across England & the rest of the UK.
The New Life Charity
01543 462 777
Every day, Newlife is changing the lives of disabled and terminally ill children across the UK. We provide thousands of items of equipment every year
020 7233 6600
Our mission is to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need, when they need them – giving them the chance to develop their full potential.
Helpline: 08452 03 04 05
Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying or when a child is facing bereavement.
MyLiferaft do not link to external sites in return for cash, services or any other consideration in kind. We are not responsible for the content of these external websites and their inclusion in this list is not an endorsement of the website or the site owner’s products or services. MyLiferaft is currently a UK-based product and therefore only features UK-based resources.