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.
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A Special Child in the Family
If you have a sick or disabled child, this site is for you. The exact diagnosis doesn't matter because the problems, worries and fears covered here are those common to all parents in your situation.
Action for Children
01923 361 500
Offering respite facilities across the UK
0151 330 9500
Our respite care programme provides short-term and time-limited temporary breaks for families and other unpaid care-givers of people with autism spectrum condition, who might otherwise need permanent placement in a facility outside their home.
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.
Government Respite Information
Apply for a short break from caring for a disabled child, also known as ‘respite care’. Your local council will tell you what clubs and activities are available for children with disabilities in your area.
Inspire Children's Services
01782 208 590
We pride ourselves on providing an integrated approach, collaborating with specialists from health and education sectors in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people.
Luckily, finding respite care — a well-deserved break from caregiving — with a skilled and caring person that you trust might be easier than you think.
NHS Choices – Respite
Carers breaks are so you can look after your own health and wellbeing. For example, it may be that you need regular replacement overnight care so you can catch up on your sleep.
Our respite & short break services support children & young people with a disability & their carers. We tailor our support to meet each individual family’s needs.
Working with Kids
Short Break Schemes allow registered and trained carers to be paired up with disabled children in order to allow the family free time or flexible hours in order to do things for themselves.
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.