This section is where groups that we work with can post information about services and upcoming events (please click on the links to open the information in a new browser).
Please click on the links below for further information regarding United Utilities and the 'Support Schemes' they have to offer.
Please click on the links below for further information regarding the "What Now?" Programme.
Please click on the link below for details on Children's Foster Care.
Please click on the links below for details of courses/play sessions being run by Carlisle Sure Start Children's Centres.
Henshaws College have published a new e-book serious "Step By Step Guides To Living With Disabilities". Download your free copy now.
Young People First: Access All Areas
Young People First are introducing a new project that has been funded by Children In Need to support young people with disabilities to improve accessibility to their services. Their aim over the next three years is to run groups throughout Cumbria and they are currently recruiting young people in Carlisle for their first group. The groups will conduct accessibility audits on services on their choice and will provide recommendations for improvements. If the service shows that they are acting on any recommendations or show an improvement, they will be granted an Accessibility Award.
This project will also allow young people to develop skills, access new services and increase their confidence with the knowledge that their voice will be listened to. The project gives services the confidence to work with people with disabilities, acknowledge that accessibility is not just a tick box exercise and have something to show the public, much like a hygiene rating.
Planning For The Future Events
The Wills and Trusts Team at Mencap gives information to over 3,000 people each year on making a will and setting up a trust to help families to plan for the future and give peace of mind.
They run free two hour Planning For The Future seminars across England, Wales and Northern Ireland annually. These are delivered by a qualified local solicitor who provides advice on how to leave money to a child with a learning disability.
Please click here for dates and further information
To reserve a free seminar place, please click on the link above.
CustomEyes provides large print books to children and young people with a vision impairment or dyslexia at the recommended retail price of standard books. Tailor-made to the specifications of each child's needs for font, font size, line spacing and paper contrasts, CustomEyes provides school books and books for leisure reading.
Professionals working with children with vision impairments or dyslexia.
Children or parents and guardians of a child under 25 years with a vision impairment.
Just download the application form from their website, fill it in and return it to them.
Visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/customeyes for more information and for a list of books available.