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Video of speakers at our February event arund the proposed children's & families bill

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Sunderland Carers Centre
Offers a confidential advice, information and support service to all carers throughout the City of Sunderland (including Washington, Houghton Le Spring, Hetton Le Hole). Carers say this is an invaluable port of call for all  carers in Sunderland.
The Carers Centre has relocated to Thompson Park, Thompson Road, Sunderland SR5 1SF  Tel: (0191) 549 3768.

Sunderland Network for Children with Disabilities
Sunderland Disabled Children's website has been designed in consultation with and specifically for parents/carers, young people and professionals in order to provide information, advice, support and guidance to disabled children with a range of disabilities, young people and their families living in Sunderland.

Contact A Family

Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Contact a Family became a registered charity in 1979 and we have over 30 years of experience of working with families with disabled children.

Carers UK
Carers UK is the voice of carers. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner.

Carers give so much to society yet as a consequence of caring, they experience ill health, poverty and discrimination.

Carers UK is an organisation of carers fighting to end this injustice. We will not stop until people recognise the true value of carers’ contribution to society and carers get the practical, financial and emotional support they need.

Crossroads Care is Britain's leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for. We work with over 35,000 individuals and their families, helping carers to make a life of their own outside caring. We provide the special quality of care that gives them the peace of mind to let someone else step into their shoes.

Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM)

Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is the campaign to get rights and justice for every disabled child

EDCM is a consortium campaign run by four of the leading organisations working with disabled children and their families: Contact a Family, the Council for Disabled Children, Mencap and the Special Educational Consortium. Between them, the campaign partners represent over 770,000 disabled children and young people in the UK.

EDCM was established in September 2006 and continues to campaign to raise the political profile of disabled children and their families within central and local government.

Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through researching, educating and directly supporting children and their carers.

We recognise the child with a disability as a child first and foremost and try to work for them as children rather than for their disability. We want to improve their lives and help them be comfortable with their world, giving them the chances for experiences and enjoyment that all children should have.

We aim to spread understanding and tolerance of all neurological conditions, leading to a culture of inclusion. In which children can make a choice about their life's direction and participate fully in society.

Cerebra services add value to the child by taking a holistic approach. Fun, happiness and letting children (and their families) enjoy their childhood are very important to us.

Carers Direct

Carers Direct is the official NHS website designed to help you get the help and support you need as a carer. We offer all the information you should need to get the financial help you’re entitled to, as well as advice on getting a break from caring, going to work and much more.