Some links to sites and organisations that our members have found useful:

The Down's Syndrome Association should be the first place a parent or carer turns to for information.

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

The Family Fund provides grants for essential items and much needed breaks to families with disabled children and young people.

www.familyfund.org.uk

The Family Fund also offer the Tired Out programme aimed at improving sleep patterns by offering access to real life experiences.

www.tiredout.org.uk

Walsingham Support provide targeted help to those with learning disabilities.

www.walsingham.com

West House offer support throughout West Cumbria.  They offer our children many opportunities as well as fabulous products such as pottery.

www.westhouse.org.uk

Cumbria Parent Carer Forum is a place where parents, carers and grandparents can find advice about raising a disabled child in West Cumbria.

www.cumbriaparentcarerforum.org.uk

Carlisle Mencap offer respite care at their Grace Little Centre.

01228 674393 enquiries@carlislemencap.co.uk

The Calvert Trust offer many activities such as horse riding and accessible breaks.

www.calvert-trust.org.uk/lakedistrict

Carlisle Youth Zone is an accessible youth club for those with disabilities.

www.carlisleyouthzone.org

People First offer the Best Life Programme to develop life skills for those with learning difficulties.

01228 550696 rohhss@peoplefirstcumbria.co.uk

For real life stories and information about Down's Syndrome, Positive About Dons is a great resource.

www.positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk