Resource Centre

Little Miracles Resource Centre

Here you can find links to additional resources in the local area, at national charities, within the local council and government services for supporting children and young people with additional needs.

  • Addiss - ADHD Information Services

    ADDISS is the national Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.
    ADDISS is a charity which provides information, training and support for parents, sufferers and professionals in the fields of ADHD and related learning and behavioural difficulties.

  • Autism Anglia

    Autism Anglia provides a range of services to enable people with autism to live as independently as possible and experience choice and inclusion in society.

  • Cambridge Dyslexia Association (CDA)

    The CDA is a registered charity set up to meet the needs of children and adults affected by dyslexia.
    Its aims are to:
    • provide support and advice to people with dyslexia and their families
    • provide access to specialised help and services
    • raise awareness of dyslexia within Cambridgeshire and promote an understanding of the needs of people with dyslexia in the local community
    • act as a pressure group to gain recognition for dyslexic needs

  • Cambridgeshire County Council Local Offer

    All local authorities working with their partners must publish information about how children and young people 0 – 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported in their area. This is known as the local offer and it is part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.

  • Carers Allowance

    Carer’s Allowance is to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs.

    You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.
    You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them.Carer’s Allowance is taxable. It can also affect your other benefits.

  • Contact A Family

    A national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children.

  • Core Assets

    Services for disabled children, families, or to help those struggling in education or in need of support through therapy.

  • Disability Living Allowance for Children (DLA)

    Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who is under 16 and has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability.

  • The Dyspraxia Foundation

    This is a countrywide charity, which works to promote awareness and understanding of Dyspraxia, a developmental co-ordination disorder, which is believed to affect at least one child in every class in the UK.

  • Family Fund

    Charity aiming to support, advise and possibly help with funds for families with severely disabled children.

    The UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. They can help ease the additional pressures families face. They can also help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.

  • HMSA - Hypermobility Syndromes Association

    The HMSA aims to provide support and information to those affected by Hypermobility Syndrome and to promote knowledge and understanding within the medical community and the public at large.

  • IPSEA

    IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

  • Mencap

    Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.

  • National Autistic Society

    One of the leading UK charities for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

  • NSPCC

    The leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands.

    The NSPCC help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect children at risk, and find the best ways of preventing child abuse.

  • Papworth Trust

    Charity supporting disabled and older people with services including progression, employment, housing, care and advice.

  • The Parent Partnership

    The aim of the Parent Partnership Service (PPS) is to ensure that parents have access to information, advice and support in relation to the special educational needs of their children so they can make appropriate, informed decisions.

  • Pinpoint

    Pinpoint is an independent information, support and involvement network for parents in Cambridgeshire.

  • The Square Peg

    The Square Peg raises funds and awareness for special needs children in the Cambridgeshire area, with a focus towards supporting parents and children.

  • Village Benefits

    The Village Benefits Advice Service helps people living in rural areas of Cambridgeshire to claim their share of these benefits, by offering:
    • Advice and assistance.
    • Free confidential advice on all social security benefits
    • Home Visits
    • Support in getting the benefits you are entitled to – for example filling in DLA forms, claim forms, writing to the Department for Work and Pensions