What is Fledglings about?
Our Charitable Purpose
We are first and foremost an information and support charity, providing advice to parents, carers and professionals on a range of care issues such as continence, funding, and welfare.
We want a society where children with additional needs and disabilities and their families and carers have access to the special needs products, equipment, disability aids, advice and support they need.
We aim to address everyday problems faced by children with special needs and disabilities such as cerebral palsy and autism. We offer an ethical shop with product solutions carefully sourced and sold to our families at the lowest possible cost. Any profits go back into helping provide solutions information.
Sometimes a problem that seems impossible to solve can be quickly resolved. We have access to thousands of potential suppliers and even more supporters.
We specialise in finding those unusual items, including many products specially designed for disabled children with specific needs.
How can Fledglings help?
Our Information Service
Despite the benefits of social media, nothing beats the support of a direct adviser on a helpline. Our staff are on hand to help you find solutions.
We produce, print and distribute numerous information leaflets - on the more common issues we are asked about - at no cost to our families.
Fledglings uses social media to promote new ideas, find popular stories and bring our community of parents and carers together to help empower us all.
The Theory of Change
Our 9 Steps to Positive Social Impact
- Improving Health
- Accessing the Community
- Building Confidence
- Reducing Anxiety
- Building Relationships
- Supporting Carers
- Achieving Independence
- Encouraging Progression and Development
- Raising Awareness
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Contact, the charity for families with disabled children, exists to help families feel valued, supported and confident. They do this through their free helpline service, website, parent guides and fact-sheets, workshops and other parent friendly resources. They also bring families together locally and online, to support each other by sharing experiences.
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