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Recommended by Parents
Click here for a list of useful information, provided by our parents for parents.
If you are looking for Occupational Therapy equipment for your child, some online companies offer free trials/hire of products so that families can decide if these are suitable before making a purchase. Companies also offer money-back schemes, should the products not work for you. Please see the links below for companies specialising in weighted equipment, recommended by Emma Clee who is currently carrying out OT work in school.
Sensory Direct - weighted blankets (offer a money back scheme)
Kingcraft Ltd - Protac Ball Blankets (offer 'try before you buy')
Other websites which may be of use:
SEND Local Offer
The online hub for 0-25 year olds with special education needs or a disability. Find services and support for yourself or someone you care for with SEND. Access a wide range of information and advice about SEND. Talk to other families online and share SEND experiences. Talk to the Local Offer team online or by phone about your SEND queries. Give your feedback on SEND services and the Local Offer Website.
Surrey Family Information Service
Read about how to stay health and safe, financial support, learning and development, mental health and wellbeing, and lots more. Or call 0300 200 1004 or email email@example.com
Surrey Directory - the most comprehensive collection of services for families in Surrey. You can also search for events.
Previously known as the Birth Defects Trust it has revised and extended its remit and now specialises in providing equipment for individuals with disabled children up to 18 years of age, regardless of how they acquired their disability.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental health problems and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire.
Partnership with Parents
This service aims to ensure that parents are able to play an informed part in any decisions about the educational provision made to meet their son or daughter's special educational needs and to build partnerships between parents, the LEA and schools.
National Youth Advocacy Service
The National Youth Advocacy Service aim "To enable children and young people to have a voice by providing independent and confidential advice, information and advocacy services".