Scope

Scope: Best Start in Life for Disabled Children

Disability shouldn't hold a child back. Disabled children should have the best chance to lead fulfilling and independent lives. Support our new services and build resilient, strong families who are equipped with the tools and emotional strength they need so their child can fulfil their potential.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (208231)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£10,650

Donations

106

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúThere was a period when I felt so alone. You don‚Äôt know what is happening, you‚Äôre filled with fear. And suddenly you‚Äôre told that you can actually talk to someone about it ‚Äì that you‚Äôre not going to be alone again.‚Äù

    — Parent of a newly diagnosed disabled child.

  • ‚ÄúI came away from the Sleep workshop excited and empowered, and it wasn‚Äôt just me. I came home and shared everything I‚Äôd learned with Nick and we put it straight to work. The results were incredible.‚Äù

    — Sarah, mother to Evie, who was born with hydrocephalus and on the autistic spectrum.

  • "My experience with parents today still shocks me that they get an offhand diagnosis and are told to come back in six months. You‚Äôre left to get on with it and I still come across parents who have nowhere to turn.‚Äù

    — Scope Service Manager

  • “There was a period when I felt so alone. You don’t know what is happening, you’re filled with fear. And suddenly you’re told that you can actually talk to someone about it – that you’re not going to be alone again.”

    — Parent of a newly diagnosed disabled child.

  • “I came away from the Sleep workshop excited and empowered, and it wasn’t just me. I came home and shared everything I’d learned with Nick and we put it straight to work. The results were incredible.”

    — Sarah, mother to Evie, who was born with hydrocephalus and on the autistic spectrum.

  • "My experience with parents today still shocks me that they get an offhand diagnosis and are told to come back in six months. You’re left to get on with it and I still come across parents who have nowhere to turn.”

    — Scope Service Manager

Situation

Caring for a disabled child without adequate support can put a huge strain on a family’s health, relationships and wellbeing. 72% of parents of disabled children experience mental health problems, like anxiety and depression. Poor sleep further disrupts family life, with up to 80% of disabled children affected by sleeping disorders. This all negatively impacts the long-term outcomes of disabled children and their ability to fulfil their ambitions.

Solution

Our Best start in Life Services support disabled children and their families with much needed information and advice. Our new services include: Sleep Right - sleep support for disabled children aged two to 18, including a bespoke sleep plan and a designated sleep practitioner.  Parents Connect - 6 week course for parents, so they can learn, share and meet with other parents in their local area. Navigate - A national one to one advice service, connecting parents of disabled children