Big stars, little stars provides useful information for parents, carers and families of children with disabilities.  It includes:

  • a list of services
  • helpful resources
  • organisations who provide funding for holidays, equipment and more
  • support groups

To view this pack please click the star

Check out the new Herefordshire Activities Together (HAT) brochure for local activities 

HAT brochure

Contact supports families with a wide range of guidance and information.  They also provide some very useful information on completing Disability Living Allowance forms.

Herefordshire Council offers a range of services to provide short breaks and respite for families of disabled children.  Families can also access short breaks allowances, although there is an eligibility criteria.  If your child or young person does not qualify for this but does need targeted support, families can apply via the special circumstances application.

Shropshire Council provide short breaks through the All In Programme.

Herefordshire Carers Support provides a range of support to carers.

SENDIAS is a support service for parents and carers of children and young people, up to the age of 25, who have special educational needs and disabilities.

IPSEA offers free information, advice and support to help you get the right education for your child or young person with special educational needs and disabilities.

Carers Trust 4all provides information, advice and practical support to unpaid carers.

The Talk Community Directory is an information and signposting service for Herefordshire and has a very helpful page on the Herefordshire Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Navigate is a 6-week programme that puts you in touch with a personal adviser, who will help you to talk about your feelings and concerns. To be eligible you must live in England or Wales and have a child under 18 years of age, who is going through or has received a diagnosis in the last year.