The ‘Local Offer’ website is Cumbria County Council’s directory for families. It is in the process of being updated to make it more user friendly but it is a fantastic resource for all types of information and services, support groups etc available in Cumbria.

Contact-for families with disabled children. They support families with the best possible guidance and information. They bring families together in local groups and online, to support each other by sharing experiences and advice. And they help families to campaign, volunteer, fundraise and shape local services to improve life for themselves and others.

They are the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Since 1962, they have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, they provided 92,585 grants or services worth over £32 million to families across the UK.