Support Networks

Cheshire Buddies support children and their families through a variety of activities but we also provide a family support service  which includes referrals to food banks, fuel vouchers, specialist equipment ,Cheshire East carers, funding for family short breaks and support with applications.

We are here to help wherever possible.

If you need extra support please contact a member of the team and we will be happy to help.

Louise Bailey: 07938163103

Stephanie Lawley: 07873423389

Tori Edwards: 07743341981

Email: cheshirebuddies@outlook.com


 

Please find a list of useful info and contact details


 

Family Information Service

  • Provides information, advice or guidance for children and young people
  • Find services and support for children with special educational needs and/or disability
  • Get links to other charities and support groups for parents
  • Get access to counselling and other support services

Tel:
0300 123 5033

Website:
www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/fis

Email:
fis.cheshireeast.gov.uk


 

Short Breaks Team – Cheshire East  – Early Help Individual Payments

Providing creative breaks for disabled children and their families  contact the Short Breaks Team

Tel: 01625 378 083


 

Family Fund

Help families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 under. Parent/carers can apply for play equipment, items for the family home, breaks and more.

Tel: 01904 550 055

Email: info@familyfund.org.uk

Website: www.familyfund.org.uk


 

Steve Morgan Foundation – Enable Funding

They provide support for people of all ages in financial hardship, who are in need of specialised equipment. For example wheelchairs, buggies, hoists, trikes, specialist beds, car seats, sensory equipment, communication aids or medical equipment.

Website: www.stevemorganfoundation.org.uk

Email: hello@stevemorganfoundation.org.uk


 

Caudwell Children – Changing Children’s Lives

Services include:

Family Support – giving families practical support and guidance
Equipment  – mobility,sensory and specialist sports equipment that children need to live fulfilled, happy and independent lives.
Treatment  – providing funding access to vital treatments
Therapy – Access to life changing therapy programmes
Supported Breaks – Teaching practical life skills through activity programmes, family trips and accredited courses
Autism Services  – Providing practical and emotional support for autistic children and their families

Tel: 0345 300 1348

Email: charity@caudwellchildren.com

Website:  www.caudwellchildren.com


 

Home Start Cheshire

Support parents in the home. ( Must have one child under the age of 5 Years)

Tel: 01270 252 719


 

Cheshire East Carers Hub

Offering the Living Well Fund for carers. You can only receive this funding once to ensure it helps as many carers as possible.

Tel: 0300 303 0208 to apply


 

Cheshire East Carers Support

Tel: 01270 394 897

Email: Cheshireeast@cheshireandwarringtoncarers.org.uk


 

Swans

Offer low cost mental health support for adults and children

Email: swans-cic@outlook.com


 

The Money Advice Service

The extra pressure that Coronavirus has put on us may have made the situation worse. You can do a benefits check or search for available grants at: www.turn2us.org.uk.

The money Advice Service give free and impartial money advice from debt to pension advice.

Tel: 0800 138 7777

or use the online Money Navigator Tool at www.moneyadvice.org.uk


 

Food Banks

(Saint Pauls / Salvation Army / Chance)

Buddies can refer to your nearest food bank – please contact a member of the Buddies Team:

Louise Bailey: 07938163103

Stephanie Lawley: 07873423389

Tori Edwards: 07743341981

Email: cheshirebuddies@outlook.com