Shining the Spotlight

We are really proud of our members and will jump at every chance to shout about them and their achievements! This is a dedicated place to showcase members and to shine the spotlight on their projects.

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Previous spotlights

The Children's Trust

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. Read more

Fashion and Textile Children's Trust

Provides financial grants for the children (0-18yrs) of UK fashion and textile families. Read more

Shine (East Norfolk)

A range of person-centered services and activities for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities and their families across the East Norfolk region. Read more

Family Fund

Essential grants and services to families of disabled or seriously ill children on low incomes, nationwide. Read more

Children in Wales

Umbrella organisation for children’s services in Wales. Read more

National Portage Association

"Improving the learning of young children with disabilities, and the skills of their parents, through providing quality training and support for Portage home visitors and the early years workforce." Read more

Achievement for All

Our projects include Pupil Premium Reviews, SEND Reviews, anti-bullying, childminder professional development, learning in Family Teams and Youth Justice SEND. Read more

Helen Arkell Centre

Helen Arkell directly helps over 1,000 people with dyslexia every year, and indirectly helps many more, through the tuition that is provided by teachers who have completed OCR syllabus and via its website materials. Read more

Dingley's Promise

We believe in the best start for every child, and support children with SEND aged 0-5 to get the best start in education. Our support is tailored to every child and every family, recognising that true understanding and partnership is the only way to give a child the best start. Read more


Contact is the charity for families with disabled children. We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others. Read more


Also a membership organisation with over 6,000 members, Nasen's mission is to promote the advancement of all individuals with SEND/ALN mainly through working with the professionals who support them. Read more

Action for Kids

For 20 years Action For Kids has run employability skills programmes for young people. We know that with the right support, work experience, work placements and work trials can ultimately lead to paid employment. Read more

Halton Speak Out's Bright Sparks

Halton Speak Out teach people to speak up for themselves, help people to feel confident, to say what they want and to make changes in their lives. The Bright Sparks project involves recruiting young disabled volunteers and training them to become consultants to support the development of an inclusive community. Read more


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