USEFUL INFORMATION PAGE

Gloucestershire Autism Supporting Parents

This group was set up by a parent with two children on the Autistic Spectrum – Paula Willcox.
It is held at the Spring Centre on the second Monday of each month between 10am and 12pm.  Everyone welcome and childcare is available.
To contact  ring office on 01452 725935 for up to date contact details.

Carers Gloucestershire

A support group for all carers offering information, advice and advocacy.  Tel 01452 386283

The Key

The Key is a special information service for families in Gloucestershire with a disabled or special needs child
For more details visit www.keywords.org.uk or phone the co-ordinator on 08456583857.

Gloucestershire Association for the Disabled  (GAD)

GAD is a grant giving trust, They can help you fund equipment etc they you may not be able to afford.
To contact ring Juliet Sheppard on 01452 883060 or email gadgrant@btconnect.com or visit www.gadgrant.btck.co.uk for more details.

The Family Fund

The Family Fund can help with the costs of holidays and outings, clothing, bedding and furniture, white goods, driving lessons or computers.
Contact details Tel 0845 1304542 or visit www.familyfund.org.uk

Parent Information and Contact Service (PICS)

PICS can offer help and support, funding, help with benefits and much more.
Contact Fee Knowles on 01666 838213 or email fee@picsupport.org.uk

Benefit Enquiry Line

This is a helpline for general enquiries for information and claim packs about benefits for disabled people and their carers.    Tel  0800 882200.

Social Services Helpdesk

Tel 01452 426868

Children & Young People with Disabilities Team – (Social Services)

For enquiries about respite, direct payments etc Tel 01452 618691

Contact a Family

Support group for families Tel 0808 808 35555 or visit www.cafamily.org.uk