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Lambeth has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website, however, it is not responsible nor accountable for the content of the websites of Charities, Supporting Services or other organisations that are not part of Lambeth Council

Lambeth Parent Forum Information and Network Event Wednesday 6 July 2016, for information on this event click here.

Lambeth Parent Forum

We are a voluntary group of parents and carers of children with additional needs and disabilities aged 0 to 25 in the London Borough of Lambeth.

Our aim is to provide opportunities for parents and carers to influence the decisions that affect their families and to contribute to developing services that meet the needs of their families.

  • LPF is a constituted voluntary group supported by a steering group and formal documents such as policies and procedures and rules of membership
  • LPF activities are organised and run by volunteer parents for parents and are funded by a grant from the DfE
  • LPF is part of The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF)
  • By joining LPF you will be able to add your voice to our developing group

  • Membership of LPF is free and we do not ask anything of you unless you want to become involved in forum activities and consultations

For more information about Lambeth Parent Forum and details of how to join please click here.

Contact Details

Write to Us

c/o CAF Lambeth 336 Brixton Road SW9 7AA

Call Us 07903 248077

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We are asking the public to join us in asking ‘What’s on Offer’ for children and young people with sight loss in the UK so they can learn vital mobility and independent living skills and reach their potential. Visit our web site to find out how at http://www.blindchildrenuk.org/campaigns

Tel: 0118 9835555
Website: www.blindchildrenuk.org
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Blind Children UK
Burghfield Common
Berkshire RG7 3YG

Registered Charity England and Wales (1051607) Scotland (SCO42089)

Lambeth Contact a Family


Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Information, support and advice

We offer information and advice to parent carers of disabled children from 6 to 19 years old and to professionals who work with them. We provide a drop-in and phone service with advice on benefits, grants and any other issues. We also support families to access children's centres in their area which offer a range of services for under fives. These include family support services, childcare, health services and employment advice.

Contact us to arrange a time to discuss your family's needs and identify the best ways of supporting you. Our Family Workers will be happy to help.

Support groups

There are opportunities to meet up with other parents in the borough for support and to share information.


We run a number of events including:

  • workshops on a variety of topics such as coping with a new diagnosis, stress management and toilet training
  • family events (subject to funding)


Office address

Contact a Family Lambeth, Weare336, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA.

Please call 020 7326 5270, leaving a message with your name, number and who you want to talk to. Staff members can also be reached on their mobiles. We aim to return telephone and email messages within three working days. Our family workers aim to offer parent carers appointments within three weeks of you first making contact with us.

For more information about what we offer please visit our website http://www.cafamily.org.uk/advice-and-support/in-your-area/offices/lambeth/


Lambeth council is delighted to be working with DisabledGo to bring this disability access guide to the Borough.

Our disabled residents have consistently told us they want more support to live independently in the community and we are committed to making this a reality.

That’s why we have worked with DisabledGo to produce an easy-to-use and searchable guide that sets out access information on key public facilities in the borough. From our schools, leisure centres, parks and libraries, to pharmacies and health centres, the guide provides information on almost 300 venues right across Lambeth.

The guide gives our disabled residents, their carers and visitors the ability to check which venues have suitable facilities – giving them more choices about what they want to do and where they want to go.

We hope that this is just a start and that even more venues will have surveys done, including shops, businesses and our voluntary and community sector service providers.



The Dyspraxia Foundation is a national, registered charity with its administrative and fundraising centre in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Founded in 1987, it is financed entirely by membership subscriptions and private donations. The Foundation acts as a resource and information centre for those wishing to learn more about dyspraxia, its diagnosis and treatment. The Foundation operates a telephone help line, publishes information on dyspraxia, maintains a website with useful information, organises conferences and has a current membership of over 1000. The Foundation supports people in the community through a national network of over 30 Local Groups. In addition the Foundation supports affected adults.

The Dyspraxia Foundation has adopted the following mission statement:

“The object of the society shall be to relieve the disability of dyspraxic children and adults, to promote better diagnostic and treatment facilities and generally to encourage a wider understanding of the condition and its implication by professionals in the health and education fields and by the general public.”

Contact details
Dyspraxia Foundation
8 West Alley


Helpline: 01462 454986 (Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm)
Administration: 01462 455016


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Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support with families whose child or young person has a life threatening or terminal illness. Support is parent/carer led to ensure our Family Support Workers offer support that is specifically tailored towards each child, young person and parent/carer in the family.

Support includes:

* Providing emotional support to each member of the family throughout the child/young person’s illness

* Spending time with the unwell child/young person at home or in hospital

* Accompanying and supporting parents and their child/young person during clinic and hospital appointments

* Providing short breaks for the unwell child and siblings which may include fun activities or trips to local amenities

* Helping maintain normality in the home by working with, and caring for siblings to ensure the usual activities are continued for the family

* Providing practical support, housework and shopping

* Providing end of life care and on-going bereavement support.

Contact details
Christina Cahill
1B Cleeve Court, Cleeve Road
Surrey KT22 7UD
01372 220 111
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For information visit our website: www.rainbowtrust.org.uk

NAS Lambeth branch

A branch of the National Autistic Society


Lambeth Autism Group is the local branch of the National Autistic Society. It has been established for many years and has benefited from committed and knowledgeable parents, carers, professionals (including of course, autistic adults) and other volunteers, The branch, run entirely by volunteers, aims primarily to support families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and autistic adults living in the London Borough of Lambeth.

We run:

  • a monthly parent/carer coffee morning
  • a weekly evening adult social club.(18 plus)
  • a monthly reading group for intellectually able autistic adults at Clapham Library
  • Summer holiday weekly stay and play for families and art group for autistic girls
  • have a comprehensive information pack - "Did You Know?" for parents and carers in Lambeth
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  • have a website with information on all our activities, useful links and updates on NAS campaigns

Contact details
Venessa Bobb, Branch Officer, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website :for information about Lambeth Autism Group visit our website www.nasbranch.org.uk/lambeth

For advice and information about autism visit the NAS website www.autism.org.uk or call the NAS advice line on 0808 800 4104 (calls are free from landlines and most mobiles)

Nat Cato
Communications & Development Officer

Cycling for All Network |336 Brixton Road | London SW9 7AA | T: 020 7346 8482

The Communication Trust is a coalition of more than 50 not-for-profit organisations, who provide support to children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

The members of the Communication Trust offer a variety of services and information to all families in England. Some services are provided free, while others have a fee. Those with a fee are suitable for families with personal budgets, or can be purchased by schools, the local authority and/or the local NHS clinical commissioning group.

On the Communication Trust's Local Offer page you will find a brief description of the services provided by each organisation, and can click on each one to find out more detail about its services.

Contact Name: Jack Williams

Telephone number: 020 7843 2526

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For information visit our website: www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/localoffer

The Mulberry Bush School is an acclaimed therapeutic residential special school for children with severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. These are children who have suffered early trauma, neglect and abuse and their behaviours are often very high risk, chaotic, aggressive and/or sexualised.

The School is in Oxfordshire and is a non-maintained residential special school. It provides 38 week therapeutic care, treatment and education for boys and girls aged 5-13 from across the country. The school also works with the families of children placed, in order to support a successful and stable home base for the whole family.

For further information please see our Information booklet:


Contact Name: Angus Burnett Telephone number: 01865 300202

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We are the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. Our national specialist centre is in Tadworth, Surrey, where we provide rehabilitation to children with acquired brain injury and specialist medical/transitional care to children with complex health needs. We also run The Children's Trust School, a non-maintained residential special school in Tadworth for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex health needs. Our other services include expert community-based support for children with acquired brain injury and online support for families via our Brain Injury Hub website: www.braininjuryhub.co.uk

Contact Name: Placements and Commissioning Team

Telephone number; 01737 36 5080

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For information visit our website: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk

CareTrade is a multi-award winning charity providing innovative opportunities for Londoners with autism to transition from school/college towards and into employment. Our projects are designed to prepare and aid the students into employment.

Our aim is to make the journey towards and into employment more seamless and flexible in order to better meet the individual needs of students. Additionally, we hope that this will further improve our already very positive outcomes.

All students will follow our supported internship curriculum for their first term and typically students will spend 3 terms (their first year) following this: they will learn within real work experience placements within either Guy’s or St. Thomas’ hospitals four days a week, supported by work-place mentors and specialist job coaches and spend one day a week in class where they learn valuable employability and independent living skills and work towards City & Guilds qualifications. The objective is for young people to become ‘work-ready’ and to have gained a reference from their workplace.

Students’ progress to the Year two curriculum once ‘work-ready’, typically in term 4, where the focus is on greater independence in the workplace and to support students to develop the skills and confidence and to actively seek and hopefully gain paid employment, an apprenticeship or further training of choice.

TAP staff use person centred planning and our aim is to help all students reach their individual goals as defined in their Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP). Class based learning is being developed in termly modules so that students can move from year one to year two curriculum at their own speed. This also means we will be able to accept students at the beginning of any term.

From September 2017 all our students will have access to our new counselling service.

All students will have the opportunity to meet with TAP staff prior to starting the programme and will have an induction suited to their individual needs.


We accept referrals from local authorities and directly from young people.

Applicants should complete a TAP application form and supply copies of documents as requested including a copy of a current EHCP where applicable. We interview all applicants (who meet our primary criteria) and all suitable applicants are invited to complete an assessment and DBS check.

All students are required to have an EHCP in place prior to starting. Any additional support needs should be discussed when applying to ensure the correct support is in place prior to starting.

For further information please contact:

Judith Kerem
Development Director (TAP Nominated Lead)
07931 303635
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