Local charities supporting families with disability

Local charities supporting families with disability

Much of the work we do here in the medical negligence team at Boyes Turner is aimed at securing compensation to meet all the individual needs of our disabled clients throughout their lives. While our role is to assist with the litigation process, we also understand the wider difficulties families with a disabled child face on a day-to–day basis. That’s why we aim to go further by directing our clients to local charities that can really make a difference to their lives through offering additional support and activities.

We’re proud to support and work closely with a number of life-changing charities.

Camp Mohawk

Based in Berkshire, Camp Mohawk is a multi-functional day centre that supports over 500 families in a ‘safe haven’ where children and young people can realise their full potential in a caring environment without prejudice or judgement.

They help children with special needs to have fun and grow in confidence through a range of indoor and outdoor facilities such as a sensory garden, creative playrooms, accessible woodland and soft play.

CP Sport

Three words: ‘Play. Participate. Enjoy.’

Every year, CP Sport provides the facilities for over 4,000 children and young people with cerebral palsy to enjoy sport, making them the country’s leading national disability sports organisation.

Their mission is to improve the quality of life of physically disabled children through activities ranging from table cricket to RaceRunning and Frame Football.

Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House is a hospice offering support and a ‘home from home’ for terminally ill children and their families.

With the mantra of making every moment count, the specialist nurses and doctors give families the gift of space and time to enjoy together at what is an incredibly difficult time.

Cerebra

Cerebra is a unique charity that understands the difficulties a child with a brain condition faces in experiencing the world around them.

Their goal is to educate and directly support children and their carers in activities we often take for granted: learning, playing, making friends and just experiencing the world around them. 

Dingley’s Promise

With centres in Reading, Wokingham and Newbury, Dingley’s Promise strives to provide the best start for every child with special needs and disabilities through therapeutic play.

A friendly atmosphere for all the family, the charity provides a space where parents and carers are welcomed. Children from birth to five years are encouraged to make friends while learning through tailored educational programmes.

Laxmi Patel, specialist educational needs specialist and partner at Boyes Turner, is a member of their board.

Riding for the Disabled Association

Through their dedicated 18,000 volunteers, RDA brings the therapy and fun of horses into the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults.

With centres all over the UK, the charity prides itself on both the physical and social benefits they’re qualified coaches help their riders to achieve.

Naomi House & Jacksplace

When a child or young adult is diagnosed with a life limiting condition, the staff at Naomi House and Jacksplace take time to understand the wishes of the families they support to provide unique and holistic support.

Through activities such as crafts, family support care and play therapy, children and young people are provided with a calm and fun environment for them and their families to enjoy, in the time they have left together.

Meningitis Now ‘Believe and Achieve’ programme

Meningitis Now is the UK’s largest meningitis charity, dedicated to ensuring that no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and those affected receive the support they need to rebuild their lives.

Our own Julie Marsh, senior associate - solicitor in the clinical negligence team, volunteers as a mentor for the ‘Believe and Achieve’ programme, helping 14 to 25 year olds discover their needs and goals, and supporting them to achieve them.

Balancing school or university with physical or cognitive disability can be a huge hurdle for those who have suffered with meningitis and is a reality for many young people. Through accessible and free activities and events, young people can develop new skills and achieve goals they previously thought were out of reach.

Chiltern Centre

Based in the Henley area, the Chiltern Centre is a nurturing environment offering respite care to disabled children aged 6 to 25 years.

The centre offers the opportunity for young people to experience new things while enabling them to lead more independent lives, meanwhile giving temporary relief to parents to recharge their batteries.

Richard Money-Kyrle, cerebral palsy specialist and partner at Boyes Turner, supports the Chiltern Centre as Legal Secretary for this great cause which allows children and their families to live life to the full.

Boyes Turner secures compensation for lifelong needs

At Boyes Turner, we believe every child or adult living with a disability deserves access to leisure and respite facilities. Sadly, these resources are stretched and can be hard to find. Where a disability is as a result of negligence, we can help to secure compensation to meet the disabled individual’s lifelong needs: funding future therapy, care and other necessary provisions to help you get the most out of life.

If you are caring for a family member with serious disability caused by negligence and would like to find out more about making a claim, contact us by email at cerebralpalsy@boyesturner.com.

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