Support us

Help us to keep providing our vital service

As a small, independent charity, School for Parents relies almost entirely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to keep supporting disabled children and their parents in the Nottinghamshire area.

Our main sources of income are:

  • Donations
  • Trusts and foundations
  • Fundraising events and activities organised by School for Parents or by our supporters
  • Legacies

Donate and help source income for School for Parents

Why we need your support

During 2015/16 we supported 81 children – children experiencing a range of impairments including cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome and global development delay and, despite the considerable financial challenges faced (by many small charities), we are immensely proud that more than 90% of our pre-school children who moved on to school ‘graduated’ to mainstream education.

A great number of services – statutory and voluntary – help children progress, and we passionately believe School for Parents also makes a significant contribution. Greater independence, access to mainstream services and making friends depends on being able to do the day-to-day activities others take for granted. Our focus on developing vital communication and movement skills, and practising daily tasks such as eating, drinking, going to the toilet and seeking help, better equips children to go to school, attend appointments and take part in social activities.

Last year, for the first time, we systematically analysed parental evaluations and professional assessments to better understand the impact of our pre-school service as a whole.

Our first year’s results showed:

• 91% of children supported developed better movement and co-ordination skills

• 86% grew in self-confidence

• 90% achieved their individual goals

You can take from me that this tiny place genuinely and fundamentally changes the lives of these special little children and the lives of their parents – I know this because it’s changed our lives and I’ve seen it change others too. Some parents are really without hope before they find School for Parents.” Parent

We must raise a minimum of £17,000 a month to provide our Conductive Education and support services. Our early intervention support gives disabled children the opportunity to gain the confidence, key skills and quality of life that many non-disabled people take for granted.

Your support really will make a difference. Please Donate now to help us help disabled children achieve their potential.

Please also read what our parents have to say about how our work changes children’s and parent’s lives for the better.

How your donation will help

  • £5,500 gives practical help and emotional support to one of our families for a whole year
  • £1,000 will purchase low and high technology communication aids and sensory toys
  • £500 will provide new supplies of books to support our specialised pre-reading and writing skills work
  • £100 brings books to life for each child by enabling us to purchase character toys such as Winnie the Witch and Postman Pat
  • £75 will give a parent hope by providing a single parent and child session for one of our new families
  • £25 buys a supply of bubbles, chewy tubes and other equipment to help with our speech therapy project for children with Down’s syndrome.

Activities which exist due to the support and donations

Other ways you can support us

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