Practical Support

This toolkit aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. This toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them.


Latest statistics state that 17% of all children living in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and 25% of all children living in Stoke-On-Trent reside in low income families. It is widely acknowledged that a childhood spent in poverty adversely impacts education, occupation, income and ill health.
Not everyone’s family is as fortunate as yours so our objective is to transform families, empowering those most in need to improve their own circumstances for both this generation and the next in order to create long term sustainability, providing an accessible service that builds confidence, take control and find purpose.
Alice Charity has both employed staff and volunteers, all supported and encouraged to juggle family and home successfully, building strong role models and developing confidence. The Alice team provides support that is built on kindness, compassion and unconditional love for our communities.

Unit 11, Queens Parade
01782 627017

Happy Days Children’s Charity is the small charity making a big difference, working with communities across the UK to give courageous children coping with adversity a fantastic respite break or magical experience.

Since 1992, Happy Days has been helping brave kids with fun trips and days out to the seaside, theatres, zoos, museums, outdoor activity centres, sporting events and other educational and cultural activities.

Happy Days Children’s Charity,
Clody House,
90 – 100 Collingdon Street,
01582 755999

Home-Start East Cheshire is a charity which recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to provide help and regular support to vulnerable families in their own homes and at monthly Family Networking Days. It was established in 2003 in Congleton and moved to new offices in Macclesfield in November, 2011. It covers the whole of Cheshire East apart from Crewe and Nantwich.
The families we support need us for many different reasons including: post-natal illness, loneliness, isolation, health issues, single parenthood, financial issues, behaviour issues, safeguarding issues or just exhaustion from having to cope with several young children.
We are committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age

Home Start EC
Suite 2b
11 Market Place
SK10 1EB
01625 511611

Newlife is the UK’s largest charity funder of children’s specialist disability equipment. We also run the UK’s only national emergency equipment service, for terminally ill children.

Newlife Nurses support thousands of families, we campaign for policy change and we fund targeted medical research, to improve child health.

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children
Newlife Centre,
Hemlock Way, Cannock, Staffordshire,
WS11 7GF
01543 462 777