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Disabled Go

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Provides information on thousands of venues across the UK and details their accessibility.

Link to the Plymouth page here

Blue Badge

To qualify for a blue badge you must be in receipt of the high rate mobility component of DLA or enhanced mobility PIP then you could qualify for a blue badge.

As the high rate mobility component of DLA is only payable from 3 years old, generally children under the age of two are not eligible. Some children over two may qualify for a blue badge if they have severe mobility problems. Certain children under the age of three may be eligible if they have a disability due to a medical condition and need to travel with bulky equipment or be close to a vehicle for emergency medical treatment.

To apply for a blue badge click here

Bus pass

Children with a learning disability who attend Cann Bridge, Millford, or Woodlands automatically qualify for a bus pass, but need a letter from the school confirming their attendance, home address and date of birth.

Children attending Brook Green Centre for Learning, Courtlands School or Longcause Community special school may be eligible for a bus pass if they have a learning disability. A letter from the headteacher confirming the child’s name, home address, date of birth and a short statement that the child has a learning disability that meets criteria as set out in the concessionary travel legislation is needed.

Tamar Bridge Mobility Scheme

If you are in receipt of the high rate mobility component of DLA or enhanced mobility PIP then you could qualify for 100 free crossings on the Tamar Bridge. Click here for details.

Download the form here and return to the Torpoint ferry office.

What our friends and families say...

“Thank you, yet again, to Friends & Families of Special Children for providing opportunities for my son that I never thought he would be able to do.  During the summer he was able to have surfing lessons and enjoy other water sport activities organised by the charity.   When we arrive at the sessions they are always very well planned and as parents we have no explaining to do and even better no apologising for our child’s behaviour!  The staff have an amazing understanding and empathy on the needs of various disabilities of the children and this helps to keep everyone relaxed and happy including the parents/carers!”

October 2015

“It was the best day ever being able to go swimming as a family with her little sister who can only use a hydrotherapy pool. We’re so grateful we can have unforgettable days out thanks to the events you put on. We can thank you enough.”

May 2016

“Not only does the charity provide exciting experiences for the children but can also help with much needed support for the parents.  Being a parent of a disabled child can at times be very lonely and isolating.  To meet with other parents on these activity days is a breath of fresh air and helps you to realise that there are many other people like you facing the similar day to day challenges of having a disabled child.  From our personal experiences we can share stories, offer help and advice and even make new friends.”

January 2018

“The emotional support I received from my befriender was fantastic and the opportunity to off load and reveal my concerns and fears was like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Gareth Allen (parent)

“What a fantastic friendly welcoming place. We visited for the first time this morning for help to fill in a DLA form for our eldest daughter. We were given great help and advice with something we found very overwhelming and difficult.”

February 2017

“Thank you to all staff for looking after our kids at Magdalen Farm. Oliver has really enjoyed himself and can’t wait till the next time.”

August 2017

Activity Calendar

Please note our activities can be browsed by date using the interactive calendar below. A light green square indicates there are events scheduled on that day. Simply hover over the square and the number of events on that day will appear. Click on view events and a list of the events will be shown above. You can then click-through to go to the specific event page for more details and to book.

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