• Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
    Friends and Families of Special Children - Mobile Slide One

    Help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary in 2020 Register

    • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
      Friends and Families of Special Children - Mobile Slide Two

      GET FIT AND FUNDRAISE Upcoming Events

    • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
      Friends and Families of Special Children - Mobile Slide Three

      In 2019 we provided one 2 one support for over 200 families More Info

    • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
      Friends and Families of Special Children - Mobile Slide Four

      Find out what bespoke activities we have planned for 2020 Activities

    • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
      Friends and Families of Special Children - Mobile Slide Five

      Access toys and equipment from our Lending Library View Library

  • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
    Friends and Families of Special Children - Slide One
    Help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary in 2020 Register
    • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
      Friends and Families of Special Children - Slide Two
      GET FIT AND FUNDRAISE Upcoming Events
    • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
      Friends and Families of Special Children - Slide Three
      In 2019 we provided one 2 one support for over 200 families More Info
    • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
      Friends and Families of Special Children - Slide Four
      Find out what bespoke activities we have planned for 2020 Activities
    • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
      Friends and Families of Special Children - Slide Five
      Access toys and equipment from our Lending Library View Library

Welcome

Welcome to our website. We support families with disabled children in Plymouth and the surrounding area.

Please take a look around our website to see what services we provide and how we can help you.

Latest News

Please click here for our December 2019 Newsletter

Thompson & Jackson Solicitors go Coast to Coast to Coast!

Friends & Families of Special Children shares best practice in The Parliamentary Review

The Parliamentary Review has grown in size and influence each year since its first documents were produced under the guidance of former minister The Rt Hon David Curry. The Review’s March publications continue to focus on organisations from multiple policy sectors that have shown a dedication to best practice, all the while sharing their stories with some of the most significant individuals across both the commercial and political spheres.

Please click HERE for more information.

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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