Welcome to the Lewisham Children and Family Centre Website



Carer’s support for parents of children with a disability

Being a parent can be difficult at times. If your child has a special educational need or disability there can be lots more to consider and it can feel as if there is always something that needs to be done and not enough hours in the day to do it.

There are lots of organisations that can help you, no matter what your current worry is:


Help with filling in forms, general advice and support, gaining carers assessments and supporting carers back to work. To access the service, simply complete their Contact Form, return it to info@carerslewisham.org.uk, and a member of the  team will get in touch with you to introduce you to our service and discuss how we can support you.

Or call on: 020 86998686



Information and guidance to unpaid carers on a range of subjects including benefits and financial support, your rights and how to get support.



Information, support and advice workshops about raising a child with additional needs. Telephone helpline, live chat, Listening Ear support service, email newsletters and guides.

Call: 0800 8083555


If you’re sick or disabled, you might be able to claim benefits like Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). If you care for someone who is disabled, you might be able to get Carer’s Allowance.

Citizens Advice Benefits advice 


Families raising disabled or seriously ill children can ease some of the day to day pressures by applying for a wide range of grant items.

Call:  01904 550055

Contact Family Fund



Families are the most important influence on deaf children and deaf young people, and families need clear, balanced information to make informed choices.

Helpline: 0808 800 8880 – Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 12:30pm

Free from all UK landlines and major UK mobile providers


SMS: 0786 00 22 888 – Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 12:30pm

Texts are charged at your standard network rate or taken from your monthly allowance

Live Chat

Contact Form



Imago is excited to deliver the Maximising Wellbeing of Unpaid Carers, supporting Adult Carers, Young Adult Carers and Young Carers across the borough of Lewisham. If you are an unpaid carer or know someone who provides care but is not getting paid, help and support are available. Our Maximising Wellbeing of Unpaid Carers Service is designed to offer comprehensive and tailored support to unpaid carers. Our team works with you to create a personalised Adult Carer Support Plan that focuses on your specific needs. If the carer’s plan meets the local eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to receive support to meet those needs through a Statutory Carers Assessment. Even if the eligibility criteria are not met, our service can still offer carers support and assistance.

email: ucwellbeing@imago.community

call: 0300 373 5769 – Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m


Lewisham Mencap is a charity run voluntarily by and for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.  With high levels of personal commitment and the desire to make life vibrant and fun for people who have a learning disability and their support networks, Lewisham Mencap has been an integral part of many lives for the last 70 years.

email us on: hello@lewishammencap.org.uk.

Call us on: 07932 002 317.

Chat on WhatsApp



Free, confidential and impartial service, which offers accurate information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with SEND.  Providing information on parents rights and guidance on the legal framework that all schools and local authorities must use.

Contact form

Call : 0203 319 2163


Facebook: www.facebook.com/sendiasslewisham



We want to make sure that you have the support you need to ensure that happens. Wherever you are in England and Wales, we have a range of support and services to meet your needs. So if you are a young person, a parent or carer or other family member, please have a look at the activities, events and services we offer  to support you and your family.

RSBC Information and Advice Service



We’re Scope, the disability equality charity in England and Wales. We provide practical information and emotional support when it’s most needed, and campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.

Family Services

Online Community 

Online advice and support

Telephone Helpline


Information, advice & support for families of children aged 0-5 with special educational needs and or disabilities.

Join them at monthly virtual drop-in sessions on Microsoft Teams on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10am-11am. Join on your computer, mobile app or room  device.

Meeting ID: 310 568 780 048 Passcode: SvU4WD



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