A family's journey:
For a parent, the experience of having a child diagnosed with a disability for the first time has been likened to being blindfolded and left in a foreign country where no one speaks the same language. Everything that they understood and imagined parenthood to be like is turned in its head and replaced with medical language they don't understand and confusing directions to people and places they don't want to visit. This experience can often leave parents feeling isolated from society; spending much of their time at home or in the sterile environments of hospitals and soul-less therapy centres.
A different path:
Caudwell Children believe that every family should have the support and assistance they need to live their lives to their full potential, regardless of illness or disability. As such, we act as the safety net for parents who find themselves in need of additional support due to their child being diagnosed with a disability.
Through our Hospital Support programme we aim to reach families at the point of diagnosis and help guide them through the confusing and frightening landscape of medical appointments and jargon, signposting them to the support they need to build their new life.
Some of the support services families are signposted to then come under the banner of the Caudwell Children 'Core Services' which provide life changing donations of specialist equipment, family support services, treatments, disability sports equipment and our Destination Dreams holiday for children with life-threatening illnesses.
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