AJ Bunker leads festive fun at Caudwell Children

Reality TV star AJ Bunker during a visit to the Caudwell International Children's Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Reality TV star Andrea Jane ‘AJ’ Bunker has shared heart-warming pictures after she visited Caudwell Children to support our Christmas fundraising efforts. AJ visited the £18 million Caudwell International Children’s Centre in Staffordshire to take part in an activity club with disabled children. The session included a festive fairy hunt and a chance for AJ […]

Charity beneficiaries steal the show as charity celebrates 21st birthday in style

Charity beneficiaries steal the show as charity celebrates 21st birthday in style Children and families who have been supported by Caudwell Children during the charity’s 21-year history were the stars of an entertainment-filled evening at The Roundhouse in Camden, which raised £1.5million for the charity and also featured a rousing performance by the musical icon, […]

Tips to make bonfire night a positive experience for autistic and disabled children

New blog post: five tips from Caudwell Children to make bonfire night a more positive experience for autistic and disabled children

Bonfire night can cause anxiety and distress for many children including those with sensory issues or a disability. The dazzling firework displays can be exciting, but due to their unpredictable nature they may also cause sensory overload for some autistic and disabled children. With the help of parents who responded on our Facebook page, we’ve […]

Report: Parents’ struggle to get mobility equipment for disabled child

A Caudwell Children report [link] published today has revealed the difficulties that parents often face when trying to access vital mobility equipment for their child. At Caudwell Children we have 21 years of first-hand experience supporting disabled children and their families to access the services, equipment, therapies and treatments they need. That often means that […]

Disabled children’s support an “unfair postcode lottery”

Quote from Dylan Stratford's mum alongside a picture of Dylan - a dark haired boy who is smiling. The quote says: It is hugely unfair that in other areas we would be eligible for help. But in our local authority Dylan’s difficulties - and the difficulties of many children like him - are simply dismissed.

Check out the support and services we offer for disabled children Support for disabled children has been severely affected during the Covid-19 pandemic. Compounding the difficulties that parents and carers already faced when trying to access vital services. We recently asked parents to fill out a survey on accessing support for disabled children – particularly […]

CEO’s response to new National Disability Strategy

Caudwell Children CEO Trudi Beswick at the Caudwell International Children's Centre in Staffordshire

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has today announced the Government’s new National Disability Strategy. This follows a commitment from the Prime Minister in 2019. You can read the strategy and the pledges within it here. What is the National Disability Strategy? The strategy sets out the actions the Government will take to improve […]

CEO’s response to new autism strategy in England

Caudwell Children CEO Trudi Beswick at the Caudwell International Children's Centre in Staffordshire, the UK's first autism-friendly, purpose built centre.

A new autism strategy for England has been published today – setting out how the Government will support autistic people between now and 2026.   This new strategy sets out several new commitments that could have a positive impact on the lives of autistic people across England.   You can read the full strategy, and the commitments within it, […]

Caudwell Children’s donation plea to support ‘forgotten’ disabled children

Caudwell Children CEO Trudi Beswick during a recent workshop for children at the Caudwell International Children's Centre, Keele

Caudwell Children has issued a donation plea after publishing a report revealing an alarming reduction in disabled children’s access to vital services and facilities during the pandemic. The national disability charity has been supporting disabled children from across the UK during the pandemic, and has carried out a survey of families to find out more […]

Caudwell Children’s exclusive charity gala heads to the Algarve in August

Quinta do Lago

Caudwell Children has confirmed plans to expand its fundraising efforts with an exclusive event on the Algarve this summer. The charity raises hundreds of thousands every year at its star-studded Butterfly Ball in London to support disabled children. Now Caudwell Children has announced that it will launch a plush event hosted by Peter Andre at […]