Family resources

Lewisham Parent and Carer’s Forum (LP&C) Newsletter

Read the LP&C Newsletter to find useful information for parents/carers of children with additional needs and disabilities.

Online sexual harassment information

Childnet has produced guidance to help parents and carers and their teenage children talk about the important issue of online sexual harassment – specifically when this is happening between children of around the same age.

Read Childnet’s online sexual harassment leaflet

The Butterfly Project

Transition to adulthood from ages 16 to 25 years. Supports young people who have disabilities and additional needs to identify any goals that they want to achieve.


Contact for support with finances: Universal Credit – Carer’s Allowance – Appeals – Mandatory Reconsideration Financial assessment – Benefits check
Saturday afternoon surgeries 12pm to 3pm
Telephone: 07951 574495. NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions sessions are held via telephone, Skype or Zoom

If a young person is approaching 16 and they need to apply for
Personal Independent Payments (PIP).

The Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders

Operates across SE London (Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley,
Greenwich and Croydon).


Register your child/young person on the Learning Disability Register with your GP.  You will then be recognised as their carer and the health services will know about your child/young person and they will receive support when visiting the GP. This will also qualify them for free annual health checks.

Information from MENCAP 2016.209 NHS England AHC Guide.pdf

More information on their website at HERE –

CASPA provides advice, support and life skill development opportunities
for children, young people and families affected by Autism

CASPA is a unique, rapidly growing and award winning charity that was
set up in 2002, providing support to autistic children and young people,
and also to their families.
Run social clubs, specialist trampolining and technology projects,
holiday programmes, and residential trips that all focus on enabling
young people to access what they are entitled to – fun, friendship and
an independent future. Families can access advice, information and
support, as well as be able to form valuable friendships with each
other. Based in the London Borough of Bromley and currently work with
around 300 children and young people every week in various venues across
the borough.

Contact through the website ‘Contact Page’

Willow Tree Club

Online activities for people with additional needs, covering a variety of interests including art, dance, music, signing songs, and cooking! All are designed to be as inclusive as
possible, with experienced leaders (a minimum of two on any session).