Kernow Connect - Action for Children

Providing a range of universal, targeted and specialist services to Young People aged 11-19 and those up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Cornwall. Kernow Connect will provide the support that enables young people to meet friends, have someone to talk to and be listened to, whilst having fun and feeling happy.

Facebook: @KernowConnect

Telephone: 01872 321486

Website: www.services.actionforchildren.org.uk/kernow-connect

Email: kernow.connect@actionforchildren.org.uk

North Cornwall & District Talking Newspaper

Men and women with difficulties reading their local newspaper because of impaired sight or physical disability can find themselves out of touch with the world around them. The local Talking Newspaper, which is free of charge, can restore their independence by keeping them informed on local news and events.

Telephone: 07926 194643

Website:  www.nctn.co.uk

Email: roscrea@btconnect.com


Information on Sense who is a leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deaf and blind. They provide expert advice and information as well as a specialist service to deaf and blind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them.

Telephone: 0300 330 9250

Website: www.sense.org.uk

Blue Badge – Disabled Parking Permit

Blue Badge parking for people with disabilities: who can get a badge and how to apply.

Website: www.gov.uk

E-zec Medical Patient Transport

The Patient Transport Service (PTS) is provided for patients who are being transported to an NHS provider and who are deemed medically eligible. The service is for non-urgent, planned transportation of patients whose medical condition is such that they require the skills of clinically trained staff and/or their equipment during their journey.

Telephone: 0300 7776688

Website: www.e-zec.co.uk

Email: info@e-zec.co.uk

Guide Dogs

Information on the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people.

Telephone: 0118 983 5555 (General Enquiries)

Website: www.guidedogs.org.uk

Email: guidedogs@guidedogs.org.uk

Epilepsy Action

Information on Epilepsy Action, they are the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK’s estimated 456,000 people who have been diagnosed with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

Telephone: 0808 800 5050

Website: www.epilepsy.org.uk