The following sites are a great source of further support or information for families and young people.
A Lancashire based charity that can provide local ill or disabled children and their families, who are on a low income or receiving benefits, an all-expenses paid holiday to Spain or the UK. Families must be a resident in Lancashire or Cumbria.
Supply grants for equipment to individuals to help with the equality of life for people with a disability.
Aims to equip families of kids with arthritis with research based information about how to live with arthritis
A group for young people with JIA in County Durham, set up by Jordy who has JIA. For up to date information on meetings, click on the link above and join their group.
A guide for people aged 13 - 20 with arthritis
Supporting young people with arthritis.
British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology is a specialist forum for Adolescent Rheumatology professionals - BSPAR
Cash for Kids provides grants for individual children from birth to 18 who are ill, disabled, underprivileged or need extra help.
The CCAA offer practical help and support and various educational and recreational opportunities for children with JIA.
Support and advice to parents of children with a serious disability.
Elifar is a charity that help to make a child with a disability feel more comfortable by supplying a grant to help with mobility.
A national charity dedicated to providing day trips and holidays for families who are struggling with problems such as long-term illness and disabilities.
Glasspool Charity Trust supply small, one off grants to individuals and families who are experiencing hardship and need financial support.
Happy days are devoted to providing breaks for individuals, families and groups that support children with additional needs. Happy Days fund a range of holidays and day trips.
Provide support and friendship for families.
The Community are an organisation that provides short breaks across Kent providing opportunities for disabled children and young people to enjoy a short break where they can meet and make friends with other children, as well as offering a valuable break for their parents of carers.
Read about 3 year old Imogen's journey with JIA.
A charity that provides grants to people, including children, who have physical or learning disabilities or a long-term illness and are in financial need.
Supporting children, young people and families affected by juvenile arthritis within the West Midlands
Th centre manages a holiday grant on behalf of Kingston council to help those who are struggling with the costs for a holiday.
Did you know that schools in England have a duty to support children with medical conditions? The Health Conditions in Schools Alliance is made up of 35 organisations representing over 1.1 million children living with over 20 medical conditions. They work collaboratively to ensure children with medical conditions get the support they need at school.
Offers information and support on uveitis.
Over the Wall runs camp that allows children and young people aged between 8-17 who are suffering with an illness or disability to have fun in a range of activities at no cost.
Informational blog written for families in panic or calm, dealing with kids, sick or well.
The PMM team is led by Professor Helen Foster as a collaboration between Newcastle University and Northumbria University. For more information, visit their website by clicking on the title.
Provides information on paediatric, rheumatic diseases.
Psoriasis - dealing with it!
The SNAC provide a support network in Scotland for children with arthritis and their families, offering information and support.
Set up to help children with bone conditions
Aims to improve the quality of life for children and young people aged between 3-17 who are affected by illness, disability and poverty by supplying a grant for equipment your child may need or for a holiday and day out for the whole family to enjoy.
The family Find give grants to low income families with a child under the age of 16, who is severely disabled. The grant may be used for holidays or leisure activities.
To support and promote sick childrens’ recovery
Trefoil House provides holiday grants for children under the age of 18 who have special needs or disabilities.
This website allows families with ill or disabled children to search local charities that can supply grants using the postcode search.
Offers information and support for patients with uveitis
A group for 11 to 24 year olds across the UK with diagnosed rheumatic conditions to advise, input and shape current adolescent and young adult rheumatology research.