In the UK today there are around half a million children and young people with brain conditions that result in complex medical, educational and social support needs. Our research work across neurodevelopmental conditions gives us a unique perspective within the charity research sector allowing us to provide research-driven solutions and advice to those who need it most.
Our guides, factsheets and other resources offer comprehensive and current information on a wide variety of issues – physical, social and legal – that parents and carers of children with brain conditions may be facing. Services available include a Sleep Advice Service, the Cerebra Innovation Centre, our book and toy library and LEaP, our innovative problem-solving project that runs alongside our Legal Advice Service.
Cerebra Innovation Centre
The Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC) designs and builds innovative, bespoke products to help disabled children discover and engage with the world around them. From fish tanks to oxygen tanks via specialist buggies and surfboards – our award-winning team are brimming with ideas and solutions.
Sleep Advice Service
At Cerebra we understand that if you have one child that doesn’t sleep, the whole family suffers. Our Sleep Advice Service offers various resources including our Guide to Sleep, workshops and a one-to-one telephone support service to help your child – and everyone in your family – get a better night’s sleep.
Book and Toy Library
We have a range of books, eBooks and audio books on the subject of brain conditions in our library for both adults and children. Our Toy library is also available for children with special needs. Both services are free and easy to use.
Parent Guides and Factsheets
We publish a series of guides and factsheets to help families of children with brain conditions with common problems they may be facing. They offer comprehensive, up-to-date advice and strategies to help you deal with a wide range of issues.
Legal Advice Service (and LEaP)
Our Legal Advice Service provides free legal advice to families who need help getting the right support for their children. It runs alongside our innovative problem-solving LEaP project at the School of Law at Leeds University. To find out more and see whether you are eligible for help, please look at our project guidelines before filling out an online request form.