Support for Families of Children/ Young People with Disabilities

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Embrace offer support to families with disabled children and young people aged up to 19 within Wigan and Leigh. Embrace understand that a "one size fits all" approach can does not work with families and therefore, we tailor our service to your family’s particular needs. Services are ever changing and knowing who to call and where to go can be a task in itself. This is why Embrace ensures that our fieldworkers are knowledgeable in all disability specific areas of family life.

If you need support please click the button below to take you to our self referral form.

Sign up to access support

If you are a professional please use our professional referral form.

ages 0 to 19



How it works

Embrace will take referrals from anyone our only criteria is that the family request our support. Referrals can be made in a variety of different ways, such as, by phone (01942 233323), via social media, through our website ( and in person at our office. Once we have received your referral, our team will identify which team member's skills best match your particular needs.

We will then allocate a fieldworker accordingly. Once allocated to a fieldworker we aim to ensure this person continues to work with you. When your allocated fieldworker receives your case they will make contact with you to gather further information and arrange a visit. Our visits take place in the place of your choosing, either at your home, at our office or a neutral location of your choosing. On our initial visit our fieldworkers will come and listen to your story, listening to your concerns and what support you require.

After listening to what you have to say the fieldworker will work in partnership with you to create a family centred plan of action. From this point no two cases are the same we will then work alongside you to resolve you're identified needs.

Examples of the support we offer:

  • Attending meetings; school, social care, health, housing etc…
  • Applying for grants; Food parcels, sensory equipment, car seats etc
  • Benefit advice or support; form filling, support to tribunals etc.
  • Linking into community activities; attending with you, sign posting, arranging transport
  • Giving advice on a range of topics; health, social care, education etc
  • Training

And much much more!

For a more detailed breakdown of how we support families please download our leaflet.

We have a recognised Advocacy Quality Performance Mark

Which recognises and promotes good policy and practice with the aim of enabling all
people to have their voices heard and live fulfilling, independent lives.

For further information on our Quality Mark please visit:


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What is Advocacy?

Is provided by an independent advocate who supports families:

  • Access services and information
  • Have a voice and be a part of decision making in their life
  • By giving emotional resilience at difficult times
  • With information on a wide range of subjects from education to health and benefits
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Embrace Fieldworkers

Have a wide range of knowledge and experience in helping families of children/ young people with disabilities and:

  • Give a wide range of information
  • Are positive and enthusiastic
  • Listen to your concerns
  • Do not give their own personal views
  • Are none judgemental
  • Help when you want to change things in your/families life
  • Help to get a meaningful education

Lynne Hamnett

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  Embrace Leaflet

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