Fledglings is a national charity that:
Provides practical advice and support about living with children with additional needs, and accurately signposts people to other organisations to get the other advice they need
Finds and sells products that improve the lives of children with additional needs and their families and
Provides advice and support around these products
We aim to have a wide range of different product solutions available to you that are practical, affordable and good quality
We actively support the makers of helpful products to get their solutions in front of the people that need them
We work with parents who have come up with novel ideas to solve a problem in their lives and who want to share this experience with others
We will create or source bespoke products that may only make a difference to the life of one child
Products Supplied by Parents
Through our brochure, we make available products made by parents like Lyn, who supplies cosy foot-warmers that stay on; Tracey, who supplies the softest cover imaginable for bed-wetters; and Sally, who supplies attractive orthopaedic shoes
Products created by Fledglings in conjunction with our suppliers
We produced a range of maths-related equipment with wooden handles to make it possible for a teenager with cerebral palsy to take A-level Maths. He went on to University and we continue to help many others with their studies by supplying rulers with handles
We produce bespoke bibs for everyday use and for special occasions such as weddings
We produce comfortable close fitting cotton garments for children with sensory issues
How can Fledglings help you?
Please contact us if you have an issue you want to talk through or a problem you think we may be able to help with.
Sometimes a problem that seems impossible to solve can be quickly resolved. We have access to thousands of potential suppliers and even more supporters. We also have a number of home workers and some helpful companies we can approach to make bespoke solutions as required. See our Frequently Asked Questions section for more details.
Schools & Organisations
If you are a school or an organisation putting on an event for parents, we may be able to come along to give a short talk or demonstrate some products. We are always happy to provide you with our product brochure.
If you are in need of financial help, we can link you to Sky Badger, a charity that specialises in this area of work.