A play and picnic site
for children with special needs

It encourages mobility
and social skills


Our lives are very different to a normal family life - but having a place like Bournstream to go to can help make us all feel very relaxed.

Recent research asked: "What makes my family stronger?"

The report by Contact a Family found that half of those surveyed with disabled children said the opportunity to enjoy play and leisure together was poor & unsatisfactory in their experience.


Jigsaw Thornbury works with children & young people (0-25) with additional needs and disabilities, providing support groups, activities & training.


The Barnwood Trust : aiming to create the best possible environment in Gloucestershire for disabled people to make the most of their lives. Developing community connections and other opportunities.


1Big Database is the on-line directory of services, organisations and groups for children and young people aged 0 to 20 and their parents and carers in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol and South Gloucestershire.


Childrens Playlink is a children's charity which is based in South Gloucestershire. Established in 1995, Childrens Playlink has grown dramatically over the last 10 years and now employs over 20 staff providing services to childcare groups and children throughout the county.


Supportive Parents is a parent-led organisation providing the Parent Partnership Service for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. This service is confidential and provides independent parental support to parents of children with special educational needs.


UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.


The Family Fund helps families with severely disabled children to have choices and the opportunity to enjoy ordinary life.

They give grants for things that make life easier and more enjoyable for the disabled child and their family, such as washing machines, driving lessons, hospital visiting costs, computers and holidays.


Early Support is the Government programme to achieve better co-ordinated, family focused services for young disabled children and their families. It's a national programme that is being introduced and used in local authorities, hospitals and community-based health services across England.


KIDS vision is a world in which all Disabled children and young people realise their aspirations and their right to an inclusive community which supports them and their families. The Kids Playwork Inclusion Project is part of this organisation.


The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to the other UK nations.

CDC works to influence national policy that impacts upon disabled children and children with special educational needs (SEN) and their families. We aim to promote the active participation of disabled children and young people, making sure their voices and success stories are heard.


The Norah Fry Research Centre at Bristol University carries out research on issues affecting the lives of disabled children and adults with learning difficulties and their families. Through research findings, they aim to influence policy, improve services and support, empower and inform service users, families and professionals. Online documents on recent research can be downloaded from the website.

The Key for children and young people with disabilities in Gloucestershire and their families

Tel: +44 01452 336104


Gloucestershire County Council web pages on Children and young people with disabilities information relating to children and young people with disabilities and their families


The health, social care and disability information service for Gloucestershire

www.sasg.org.uk - Dead Link

Stroud Autistic Support Group. A support group to promote the rights and interests of all individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, their families, carers and partners.


Gloucestershire Down's Syndrome Support Group. This site gives news on upcoming events for the group and has information on how to get involved in the first place. The Group's aim is to help and support children with Down's syndrome and their parents from birth, through childhood and into adulthood.


Charity helping parents of disabled children/rare disorders with information and research/treatment.


A not-for-profit organisation which recruits, trains & places cool people to look after children & young people with disabilities.


If you are looking to buy a stairlift for yourself or a loved one, it can be confusing to know where to start. At Stairlift Advisor we are here to help you find a stairlift that’s right for you. We aim to make the process of buying a stairlift easy, smooth and stress-free.


We are a user-led local charity supporting children with special needs and their families in Stroud District and Gloucestershire. We run youth clubs, support groups in Dursley and Stroud, a sibling group and a toy library, plus inclusive sports music therapy and so much more.