Family Support

Here at Ellen Tinkham we have a team dedicated to supporting our families. This support ranges from arranging your children’s annual review, facilitating communication between parent and staff, providing information between outside agencies like Devon’s Family Information Service and supporting families through loss and bereavement. Below are some useful contact numbers and resources that we have created for families to access:

Company Name Contact details
Free School Meals 0345 155 1019
Public Health England – South West team 0300 303 8162
Exeter Mobility Centre (orthotics) 01392 403649
Invacare Wheelchair Repair 08000 696 216
Invacare Wheelchair Queries (not repairs) 01392 403663
PenCru (simple factsheets on medical interventions)

Additional Resources which might be of use

Loss and Bereavement 
A script to help support the informing of a loved one about the loss of a family member or friend.

Christmas? Cracked It! Toolkit and Video
We all know Christmas can be a stressful time of year, especially for those families who have children with additional needs. With that in mind, and coming off the success of last year’s original, our advocacy champion has created this helpful video to guide you through all the elements of the 2016 toolkit.

Need another copy of the Toolkit? Just click here!

Within this video are hints, tips and notes which you may find useful to use in the run-up to Christmas and throughout the celebrations.



Everyone will be the best they can be; Everyone has a voice; No-one is excluded.