Charities Who Help Families

Sunny Days Children’s Fund

Wipe Away Those Tears

We aim to wipe away those tears and bring a sparkle into the lives of these special children, no matter how big or small.

Special Needs And Parents (SNAP)

A support group for parents and carers of children with any special need or disability.

Contact a Family

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

Chelmsford Mencap Daybreak

The aims of Chelmsford Mencap are to inform, encourage and support social inclusion to our members and their families, so that they can grow in strength, knowledge and confidence.


Mencap is the voice of learning disability.

The Jack Petchey Foundation

Established in 1999, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.

Working Families

As part of the kids in the middle campaign, the DFE has funded the charity Working Families to construct two online interactive quizzes to help couples recognise problems, seek help if needed and to subsequently plan their work and family life.

Please be aware that the inclusion of a link on this page is not an endorsement by Columbus School and College but an informative link for our parents and carers.