Welcome to the Dame Vera Lynn Trust
The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy provides a specialist service for families of young children with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties. Parents and children learn daily living skills together at our School for Parents using the principles of Conductive Education. We support families with babies and children under five years of age.
We currently have over 80 families attending our School for Parents in West Sussex and East Anglia. Families travel from Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Essex, Middlesex, Berkshire, Suffolk and the London Boroughs.
A highly skilled and professional team helps parents to recognise a child's unique qualities and achievements. Everyday is an exciting experience and parents can talk openly to each other about their child's activities, sharing an understanding of each other's situation.
The emphasis on School for Parents is to provide strong practical support for all parents who have children with special needs within a mutually sympathetic and encouraging environment.
All the services we offer are provided free of charge. We receive no statutory funding and rely entirely on the support of the community to raise the £650,000 needed this year to ensure that this vital and much needed service can continue.
A message from our President, Dame Vera Lynn:
"My role as President of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy is hugely important to me.
For a family to be suddenly and unexpectedly faced with the news that their child is affected by cerebral palsy is a life-altering experience. The special attention that their child will need in his or her early years is woefully lacking in the public sector. Early intervention is crucial.
The free-to-all service that we supply at our School for Parents is a lifeline to our families and is probably the first such specialist support that they will receive. Our Trust will support them through the early years and help to ensure that their child achieves their maximum potential and becomes a more integrated member of society"
An Introduction to the School for Parents
Please click on the photo oppostite for an Introduction to the School for Parents. The Video shows Dame Vera Lynn at the School For Parents in West Sussex.