Unique Ways is a parent-carer led organisation, offering support, guidance and a range of services to families with disabled children aged 0-25. They’re based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, covering the whole of the Calderdale area and beyond.
Formerly known as Calderdale Parents and Carers, they offer support based on the social model of disability, which means they don’t restrict their services based on a medical diagnosis or specific eligibility criteria. They help families with children that have any additional needs, whether this is because of physical disabilities, learning disabilities, or ongoing health problems.
Simply put, if you feel that you need our support, then they’re here to help. They don’t insist on the “proof” of a diagnosis.
Unique Ways’ Statement of Vision, Mission and Values
“We aim to ensure that families with children and young people with disabilities receive all of the guidance and support that they need to live ordinary lives. We do this by focusing on a number of key outcomes for families, underpinned by our core values, which put the best interests of disabled young people and parent carers at the heart of everything we do.”
Unique Ways’ Services:
Courses & Training: They run a number of free information sessions and courses throughout the year, open to all members.
One2One Services: Members can make use of our One2One service providers, who work with families on an individual basis. These services include a sleep practitioner.
Peer Support: Connecting with other families who are having similar experiences to you – they run monthly coffee mornings and afternoon tea sessions.
Children’s Area: Members can come along to their family room and access their toy library, stocked with a variety of educational and sensory toys.
Family Voice Calderdale: An active group of parent carers, working in partnership with Statutory Service Providers to influence the design, development and delivery of services for disabled children and young people in Calderdale.