Charity information


AMAZE is an independent, parent-led charity that supports parents and carers of children with special needs. We work alongside parents supporting them through the emotional and practical demands of getting the right services for their children and young people - especially in the area of education, social services, finance, leisure and health care.

We employ 11 part time staff and train and supervise 23 volunteers, who together work in the following areas:
•telephone helpline
•one to one help with education issues
•one to one help to apply for benefits and maximise family income
•information and publications (including quarterly newsletters, booklets, fact sheets and a website)
•parent workshops and specialist support groups
•participation and consultation work to influence the planning and development of services
•transition planning information and advice for 14+ year olds on preparing for life after school
•The Compass (Brighton & Hove’s database of children with special needs) and Compass Leisure Card

Founded 1999

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