Dame Vera Lynn Childrens Charity

Registered Charity Number: 1089657
Cuckfield, West Sussex


Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity provides an early intervention service to children 0-5 years of age with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties.

Our early intervention service allows parents to see the potential their child has and also helps them to engage with and actively play with their child.  Our innovative and and essential early intervention service follows the principles of Conductive Education - an holistic approach that incorporates physical therapy, teaching and learning aimed at developing a child's muscle control, movement and posture, and Early Years Foundation stage.  It is delivered in partnership with parents and help their child to develop physically, socially and emotionally, forming the bedrock of the independence they can achieve later in life.

We provides hands on active physical therapy sessions, outreach support in the home, Saturday and holiday clubs and access to a parent support network.  Children also have access to assistive technology such as white boards, tablets and a magic carpet.  We also offer creative workshops such as music therapy and messy play and also swimming sessions.  

Since we began we have helped over 500 families across the South East. Nor formal diagnosis is required and families are welcome to drop into our centre to talk to our staff, who can support them in taking the next step for their child.  

Our work - which is rooted in Conductive Education, celebrates the children we work with - no matter their ability - and shows parents and the wider world everything they can do.