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What can SeeSaw offer?

 Grief support for children (up to the age of 18) when a parent or sibling has died.

 Specialist support for families when a parent or sibling is dying.

 Schools support service.

 Education, training and consultation about childhood bereavement for professionals working with children.

 Specially developed literature and resources to help children, their carers and professionals to understand grief.    

What can SeeSaw do?

 Offer telephone consultations to any parent or professional who is concerned about a bereaved child.

 Offer home visits to families to assess their needs and talk about ways in which SeeSaw might be able to help.    

 Provide tailored individual support for children and young people when needed. This often involves one-to-one sessions with a support worker and takes place where the child is most comfortable – in their own home.    

 Provide specialist support to families and professionals when a parent or sibling is dying.        

 Arrange family events and activity days which enable children, young people and their families to meet together in a fun and relaxed way.        

 Provide information and training to school staff when they are supporting a bereaved child in the classroom or managing a death in the school community.     

 Provide training, consultancy and resources to professionals working with bereaved children and young people.

About our service

▪ We provide a rapid response to requests for advice and support.

▪ We provide support when needed – no waiting list.

▪ There is no charge for our services.

▪ We support families after any cause of death – whether it is sudden or expected, or due to illness or accident.

▪ We also support families following bereavement through suicide, murder or manslaughter.

▪ Our most recent publication is 'What happens when someone dies? – a guide for adults talking with children about funerals. This is available through SeeSaw.

2018 Charity Supported

2017 Charity Supported

About Us

YoungDementia UK is a charitable company based in Oxfordshire.  The charity comprises a dedicated, knowledgeable, lively team of trustees and staff, volunteers and inspirational, amazing members whose lives have been changed by young onset dementia.  We learn from each other and together are always seeking the best ways to make the most of life with young onset dementia.

The team’s expertise has been developed and refined since 1998 by face to face, in-depth, long-term relationships with individuals with young onset dementia and their families in and around Oxfordshire.  The principles of our support have been adopted by some other areas beyond the county.

But we know that, in most of the UK, the support needed for people in their 30s to 60s with dementia is not available.  The consequence of this gap is unfulfilled potential, wasted years and lives made unbearable.

So we are on a quest to make sure, with you, that there is a welcoming sense of community in the young onset world.  We want to enable personal experience to be shared, information to be exchanged; we want to influence others who can make a difference, and we want many more people to be inspired, like us, by the extraordinary strength of those who live with young onset dementia, day in and day out.  

To that end we have set up a Young Dementia Network - to find out more, please click here.

Tessa Gutteridge, Director

Contact us:

YoungDementia UK
PO Box 315
OX28 1ZN

Tel 01993 776295 - general enquiries  
Tel 01865 794311 - support-related enquiries

Email  web@youngdementiauk.org - general enquiries
             support@youngdementiauk.org - support-related enquiries

2019 Charities Supported

Flexicare is a lifeline

Flexicare provides free, flexible babysitting for families with a disabled child. As a charity, not a statutory agency, we can offer services led by the needs of our families.

Flexicare operates within a ten-mile distance of Oxford city centre, as well as the areas of Wantage and Grove. Anyone can refer a child for registration. Children must be under the age of 12 at the time of referral.

Once a child has been referred, two of our coordinators will arrange a visit to assess the child's needs and determine whether the child meets our registration criteria. Children who meet our criteria generally have issues with mobility, communication or safety awareness.

Contact details:

Refer a family, ask a question, offer to help - we would like to hear from you.

Main contact number: 01865 321 881

Mobile: 07342 041 388

Email: admin@flexicare.org

Website: www.flexicare.org

Flexicare and Riding for Disabled (New Yatt)


Riding for Disabled (New Yatt)

New Yatt Riding for the Disabled

It's what you CAN do that counts

New Yatt Riding for the Disabled is an incorporated charity based at North Leigh, West Oxfordshire. Since 1984 a dedicated team of RDA trained Coaches and 50+ volunteer helpers have provided regular riding lessons for the local disabled community. We operate from a dedicated 24 acre site with an indoor school. Our ponies and horses are carefully chosen for their temperament, size and ability to work with our riders.

We are run by unpaid volunteers and, thanks to fundraising efforts including charitable grants and donations from our local community, we continue to offer affordable riding to our participants, currently £8 per 30 minute session.

Many of our riders have a physical disability or learning difficulties, some may have both. Each session will cater for 2 or 3 small groups of riders of similar age or riding ability but all our riders are encouraged to achieve their personal riding objectives at their own pace.

Riding is widely recognised as an excellent form of therapy - building self-confidence, improving concentration, co-ordination and balance, providing recreation and sport. Best of all, riding is FUN and our riders regularly tell us how much they enjoy coming to New Yatt RDA.

Individual and Business Sponsorship Opportunities

We welcome specific or long term sponsorship opportunities with local businesses and organisations and can tailor a scheme to suit your circumstances.

Please email: nyrda_fundraising@googlegroups.com for further information.