Useful Links

The following voluntary organisations’ websites may help you find other services or funding.   As these external websites are not published nor maintained by Winchester & District Scope, we are not responsible for their content.


Hampshire Neurological Alliance

Its central mission is to obtain the best possible care and support for everyone in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight affected by a neurological condition and their carers.   Winchester and District Scope joined the Alliance when it had its official launch on 16 March 2009 .  They have produced a Register of all organisations that are part of the Alliance.

For more information go to their website at

The Rainbow Centre

Since 1990 The Rainbow Centre at Fareham has been providing vital Conductive Education (CE) to children with Cerebral Palsy and since 2007  has offered a range of specialised part-time services for adults with motor disorders, covering CP, Parkinson, Multiple Sclerosis and people who have had a stroke or head injury..

The children’s sessions aim to improve the quality of life for children with CP, motor learning disabilities and delayed development through CE.  They work to inspire all children to reach their full potential by helping them to find new ways to become active and take pride in their own achievements  – preparing them for life’s challenges.

CE is a form of specialised neuro-rehabilitation, an educational approach that encourages emotional, social and cognitive development as well as the more obvious physical development. It was developed 60 years ago by Prof. Andrew Peto who recognised that people with lifelong disabilities require a different learning model, one that integrates education, therapy and, for children, academic learning, into a unified holistic model. to help people achieve their potential.

The Rainbow Centre has gradually evolved into a substantial CE Service delivering intensive care to children in the Hampshire – Wessex region.  This service is delivered by Peto-trained Conductor Teachers, a CE Assistant and volunteers.

To find out more…


…telephone +44 (0) 1329 289 500;


…go to;

…find them on Facebook at www,; or

…talk to The Rainbow Centre on Twitter @rainbowcharity


Scope is the national Scope charity in England and Wales.  They no longer focus on cerebral palsy but have widened their remit to cover all disabilities.   Their vision is for a world where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.  Their new brand aims to change attitudes towards disability.  To promote better attitudes towards disabled people  and using comedy to challenge awkwardness, their “End the Awkward” campaign was launched on 8th May 2015 with coverage on TV (advertising) and cinema which ran for 4 to 6 weeks.

Find their website on


Scope Response

Scope Response is a help and advice service offered by national ScopeL Their Regional Response Worker in the South has been known to us for years: he has told us that he works mainly with families of children with cerebral palsy and is happy to be approached through Scope Response.

He also pointed out one of the newer facilities on the Scope website which is the Online Community, where people can communicate on a variety of issues and also seek the advice of professionals on a range of topics.

Visit or call 0808 800 3333 or email

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