About EalingHELP Minimize

EalingHELP is an independent website created specifically for parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities in and around Ealing. It is one of many projects running under the auspices of Ealing Mencap.

The website was created in response to a publication by the Rowntree Foundation which indicated that parents/carers valued easily accessible information above respite. Ealing Mencap employed 2 part time workers in 2003 to conduct a survey of parents and carers in the Borough of Ealing as to the need for an information based website. Approximately 600 parents and 50 professionals were mailed a questionnaire. 150 parents and 20 professionals responded favourably with others offering verbal support at various meetings and forums.

We are able to run with funding from Ealing Council, which thankfully is due to continue through till March 2019.

A project manager was appointed and a working group set up which included representatives from the Statutory and Voluntary sectors together with parents and carers. Over the next 2 years the original site was created around the feedback and input from this group. EalingHELP went live in June 2006.

Since then the site has been through various incarnations. It is now in its third version, having been completely reworked in 2014 to be compatible with mobile devices.

The current editor is Nick Radclyffe, who has been looking after the site since 2008. Nick's son Luke has Down's Syndrome and they are both members of I Love Thunder. You can catch up with Nick, Luke and the rest of the family in Nick's blog, which also includes meanderings on EalingHELP, disability, slates, cycling and whatever else happens to come into his head on a given day!

Get in Touch Minimize

To get in touch with EalingHELP you can email Nick at info@ealinghelp.org.uk. Should you be writing to ask for advice then it would be useful to include a few details about your child or children. I won't create a form for this as, God knows, we have enough of those to deal with already. Just tell me anything that you think might be relevant.

Ealing Mencap's contact details are as follows:

Ealing Mencap,
Enterprise Lodge,
Stockdove Way,
Perivale UB6 8TJ

Tel: 020 8566 9575