What does Umbrella do?
Umbrella enables disabled children and young adults to realise their full potential.
- We empower parents and carers, supporting them in their care of their disabled child or young adult.
- We provide exciting, stimulating activities for children and young adults which encourage the development of skills, whilst having fun; giving disabled children and young adults opportunities that non-disabled children take for granted
Umbrella supports any family with a disabled child or young adult aged 5 to 30. Umbrella is able to support a child or young adult no matter what their disability as our services are person centred to meet individual needs.
We are based in Derby City and provide local services in Derby City, Amber Valley, Erewash, South Derbyshire and South Derbyshire Dales. We also provide a limited number of parent services in the rest of Derbyshire.
As a local charity, we are constantly growing and changing to meet the needs of local families with disabled children and young adults.
Umbrella provides services from a wide range of venues across Derbyshire. We have an office within the Ronnie MacKeith Child Development Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital. Umbrella House in Mackworth is used as a venue for a wide range of Umbrella services and activities.
Umbrella welcomes contact from anyone connected with a disabled child or young adult – including (but not limited to) parents, carers, grandparents, social workers, teachers and youth workers.
Umbrella’s vision is to enable disabled children and young people to realise their full potential in an integrated society.
Provide best practice in empowering parents and carers of disabled children, young people and young adults
Provide high quality services which are safe, secure and conducive to personal development
Influence society so that disabled children and young people are fully included in all aspects of society, recognised for their abilities
By pursuing these goals together, we will reduce the impact of disability on families today and create a fully inclusive world tomorrow.
Always informed by the needs and experiences of parents and carers of disabled children and of young adults themselves, we will be:
We do not use or employ personal assistants (agency or self employed assistants). Umbrella recruit and employ their own staff to ensure the correct training has been received, relevant insurance cover is in place and necessary police checks are carried out.