By becoming a member of Downs and Special Friends, you’ll be part of a unique campaign that’s growing in raising awareness and fighting for equal rights, while also providing a fun enviornment for its members and their families.
By joining forces with 200+ other member, you’ll broaden your contacts, knowledge, support and care, while benefiting from our links with the professionals.
Our membership benefits include:
The Max Card is the UK’s leading discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission.
The scheme is designed to help families save money on great days out at castles, zoos, bowling alleys, trampoline parks and many more.
They aim to provide a sense of community through stimulating learning experiences and enjoyable days out for everyone.
They work with Local Authorities and selected charities, who administer the cards to eligible families in their areas. PCAN administers this card in our area.
DNSF runs a Monthly Cinema Club at Showcase Cinemas Birstall. We request DNSF members to apply for CEA Card so that they can be accompanied by their carer. DNSF pays for the member.
The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).
The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.
The Card is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability, cinema staff should make them for you whether you have a CEA Card or not.