I went to a local home ed meeting today with Book Plus - they provide schools with learning resources. They have a massive warehouse filled with everything from anatomy models to spinning wheels. To say I was happy was an understatement - It made my month! It's full of everything I've wanted to buy but couldn't afford.
I came away with a box full of books and objects for our magnet unit, animal skeletons and insects encased in plastic for our zoology work, an autumn themed box, a simple forces box and a human body tabbard where the organs velcro on.
I felt like a child faced with a pile of Christmas presents :)
I would highly recommend that anyone based in the UK contact their LEA to see if they offer a book plus service in your area.