Child Support and Activity Groups

Name

Description

Telephone/Email

Website

Barrow Farm riding Group

A specially equipped riding centre providing the opportunity for people with special needs and disabilities to ride

01277 822927 

info@barrowfarmrda.org.uk

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Chelmsford MENCAP

Helps children and adults with special needs and disabilities. Various support available including family, personal and residential

0808 8081111

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Chelmsford Disabled Swimming Club

Disability swimming session

01245 615069

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Chelmsford YMCA

Various youth groups including a young carers group for 7-17-year-olds

01245 355677

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InterAct

Provides a wide range of social activities to young people aged 12-18 years with learning disabilities and additional needs

01245 608201 

mail@interact.org.uk

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Families in Focus

Provide holistic support for families of children with disabilities and additional needs. They also run various support and activity groups, including for siblings

01245 353575 

helpline@familiesinfocusessex.org.uk

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Springfield Gym Club

Offers gymnastics sessions for children with special needs

01245 466920 

Amandadurrant2004@hotmail.com

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Renew Counselling

Offers counselling to all ages, and can meet the needs of people with additional needs

01245 269335 

info@renew-us.org

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Adult Support and Activity Groups

SAFE

Social group for adults with Asperger’s to meet informally and form friendships

Carolann.jackson@talk21.com

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Chelmsford MENCAP

Helps children and adults with special needs and disabilities. Various support available including family, personal and residential

0808 8081111

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Renew Counselling

Offers counselling to all ages, and can meet the needs of people with additional needs

01245 269335 

info@renew-us.org

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Active8

Supported by Interact staff, they provide the opportunity for people aged 18-30 years to go out and have fun

01245 608307

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Chelmsford College

Offers full and part time courses, including some specifically for people with learning difficulties

01245 293031

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PALS: Personal assistants for life skills

We aim to enable people to experience full and exciting lives through the application of professional support in a variety of settings

01245 392125

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Parent and Carer Support

APEX

Provides informal support to families whose children have social communication difficulties which may involve autism

01245 266880 

Clairejsmith13@gmail.com

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Carers UK

Gives expert advice, information and support to carers

0808 808 7777

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Essex Respite Association

Provides help for carers who care for people aged 18-70 and would like planned respite

01245 353855 

e.respite@btconnect.com

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Families in Focus

Provide holistic support for families of children with disabilities and additional needs. They also run various support and activity groups, including for siblings

01245 353575

helpline@familiesinfocusessex.org.uk

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Parent’s Aid

Aims to help families stay together and achieve independence from state intervention by providing a range of services that assist and support parents who need help to overcome difficulties

24/7 line- 01268 763631

07890 861255 

info@parents-aid.org.uk 

info@parentsaid.vpweb.co.uk

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