Colchester Child Support and Activity Groups

Name

Description

Telephone/Email

Website

Disability 4 Sport

Provides a wide range of sporting opportunities and activities, aimed at engaging and empowering people of all ages

01206 619631

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Best Foot Forward Creative Dance

Provides a range of dance classes, specialising in working with people with learning and physical disabilities

07878 920237

contact@bestfootforward.dance

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Essex Outdoors

Delivers a range of high quality outdoor learning programmes at centres across Essex

Various numbers for different centres- Here

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Girl guiding

Girlguiding for girls aged 5+ years with special and/or additional needs

colchestersouth.SNU@virginmedia.com

 

Colchester Leisure World

Caters for individuals of all ages with a wide range of disabilities

01206 282000

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Bounceability- Trampolining centre

Offers trampolining to people of all ages, abilities and disabilities

01206 240510/07776 275029 

bounceability@hotmail.com

 

Barnardo’s

Have a range of activities at various children’s centres located throughout Colchester

01206 562438

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Colchester Catalyst

Provides funding for support and equipment needed for people who live in a CO postcode area

01206 323420 

info@colchestercatalyst.co.uk

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YES- Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service

Provides a confidential, non-judgemental and informal service for young people aged 11-25 facing difficulties

01206 710771

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Mid and North Essex MIND

Provides a variety of services and activities to help improve the lives of people throughout North East Essex

01206 764600 

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Papworth Trust

Provides information and advice for people under 19years old

0800 9525000 

info@papworthtrust.org.uk

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Colchester Adult Support and Activity Groups

Autism Anglia’s Asperger’s Support group

Support and social group for people aged 18+ with Asperger’s and High functioning autism. Relaxed and informal

0300 1233122 

advice@autism-anglia.org.uk

 

Mid and North Essex Mind STaR Service Support & Friendship Group 

Support Group for those feeling socially isolated, experiencing low to moderate stress, anxiety and or depression.

Mid and North Essex Mind

01206 764600 

Bounceability- Trampolining centre

Offers trampolining to people of all ages, abilities and disabilities

01206 240510/07776 275029 

bounceability@hotmail.com

 

Best Foot Forward Creative Dance

Provides a range of dance classes, specialising in working with people with learning and physical difficulties

07878 920237 

contact@bestfootforward.dance

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Bright Lives Social Enterprise

Provides life skills and personal development for those with learning disabilities

01206 615165 

enquiries@brightlives.org.uk

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Colchester Leisure World

Aims to cater for individuals of all ages with a wide range of abilities and disabilities

01206 282000

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Green trees Farm

Part of the Big Xperience, an approved centre for young adults with learning disabilities. Small yard with horses, aim to work towards personal goals for individuals including confidence. Run activities including bush craft, wood work and lots more

07814 266673

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Colchester Catalyst

Provides funding for support and equipment needed for people who live in a CO postcode area

01206 323420 

infor@colchestercatalyst.co.uk

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Colchester Gateway Club

Provides social clubs and activities for adults with learning disabilities

07999 278472 

mandy@colchestergatewayclubs.org

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The Level Best Art Café run by the Dacon Trust

Aims to provide quality work and life skills training for people with disabilities

01206 366059

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ACE- Anglian Community Enterprise

Provides NHS community health services to the local community and those with learning disabilities

0845 3073600

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Colchester Institute Counselling Service

Offers counselling services to individuals as part of an education programme for counsellors. This is donation based

01206 712184 

CICS.info@colchester.ac.uk

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Health in Mind

Offers a wide range of talking treatments to help people with a variety of different mental health problems

0300 3305455 

healthinmind@hpft.nhs.uk

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Life Force Counselling

A professional private BACP Accredited Counselling Service and Counselling School

01206 791661 

info@lifeforce-centre.co.uk

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Inclusively Digital

Provides training, advice and support

07791 257931 

info@inclusivelydigital.co.uk

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Wellies On (formerly Butterfly Lodge)

Offers holistic one to one, group training and therapeutic experiences in a farm environment. All work is done at your own pace

01206 735453 

emma@wellieson.com

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Colchester Parent and Carer Support

Colchester Carers centre

Aims to provide support, advice and information including signposting to other agencies

01206 560997

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Colchester counselling and Psychotherapy Centre

Provides counselling to individuals and couples

01206 561606

information@ccandpc.co.uk

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Colchester Spectrum

A parent and carers support group, run by both parents and professionals, to help find positive strategies at both home and school

Jane Pearson: 01206 210855

drjanepearson@hotmail.com

Claire Smith: 01376 510132

clairejsmith@tesco.net

 

Counselling for carers

Offered to carers of family members, also offer low cost counselling

01206 768211

admin@stockwellcentre.com

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Special Needs Counselling Service

Offers counselling to those affected by disability or long term health conditions

Caroline: 07811 549463 

caroline@specialneedscounselling.co.uk

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MAZE

A parenting course aimed at parents with children who have additional needs, they also run local coffee mornings

07708 873023

themaze@btinternet.com

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CCVS

Support and voluntary service

01206 505250 

information@ccvs.org

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The Crouch Street Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Provides services for adults, couples, families, children and group work

 

01206 273327 

01206384434

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Essex Support and Activity Groups

Name

Description

Telephone/Email

Website

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Works with children and adults with severe learning difficulties and behaviour that is described as challenging. They offer information and support to families across the UK

0300 666 0126 

support@thecbf.org.uk

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Provides people with round-the-clock access to CAB information on their rights- including benefits, housing and employment, debt, consumer and legal issues

0344 477 0808

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Essex Outdoors

Delivers a range of high quality outdoor learning programmes at centres across Essex

Various numbers for different centres- Here

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ILA- Independent Living Advocacy

Promotes the empowerment of disabled people throughout Essex

01376 534980

enquiries@ilaessex.co.uk

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Sure start Children’s Centre

Provides a play service for children under the age of 5. Also offers support and advice. Sensory facilities available in some locations

 

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Essex Carer’s support

Supports informal carers of any age regardless of the nature of the disability

01255 474410

admin@essexcarerssupport.org.uk

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Avenues Group

Organises sports and leisure activities, day trips ad taster sessions for anyone with physical, sensory and/or learning difficulties

0300 3230405

info@avenuesgroup.org.uk

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Cinema Exhibitors Association (CEA)

Provides a card for a small fee enabling carers to get free entry to cinemas when accompanying someone with a disability or additional need

0845 1231292 

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Carers UK

Gives expert advice, information and support to carers

0808 808 7777

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MENCAP

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

0808 8081111

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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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Care Farming UK

Allows people with a learning disability to learn about the natural world and animal care skills at various farms

 

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Adult Community Learning

Offers a wide range of training courses and learning opportunities

0345 6037635

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Child Law Service (CORAM)

Provides legal advice and information on areas of child, family and education law

Family or child law- 0300 3305480

Education law- 0300 3305485

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Essex Carers Network

Listens to carers who are caring for a family member with a learning disability

07876 025480- cannot receive texts

info@essexcarersnetwork.co.uk

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