Support and Activity Groups

Name

Description

Telephone/Email

Website

Crossroads: Carers Trust 4all

Provides various support groups for carers

 

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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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Children Disabiltiies Information

A directory of internet support groups for families and children with disabilities and/or special needs

 

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Contact a Family

A UK-Wide charity providing advice, information and support to parents of all disabled children

0808 8083555

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MENCAP

Providing support and advice for people of all ages who have a learning disability and their families

0808 8081111

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YoungMinds

National charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Provides information for both parents and young people

0800 8025544

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Autism Independent UK

Helps to increase awareness of autism. The main goal is to improve the quality of  life for persons with autism

01536 523274

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Ambitious about Autism

Provides services, raises awareness and understanding and campaigns for change

0208 8155444

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Mind

Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

0300 1233393

info@mind.org.uk

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National Autistic Society

Provides advice aout autism for individuals and their families

0808 8004104

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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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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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Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS)

Provides information about the NHS and helps to resolve concerns or problems when using NHS services. Also provides information to patients and their families about the NHS complaint procedures and gives advice on how to obtain independent help

 

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