Child Support and Activity Groups

Name

Description

Telephone/Email

Website

About with Friends

Offers a range of activities for a range of ages during the school holidays, weekends and evenings

01263 515230 

adminsupport@aboutwithfriends.co.uk

Click here

Asperger East Anglia

Offers personal, friendly support and assistance for everyone with or suspected of having Asperger’s, their families and those who work with them, providing a comprehensive and integrated service

01603 620500 

webresponse@asperger.org.uk

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Break

Provides fully supported holidays and respite care for children with learning difficulties, associated challenging behaviour and high level needs

01603 670100 

reception@break-charity.org

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Build

Provides social, leisure and learning opportunities to people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities

01603 618029

Click here

Eye Opportunity Group

A pre-school group and family support group for children with additional needs and others who may be experiencing some difficulties

01379 870975

Click here

Football in the community

Norwich City’s scheme aims to give children the opportunity to play sport regardless of race, gender or ability for children aged 6-18 years

01603 766566 

info@fitc.org.uk

Click here

Mulbarton Gymnastics Club

Various classes for children aged 3-16 years, including those with disabilities. Includes activities to help balance, co-ordination and self-confidence

01508 578547

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Hamlet Centre

From diagnosis to 29+ years. Provides recreational, educational and social opportunities for children and adults with profound disabilities and complex health needs

01603 766566 

admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk

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Nancy Oldfield Trust

Offers disabled and socially disadvantaged people excitement, freedom, adventure and provides wheelchair access on the Norfolk Broads

01692 630572 

info@nancyoldfield.org.uk

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NANSA

Nansa runs a variety of clubs and help young people transition to adulthood. They support from 11+ years and can help with activities, hobbies, employment and building confidence

Youth- 01603 414109

Adults- 01603 627662

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Mancroft Advice Project (MAP)

Offers free information, advice and counselling for young people aged 11-25 years

01603 766994 

info@map.uk.net

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Musical Keys

Music, movement and fun for children and young people with special needs

01603 766690 

info@musicalkeys.co.uk

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National Autistic Society

Arranges various activities for families affected by autism including swimming, gym play sessions, teen group, music and more

Click here to contact

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Norfolk Pre-school Learning Alliance

Supports pre-school, early year’s settings and assist parents to understand and provide for the needs of young children. Wide range of training courses, SEN and disability advice offered

Click here to contact

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Norwich FC Community Sports Foundation

Supports disadvantaged, disabled and talented people. The Foundation’s vision is to help people achieve their goals by delivering services through football and support. Support adults and children

01603 761122 

info@communitysportsfoundation.org.uk

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Short Breaks

Provides breaks for parent’s/carers and children ranging from a few hours, a day to a weekend

0344 8008020 

mash@norfolk.gcsx.gov.uk

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The Kandoo Club

Young people aged 8-16 years with disabilities have the chance to have fun, make friends and take part in physical activity. Wide range of sports on offer. Also offers a mini club for younger children

01553 818001 

lynnsport@aliveleisure.co.uk

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West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled

Offers activities such as riding and carriage driving to all age groups and, where possible, to people with any disability

01553 810202 

magpiecentrewnrda@hotmail.co.uk

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Adult Support and Activity Groups

Asperger East Anglia

Offers personal, friendly support and assistance for everyone with or suspected of having Asperger’s, their families and those who work with them, providing a comprehensive and integrated service

01603 620500 

webresponse@asperger.org.uk

Click here

Break

Provides fully supported holidays and respite care for children with learning difficulties, associated challenging behaviour and high level needs

01603 670100

reception@break-charity.org

Click here

Football in the community

Norwich City’s scheme aims to give children the opportunity to play sport regardless of race, gender or ability for children aged 6-18 years

01603 766566 

info@fitc.org.uk

Click here

Hamlet Centre

From diagnosis to 29+ years. Provides recreational, educational and social opportunities for children and adults with profound disabilities and complex health needs

01603 766566 

admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk

Click here

Mancroft Advice Project (MAP)

Offers free information, advice and counselling for young people aged 11-25 years

01603 766994 

info@map.uk.net

Click here

Nancy Oldfield Trust

Offers disabled and socially disadvantaged people excitement, freedom, adventure and provides wheelchair access on the Norfolk Broads

01692 630572 

info@nancyoldfield.org.uk

Click here

NANSA

Nansa runs a variety of clubs and help young people transition to adulthood. They support from 11+ years and can help with activities, hobbies, employment and building confidence

Youth- 01603 414109

Adults- 01603 627662

Click here

West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled

Offers activities such as riding and carriage driving to all age groups and, where possible, to people with any disability

01553 810202 

magpiecentrewnrda@hotmail.co.uk

Click here

Opening Doors

A user led organisation run by people with learning difficulties for people with learning difficulties

01603 631433 

admin@openingdoors.org.uk

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City College Norwich

Support service available for students with autism. Access to a purpose built RUGroom; safe haven, social space and inclusive learning environment

01603 773241 

supportedlearning@ccn.ac.uk

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Thalia Theatre Company

Thalia is an independent educational ‘arts’ related learning provider for disabled people with physical and sensory impairments and learning difficulties in particular but not exclusively

01603 630805

07986 829894 

artisticdirector@thaliatheatre.co.uk

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UEA Norwich Swimming Club

Various swimming classes for people with or without disabilities

01603 463282

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Parent and Carer Support

AFASIC

Supports parents with children who have difficulties talking and understanding language

0300 6669410 

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Aspect

Support group for parents/carers of children with autism. Also arrange events when possible

Lindsey Wright- 07467 081390

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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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Dereham Children’s Centre

Works alongside local families with under 5’s providing information, advice and a wide range of services

01362 692839

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Ormiston Families

Provides support for families through a variety of programmes including after school groups, family support, individual and group work

01473 724517

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BOOM Young Carers

Provides activities for young people aged 5-19 years, a chance to meet new people, broaden horizons and raise aspirations

07880 242374

boom@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

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Parents 4 Parents

Provides support for parents/carers of children under 18 years who have or are thought to have autism or an additional need

Anne - 07774 033050

Stalham Children’s Centre- 01692 583710