ADHD UK Alliance
ChAPS (Cheshire Aspergers Parent Support)
Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group
Supports families in the Cheshire area, affiliated to the Down’s syndrome Association – Supports families in the Cheshire area, affiliated to the Down’s syndrome Association
ADD Information Services (ADDIS)
Contact a Family
Down’s syndrome Association
The Down’s Syndrome Association provides information and support on all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome to all who need it.
Dyslexia Action is a national charity that takes action to change the lives of people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties – 0151 4286987
Deafness Resource Centre
The Dyspraxia Foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia, particularly among professionals in health and education and encourages its local groups to do the same – 01462 454 986
HAFS (Halton Autistic Family Support Group)
HAFS provides services to the whole family unit of families in Halton who have a child or young adult with a condition within the broad range of ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorders)
Family Fund are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people – 08449 744 099
Halton’s Children’s Centres
Children’s centres provide many different children and family services including activities for parents, parents-to-be, their babies, toddlers, young children and the rest of the family.
Halton Autistic Spectrum Carers Advocacy and Support is a group run by parents and carers, for parents and carers.
I CAN’s mission is to ensure that no child who struggles to communicate is left out or left behind. Their vision is a world where all children and young people who struggle to communicate receive the help they need so that they can have a happy childhood, make progress at school and thrive as adults.
Halton Carers’ Centre
Halton Carers’ Centre provides support for unpaid Carers’ of all ages who care for someone who has a disability or illness and lives in Halton.
Halton Speak Out
Halton Speak Out are a self-advocacy group. They teach people to speak up for themselves. They help people to feel confident, to say what they want and to make changes in their lives.
IPSEA– Independent Parental Special Education Advice
IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs. All advice is given by trained volunteers.
National Autistic Society (NAS)
The National Autistic Society aims to offer families and carers’ information, advice and support, to stimulate more understanding about the difficulties that people with autism face, to encourage research, to provide day and residential services for people with autism. Activities include an information and helpline service, a range of literature, a national diagnostic and assessment service, courses and conferences.
Values and supports people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
Halton SEND Partnership is here for you - parents and carers of children, and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.
Young people who have special educational needs and/or disability aged from 16 to 25 may also access the service. They may choose to do this with the support of their parents/carers or independently.
Our telephone number is 0151 511 7733. Staff typically work between 9 am and 5pm. We are a small team and when there are a number of calls and emails awaiting a response, your call will be put through to a 24hr voicemail. If you can’t get through to someone please do leave yours / your child’s name and date of birth in a message. Remember to give your name and your telephone number slowly and clearly. We will try to call you back promptly, and within 3 working days.
Don’t forget you can email us at any time too.
We always do our best to help you as soon as we can, but we aren’t a crisis or emergency service. We know that sometimes things happen very quickly, for example, if a child is permanently excluded. If you need to speak to us urgently, we will contact you as soon as we can.
Parent Carers can visit the CONTACT helpline via their website at www.contact.org.uk for information or call the free helpline on 0808 808 3555 between 9.30 - 5pm Monday to Friday, or by email at [email protected] You may also want to contact the Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA) via their website at www.ipsea.org.uk