Click on the below links to find out about any further support, advice and information you and your child can access.
Special Educational Needs & Mental Health Support
SENDIASS provides a free information and advice service to those with SEN and their parents or carers. Click on the logo above to find out more information.
The Child and Adolescent Health Services provides support to children and families where the young person is experiencing significant mental health difficulties. Professionals who work with young people with mental health issues can make a referral in order to gain support from CAMHS. If you are concerned about your child then contact your GP.
Click on the logo above for more information.
The Independent Parental Special Education Advice service provides a range of services to help families get the right education for children and young people with a range of special educational needs.
Their services include Information Services, Advice Line and Tribunal Helpline as well as online resources that are downloadable from their website.
Click on their logo above to visit their site.
Child and Education Advice
Child Law Advice provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people. They cover a range of tops including Special Educational Needs. Click on their logo to visit their site.
Core Assets Children’s Services has been commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children to deliver Independent Support to young people and their families in the Education Health and Care assessment and planning process. They can assist through a number of means, including face-to-face support, telephone support service, or via drop in events. Click on the logo to find out more or alternatively email ISReferrals@coreassets.com.
The Worcestershire branch of the National Autism Society aim to provide information and support to those with autism and their parents or carers.
They aim to represent the needs of people and families affected by ASC and raise awareness and help influence change in the Worcestershire area.
If you would like to find out more information on NAS and what they are currently working on then please contact them via email email@example.com
Or visit their social media sites:
ASPIE runs a centre in Worcester town centre specifically for adults with Asperges Syndrome. They provide a welcoming environment where people can feel comfortable and accepted.
They invite and encourage members to engage in various discussions, games, workshops, quizzes and other activities, though they pride themselves on not pressuring members to do so and have ample room for members to simply chill if that’s more your style.
Click on the logo above to visit their website and find out what Aspie can offer to you or your loved one.
Similarly to this page Your Life Your Choice by Worcestershire County Council acts as a site that signposts parents to organisations that offer advice, help and support for themselves or their child. As well as ourselves, the site directs parents to mental health support, activities for their child and parental support groups.
The logo above will direct you to the area of the site for those who require support regarding autism.
Autism Awareness Training
Free Autism Awareness Training is provided. This can be something that you yourself can take, and also signpost friends, families, work colleagues etc to for a better understanding of the condition autism.
The training is completely free and easy to use.
Follow the link for free Autism Awareness Training
Parenting & Family Support Service
The Parenting & Family Support Service provides a range of support for families with children of all ages. They offer support with childcare costs, offer access to child health clinics and have a range of groups available for both child and parent.
Click on the logo above to see all information.
Parent Support Groups
Bromsgrove & Redditch Autism Support Group
The Autism Support Group meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 8pm-10pm, for parent meetings. They have a variety of speakers attend the meetings and have meetings where parents have opportunities to chat and exchange ideas. They also organise family activities once a month, usually on a weekend. The address for the meetings are:- Red Lion Pub (function room), Red Lion Street, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7LG. People can contact them via their Facebook page Bromsgrove and Redditch Autism Support Group. Or via email:
SKY Autism Support Group
SKY Autism meets at Simon and Kate’s house 47 Alexandra Rd Malvern WR14 1HE. Meetings are from 7.15 to 9pm. For more information join the closed Facebook page SKY-Special Kind of Youth or call Simon and Kate on 01684-564183 or email Simon on firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings are free but you can donate if you wish.
In the last 2 years the group has started a popular social skills group for young autistic people aged 16-30. This group is running by autism specialist, Yvonne Charrot, and meets once or twice a month at The Foley Arms (Wetherspoons Pub) on the Worcester Rd in Malvern from 5.30 till 8pm. Yvonne has a topic each meeting which encourages the young people to interact and then the group eats supper together. The meetings are free but the meal costs up to £10. We are now considering fundraising to attempt to start a social skills group for 11-16 years old’s also. More funds would also allow us to organise trips for both groups.
Redditch Parenting & Community Team
The Old Needle Works Parent Drop In Sessions
The Old Needle works has recently established new drop in sessions for parents. The group will enable parents to share experiences and advise one another in a relaxing environment.
For more information or to book a place then:
Call on: 0152769100
Call or text on: 07434220250,
Or feel free to visit them at:
The Old Needle Works,
Activities For Your Child
BENS is a peer support group based in Redditch for children who are finding life a challenge. The group works with children to help them develop communication skills and encourages interaction with one another.
They advise to call or email to check eligibility and availability. Click on the logo to visit their Facebook page which provides contact details.
Redditch Youth & Community Enterprise aims to be the hub of a vibrant community environment, enabling everyone to have the tools to achieve their aspirations; to become fully sustainable; and to ensure the highest social value is achieved.
RYCE run a variety of activities, events and trips for children, young people and adults. They provide a very warm and friendly welcome for anyone who wants to join their community.
Click on the link above to visit their website or click on the link below to go to their Facebook page.
Harmonize runs music themed workshops that seek to inclusively inspire and promote the joy of music making for young people and their leaders through innovative and enriching experiences. Harmonize have years of experience of running engaging and interactive workshops for all ages.
Harmonize regularly run workshops with a number of our groups and we would highly recommend.
See to the left for details on how to get in touch.
Established in 1984, Where Next Association is a local Redditch charity providing work experience and training for people with learning disabilities or those disadvantaged in some way. Where Next offer work placements within a range of industries, which enables the person to gain experience in a working environment, whilst building new friendships and increasing their self esteem and confidence among other benefits. Visit their website where-next.org for more information. Where Next caters to people aged 18+.
Imagination Street run a group especially for children with autism on the first Sunday of every month.
If you are interested then request to join their Public Group on Facebook. Click on the image to link to the group.