FURTHER SUPPORT

Click on the below links to find out about any further support, advice and information you and your child can access.

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.

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 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 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 above 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.

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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 worcestershire@nas.org.uk

Or visit their social media sites:

Facebook @nasworcestershirebranch

Twitter @worcnas

ASPIE runs 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.

  

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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

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/autism/

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Here2Help is a community action scheme, originally dedicated to helping those who needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now evolving the service so it offers advice, support and help to a wide range of services across Worcestershire.

As lockdown begins to ease, Here2Help will still help to support people who need to self-isolate and offer support to those who are unable to seek help from family, friends or neighbours.

Here2Help has been such a success, we have expanded the range of resources available. Here2Help will provide support for people of all ages and is available for both residents and organisations to access information, advice, tools, guidance and local support available to them or others in the local community based on their needs.

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: charm.bluebell@blueyonder.co.uk 

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Being a parent is so rewarding but can also be challenging at times, no more so than during COVID-19, whether its support with routines or encouraging your children to listen, We have some great strategies & techniques to help & support you!

We also support with childcare funding advice.

Our FREE service supports parents of children and Young people 0 to 19 years and facilitates a variety of evidence-based groups for parents. The groups give the opportunity to learn new strategies build their confidence and strengthen their family relationships.

Our groups are both informative and supportive.

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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 simon.macaulay@anglorecycling.com. 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.

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.

 

www.facebook.com/ryceatredi

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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+.

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Have you ever wanted to ride an armoured unicorn, wielding your mighty hammer Mjolnir as you charge into battle, mesmerising the enemy with your cosmic stare of doom?

Well, we can't promise that, but we can offer a great night of fun and games between 5pm -9pm (don't worry if you are late or have to leave early).

We have over 100+ board games to choose from and have training available for newbies.

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The Disability Support Project is a not for profit charity with a passion for helping those struggling with finances, disabilities and mental health. We know that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.

 

Our clients come from various points in life, such as the elderly, those suffering with addictions, the homeless, those with financial struggles, the disabled community and many more. We try to cater for everyone