Local and National Organisations
Action for children
Protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.
Autism Education Trust
Help ensure that autistic children and young people receive an education that enables them to fulfil their aspirations and engage in society as active citizens.
Autistica funds medical research to understand autism, improve diagnosis and develop new interventions. We are the UK's leading autism medical research charity, and we are committed to answering the questions that matter most to children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families
BEAM Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
An emotional health and well-being service for children and young people under 25 across the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin areas. Beam provide a drop-in service where children and young can access advice and support on any concerns relating to mental and emotional well-being.
British Dyslexia Association
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) campaigns for a dyslexia friendly society where barriers to dyslexic people do not exist. The BDA works to ensure that ALL people with dyslexia fulfil their potential.
Building Better Opportunities (BBO)
Building Better Opportunities programme is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery fund. Telford and Wrekin CVS represents BBO within Telford alongside 20 other partner organisations throughout Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin who aim to provide pre-employment support for disadvantaged people aged 19 and over who are not in work.
We run a free helpline for parents and carers with a disabled child aged from birth to 25, living in any part of the UK. Your child does not need a diagnosis for you to call our helpline. 0808 808 3555
Contact is a UK-based registered charity for families with disabled children offering support, advice and information regardless of the child's medical condition or situation. As well as supporting families the charity supports those who assist the families, including medical and educational professionals, local government workers and health workers. The charity also campaigns on behalf of disabled children's families in the UK
CAMHS is a support service for young people. It offers support for and advice on a wide range of emotional difficulties that young people may experience. There are many people that work within CAMHS, such as nurses, doctors, therapists, youth workers and very friendly reception staff.
Department for Education
InformationThe Department for Education is responsible for children's services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. DfE is a ministerial department, supported by 18 agencies and public bodies. about organisation
Downs Syndrome Association
Provides information and support for people with Down's syndrome, their families and carers, and the professionals who work with them; to strive to improve knowledge of the condition; and to champion the rights of people with Down's syndrome.
Epilepsy Action is a British charity providing information, advice and support for people with epilepsy. It provides Freephone and email helplines and a wide range of information booklets
Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin
Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the Telford and Wrekin public, to improve services for all.
ican2 is the umbrella term for the Short Breaks programme for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs who live in Telford and Wrekin. ican2 Sports and Leisure provides children with an opportunity to come and get active for a couple of hours in a safe and reassuring environment. Lead by professional sports coaches with experience of working with children with additional needs.
Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) IPSEA advises families whose children have all types of SEN/disability, including behavioural problems, communication difficulties, learning disabilities and autism. IPSEA often helps families before their child has even been diagnosed.
Kooth is an online counselling and well-being support service for children and young people. Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years and is available up to 10pm every day.
Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health, it celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016. Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf
my AFK [Formally Action for Kids]
my AFK supports disabled children and young people by providing mobility equipment, education, training, employment support and promoting self-advocacy.
nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a charitable membership organisation that supports all education practitioners by providing relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD), resources, advice, information and much more to enable staff to meet the needs of all pupils including pupils with learning differences.
National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society is a British charity for autistic people. The purpose of the organisation is to improve the lives of autistic people in the United Kingdom. They run residential, supported living, community day hubs, outreach, befriending, social groups and employment support services for adults as well as specialist schools, autism centres in mainstream schools and further education support for children and young people.
National Centre for learning disabilities
The National Centre for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities
Parental Growth Education Support (PEGS)
PEGS has been set up to support both parents and professionals deal with the issues associated with child to parent abuse. Our awareness and training sessions help people to learn new tools and techniques when dealing with abusive children, what policies are out there to assist families, and what other support networks and frameworks exist in the UK.
Parents Opening Doors (PODS)
An independent Telford and Wrekin based charity for parent carers who have a child of young person between the ages of 0 & 25 years, with a disability or additional need of any kind - offering you the opportunity to have your voice heard and to help 'Make A Difference'.
Preparing for Adulthood
Preparing For Adulthood believe that young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities should have equal life chances as they move into adulthood. This should include paid employment and higher education, supported internships, housing options and independent living, good health, friends, relationships, community inclusion and choice and control over their lives and support
Shout Out for SEND Telford FB
Telford and Wrekin in partnership with the Information Advice and Support Service (IASS) have created a Young People with SEND group, to ensure that you have the chance to have your voice heard and influence decisions in Telford and Wrekin and IASS.
Telford Adults Autism Hub
Telford Autism Hub is a project of Telford & Wrekin CVS, funded by the CCG to provide an ASD diagnostic pathway for anyone 16+ who has a GP registered within Telford & Wrekin aged 16+ (excludes Learning Disability)
Telford Children's Autism Hub
Our service is available to children and young people 0-18 years who have a diagnosis of Autism . Our website is available for everyone and offers a wide range of information and resources. To access our Children’s Autism Hub you need to be a resident of Telford and Wrekin.
Telford Young Carers
Based in the Carers Centre alongside the Adult Carers team the Young Carers Service is a commissioned service of Telford & Wrekin Council, and a CVS managed community project. The Young Carers Service provides support for all young carers in Telford and Wrekin.
Telford & Wrekin CVS
Telford and Wrekin CVS is a local charity that works to support and collaborate with communities in Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire for the benefit of all who live and work there.
Telford SEND Local Offer
Telford SEND Local Offer provide information, advice and guidance and a range of local service providers who support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Telford Carers Centre
Telford Carers Centre is a Telford and Wrekin Council for Voluntary Service Project (CVS). Telford Carers Centre supports and enables carers to improve their quality of life and to be more confident and able in their caring role
Wellbeing Independence Partnership (WiP)
The information and advice service for people in Telford with care and support needs. Bringing together Telford Carers Centre and My Choice. New partners are Age UK and Taking Part the former supporting older people and people of working age.