Below is a simple directory for parents giving you an idea of what is available in specific areas and a short description of what they do. These pages are not ran or maintained by SPACE and although we do check and update this page regularly we cant guarantee their content.
If you are a Carer, Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust may be able to help make things easier for you. We deliver a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of Carers in our community. These range from support services catered to the Carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services provided by other organisations. Assisting you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support. We also offer a wide range of activities, training and events for Carers throughout the year across Cheshire.
Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. We'll be here for you when that happens. With your help, we can be there for the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day.
A group of Parents and Carers in Cheshire West and Chester who have children or young people with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) working in partnership with professionals.
We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed. To make that happen, we work in three closely linked ways.
Parenting can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. We've got parenting tips for all stages of your child's life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations.
Some great information on making decisions and the processes which you may need to go through, an overview of the different types of schools and important points to remember.
A section of the government's official website covering a variety of topics including applying for schools and school transport .
The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. Ofsted inspect and regulate learning services such as primary schools. Their reports can be found online
The Information Advice and Support Service helps parents and carers, children and young people who have difficulties with learning and/or a disability from birth to 25 years, their parents and carers.
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a UK based children's literacy charity working with primary schools. Our work raises the achievement of children's reading and writing by helping schools to teach literacy creatively and effectively, putting quality children’s books at the heart of all learning.
Lots of information regarding SEN support and EHC Plans, talking to professionals and your child's rights.
An Information page on all aspects of looking for the right school , what might happen at the meetings and what to do if you don't agree.
General information regarding how to choose a school for both children with an EHCP and one without, how to argue, how to appeal and training courses that are available to help you with all of the above.
Free resources from Twinkl, helping parents and children to prepare for school, aiming to reduce anxiety.
Practical advice, information and ideas to help you support your child as they prepare to start school.
At Children Today we are proud to support these children and young people by providing grants for equipment including (but not limited to):
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
We provide thousands of items of equipment every year. Fast-tracking delivery, to prevent suffering and when time is very precious. Childhood cancers, birth defects, accidents, diseases and infections can all cause disability. They are affecting children and their families every day.
A Charity providing support for people diagnosed with an Anxiety condition
Tel: 03444 774775 (Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
A charity providing mental health helpline and a webchat
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (daily 5PM until Midnight)
A website full of information geared towards men's health and wellbeing.
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning difficulties. Includes useful COVID-19 resources
Promoting the views and needs of people with mental health problems, Infoline and Legal Advice lines in relation to Mental Health Law.
InfoLine: 0300 123 3393
Youth Suicide prevention Society
HOPELine: 0800 068 4141 (9am to midnight everyday of the year)
A charity whose goal is to make sure everyone who is effected by serious mental illness has a good quality of life.