Signposting and Useful Links

Here you can find links to agencies, other charities and organisations that may be able to help you.

Services

 

ADHD Norfolk recognises ADHD/ADD as a complex but easily treatable condition, which can have a profound effect on individuals, families, schools and society. We aim to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding ADHD, whilst providing support and advice for anyone affected by ADHD/ADD in Norfolk

ASD Helping Hands offers a wide variety of individual support packages for families, children and young people affected by the Autistic Spectrum Condition.  

Autism Anglia is an independent charity which provides care and support to children, adults and families affected by autism in East Anglia.  

The Benjamin Foundation help children, young people and families in Norfolk and Suffolk to deal with challenges in their lives, bringing hope, opportunity, stability and independence to the people we support.  

Cerebra is the national charity helping children with brain conditions and their families discover a better life together.  

For Families with Disabled children. We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and other

From birth to 29 years and beyond, we provide recreational, educational and social opportunities for children and adults with profound disabilities and complex health needs.

The Indigo Centre to a range of screening and assessments for dyslexia.  They are based in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge.

IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

The NHS 'go to' health website and phone number for Norfolk

Nansa is proud to provide a ‘there for life’ service for people in Norfolk, meeting the needs of people with disabilities at all stages of life. Nansa provides support, education, training and advice to people of all ages and disability levels. It is one of a few UK disability charities to provide conductive education services for young people with disabilities (pre-school aged 0-5 and their families)

NAS are the UK's largest provider of specialist autism services. Their trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 autistic people every year.

Their vision is that Every bereaved child in Norfolk will look forward to a positive future, empowered to reach their full potential.  Their ambition is perhaps best summarised by their strap line:  bringing back smiles.

Norfolk SEN Partnership provide free and impartial information, advice and support about special educational needs & disabilities (SEND) for children, young people, parents and carers.

Norfolk SEN Network help parents of children with special educational needs (0 to 16) and young people themselves with special educational needs (16 to 25) to find the right educational placement or provision to meet their needs.

SENDIASS support over 15,000 disabled children, young people and their families every year by delivering over 120 services throughout England.

SEN!SOS offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).  They concentrate on helping people to find their way through the legal and procedural maze which is so daunting to so many who try to obtain satisfactory provision for a child’s special needs.

Norfolk County Council must publish a SEND Local Offer.  They must set out in one place information about provision that is available, and expected provision, across; Education, Health and Social care for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The SEND Local Offer has two main purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about available provision and how to access it

  • To make provision responsive to local needs and aspirations. We do this by directly involving children and young people with SEND, their parents, and the professionals who work with them, in the development and review of the SEND Local Offer

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Activities

 

Able2B.co.uk, optimising physical function is at the forefront of what they will work together towards. Their programs and activities are designed to the individual to help them reach their goals and fulfill their potential. 

MBs Funhouse run a Chill Out Hour for ASD children on a saturday morning.  The Funhouse opens especially at 9.30am, with reduced lighting and no music. Hot drinks and snacks are be available.  Entry is Free of Charge!!! If you would like any further information please feel call Lorna direct on 01493 733281.
Please note they are located up 2 flights of stairs without lift access. They are happy to help carry buggies and to help monitor children on the stairs, but unfortunately they cannot help with wheelchairs.

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Funding

 

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who is under 16 and has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability.