Welcome to Ruby’s

Ruby’s is an award winning charity supporting children and young people aged 0-18 years old with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families and carers in Cheshire East. We provide high-quality facilities onsite at our centre in Congleton and outreach sessions at partner venues and onboard our mobile sensory bus. We offer person-centred support, by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, who are equipped with a wide range of knowledge, expertise and lived experience. We offer coordinated support and action to improve the quality of life and wellbeing to individuals and groups in Cheshire East with some of the most vulnerable and complex needs.

Ruby’s was founded in 2009 by Alison Parr when she identified a gap in support for children with SEND and their families after her daughter Ruby was born and diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder. In 2013 Ruby’s became a charity and company limited by guarantee. In 2014 we proudly opened the doors to our Congleton centre. The facilities at the centre include a community cafe which is open to everybody, a sensory room with hoist, soft play frame, sensory garden and changing room with hoist.

Our large soft play and cafe area with tables and chairs

Our Centre and Café

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Find SEND groups and activities

Get support

Support for you and your SEND child

“You should be super proud of your charity – you are CHANGING LIVES!”

Alakie, Parent

Our blog

Watch our video

The video shows the difference our SEND service can make to families in Cheshire East.

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Book a session

We have a large range of activities at our centre in Congleton and across venues in Cheshire East which are available to book online. Browse the calendar to see all the groups and activities.

How you can get involved at Ruby's

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Volunteer for us

Do something amazing!
Volunteer to support a local family.

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Fundraising events

Come and have fun while raising funds to support our vital work.

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Make a donation

We couldn't deliver our services
without your help – can you donate?

How to find us

We have a small forecourt with disabled parking directly outside the centre.
There are four Cheshire East car parks within a few minutes walk. There is on-street parking nearby.

Our supporters

We’re so lucky to have so many supporters and funders.