1 VOICE – COMMUNICATING TOGETHER

1 VOICE - COMMUNICATING TOGETHER is a registered charity offering a network of support and information for children, young people and families using communication aids. Each year 1 Voice holds a Family Weekend Conference and a Family Network Day, placing particular importance on the involvement of adult role models. 1 Voice runs a comprehensive website with an active email support group. There are regional branches in South East, North East, Cheshire & Merseyside, Lakes & Bay, West Midlands, and West Yorks which run events throughout the year. More branches are planned.

Address: The Apex
2 Sheriffs Orchard
Coventry
CV1 3PP
Tel: 07943 618 525

This toolkit aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. This toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them.

ACTION ON HEARING LOSS

ACTION ON HEARING LOSS (formerly RNID) is the only charity in the UK dedicated to helping deaf and hearing impaired people through medical research. It offers information and advice based upon the latest research.

Tel: 0808 808 0123

ADD WAREHOUSE is an online resource for the understanding and treatment of all developmental disorders, including ADD and related problems.

ALICE CHARITY

Latest statistics state that 17% of all children living in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and 25% of all children living in Stoke-On-Trent reside in low income families. It is widely acknowledged that a childhood spent in poverty adversely impacts education, occupation, income and ill health.
Not everyone’s family is as fortunate as yours so our objective is to transform families, empowering those most in need to improve their own circumstances for both this generation and the next in order to create long term sustainability, providing an accessible service that builds confidence, take control and find purpose.
Alice Charity has both employed staff and volunteers, all supported and encouraged to juggle family and home successfully, building strong role models and developing confidence. The Alice team provides support that is built on kindness, compassion and unconditional love for our communities.

Address: Unit 11, Queens Parade
Newcastle
ST5 1RW
Tel: 01782 627017
ASSERT

ASSERT (Angelman Syndrome Support Education & Research Trust) supports families and carers with children, young people and adults with Angelman syndrome. Services include a quarterly newsletter, regional meetings and information sheets for families and professionals.

Address: ASSERT
PO Box 4962
Nuneaton
CV11 9FD
Tel: 0300 999 0102

Charity in Cheshire for people with Autism and their families.

Groups include: Adult Drop In, Film Society, Adult Social group, Parent/Carer Coffee Morning, Youth Group, Fandom Group, Family Fun Night.

Address

Unit 8/9 Brierley Business Centre

Mirion Street

Crewe

CW1 2AZ

Tel: 01270 381273

Email: contact.autisminclusive@gmail.com

BIRTHMARK SUPPORT GROUP

THE BIRTHMARK SUPPORT GROUP provides a UK based support group for anyone with a birthmark. The Birthmark Support Group has a comprehensive website of medical help, information and links.

Address: BM The Birthmark Support Group
London
WC1N 3XX
Tel: 07825 855 888
Carers UK

Each day 6,000 people start caring for a family member or friend. Some tips and advice for carers, from carers.

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Address: 20 Great Dover Street, London
SE1 4LX
Tel: 020 7378 4999

CAUDWELL CHILDREN provides a range of services to help transform the lives of disabled children. These include: famlly support services in the home and the hospital, at times of crisis; short break activities; treatment and therapies for children with autism, brain injury and cerebral palsy; mobility and sensory equipment plus sports equipment for disabled athletes; access to life saving surgeries and treatment and, fully supported family holidays for children with life threatening illnesses.

Address: The Caudwell Charity
Minton Hollins
Shelton Old Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 7RY