Charities, support & specialist services which help families & children, helplines, specialist advice and treatments, special needs support, family legal advice and first aid training in Cheshire.
Baker Ross – No. 1 for Inspiration
The Baker Ross website offers great value and exclusive arts & crafts, educational games, toys for party prizes or resale and fundraising ideas for schools, playgroups, charities and organisations.
- Arts & crafts
- Seasonal crafts
- Pocket money toys
- Fundraising products
- Themed crafts
- Educational supplies
- Super value packs
FREE mainland delivery on all orders over £75.
Information on the support that is available for children with a long-term or a life-limiting condition.
0845 108 2201 (helpline)
East Cheshire, West Cheshire, Chester, Knowsley, Wirral, Lancashire
Performing Arts Workshops for Children/YP with Disabilities & Learning Difficulties. Running for 3 hours every Saturday during term time.
0151 482 4884
National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. Supports families of children with ADHD. Local contacts listed on their web site
Autism Support at Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport offers support for families with children on the spectrum. You can download a free guide to using the airport. Plus they offer a wristband which entitles the family to support within the airport and grants you fast tracking through security. More
Baby Clinic (Child Health)
Speciality clinic for infants with feeding problems, reflux, allergies and wheeze
West Cheshire Families project supports children and young people with severe disabilities and their families. Inc. advice, counselling, holiday play schemes, pre-school toy library and short term breaks.
Broughton, nr Chester
Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Development (BIRD) helps children and adults with brain injury, learning difficulty, dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia and strokes.
0800 0286 256
For advice on pre-school education, childcare, health and support in the CH1 5 (Blacon) postcode area contact Sure Start Blacon.
Bookstart and Booktouch
Bookstart is a scheme to provide free books for babies. Booktouch provides packs for blind and partially sighted children 0 – 4 years.
020 8516 2974
Born To Try Cheshire
Dedicated workshops & programmes for kids & teenagers with ADHD & dyslexia.
10% discount on Kidsguide users on equine assisted workshops
Brake, the Road Safety Charity
“Beep Beep! Days” are a great opportunity for early year’s educators to introduce children to road safety, with free activities and resources by Brake or a bumper resource pack for just £12.60!
Get more info and sign up for our themed dates on the web link below or call the team 01484 550061.
Bramhall Neuro -Developmental Therapy Practice
Offers INPP programme & other therapies to help children struggling with reading/writing, concentration, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or ADD.
0161 355 9365
British Allergy Foundation
Helpline. Information and advice for allergy sufferers
01322 619898 (helpline)
British Epilepsy Association
Advice and support for people with epilepsy and their families.
Bumps and Bashes
First aid classes specifically for parents of babies and children. Learn the essentials in 3 hours & gain some practical experience. Birth upwards.
Throughout the UK
Free tandem hire to people with disabilities or additional needs, throughout the UK, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling.
Full details and contact form are on our website, www.charlottesTandems.co.uk
We look forward to hearing from you.
It’s FREE anyway
Cheshire Childcare Vouchers
Save up to £1066 a year on childcare fees using childcare vouchers.
0845 838 2348
Cheshire Disabled Children’s Database
Cheshire West & Chester & Cheshire East
Information, advice & support for parents and carers of children age up to 19 who have a disability or additional needs. Newsletters, events, benefits advice.
0800 085 0307 (Freephone helpline Mon-Fri 10-4pm)
01606 828151 ext 8
Chester Speech Therapy
Chester, Wirral and the North West
In the client’s home, nursery or school.
Independent speech and language therapy service providing high quality, timely assessment and therapy for children aged 0-11. Contact us for a free, no obligation telephone conversation.
Child Accident Prevention Trust
Charity working with families, professionals and carers to prevent accidents and deaths amongst children.
020 7608 3828
Christine Wardle Childrens’ Physiotherapy
An independent home physiotherapy service for children with neurological or developmental conditions. Helping children to develop to their maximum potential.
01925 262 887
Connecting disabled young people with sport and leisure activities in the local areas supported by a volunteer. Please see the web link below for more information.
Contact a Family
Charity providing support and advice to families of children diagnosed with serious disabilities or rare syndromes.
Counselling and Family Centre
Counselling – children age 6+, adults, couples. Reduced rate – reduced income. Home counselling – for the housebound.
0161 941 7754
Helpline for parents with crying or sleepless children.
08451 228 669 (helpline)
Daisy Chains – Postnatal Depression Support Network
PND support group set up by two mums to help raise awareness, reduce stigma and give Mums & their families hope.
Offer advice on choosing childcare, funding tax credits etc.
020 7840 3350
Deafness Support Network
Deafness Support Network provides a wide range of services for deaf people of all ages and with all forms of hearing loss.
01244 371372 (Chester)
01606 47831 (Northwich)
01928 574869 (Runcorn)
01925 626602 (Warrington)
Designability’s FREE Wizzybug Loan Scheme
Wizzybug is a fun indoor/outdoor powered wheelchair for children under five. We run a charitable loan scheme which provides Wizzybugs FREE of charge to children who can benefit all over mainland UK. Contact our Occupational Therapist, Rae Baines, 01225 824103 to find out more.
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Kidsguide users quote KGuide001 for a 10% discount on Professional Services and Equine assisted coaching sessions
Down’s Heart Group
UK charity offering support and parent friendly information relating to heart problems associated with Down’s Syndrome.
PO Box 4260
0300 102 1644
Down’s Syndrome Association
We provide information, counselling and support for people with Down’s syndrome and their families.
0845 230 0372
Library, resources, games etc. for people with dyslexia. Helpline.
0118 966 8271 (helpline)
East Cheshire Buddy Scheme
Across Cheshire East
Buddy Scheme for disabled children and young people aged 5-18.
EDGE Inclusion Consultancy
Cheshire & the North West
We provide support to parents who are concerned about an aspect of their child’s learning, development or behaviour. Call or email Sarah for a free half hour consultation.
07790 500 487
Provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school.
Enhanced Activity Centre
Thatto Heath covering Cheshire, Merseyside, St Helens, Warrington
Enhanced Activity Centre is a new SEN provision located in St Helens for young people aged 0-19.
Family & Toddler, ‘Come & Play’
Family & Toddler Group for children with additional needs. Tuesday morning 10-11.30. A sensory and relaxed morning.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people aged 17 and under. We can help with a wide range of grants, such as family breaks, computers and tablets, white goods, clothing, bedding and much more.
Fiona Barry SEND
Fiona Barry (SEND) – Special Educational Needs & Disability / ABA Tutor for Autism (ASD) Home Tuition
Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) / Speech & Language Under direction of S&L External Therapist & OT
Play & Floortime/ Flashcards/PECS/ Lamh
Friends for Leisure
Across Cheshire East
Buddy scheme and group activities, youth groups, ten-pin bowling, drama, holiday programmes for disabled children and young people from 5 to 21 years old. Everything we do is supported by young volunteers who befriend the young people at our own activities or on a one-to-one basis in the community.
Puts young people in touch with source of help whatever the problem.
0808 800 4994
Information and support for one parent families.
0800 018 4318 (adviceline)
Henshaws Society for Blind People
Manchester, Merseyside and the North West
Enable people living with visual impairments and other disabilities to build the skills and independence they need, to get the future they want.
0161 872 1234
In Your Hands
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Well being treatments to support your child’s needs, behaviour, communication, frustrations, teenage years and general well being. Learning difficulties assessments available.
In Your Own Home First Aid Training for Parents, Child Minders, Baby Sitters
Cheshire and Manchester
New – 3 hour Paediatric First Aid course – ideal for recent parents, child minders, classroom assistants. Only £39.50 p/p.
Offers assessment and physical remedial programmes for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), underachievement and various behavioural problems.
JJ’s Sensory Play Centre
Unique, soft padded multi-sensory environment for all children, young people & adults. Open policy so any child of pre-school age is welcome to play in safety.
Accessible, inclusive activity centre for disabled children & young people and their families. Offering Rebound Therapy, play & sensory.
0161 637 2800
Charity established specifically to prevent bullying and child abuse. Website, helpline, leaflets and advice.
Lache Family Centre
Centre for parents of young children offering general advice, help with managing children’s behaviour and formal assessments.
Laura Hope Speech Therapy
Macclesfield covering North West England
Private speech and language therapy assessment and/or therapy sessions at your home or your child’s nursery/school. Options tailored to your child’s needs.
Leek Dyslexia and Literacy Support
Leek, Nr Congleton/Macclesfield
Dyslexia Support for adults and children, parents courses, 1-2-1 tuition, screening, library loan, Free information & advice
Left n Write
Offer advice, products and training for teachers and parents of left-handed children.
A parent led drop-in group for children aged 0-5 with additional needs. Come and join us for fun activities in a relaxed atmosphere.
LIVE! is an independent, voluntary youth organisation for young people 12-21 with and without disabilities. Arts-based and sporting activities. Based at New Scene Youth Centre, Newton, Chester
Fully accredited “Healthy Homes” and Feng Shui consultant can reassure you that your home is a safe environment for you and your children.
Raises awareness and provides support for life to people affected by meningitis and meningococcal disease.
0845 120 4764 (NW)
Manchester/ North West
Family First Aid
Our 2 hour course gives you the “how to” for babies, children and adults and covers:
– Choking – Meningitis – Strokes
– CPR – Convulsions and seizures
– Cuts, burns and scalds
– Head injuries – – Broken bones
for just £20 per person
National Autistic Society
For parents, carers and professionals involved with autism. Meetings, speakers, and local befriending groups. Library of books & videos.
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
Support and information for parents-to-be and parents of babies and very young children. Local contacts can be found on their web sites and on Kidsguide’s pregnancy and baby page
National Childminding Association
Promotes quality registered childminding for children, families and communities.
National Deaf Children’s Society
Offers support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
Free 24 hour helpline for anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse.
0808 800 5000 (England)
Nurture First Aid and Family Health
Warrington, Chester, Cheshire
Family first aid and child health courses run by a GP and mum of two. 3 hour courses in an informal setting or a course at home with a group of friends.
Being diagnosed with Uveitis or Iritis is bewildering, and most of us have never heard of these diseases until the day a doctor tells us that we have one of them.
One in a Million Campaign
The campaign to help parents to learn first aid.
One Parent Families
Information and advice for one parent families.
0800 018 5026
Stockport and Trafford
I am a specialist tutor , I see children 4-14 years of age , I see children with additional needs and those that struggle with concentration .
Children can attend for 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes and 1 hour per week .I offer lesson after school and Sunday mornings .
Practical help and advice on parenting issues.
0808 800 2222
Parents of Disabled Children
Online forum for mums, dads and carers of disabled children.
Pre-school Learning Alliance
Promotes pre-schools, playgroups & toddler groups. Encourages parent/carer involvement and education.
Rainbow Babies Playgroup
Playgroup for bereaved parents and their children on 3rd Friday of each month at Elton Children’s Centre.
Ruby’s Fund Sensory Centre
Ruby’s Fund Sensory Centre is a charity providing accessible play, sensory and social opportunities for babies, children & young people of all abilities and their families and carers. There is a cafe and disabled & baby change facilities. We run a timetable of sessions and classes. Info on website.
Sara Crosland, Sleep Counsellor
Trained sleep counsellor dealing with all aspects of children’s sleep issues. Specialises in children with additional needs (ie. ASD, Asperger’s, ADHD etc.)
SPACE Adhd Support Group For Parents
The Funky Monkey, Bramhall Lane, Davenport, Stockport
SPACE consists of parents who each have first hand knowledge and experience in managing children with ADHD. The aim of the group is to offer support, guidance and advice to other parents. We meet from 7 – 9pm every 2nd Wednesday of each month. We look forward having a coffee with you soon 😀
07580 720 730
Special Needs Kids
Information directory and shopping site to help parents and carers of children with special needs.
Specs (Special Education Consultancy Service)
Cheshire, Wirral, & North Wales
Support for reading, listening, memory skills & assessment for coloured glasses to improve reading skills. Auditory training to improve listening & memory skills.
St Andrew’s Child Contact Centre
Offers a neutral friendly meeting place where children can meet a non-custodian parent/grandparent. 1st & 3rd sat each month 10-12.
St John’s Ambulance
Offers courses in first aid for babies and children. Available for parents, carers, childminders etc.
08700 1049 50
St Mark’s Child Contact Centre
Open two Saturday mornings per month for children of divorced parents to meet absent parent in relaxed supported environment. Self-referrals accepted.
Stay Calm and Content
Chester / Wrexham and surrounding areas
Resilience & confidence coaching for kids, parents & schools. Do you worry about your child’s confidence, or their level of stress or anxiety? I can help. I am the founder of Stay Calm and Content. I am a counsellor, personal coach, writer, author, speaker, trainer and expert for BBC / ITV on resilience, confidence and relationships. See my website!
Please quote Kidsguide for a 10% discount
The BIG Group
Support group for parent / carers of children with additional needs.
The H Club
Knutsford, Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire, Wirral, Staffordshire, Wirral, North Wales
First aid, food hygiene.
The Oliver King Foundation
Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool & Wirral, Wrexham & Flintshire
If your school, business or club is interested in purchasing a defibrillator, along with training, then please call us.
If you or any member of your family has been affected by SADS or if you would like to volunteer, support or fundraise, please contact us.
0151 728 3470/07770 577627
The Speech and Language Centre
Speech and language therapy for a wide range of children’s difficulties. Comfortable clinic setting. Flexible appointments times. No waiting lists.
07962 073432 or 01928 735915
The Wingate Centre
The Wingate Centre is the ideal place for children to develop new skills in a fun and safe environment. We offer a variety of classes for all ages and abilities to encourage physical activity through the use of our 7000sqft gymnasium, outdoor sport and recreational facilities and sensory room.
Therapy Stars Paediatric Physiotherapy
Wrexham, Cheshire, Flintshire, Shropshire and surrounding areas.
Therapy Stars is a private physiotherapy company that specialises in the assessment and treatment of babies, children and young adults. We offer flexible, prompt appointments for your child. These can take place in your child’s own home, school, nursery or in a local clinic setting if required.
Tools 4 Talking
Preston based covering the whole of North West
Advice, assessment and therapy for children with communication needs aged 18 months to 18 years of age.
Sleeptalk for Children helps your children combat many issues such as behavioural problems, bedwetting, nightmares, anxiety, ADHD…
07515 261 222
Promoting wellbeing and offering emotional support to 11-25 year olds.
West Cheshire Families Project
Offers a wide range of services for children and young people with disabilities and their families.
West Cheshire Buddy Scheme
Buddy scheme for disabled children/young people aged 5-18
West Cheshire Early Years & Childcare Development
Information exchange and mutual support for organisations working in early years.
West Cheshire Project
Provides advocacy service for children and young people with learning difficulties and additional communication difficulties.
0151 339 878
West Cheshire Young Carers
Chester, Ellesmere Port, Neston and Vale Royal
We offer support, guidance and respite for young people aged 6 to 18 caring for someone at home.
0151 356 9497
Offers advice for balancing work and family inc advice on childcare, low income & flexible working. Offer “Waving not drowning” helpline for families coping with disabled children.
020 7253 7243 (helpline)
You can talk!
Chester and surrounding areas
A fun-filled speech & language baby group for all babies 8-18 months! Our groups are run by two experienced speech and language therapists.
First session free!
07925 470 852