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, Manchester, Liverpool, Wirral, Wrexham & Flintshire.
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.
Knowsley & Wirral
Activate is a registered Charity that provides personalised educational and vocational programmes for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities aged between 19-24 and who have an EHCP. We have 2 sites, one in Knowsley and one in Hamilton Square, Wirral.
0151 545 1279
National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. Supports families of children with ADHD. Local contacts listed on their web site.
Agricultural and Rural Centre CIC
Specialist centre for children who are disabled, have mental health issues or special educational needs or who are vulnerable. Hands on fun with our farming animals. Young farmers club and toddler group.
Advice, support, weekly meet ups and regular activities for families or individuals living with Autism. Find us on Facebook or pop in Monday 10- 12 am Aston Family Centre Larch Lane Shotton
no diagnosis/referral needed all volunteers have the life or work skills that may benefit the ASD community
10% discount quote kidsguide user (not at already subsidised events)
01244 556 406
Autism Sensory Yoga
Liverpool and Wirral
An excellent therapy service for children who have Autism and other additional needs. Supports anxiety, motor development and enhances wellbeing in a fun and playful environment. Children could learn to desensitise to environments that would usually trigger feelings of discomfort and fear.
Barnados is a nationwide charity which helps children including those who have been sexually exploited, are leaving care, or have a parent in prison. Barnados helps children find a new home.
Their 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.
BIRD (Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Development)
Broughton, nr Chester
Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Development (BIRD) helps children and adults with neurological disorder, brain injury, learning difficulty, dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia and strokes.
Blacon Children’s Centre
Provides a numbe rof support services for families with children in the Blacon area of Chester.
Bookstart provides free books for babies and children. Bookstart aims to encourage a love of reading in children. Booktouch provides packs for blind and partially sighted children. Bookshine provides books for children who are deaf. Bookstart Star is for children who have difficulties with fine motor skills.
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.
British Allergy Foundation
Helpline. Information and advice for allergy sufferers
01322 619898 (helpline)
Bumps & Bashes Children & Baby First Aid
Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Liverpool, Wrexham & Flintshire
Children & Baby First Aid for Parents & Grandparents
Over 8 years specialising in Children & Baby First aid, we’ll come to you or you come to an event. Free future refresher course, First Aid Book, plus so much more. 94% of past attendees rate this as Excellent. See our reviews on the webs
Information, advice & support for carers including young carers. Find local services in your area.
Challenge 4 Change
Trafford Park, Manchester
Unique Indoor urban activity centre available to all children over 10 years old. Activities include ground assault course, tyre pit, 35ft high aerial trek, leap of faith, climbing wall and many more. Qualified instructors on hand. Open Monday-Saturday. Free parking.
0161 359 3399
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 Autism Practical Support
Blacon Chester Ellesmere Port Northwich Winsford
We have over 80 activities every month across Cheshire for parents, children on the autism spectrum, their siblings, adults on the spectrum, and activities that the whole family can attend.
This includes activities such as Kids Clubs, Youth Clubs and more.
For further details please contact us
0344 850 8607
Cheshire Childcare Vouchers
Save up to £1866 a year on childcare fees using childcare vouchers.
Cheshire Young Carers
We offer support, guidance and respite for young people aged 6 to 18 caring for someone at home.
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.
Free 24-hour helpline online and on the telephone for children and young people in the UK.
Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Free, impartial, practical advice on legal matters etc.
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.
Creatasmile For Autism – Smiles
Smiles is a group for children with autism, aspergers, ADHD, global development delay and their whole family.
Helpline for parents with crying or sleepless children.
08451 228 669 (helpline)
Accredited nutrition advisor. My services includes childhood obesity prevention (children need essential nutrients to promote development and accomplish learning). Pre & Post natal nutrition (before, during and after pregnancy guidance) and I run an 8 week weight management programme. Sessions start from £35 per hour.
Kidsguide users quote KG001 for 10% discount
Daffodils is a disabled and additional needs children and young peoples charity based in Flintshire. We have weekly youth clubs and monthly leisure centre, swimming, bowling and soft play activities to enjoy. It’s all about having quality family fun time together. (age range 0-25 years)
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.
Down’s Heart Group
UK charity offering support and parent friendly information relating to heart problems associated with Down’s Syndrome.
Down’s Syndrome Association
We provide information, counselling and support for people with Down’s syndrome and their families.
Dreams Come True
Dreams Come True is a UK children’s charity, our mission is quite simply to enrich the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions across the country. We have teams based all over the UK ready to help those brave youngsters, so get in touch today.
Dreams for Children
Merseyside, Liverpool, Wirral
Dreams for Children is a new charity that makes the wishes of children fighting life-threatening illness in Merseyside happen.
Support and resources, for people with dyslexia.
Advice and support for people with epilepsy and their families.
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.
Friends for Leisure
Groups and one-to-one buddies for disabled children and young people supported by a team of young volunteers:
Term-time youth clubs, bowling and drama, with programmes of holiday activities.
Information and support for one parent families.
Greenbank Sports Academy Children’s Birthday Parties
Greenbank Sports Academy, Liverpool
Bouncy Castle & Soft Play Parties for under 5s and Sports Parties for 5+
• Activity for 1 hour
• Party food and room for 1 hour
• Party invitations
We specialise in providing activities for disabled children and have disability sports equipment.
Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool L17 1AG
0151 280 7757
Henshaws Society for Blind People
Greater Manchester & Liverpool
Enable people living with visual impairments and other disabilities to build the skills and independence they need, to get the future they want.
Crewe, Nantwich, Winsford, Northwich, Macclesfield, Congleton
Home-Start supports families who have at least one child under 5, if they are experiencing difficulties. We do this by providing a fully trained volunteer who will visit you at home for a few hours per week to provide practical help or emotional support, whatever is needed.
Home-Start is a service that recruits and trains home visiting volunteers, supporting families in areas as diverse as isolation, bereavement, illness, disability, mental health issues or just finding parenting a struggle. Families must have at least one child under the age of 11.
We provide immediate access to clinical, educational and child psychology services to parents, carers, schools and community settings.We provide assessments, interventions and training. Our services are provided in clinic, school or at home. Children and young people should be happy, safe and ready.
0161 820 9229
Independent Options Children and Family Centre
We run groups at our centre for children aged 0-13 who have additional needs or disabilities, all groups are tailored to the needs of the children and have a small cost for attending. Siblings are included and tea and coffee is provided for the parents and snacks for the children
0161 482 7933
Infant feeding & Tongue-Tie Specialists based in Liverpool. Tongue-tie can cause problems with both breast and bottle-feeding.
Take our online assessment to see if your child will benefit from a tongue-tie division or see our website for more information.
Offers assessment and physical remedial programmes for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), underachievement and various behavioural problems.
Accessible, inclusive activity centre for disabled children & young people and their families. Offering Rebound Therapy, play & sensory.
Kids Feeding Team
We provide babies and children immediate access to a specialist multidisciplinary feeding clinic service. Our vision is to improve the health of babies and children by providing parents with immediate access to an evidence based feeding team.
Charity established specifically to prevent bullying and harm.
Liverpool Speech Therapy
Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, Lancashire
Liverpool Speech Therapy is an independent children’s Speech and Language Therapy service set up and run by 2 Highly Specialist Therapists.
We are committed to helping every child fulfill their potential, building communication skills for a lifetime.
Sessions can be offered flexibly.
KG users quote KG001 for 5% discount
Raises awareness and provides support for life to people affected by meningitis and meningococcal disease.
Early Intervention and Private Home Tuition for children with Autism and Developmental Delays, Based in Oscroft, Tarvin Cheshire, CH3 8NL
10% Discount with Kidsguide
0750 806 9801
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.
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
Antenatal courses, support and information during pregnancy and after childbirth.
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)
Nutrition For All
Healthy eating plans for your children.
Want advice for helping with eczema, ADHD and other health issues.
Fun smoothie making and healthy food tasting available for nurseries, schools and children’s groups. Run by a qualified nutritionalist with over 10 years experienc
Discount for Kidsguide users quote KG001
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 Step At A Time North West LTD
Support for families affected by ADHD and AUTISM, we support both adults and children and their carers.
All our sessions are free of charge
Support service for families suffering prenatal and postnatal illnesses and depression.
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 .
Parents Protect is a child sexual abuse prevention and awareness website which helps adults do the best they can to protect children from sexual abuse.
Pre-school Learning Alliance
Promotes pre-schools, playgroups & toddler groups. Encourages parent/carer involvement and education.
Redbank House Multi-Sensory Rooms
Our sensory rooms are a safe multi-sensory space offering a private environment wheres senses can be developed and explored for both adults and children with special needs. Suitable for groups or individuals.
0161 214 5959
Reflexology By Kate
Liverpool and surrounding areas
Reflexology for all the family
Fully qualified and insured Clinical Reflexology Practitioner.
Offering a mobile service in Liverpool/surrounding areas.
To experience the amazing benefits of reflexology, book a treatment today!
15% off all bookings from Kidsguide. Quote ‘Kidsguide’ when booking.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Offers advice on how on choosing car seats, use of seat belts during pregnancy etc.
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.
SLT for Kids
Manchester, North West
We are a team of passionate and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapists that provide Speech and Language Therapy services for children aged 0-19 in the North West of England. We provide assessment and treatment for a range of speech, language, communication and / or swallowing difficulties.
0330 088 2298
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.
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
Stop it Now!
www.stopitnow.org.uk is a useful website for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse. The Stop it Now! campaign operates a confidential freephone Helpline for any adult with concerns about child sexual abuse. This includes those worried about the behaviour of another adult towards a child or children, those worried about their own thoughts or behaviour towards children and those concerned about the sexual behaviour of a child or young person
Sunrise Play Therapy
Play Therapy provides emotional support for children through play and creative arts. This is a more age-appropriate and natural way for children to express themselves, particularly when they have trouble talking about their difficulties, such as bullying, loss, anxiety, social difficulties, trauma.
The Bridge Service
We provide children and young adults with immediate access to a multidisciplinary specialist eating disorder service. We are a multidisciplinary team of mental health nurses, psychologists, dietitians and other health professionals that provide an holistic and evidence-based therapy.
0161 820 8010
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity committed solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. Specialist staff work with all those affected by abuse including adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members. Drawing on expert knowledge the Foundation offers a broad range of services for professionals and members of the public.
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 Orchards, Member of The Dunham Trust
Do you have an interest in SEN and improving the lives of vulnerable children? We are looking for volunteers to support with our creative offer at the Orchards.
Application packs or need more information please contact us on:
0161 748 0670
The Therapy Adventure Limited
Ramsbottom, Bury, Manchester
The Therapy Adventure Limited is a company offering Private Speech Therapy and Behaviour Therapy in Manchester. Caspian, our Specialist SLT has extensive experience supporting children in the early years. We can visit your home or your child’s school or nursery. No waiting lists.
The Training Co
Manchester, Bolton, Wigan
The Training Co is a leading provider of First Aid Courses in Manchester, Bolton, Wigan and surrounding areas. We offer courses at all levels covering both First Aid at Work and Paediatric care. We offer regular open courses in the aforementioned areas or can train groups at their chosen location.
0845 838 4643
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 Ltd
Cheshire, Wrexham & Flintshire, Liverpool & Wirral
Therapy Stars Ltd is a private Physiotherapy company based on the Wrexham/Shropshire border. We offer Physiotherapy assessment and treatment for babies, children and young adults, either at our clinic in Penley or in the comfort of your child’s own home, school or nursery.
Liverpool-based online shop
TubieeGo sells adapted bags for children & adults who are tube fed. We have both ready made options & a bespoke service; where you can send us a bag to adapt!
Our TubieeGo insert creates lightweight, versatile bags; compatible with Nutritia, Abbott & Frescenius pumps. For ultimate freedom & style.
West Cheshire Children’s Trust
West Cheshire Children’s Trust includes public, voluntary, community and faith organisations committed to helping families and keeping young people and children safe, happy and healthy
Wirral Play Council Special Needs
Provides after school activities and holiday respite for children with special needs. For all disabilities including children with severe learning disabilities and autism.
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.