Charities, support organisations & specialist services for families in Liverpool & Wirral.
Charities, support & specialist services which help families & children, helplines, specialist advice and treatments, special needs support, family legal advice and first aid training in Liverpool & Wirral.
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 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.
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
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.
Birkenhead Chiropractic Clinic
Chiropractice gives non-invasive pain relief during pregnancy, which is safe for babe. Treatment of your child’s “growing-pain” and colic a speciality.
0151 647 7989
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
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)
British Epilepsy Association
Advice and support for people with epilepsy and their families.
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
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
Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.
Contact a Family
Charity providing support and advice to families of children diagnosed with serious disabilities or rare syndromes.
Croxteth Sports & Wellbeing Centre
Kids’ activities for the local community.
0151 548 3421
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
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.
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
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.
Library, resources, games etc. for people with dyslexia. Helpline.
0118 966 8271 (helpline)
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 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.
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)
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
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 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.
Charity established specifically to prevent bullying and child abuse. Website, helpline, leaflets and advice.
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.
Left n Write
Offer advice, products and training for teachers and parents of left-handed children.
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.
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)
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 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
Practical help and advice on parenting issues.
0808 800 2222
Parents of Disabled Children
Online forum for mums, dads and carers of disabled children.
Poppies Bereaved Parents’ Playgroup
Pensby Children’s Centre
Poppies is a playgroup for bereaved parents and their children. We meet every Tuesday morning 10-11.30 at Pensby Children’s Centre. Contact Name: Corin Johnson
Pre-school Learning Alliance
Promotes pre-schools, playgroups & toddler groups. Encourages parent/carer involvement and education.
Sensory Touch Multisensory Soft Play
We are a soft play centre with a difference! We have 3 rooms all designed to give a different sensory input which is massively beneficial to healthy brain development and can be very calming for people with certain conditions. We are fully inclusive of all regardless of disability.
Supporting families with weight issues. For parents and children aged 11 to 15.
0151 645 3596 or 0771 594 8960
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 John’s Ambulance
Offers courses in first aid for babies and children. Available for parents, carers, childminders etc.
08700 1049 50
Southport, Wigan, Manchester, Liverpool, Merseyside, Lancashire
Free support group .for disabled people and their families .online chat and respite /meet other carers and pamper sessions /party catering /holidays and trips.
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 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
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.
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.
0151 650 0030
Wirral Resource Centre and Toy Library
Toys and equipment for pre-school children with special needs. Also family support groups, physiotherapists, speech and occupational therapists and sensory light room. 9.00 – 4.00 Mon-Fri
0151 606 828
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)