Charities, support organisations & specialist services for families in Manchester.
Charities, support & specialist services which help families & children, helplines, specialist advice and treatments, special needs support, family legal advice and first aid training in Manchester.
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)
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 disabled. Hands on fun with our farming animals. Children’s parties, young farmers clubs and toddler groups.
Up to 50% discount if you book in June 2012
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.
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.
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 & 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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Bolton and Walkden
Massage In Schools Programme
Explore MSR – Multi Sensory Room
Little Hulton, Salford
Mutli Sensory Room for adults and children with learning disabilities and additional needs.
0161 702 6969
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)
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
House of Grumpy
Free Saturday art sessions for children with disabilities and additional needs.
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.
Speech and language therapist for children.
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.
Bolton, Blackburn , Manchester
First aid courses for parents and carers. Covering all the essentials in around 2 hours in your own home.
Normally £150 for 2 hours for up to 8 people but for Kidsguide members £120 for 2 hours
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.
Left n Write
Offer advice, products and training for teachers and parents of left-handed 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
Offering information, guidance and support to all affected by ADHD in the Greater Manchester area.
0161 408 3924
Multi sensory room for toddlers and children with disabilities, also party hire venue.
0161 637 0069
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)
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.
Redbank House Sensurround Multi Sensory Room
Sensurround at Redbank House are two fabulous multi-sensory rooms where children & adults with special needs can explore and develop their senses with interactive equipment using light and sound.
Soft areas, fibre optics, heated waterbeds, 3D projection & bubble tubes plus your own choice of music.
1st time free trial.
0161 214 5959
SLT for Kids
SLT for Kids provides high quality Speech and Language Therapy assessments, reports and therapy programmes for children. Our team of experienced and dedicated Speech and Language Therapists work with children with a range of needs and difficulties to improve their speech, language and communication.
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.
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.
The H Club
Knutsford, Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire, Wirral, Staffordshire, Wirral, North Wales
First aid, food hygiene.
The MindTraining Clinic
Private training for the management of phobias and panic attacks for children and for adults, by experienced, doctorate level psychologists.
Kidsguide users get a free session for every four booked (ie 4 for the price of 3). Quote KGMT001
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
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
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)