Charities, support organisations & specialist services for families in Wrexham & Flintshire.
Charities, support & specialist services which help families & children, helplines, specialist advice and treatments, special needs support, family legal advice and first aid training in 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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
Listening, support and advice for Welsh 11-25 year olds. (English & Welsh speaking)
0808 808 4121
Contact a Family
Charity providing support and advice to families of children diagnosed with serious disabilities or rare syndromes.
Creatasmile For Autism – Smiles
Conwy & Denbighshire
Smiles is a group for children with ASD, ADHD, all disabilities and Special Educational Needs and their whole family held monthly at Kinmel Bay.
Helpline for parents with crying or sleepless children.
08451 228 669 (helpline)
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)
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.
Diana Children’s Nursing Service
To provide a community based nursing and respite service to children with life threatening or life limiting conditions, who live in North Wales.
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
Dynamic, Centre for children and young people with disabilities
After school and school holiday activities for children and young people with all manner of disabilities aged 8 – 25yrs. Weekly groups and large summer holiday Programme. Daybreak and Playgrant Schemes operated.
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.
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.
Flintshire Children’s Centre
Assessment and treatment for families referred because of possible difficulties with their child’s development.
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
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.
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.
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)
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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.
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. The site is a useful resource of information and guidance and features a 30-minute learning programme.
Pre-school Learning Alliance
Promotes pre-schools, playgroups & toddler groups. Encourages parent/carer involvement and education.
Relate Cymru Family Counselling
Charity that provides a free, confidential counselling service to families with children aged 0 – 25 where any or all family members can attend to address relationship difficulties.
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
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
0808 1000 900
Stop it Now! Wales
North Wales and Powys North Wales and Powys
Free training sessions for any parents to access. Free 90 minute Parents Protect! awareness session about how to keep your children safe from Child Sexual Abuse.
Strengthening Families 10-14 Programme
This program, with fun activities, snacks and prizes, could help your family to understand and communicate with each other better.
01978 729 786
The H Club
Knutsford, Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire, Wirral, Staffordshire, Wirral, North Wales
First aid, food hygiene.
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
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.
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)