Advice & Children's Support Organisations A-Z (Essex and Lomdon)

Every child and family needs support at different times. These agencies offer advice and support for families with children who need specific kinds of help:

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Add+up
59 Billet Lane Hornchurch Essex RM11 1AX

01708 454040

addup@addup.co.uk

www.addup.co.uk/
Children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) and those presenting with challenging behaviour

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Ambitious about Autism
The Pears National Centre for Autism Education Woodside Avenue London N10 3JA

020 8815 5444

info@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

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Ambitious about Autism Training and Consultancy
Pears National Centre for Autism Education Woodside Avenue London N10 3JA United Kingdom

02088155444

training@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

http://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/training
Age range: all ages Eligibility: anybody can attend a training session. Cost: Cost by arrangement

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Ambitious College
Pears Campus, The College of Haringey, Enfiled and North London High Road London N15 4RU

02038708775

admin@ambitiouscollege.org.uk

http://www.ambitiouscollege.org.uk/
Age range: 16-25 years Eligibility: Ambitious College admits young people from age 16 to 25, who have a primary diagnosis of ASD with a Learning Difficulty and who require special education. Local authorities, parents or self referral. Cost: Cost by arrangement. Our learners are funded by local authorities, usually from education budgets with some input from social care and / or health as best meets the young person’s needs. Personal budgets can be used for the service, though we are in the early stages of exploring this with families and local authorities.

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Barking and Dagenham Family Information - Online

020 8227 5395

fis@lbbd.gov.uk

https://online.lbbd.gov.uk/fsd/Search.aspx?searchID=1922
Information, advice and support to find services and groups for parents, carers and young children with learning, physical, sensory disabilities and additional needs.

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Barnardos London Independent Support Service (BLISS)
Suite One, 49-51 The Broadway, London, E15 4BQ

020 8555 1880

ISbarkingdagenham@barnardos.org.uk

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Contact a Family
209-211 City Road London EC1V 1JN

020 7608 8700

info@cafamily.org.uk

www.cafamily.org.uk
Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children.

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Carers of Barking and Dagenham
334 Heathway, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 8NJ

020 8593 4422

carers@carerscentre.org.uk

www.carerscentre.org.uk
Carers provide a range of services to support families who have a long term illness or are disabled.

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Children's Centres
Your local Children's Centre

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/children-young-people-and-families/early-years-and-childcare/childrens-centres/find-out-whats-on-at-your-local-childrens-centres/?loggedin=true
Provide a range of services.

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CareTrade
The Clarence Centre 6 St Georges Circus SE1 6FE, Southwark London

07568169256

emma.arundell@caretradeuk.org

www.care-trade.org
CareTrade is a multi-award winning charity providing innovative opportunities for Londoners with autism to transition from school/college towards and into employment. We also provide in work support (funded by DWP Access to Work), run a weekend café training programme at Spa School House Café in Bermondsey and are in the process of becoming a City & Guilds Centre. To date we have supported young people from 14 London boroughs. We are based in Southwark near Elephant & Castle.

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DABD (UK)
42-48 Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 5NU

020 8215 9630

centraloffice@dabd.org.uk

www.dabd.org.uk
DABD celebrate diverse ability and work with individuals, local organisations and communities to develop services to support and promote independence, social inclusion and personal development.

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Disabled Go

www.disabledgo.com
Developed by disabled people for disabled people - provider of access information.

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Dyspraxia Foundation
8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1EG.

01462 455 016

dyspraxia@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

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Funky Willows Ltd
13 Harrow Crescent Romford, Essex, RM3 7AA

thewillowsltd@yahoo.co.uk
Children aged 8-16 with a special education need and/or disability.

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Haven House Children's Hospice
The White House High Road Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9LB United Kingdom

020 85059944

care@havenhouse.org.uk

http://www.havenhouse.org.uk/
Age Range: Haven House provides specialist care and support for children and young people (birth - 19) who have life-limiting and life threatening conditions. Eligibility: Referrals are assessed and discussed at a weekly panel meeting to determine whether the child / young person meets the criteria for care at the hospice under the life limiting / life threatening categories (ACT 1-4). Cost: This service is commissioned by Barking and Dagenham CCG

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Home From Home Care
PO Box 4412 Wells, Somerset BA5 9AH United Kingdom

01749 676724

admin@homefromhomecare.com

http://www.homefromhomecare.com/
Home From Home Care is a family-led company which provides specialist residential service for adults (17+) with complex needs, including Autism, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, PMLD, Sensory Impairment and associated health & mental health issues. Being parent-led, our main ethos is to promote independent living as much as possible by empowering individuals to lead fulfilled, happy and active lives. We are renowned for offering a high quality service which puts the people we support at the heart of what we do. The cost of the service is based upon assessment.

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Independent Living Agency
Unit 15, Dagenham Business Centre, 123 Rainham Road North, Dagrnham, Essex, RM10 7fD

0208 593 6677

http://www.independentlivingagency.org
Aim to maximise the potential of individual disabled people so that they can live their own lives.

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I Can Ventures (Day Opportunities)
5-11 Ellingham Road Leytonstone E15 2AU United Kingdom

02085195234

rosemary.clark@ellingham.org.uk

http://www.icanventures.org
Age range: 18+ Eligibility: Adults with learning disabilities, autism, and additional physical/sensory disabilities Cost: £50 per day, £25 per half day Provide group and individual activities for adults with learning disabilities, autism, and additional physical/sensory disabilities – designed to support you to learn skills for work and life. You will be able to have fun and socialise with other people whilst taking part in lots of enjoyable activities. We’ll help you become more independent, confident and healthy, both within the community and at our purpose built premises. Specific programmes are available for Transition clients. We also have social enterprises and vocational activities which cater for all ages and abilities.

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Just Say Parents Forum

justsaybdforum@gmail.com
For parents and carers of disabled children and young people, and those with SEN.

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Mencap
Mencap 123 Golden Lane London EC1Y 0RT

020 7454 0454

help@mencap.org.uk

www.mencap.org.uk
Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.

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Mobility Services

020 8227 2334 or 020 8227 2325

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/parking-travel-and-roads/transport-and-streets/mobility-schemes/freedom-pass/?loggedin=true
Mobility Services can help with the following: Blue Badge Taxicards Freedom passes

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The Mullberry Bush Organisation
The Mulberry Bush School Standlake Witney OX29 7RW

01865 300202

www.mulberrybush.org.uk
Specialist therapeutic residential provision. On site National Curriculum education. Family support and intervention. Genuine early intervention to achieve excellent outcomes.

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TreeHouse School
Pears National Centre for Autism Education Woodside Avenue London N10 3JA

02088155444

admissions@treehouseschool.org.uk

www.treehouseschool.org.uk/
Age range: 3 - 19 years Eligibility: Local authority, parents or self referral, where a diagnosis of autism or a related communication disorder has been made. Cost: Cost by arrangement. Our learners are funded by local authorities, usually from education budgets with some input from social care and / or health as best meets the young person’s needs. Personal budgets can be used for the service, though we are in the early stages of exploring this with families and local authorities.

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Richard House Children's Hospice
Richard House Children’s Hospice Richard House Drive Beckton, London E16 3RG

020 7511 0222

info@richardhouse.org.uk

www.richardhouse.org.uk

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Parenting Courses
Your Local Children's Centre

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/children-young-people-and-families/early-years-and-childcare/childrens-centres/find-out-whats-on-at-your-local-childrens-centres/?loggedin=true
A range of parenting courses are on offer for a set number of weeks.

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Portage and Early Support
Mayesbrook Children's Centre, 50-52 Markyate Road, Dagenham, RM8 2LD

020 8724 8550

portage.office@lbbd.gov.uk

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/children-young-people-and-families/portage-and-inclusion/how-portage-works/
Portage and Inclusion is an education service for pre-school children with additional needs, run by the Children’s Services department and NHS Barking and Dagenham.

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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

01372 363438

enquiries@rainbowtrust.org.uk

www.rainbowtrust.org.uk
Rainbow Trust supports over 25% of the 6,000 families in England who have a child aged 0-18 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support we offer. They support the whole family 24/7, 365 days a year, regardless of diagnosis.

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Sensory Rooms
Your local Children's Centre

http://www.childrenscentres.lbbd.gov.uk/SearchByActivity/SearchByActivity?loggedin=true
Sensory room is a place for children to relax, learn and have fun with their parents and carers.

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Scope
Scope 6 Market Road London N7 9PW United Kingdom

0808 800 3333

helpline@scope.org.uk

www.scope.org.uk

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Sycamore Trust
27 - 29 Woodward Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4SJ

020 8517 9317 / 020 8262 5330

enquiries@sycamoretrust.org.uk

http://www.sycamoretrust.org.uk/
Voluntary organisation that aims to support the needs of families, carers and friends of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

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The Communication Trust

020 7843 2526

enquiries@thecommunicationtrust.org.uk

www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk
Support people who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.

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The Heathway Centre
512a, The Heathway, Dagenham, RM10 7SJ

020 8227 5500

heathwaycentre@lbbd.gov.uk

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/children-young-people-and-families/early-years-and-childcare/childrens-centres/the-heathway-centre/
Heathway Centre is designed to be fully inclusive. All services have been developed in consultation with families.

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The Vine Respite Services
Barking Enterprise Centre. 50 Cambridge Road, Barking, IG11 8FG

020 8215 0021

info@tvrs-cares.com

www.tvrs-cares.com/
Aged 8 – 18 years with additional needs & challenging behaviour specialising in autism

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Way2Say
27 - 29 Woodward Road, Dagenham, RM9 4SJ

020 8517 9317 / 020 8262 5330

enquiries@sycamoretrust.org.uk
The Way2Say group delivers Picture Exchange Communication System and supports implementation.

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This list found on London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council Website. Dated: 21/02/2017.