Mencap describe a learning disability as ‘a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life’.
This section provides information on services set up to support those caring for someone with a Learning Disability both for themselves and their cared for.
AbilityNet provides a range of support to help disabled people get the most from their home computers, tablets and smartphones. Our network of friendly AbilityNet IT Can Help volunteers can fix all sorts of IT problems and our free factsheets and other expert resources provide a range of specialist advice and information. – See more at: https://abilitynet.org.uk/at-home#sthash.sZHmpTDI.dpuf
AbilityNet General Contact Form
- Use the form below to ask a question or request our help
- Call us free on 0800 269 545 – UK office hours, Monday-Friday
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Angelman syndrome is a neuro genetic condition, often misdiagnosed as Autism or Cerebral Palsy. Symptoms include developmental delay, seizures, no speech, limited mobility, a happy demeanor – frequent laughing, smiling and excitability.
Angelman Today is a lifestyle guide to achieving better health for individuals with Angelman Syndrome and their families.
Angelman Today online magazine is the first and only publication of it’s kind. Our articles feature information that we hope will revolutionize the current care and standard of practice for the treatment and education of those affected by AS. Angelman Today offers every Angelman Syndrome Foundation across the globe the opportunity to submit articles so that we are all able to benefit from the brilliant minds of those involved in the care, research and treatment of those affected by AS.
‘People with Learning Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System’: A Guide for Carers and Learning Disability Services
‘People with Learning Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System’ is an ARC project funded by the Big Lottery Fund. People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions are seven times more likely to come into contact with the Police than the general population. Fifteen per cent of young people in custody are on the autistic spectrum. Young people with learning disabilities are ten times more likely to find themselves in custody than the general population and represent 30% of people in custody. Ten per cent of the prison population has a diagnosed learning disability (that’s 8000 people in England and Wales), and 60% of prisoners have difficulties with ‘communication skills’.
This free guide talks you through: What happens when people get into trouble • What you can expect • What rights people have • Where to go for help. The guide looks at all stages of the Criminal Justice System, from Police custody through to Courts, Prison and Probation. To download the guide, click here or call 01237 441786.
- Supports parent and carer Support Groups across the County.
Autism Hampshire Support Group List 2015
Autism Hampshire Coffee Morning 2015
- An Outreach Officer is on hand to answer questions and offer advice.
Community Access Leaflet
- The Bridge – Life Skills College in Southampton offers both day and residential facilities for young adults from 16 – 25 years (14-16 years by agreement). The Society has a number of residential houses, offering flexible residential packages up to and including termly boarding.
- Adult Day Services and adult residential – the organisation has five community based houses offering up to 52 week accommodation, located close to the Day Service Centre which they are able to access.
- Domiciliary Service that provides individual support at home or in the community.
Tel: 02380 633951
Address: Suite 1c, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB
Range of services:
Residential options including overnight respite care
Personalised social care services
Information and advice
Telephone: 01202 703 598
Books Beyond Words
Books Beyond Words is a provider of books, services and training for people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Whether supporting somebody with a learning disability or communication difficulty, our products and services empower through pictures.
BW Story App: Picture stories to enrich the lives of the people you care about
There is a free version or you can upgrade to a more extensive paid version.
The BW Story App is a fast and simple way to access pictures that will help enable the people you care about to explore and understand the world. It is a unique and easy to use mobile tool, which aids communication, decision making and self-exploration, to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words.
For over 25 years Beyond Words have been creating books with and for people with learning disabilities, as well as young people and adults with autism and SEMH (social, emotion and mental health needs). For the first time, the new BW Story App now gives you access 1800+ pictures and 400 scenarios (short stories) at your fingertips. For a supporter, having the best tools on hand 24/7 to aid communication and comfort the person you are supporting is invaluable.
The app is available for use on your desktop too. Click here to try the free version.
Blue Badge Parking
Blue Badge Initial Enquiry Support Service
Tel: 0844 463 0213
- Contact Name: Julie Lemarquand
- Telephone: 0800 169 8833
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Address for activities:
- Start Point Sholing
- SO19 0SG
- Who is it for?
- From 0 years 0 months to 18 years 0 months
- Referral required
- Who can join?
- Any parent/carer of a disabled child aged 0-19 living within Southampton City Council boundaries whose child meets the eligibility criteria shown below. You are automatically eligible if you are able to tick one or more of the following categories for your child:
- – In receipt of higher level Disability Living Allowance
- – Has a statement of special educational needs
- – Is receiving a service from Jigsaw
- – Is receiving a service from Complex Children’s Health Team
- – Is receiving a service from Community Children’s Nursing Team
- – Is receiving a service from Occupational Therapy Service
- – Is receiving a service from Physiotherapy Service
- – Is receiving a service from Portage Service
- – Is receiving a service from Wordsworth House
- Or, if you are able to tick any two of the following for your child:
- – Is on School Action Plus
- – Their normal activities are interrupted by frequent health needs, affecting progress in development or education
- – They require frequent use of specialist equipment including wheelchair/buggy and/or help from carer to get around
- – They require regular support with basic self care functions e.g. eating, going to the toilet, washing, dressing and/or need more regular supervision through the day and sometimes at night than you would expect for a child of their age
- – They don’t hear spoken words and/or needs help to make up for complete loss of sound awareness and may have hearing aids or implants
- – They need special support and understanding from someone else to communicate
- – They have very little or no sight and/or are registered blind or needs support to move around
- Any Other Notes
- Once parents have joined they have access to 4 main services:
- – Regular newsletters about local events and special offers. Confidential advice available.
- – Regular breaks/ respite from caring while your child enjoys time with their One2One worker.
- – Low cost playschemes with specialist staff
- – Environments Support at mainstream activities from Mencap’s Ypod service
- How can you join?
- Contact the Buzz Network Coordinator, Julie, on 0800 169 8833 or 023 8083 2069.
You can also request an enrolment form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact the Buzz Network Coordinator, Julie, on 0800 169 8833 or 023 8083 2069.
The Care Act 2014: Easy Read version
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Challengers Southampton Youthscheme
This is a place where young people can make friends and try loads of new activities. There are spaces at every Youthscheme for young people who need 1:1 support and who have complex impairments. There are loads of fab, trained, energetic Challengers staff so there is always someone to be with.
No longer in Southampton, but stil available in Eastleigh.
Challengers Play and Leisure Team | 01483 230 930
Challengers, Stoke Park, Guildford, GU1 1TU
Registered charity no. 1095134
Find us on Facebook facebook.com/disabilitychallengers
Tweet us at Twitter@D_Challengers
Follow us on Instagram @challengers1979
Look us up Online disability-challengers.org
Contact a Family
Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children.
We provide information, advice and support. We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.
Disability Rights UK
Online resource with many useful factsheets and information for disabled community.
Disability Directory. A unique search engine for the disability community. Regularly updated events and service providers for anything to training, information, respite, etc. Hampshire-wide.
Down’s Syndrome Association
Information – run the helpline; provide info about all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome including specialist advisers on benefits, education and health; advise new parents or anyone experiencing difficulties; promote and facilitate information exchange between members through various groups; advise on employment for people with Down’s syndrome.
National Helpline: 0333 1212 300 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
For Info on Southampton Support Group, call the national helpline
Explorers Summer Play Scheme
Face2Face Support Service
Does your child have a disability, condition or impairment? Would you like someone to listen and who understands? Face2Face is a support service for families who have recently discovered their child has a disability, their child is in the early stages of diagnosis or are in a particular challenging transitional phase or time of their disabled child’s life. The service provides a network of trained volunteers who are able to provide parents or primary carers emotional support, advice and signposting to relevant services a parent/carer may feel helpful to them. To read more about the service, click here. Alternatively, contact Kim Steele on 01329 242954.
Can you help? The Face2Face Befriending Service in Hampshire is growing. KIDS want to recruit more parents to join their team. If you: Are a mum or dad of a disabled child • Can spare some time to make a difference and become a befriender • Can commit to training and support sessions • Feel you can support other parents, then they would like to hear from you. Contact the coordinator on 01329 312312 or email@example.com.
Freemantle Community Centre – Day Services
Making use of the facilities during the week, to care for the more vulnerable members of society who have learning difficulties. They offer support and personal care in a variety of ways, there are classes including art, dance and sports, with outings to such places as the Mayflower and the forest.
If you wish to know more about this service, please make contact with Alison Gilroy or Nikki Hunns during normal office hours.
Google tools for special needs
Technology can be a powerful tool to assist people with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level.
Hft is a national charity, providing services for people with learning disabilities throughout England. We support people to live the best lives possible – whether by providing support for just a couple of hours a week, or 24 hours a day.
Our services include Supported Living, Residential Care, and Short Break services. We empower people to make their own choices, includingfinding a job, building friendships and relationships and taking part in activities.
Hft’s Family Carer Support Service (FCSS) is a free national service for family carers who have a relative with a learning disability.
5/6 Brook Office Park
Folly Brook Road
Tel: 0117 906 1700
3H Fund. The 3H Fund provides grants to help physically and mentally disabled people, their families and carers to have a holiday in the UK. To apply you must be on low income and be a UK resident.
Evidence of disability and low income will be required from an appropriate professional.
The Fund also runs a subsidised group holiday programme for the physically disabled with volunteer helpers to enable carers to have respite. Applications for funding will reopen in January 2016.
www.3hfund.org.uk. See more at: http://www.disability-grants.org/holiday-grants-disabled-children-adults.html#sthash.iHhiYMXJ.dpuf Telephone 01892 860207
I CAN Help Enquiry Service
Talking Point is a website all about children’s speech, language and communication. It is designed for parents, people that work with children, and children and young people themselves. It contains everything you need to know about supporting children’s speech and language development. Some children struggle to communicate, and Talking Point helps you to identify if a child is having difficulties or falling behind. If they are struggling, then it tells you what to do. The site contains valuable resources which can be downloaded and used to support children, and links to lots of other places that can help. Talking Point is run by I CAN and receives funding from The Communication Trust.
I CAN Help is a range of information services that provide help and advice to parents and practitioners about speech, language and communication. It includes a free call-back service with a speech and language therapist, Talking Point – the website dedicated to speech and language, and I CAN’s assessment services.
Call 020 7843 2544 to arrange a free phone call from one of I CAN’s speech and language therapists, or you can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.ican.org.uk/help
They offer two sorts of services for people with learning disabilities:
- Floating support services – support available wherever you live, often enabling you to live as independently as possible in your own home
- Support along with a place to live.
Their services can help you find and keep somewhere to live or maintain the skills you need to live on your own. They aim to offer a service based on your particular needs, where you’re in control and take part in decisions.
Tel: 02380 837800
Address: 63 St Mary’s Street, St Mary’s, Southampton, SO14 1NU
Registered charity improving education for children with SEN/Disability by giving parents free legally-based advice
Our Tribunal Helpline Gives next step advice on SEN appeals and disability discrimination claims to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. When you call they will also assess whether you need casework support. Please click here to book an appointment to get one of their advisers to call you back.
Product solutions for children with special needs.
|If you have an enquiry, want to know more about Fledglings, place an order or would like to offer your support, please contact us:|
01799 541 807
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
0845 280 1530
Just Jump offer a specialised service aimed at enabling people with disabilities to participate and enjoy the sport of trampolining whilst also supporting the development of physical movement through rebound therapy.
Just Jump are committed to the principle of sport-for-all and therefore work with people of all ages and with all kinds of disabilities including physical disabilities, behavioural and learning difficulties, mental health issues and many more.
Their coaches aim to support the development of physical movement through rebound therapy and provide specialist training in trampolining for those who are interested. Their teaching style varies dependent on your individual needs but the main thing they wish to get across in our sessions is to just have fun and enjoy the thrill of bouncing on a trampoline.
They offer trampolining, rebound therapy and short breaks.
Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, 150 Weston Lane, Weston, Southampton SO19 9SJ
Opening Times: Monday to Friday
Exact times vary on different days. Please enquire for more information.
Kids: Southampton Short Breaks
Local Autism Directory (LAD)
The Local Autism Directory has been commissioned by SHIP Adult Services and Health and developed by Autism Hampshire. It is very much a combined approach to deliver information and support to people affected by autism.The LAD is a direct response to people’s request for a one-stop-shop of information across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.It will help to connect the autism community, professionals, employers and service providers and help them access autisminformation all in one easy place. The LAD will provide information about many local issues including support groups, activities,schools, employment, housing, developments taking place across the county and neighbouring regions. It also has clear and simply written autism research articles to help people stay up to date with new approaches and helpful information.
Want to be added to the Local Autism Directory? To make a request to be added to the Local Autism Directory or makechanges to your entry, please click on the link to download the change and entry request form and send it to:
Community Access – Autism Hampshire,
Suite 1c, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB, Tel: 023 8063 3951,Email: email@example.com
Step by Step Guides
The LAD team are developing clear and simply written guides about how to access useful services.
We provide learning, support and care for more than 1,200 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism, at more than 150 services across England and Wales. Our diverse range of services includes registered care homes, supported living, outreach, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as a residential special school and further education provision.
Referrals and Placements
Tel: 01908 230100
Tel: 01908 230100
To comment on any of MacIntyre services
For more information, please download our leaflet by clicking the link on the right.
For general enquiries or if you need help to find the right person
Call us on 01908 230100
e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
602 South Seventh Street
In Hampshire MacIntyre offers
Please scroll down to see the latest Care Quality Commission information for each of these services.
Registered Care & Supported Living Services
Contact: Alina Conway, Area Manager – EMAIL
Care Quality Commission Information
MacIntyre Hampshire & Kent Supported Living DCA, Eastleigh
Cottage Farm, Hythe. We currently have a vacancy at this service. Click here for more information
Rowan Close, Southampton
- Information about depression in people with learning disabilities:
Multiple Sclerosis Society – Southampton and District Branch
The branch has approximately 200 members and a five-person committee.
Our area spreads from Bishop’s Waltham and Fair Oak to Lyndhurst, Totton, Romsey and Ampfield to Eastleigh, Bassett, Portswood, Hedge End, Weston to Bitterne and Shirley.
Free MS Helpline0808 800 8000
Telephone: 07917 558 613
Contact: Renate Dollimore
Southampton Mencap is a voluntary organisation based in Portswood for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and their family carers. We work to raise awareness to their rights, alongside the direct provision of a range of services.
There are FairPlay Schemes for children aged 5-17 throughout the summer holidays with different themes each week and many creative activities. For more information and booking contact the Activities Manager Elly on 02380 584 088 or email email@example.com
Parent Partnership Service: 02380 584088
IAS Service: 02380 557607
Address: 187a Portswood Road, SO17 2NF
Multiple Sclerosis Society – Southampton and District Branch
The MS Society is the UK’s leading MS charity. Since 1953, we’ve been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change.
National Autistic Society – South Hampshire Branch
Our evening support group meetings are for parents and carers of children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, to meet to exchange experiences, skills and understanding. There is often social isolation of families and children affected by Autistic Spectrum Conditions. It is hoped these groups will help. At some meetings we invite guest speakers or have professionals present who can advise on aspects of autism. Professionals who work with people with autism are also very welcome to attend.
National Helpline: 0808 800 4104 | 10am to 4pm, Mon-Fri excluding bank holidays
Meetings: Bishopstoke Evangelical Church, Stoke Park Road, SO50 6DA
Oasis Down to Earth Farm
Oasis Down to Earth Farm is a community centre based on a farm in urban Southampton. As a not-for-profit charity, their mission is to provide a socially inclusive, happy experience where people of all abilities and differences are respected and valued. They aim to educate, empower and engage with their local community.
They offer people the opportunity to interact with animals and the natural environment. Based on a 5 acre site their facilities include a barn, dairy, large garden to grow fruit and vegetables, pond, woodland area, wood workshop and two fully equipped community buildings suitable for a range of indoor activities.
During the week they offer activities for adults with Learning Disabilities, children with special needs (SEN and NEET) and groups for people living with Dementia. At the weekend they host children’s birthday parties and are open to the general public.
Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Oasis Down to Earth Farm is now able to offer a programme of activities for people with mild to moderate Learning Disabilities. They aim to create a supportive environment where people can gain new life skills and participate in real work opportunities. Our site is made up of 5 acres of grounds including a small farm, woodland area, pond, grassland habitats, gardens, and a fully equipped building suitable for a range of indoor activities.
Work and Life Skills
The programme of activities is designed to offer each individual the opportunity to:
* Learn transferable life skills
* Explore new work skills
* Gain a greater awareness of the environment
* Enhance their physical abilities
* Gain confidence and independence
* Develop their social skills and build relationships
* Improve concentration and attention skills
The programme at Oasis Down to Earth Farm offers adults with mild or moderate Learning Disabilities a variety of activities which will encourage them to participate in real work and to interact with the natural environment within a safe and secure setting. They offer:
* Animal care – involves caring for, and looking after, all of the large and small animals we have on the farm.
* Horticulture – working in the allotment garden, helping to grow fruit and vegetables that the farm then sells to the local community or uses for animal feed.
* Woodwork – allows participants to engage in projects such as building bird tables, bat boxes, and plant containers.
* Cooking – teaches the making of some basic food products, largely featuring food that has been grown on the farm.
* Arts and crafts – offers a range of activities that are conducted both in the indoor accommodation and in the grounds.
The programme is currently available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.
Participants can attend for either a morning or afternoon session or if they bring their own lunch they can join us for the whole day.
Morning session 09:00am – 12:00pm £30
Afternoon session 1:00pm – 4:00pm £30
Full day session 09:00am – 4:00pm £55
Sessions can be funded through the Independent Living fund, Direct Payments, Adult Social Services or privately.
Transport to and from the project is the responsibility of programme participants. The farm is easy to find and on or close to direct bus routes.
If you or someone you know would like to attend one or more programme sessions at the farm then please download and fill out the form below. Completed forms should be sent to:
General public – Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
General enquiries and organised activities – Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Entry Fees at the weekend:
£2.00 for adults
£1.00 for children
Under 2’s free
Registered charity number: 1138872
Paving the Way
‘Paving the Way’ was developed by the Early Intervention Project (delivered by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and CDC) with input from children and young people, families, professionals, commissioners and academic experts to identify the key features of good local behaviour support for children. Each feature forms part of ‘the path to better outcomes’ and has a case study to illustrate it.
The resource describes how to develop effective local services for children with learning disabilities and behaviours described as challenging. It includes examples of good practice, outcomes and costings, and advice on how to develop evidence-based local services.
Click here to view and download your copy of ‘Paving the Way‘.
Progress is the essential transition guide for 12 to 25 year olds with additional needs.
Transition is officially the time when you move from Children’s to Adult’s service. But it is more than that. It is about becoming an adult, when many life-changing decisions are made. The right information at this time is really important.
Progress helps with the transition process by providing all of the information needed to make positive, informed, key lifestyle decisions – all in one publication. Progress is used by young adults, parents, carers and professional advisers alike.
3 Valley Court, Lower Road
Croydon, Nr Royston
T: 01223 207770
F: 01223 207108
Rose Road Association
- Parent Voice – information and advice service for parents and carers of disabled children age 0- 19 in Hampshire
- A-Buzz Parent Carer Forum: group of parents who participate in local service development and monitoring alongside colleagues in the Council and NHS. It also offers parent-to-parent support, information, and advice.
- Buzz Network: offers short- breaks in Southampton. These are self-referral.
Tel: 02380 721234
Advice line: 0300 303 8603
Buzz Network Co-ordinator: Freephone – 0800 169 8833 | Local rate – 02380 832069
R Community is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and is not for profit.
They offer opportunities to adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, Ddementia or vulnerable adults who would benefit from our day services.
Monday – Friday
This is a five day flexible client led service that can be delivered on a daily, half daily or sessional basis.
They also offer some evening and weekend activities throughout the year.
They are open 51 weeks a year and have a week Christmas closure.
Phone 023 80553805
Or e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Money information hub: http://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/money-1
Help and information
For free, independent and impartial emotional support or disability advice, contact Scope’s free helpline.
0808 800 3333
Contact us 9am – 5pm weekdays. We’re closed bank holidays.
Phone and postal enquiries
Our main switchboard is at 020 7619 7100.
6 Market Road
Get more information on:
- The law and your rights
- Helpful questions to ask before you buy a service
- Assessment of need and what this means for your child
- Guidance on how to choose a service that’s best for your child
If you have any questions there are various ways you can get in touch with us.
If you need a hand with registering your services or website queries you can email email@example.com
For anything else you can drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our phone number is 020 7608 8772 if you’d prefer to speak to someone in person.
And if you want to send us a letter you can write to:
Contact A Family
209-211 City Road
We’d love to hear any feedback you have on the site so far, or if you have information you’d like to share with us.
We will try and respond to all queries within 5 days of receipt – apologies if we seem a bit slow but we’re only a tiny team!
You can also find out what we are up to by checking our social media channels:
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SIBS: For brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults
Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. It is the only UK charity representing the needs of over half a million young siblings and over one and a half million adult siblings.
Online moderated forum: http://adult-siblings-forum.sibs.org.uk/
Short breaks provide children and young people with disabilities/additional needs an opportunity to spend time away from their parents, engage in fun activities, and enjoy time with their friends. Tenancy related support for the clients with learning disabilities (floating support).
If you are not accessing the One2One service and you would like to do so
Tel: 02380 616215
Buzz Newtork Coordinator, Julie Le Marquand: 02380 832060
Learning Disability Team: 02380 425365
Address: 12 Hazel Road, Woolson, SO19 7GA
Solent Youth Action Club Flash
Saturdays 11am – 1pm. “My daughter loves coming to the youth club. It gives her the opportunity to socialise which is something she feels she misses out on. From my point of view it has been wonderful to let her have time with friends. I have peace of mind and am very grateful you have given us that opportunity” Parent of young person who attends club Flash
07595 024 955
Providing support for deaf, deafened, deaf-blind and hard of hearing people in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to maintain their independence.
Tel: 02380 220225
Language Services: 0845 688 2626
Address: Spitfire House, 28-29 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2DF
High quality therapy treatments for children with special needs of any age. Our highly qualified therapists can provide a widerange of treatments for children with specialneeds such as Global Development Delay, Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome and many more.
Southampton Portage Service
Southampton Portage is a home teaching service for young children with special educational needs aged 0-3 years who are delayed in at least two areas of development and their families.
- Telephone: 023 8083 4375
- E-mail: email@example.com
Southampton Portage Service
0-25 Service – Special Educational Needs and Disability
Ground Floor North wing, Civic Centre
SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living CIC
The centre is run by and for Disabled People to promote the meaningful inclusion of
Disabled People into the community. By ‘Disabled People’ we refer to people with a physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological, emotional, or any other hidden impairment. We therefore include people with learning difficulties, system survivors, cancer survivors and those living with HIV/AIDS.
We see our roles as providing ‘user led’ services and campaigning for the rights of Disabled People.
Tel: 023 8033 0982
Address: Unity 12, 9-19 Rose Road, Southampton, SO14 6TE
St Denys Community Centre – Day Services
Please remember that the centre is run by volunteers and there is limited free time available to respond to enquiries. Please therefore be patient!
The Wayne Howard Trust
“The relief of persons who have suffered a brain injury, their families and carers, particularly but not exclusively by the provision of advice and information, financial assistance for the purchase or hire of specialist equipment or treatment and the establishment of neurological treatment and rehabilitation clinic.”
Acquired brain injury has the most devastating effect, not only on the injured individual, but also on their families and relatives. There are a lot of misconceptions regarding this type of injury and this often leaves the families confused and vulnerable. We believe that, through our own personal experience, we can offer much needed support and advice to these families, as well as give positive help to the injured individual.
The initial objective of the Trust is to give advice and support to acquired brain injured patients and their relatives, with the ultimate objective of setting up a specialist rehabilitation centre in this country.
Our Objective “The relief of persons who have suffered a brain injury, their families and carers, particularly but not exclusively by the provision of advice and information, financial assistance for the purchase or hire of specialist equipment or treatment and the establishment of neurological treatment and rehabilitation clinic.”
For further information call +44 (0) 2380 871 696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
United Response, Highland House, 165 Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1NE, UK.
Tel: 020 8246 5200
We have a strong track record in supporting people to move on and to enjoy a better quality of life.
We support young people and adults with complex needs, profound learning and physical disabilities, sensory impairments, as well as those who display behaviour that is a danger to themselves and others.
Complex behaviour support needs
We have a wealth of experience in successfully supporting people with behaviour that may challenge; helping them to live full lives, as part of their community. We work with people to develop positive behaviour support plans, underpinned by active support techniques.
Our practice development team works closely with the Tizard Centre in Kent to ensure we are at the forefront of best practice. The team passes this expertise on to our local teams across the country, to ensure the highest possible quality of support.
Complex physical support needs
Some of the people we support have complex physical support needs, in addition to their learning disability. This includes a broad range, from mild physical disabilities – for example, impaired motor skills – to profound and complex physical disabilities.
Whatever the level of disability, our tailored support enables people to engage, as far as possible, with all aspects of their life giving them increased confidence and independence.
Woolston Community Centre
Tel: 02380 432728
Address: Church Road, Woolston, SO19 9FU
YMCA at Fairthorne Manor
Have a go at some of the fun activities on offer such as climbing, kayaking, team challenges and den building to name a few! For more information including if you need transportation please contact: Karina Barnett on 01489 785228 ext 279 or email: email@example.com