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Support Groups

ADHD Solutions - www.adhdsolutions.org

Offers specialist help for children, adolescents, Parents/carers and adults affected by ADHD.

CAF - Contact a Family - www.cafamily.org.uk

Information and support for families with disabled children throughout the UK. Medical information is included about rare conditions and free fact sheets are available on legal rights for families with disabled children. Information about support groups and how to set them up is also available.

Centre for Fun and Families - www.funandfamilies.co.uk

This is a national voluntary organisation that assists families who are experiencing behaviour and communication difficulties with their children and teenagers. They also offer training, resources and consultancy to agencies.

Connexions - www.connexions-leics.org

The Governmentís Youth Support Services for students aged13-19 to overcome barriers to education training and employment opportunities. A Personal Advisor can assist with the transition to Adult Services. Local groups are available.

Family Information - www.leics.gov.uk/family

The service provides information for families, parents and carers. Topics covered include choosing childcare, looking for activities, support for you and your family, understanding your rights.

Leicester Downs Syndrome Support Group - www.leicesterdownsgroup.co.uk

This is a voluntary, self support group, who have a vast experience of Downs Syndrome that they can share with others.

MENCAP - www.mencap.org.uk

Advice and support about everyday life. They hold play schemes and other activities in the school holidays.

MENPHYS Special Outreach Service - www.menphys.org.uk

Support for families with disabled children and young people. They refer families to appropriate and relevant services. Helping families access flexible childcare with registered childminders. They can facilitate the inclusion of children into sport ,play and leisure. They help families claim benefits and grants. Provide Early Support to families acting as a single point of contact to ensure services are co-ordinated and families have all the information they require.

New Dawn Family Support Service - www.newdawnfamilysupportservice.org.uk

For parents, carers, children and young people in times of distress. Please visit the above website for further details.

Parent and Carersí Council - www.parentcarercouncil.co.uk

A network of parent volunteers supporting parents/carers of children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities up to the age of 19 across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They support, signpost and inform parents/carers over issues relating to services provided by all children and young peoples services, including services provided by health.

National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE) - www.youngepilepsy.org.uk

The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy is an enquiry service to provide information about childhood epilepsy and signposting to other organisations that provide support or services.

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