Care and Support



Autism Bolton Group

Support group for parents and carers of children and young people with autism. 

 13, M26 1HJ



Daytrippers (Bolton)Daytrippers

A parent and carer led group offering days out, activities and support to pre-school and school aged children with disabilities /special needs, along with their families and carers 

 Daytrippers, Bolton



Lagan's FoundationLagan's Foundation

FREE Respite and care services for parents with children under the age of 5, diagnosed with congenital heart defects or feeding difficulties, at home. Fully insured Regulated by CQC Training given by Alder Hey Children's Hospital. 

 65 Pennine Rd
 01204 468300



Aspire North West

Behaviour Management Consultant working with schools, education settings and families to improve attendance and behaviour in children, young people and vulnerable adults. The service is uniquely designed to work with schools to support all children displaying challenging behaviour. 

 5 Tottington Road, Turton, Bl7 0hs



Contact a Family

Contact a Family provides information, advice and support to families caring for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. We have up to date information on local services and sources of support for families with disabled children. 

 Contact a a Family, EC1V 1JN
 (08088) 083555




Kidz2gether provides clubs and activities for children and young people, between the ages 0-25yrs and their families, who have (or are going through) a diagnosis of A.S.D. or social/communication disorders.Activities include football, swimming, sports clubs, trampolining, play clubs, brain gym and many more. 

 Horwich Resource Centre, Bl67bg
 01204 669821




We are a volunteer group of parents and carers of disabled children. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to share views and experiences. We give you the opportunity to have your say on helping to improve your local services, Health, Education, Social Leisure and Transport. 

 Castle Hill Centre, Castleton Street, BL2 2JW
 (07944) 237982



Bolton Smiley Faces

Local Mutual Support Group for Children with Down’s Syndrome and their Parents/Carers living in Bolton. We meet on the second Sunday of every month from 1pm until 3pm. All newcomers welcome. Our aim is to support children with Down’s syndrome, and their families living in the Bolton area. 

 Leverhulme Childrens Centre Leverhulme Park Commun, BL2 6EB
 01204 480480



Bolton Children's Opportunity Group (COG)Bolton Children's Opportunity Group (COG)

Bolton Children's Opportunity Group (COG) is a local registered charity whose initial aim was to provide a stepping stone between home and playgroup or nursery for under 5's with disabilities and/or special educational needs. Over the years COG has become a leader in the field of inclusive provision for the under 5's. 

 Lowndes Street Nursery, BL1 4QB
 (01204) 491085



Bolton Society for the Blind

We offer support to people with a visual impairment and their families and carers. We aim to reduce isolation by offering a Befriending Service, various social groups, trips and a sign posting service. If you are visually impaired or know someone that is, we can offer assistance in some way with our friendly staff and volunteers. 

 The Sensory Centre, BL1 4AL
 01204 337896



Action for Children - Bolton Children's Rights & Advocacy ServiceAction for Children - Bolton Children's Rights & Advocacy Service

We provide an independentChildren's Rights and Advocacy Service for children and young people who are looked after (in care) by Bolton local authority. Our referral criteria includes children with disabilities and young people placed out of Borough.In addition we also provide independent advocacy support for children and young people who are subject to child protection/safeguarding plans. 

 The Hub, Bold Street, BL1 1LS
 (01204) 546807




We are a day service for young adults with severe learning andphysicaldisabilities & complex needs. We support people to access many different community activities in the local area and out of town attractions. Our service based activities include craft and music sessions, interactive games, a light room and physio room, bothcomplete with ceiling tracking hoists.We also have an allotment at Rivington where we grow our own fruit and vegetable produce. 

 The Harrowbys, BL4 7BH
 01204 579378



Family Footings

Family Footings offers free training events and advice for parents and carers of children with special educational needs. We show parents and carers how to use Person Centred Thinking Tools to prepare for assessment and review meetings, resolve disagreements, improve outcomes for children and young people. Family Footings website provides practical advice on using Person Centred Thinking Tools as well as examples and stories by parents and carers. For events in Bolton please go to 

 07968 971442



(SNUFS) Special Needs Under Fives SupportSNUFS

SNUFS is a Local Voluntary Organisation which supports pre school children, aged between two and five years who have additional support needs. Our Volunteers support on a 1-1 basis in mainstream childcare settings across the Borough. Children are referred to the organisation if it is felt that extra support would help them tointegrate fully and benefit from all the experiences offered within their local pre-school setting. 

 Castle Hill Centre, BL2 2JW
 01204 338211



HSR PsychologyHSR Pyschology

We believe children and young people should be happy, safe and ready. We provide immediate access to clinical, educational and child psychology services to parents, carers, education and community settings. We listen and value the views of children, young people, parents and carers whilst following a cycle of assess, plan, do and review. We keep the child or young person's needs at the centre of decisions made. We are flexible to needs and offer services Monday to Saturday all year round 

 3-5 Saint John Street, M3 4DN
 (01618) 209229



Leverl Park Learning Trust

We support young people with an EHCP (previously a statement of special educational need for their social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, SEBD). We work primarily with the pupils of Lever Park Special School, their families and carers where we provide a breakfast club, access to the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, Bowens relaxation therapy, mentoring, and some specialist equipment. We also design and deliver specific projects to address issues of self esteem, health and wellbeing, teen 

 Stocks Park Drive, Horwich, BL6 6DE
 01204 332666



Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area

The Aspirations project was formed in 1999 to providesocial and leisure activities forindividuals with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. The project is open to people from the age of 10 years and upwards – with no upper age limit. The majority of people accessing the service are aged between 10 and 30. To date,over 500 people have attended our activities. The Aspirations project gives members the opportunity to socialise and make friends and have fun in a supported and 

 1114 Chester Road, M32 0HL
 (01618) 668483



Dyslexia ActionDyslexia Action

On Thursday 13 April 2017 Matthew Haw and Karen Spears of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP were appointed as administrators of Dyslexia Institute Limited t/a Dyslexia Action. Please contact RSM with any queries regarding assessments booked with Dyslexia Action prior to this date. Dyslexia Action Training, Shop and Guild will continue to operate as normal. Please note: Dyslexia Action will no longer be providing assessment services. If you are seeking an assessment for you or for your child, you 

 27 Silverwell Street, BL1 1PP
 (03003) 038357




Helplines Monday to Friday - times on website Free independent legally based advice to parents of children with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). IPSEA operates: Website: Visit our website for model letters, SEN updates, support sheets and more Mailing list: Join our mailing list; become part of IPSEA’s family and keep up-to-date with news and information relevant to SEND Advice Line: Covered by fully trained volunteers providing legally based advice on a 

 (01799) 582030



Bolton Information and Advisory Service (previously Bolton Parent Partnership)

Information and Advisory Service, SEND, is a community based, free service for families and children with special educational needs and/or disabilities from birth to 25 years old. Independent from the local authority, we support parents carers and young people with all aspects of SEND, across education, inclusive of the statutory assessment process, Health services, and Social care. We also are very familiar with other sources of support available locally and nationally and have good links with 

 Lowndes Street Day Nursery, BL1 4QB
 (01204) 848722



My Life Community Interest Company

My Life CiC is a not-for-profit organisation which offers opportunities for people who need support because of age, illness or disability to connect together. We offer meaningful day time opportunities at Thompson House Equestrian Centre including SEND programmes for young people aged 16 - 25 years, drama clubs, Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and holiday clubs.If you are aged 16 - 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities and leaving school or college, My Life is pleased to be 

 Thompson House Equestrian Centre, WN6 0PP
 01257 472900



Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening or terminal illness.Family support is available to all families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening illness.This includes parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters, grandparents and help with extended family members to support each other.Age range:0 – 18:Any family can receive support from the point of their child / young person’s 

 Chambers Business Centre, OL8 4QQ
 0161 628 2194




Crossroads Together (formerly Carers Trust in Greater Manchester) is a registered charity based in Bolton which provides home care services to support carers of children, young adults, adults or older people, who have a physical or sensory disability, learning difficulty, who are chronically ill or have life limiting illnesses. For over 30 years we have been dedicated to keeping families together by delivering high quality personal and medical care services in Bolton. We provide respite care 

 Thicketford Centre, BL2 2LW
 (01204) 365025



Disability Day Services

Thousands of people need Changing Places toilets to enable them to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities many of us take for granted. Standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability. People with profound and multiple learningdisabilities, as well as other serious impairmentssuch asspinal injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or an acquired brain injury, often need extra facilities to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably 

 Thicketford Centre
 01204 333942




Crossroads4Kids is part of Crossroads Together, which has been providing carerbreaks in Greater Manchester for over 30 years. Crossroads4Kids, is a childrens service that provides tailor made breaks to children of all ages andrange of health and medical disabilities, conditions and illnesses across Greater Manchester. Our integrated activities help to support the development of social and emotional skills and well being, either in a one to one or group setting. Through direct payments and other 

 Thicketford Centre, BL2 2LW
 (01204) 365025



Just BU C.I.CJust BU C.I.C

Bolton / Westhoughton / Daisy Hill / Hart Common / Horwich. Just BU C.I.C offers services to adults with learning disabilities from community bases. We work in consultation with the local authority, multi disciplinary teams, parents and carers and the person using Just BU CIC. Services are personalised to meet the needs and desires of individuals and aims to be user led. We enable people using high support ratios of paid employees to maintain quality, opportunity and safety. Individuals and 

 Market Street, Bl5 3AZ
 01942 410221



Penderels TrustPenderels Trust

Penderels Trust is an established provider of Direct Payments and Personal Budget advice with over 20 years experience of working with people with disabilities to enable them to live independently and be active in their local community. The Trust is a not-for-profit organisation. The Trust provides support services locally and supports all disability groups including: physical impairments and/or sensory impairments, learning disabilities, disabled parents in a parenting role, older people, 

 Penderels Trust, M6 6FP
 0161 743 3592



Breaking Barriers (NW)Breaking Barriers (NW)

Breaking Barriers aims to support Disabled children and young people (aged 0-25) and adults with Autism (aged 18+) and their families to challenge and remove barriers to inclusion. BBNW have a strong strategic presence in Bolton and act as parent reps on the Disability housing sub group, the Post 16 transition guide task group, BDSA (Bolton Disability Sports Association), ETAG (Equality Target Action Group), Bolton ASC Forum and the Bolton Together Consortium. We work closely with other 

 Saint George's House, Saint George's Road, BL1 2DD
 (07717) 434840



Henshaws Society for Blind PeopleHenshaws Society for Blind People

Henshaws is a charity that helps people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations. We believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support, advice and training enables people and their families build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future. Community Services Henshaws Community Services enable people of all ages living with 

 88-92 Talbot Road, M16 0GS
 (01618) 721234



Building OpportunitiesBuilding Opportunities

Building Opportunities is a service which is run by Ashcroft School. We offer students aged 14 to 19, who have struggled with the traditional school or college placements opportunities to enter one of the fastest growing industries – construction. We have developed a provision offering a number of construction based vocational activities. These offer students the opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications at levels 1 and 2 in a range of specialist areas. The centre is 

 Schools Hill, SK8 1JE
 (01612) 834848



Woodlands, Trust Together

Woodlands is part of the charity the Together Trust, a leading specialist education, community and care provider and is supported by other Together Trust services including consultancy from clinical psychologists and play therapists. Our experienced and highly specialist team’s work closely with young people, parents, carers and other professionals. Our person centred services offer: Happiness Inclusion Resilience Positive relationships Well being Woodland offers short breaks for children 

 Woodlands, SK6 3EN
 (01614) 308604



Sense Specialist Services for Children and Young PeopleSense Specialist Services for Children and Young People

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. We are here for every person who faces communication barriers in a world that relies on being able to see and hear well to be connected. Our flexible and personalised services empower people to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance. Together, we connect differently and campaign 

 Pemberton House, 122 Westgate, WF1 1XP
 (03003) 309256



Bolton Carers SupportBolton CarersSupport

If you look after a family member or friend who needs support due to age, illness or disability, Bolton Carers Support can help. We provide a Carers Helpline, a free newsletter, factsheets, benefits advice, information and advice appointments, courses and workshops on a range of topics and also offer short breaks. Please contact us for a free Carers Information Pack. Bolton Carers Support is a registered charity with over 20 years experience of supporting people who are caring for family 

 Bolton Carers Thicketford House, BL2 2LW
 (01204) 363056




Birtenshaw is a registered charity (1092798). Established in Bromley Cross, Bolton in 1956Birtenshaw provides a unique range of services for children and young adults with physical disability, including complex health needs and /or learning disability, including Autism Spectrum Conditions. Through Birtenshaw Special School and Birtenshaw College we provide special education for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND), aged from 3 years old into young 

 Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, BL7 9AB
 (01204) 304230




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