Parents in Partnership Stockport



Local Organisations and Support Groups


ABC Family Group - Contact telephone number, Tracy - 0161 431 9867 or email ABC+ is a youth group specifically for special needs teenagers from aged 11 upwards. A fun teenage atmosphere is created by providing games consoles (PS/3, Wii), football table, snooker and group activities run by experienced parents and volunteers


Afasic Stockport – Contact email address: Afasic supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).


Aiming High Short Breaks – Contact email address: The Aiming High Short Breaks Team provides a range of activities for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs, from aged 5 up to their 18th birthday. Our programme of provisions includes a number of fully supported activities including group based, day trips and play schemes


ASD Parent Support Group – Contact telephone number 0161 474 2553: The ASD Partnership provide a Parent Support Group that meet once a month at Central House, Stockport on floor 1.  These sessions are a great opportunity to share ideas with parents going through similar issues and get advice from various professionals and other teams such as Special Educational Needs, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Travel Team, Short Breaks team and the National Autistic Society


AutiSK - Contact email address:  is a support group run by parents who have children and young people with additional needs. We offer support, advice, signposting and various social groups. Our social groups are aimed to stop social isolation, create friendships and support circles for the young people and their parents as well as provide activities in a safe environment suitable for all abilities. No formal diagnosis is needed to join or attend AutiSK groups, if your child or young person is struggling then you are welcome to attend. We welcome all ages from 0-25 years old. Facebook @Autisk Twitter @Auti_SK Facebook closed support group


Autism Links – Contact details Living with autism isn’t easy, but finding out all about it should be. Some estimate that 1 in 100 people have autism. Others say it’s more like 1 in 88. Whatever the real figures, the good news is that there’s lots of support and advice out there to help you make sense of the world of autism. Charities, support groups, and specialist service providers, are all ready to share advice and experience whenever you need it. is dedicated to making those helpful and sometimes vital links, it covers who to talk to, where to go and contains lots of helpful advice all in one place. Our website is constantly growing and improving as we learn about new services and new resources become available. With the help and support we get from parents, carers, professionals and other services providers alike we aim to continue growing and always welcome any feedback as to what we might do to further improve Autismlinks as a valuable resource


Autistic Society Greater Manchester area – Contact telephone number 0161 866 8483 or email They provide support for parents & carers through their Autism Information and Family Support Project and direct support for people with autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger Syndrome/Higher Functioning Autism through their Aspirations Project and Autism Lifeskills Project, both of which can be seen under Direct Services


Beacon Counselling – Contact telephone number Stockport centre - 0161 285 1827, Bramhall centre - 0161 440 0055: Beacon Counselling exists to improve the lives of adults, young people, and children who experience mental and emotional distress. We do this by providing counselling and related services, and tackle a wide range of problems from depression, anxiety, and stress through to relationships, bereavement and family breakdown


Carers of Adults with Learning Disabilities (CALD) – Contact telephone number: Marilyn Macaulay (CALD Chair) on 0161 494 1253 or email We are a group of parents, siblings and carers of adults with learning disabilities. We aim to help improve the quality of life for adults with learning difficulties and their carers living in Stockport. We provide an opportunity to have a coffee and chat, exchange information and listen to relevant speakers.


Cheadle and Marple College – Contact telephone number - Cheadle College, general enquiries: 0161 486 4600, admissions: 0161 486 4602. Marple College, general enquiries: 0161 484 6600, admissions: 0161 484 6602: The Cheadle & Marple College Network is a new type of education and training provider for the Stockport area specialising in 16-19 provision


Citizens Advice Stockport – Contact telephone number 03444 111 444: Citizens Advice Stockport offers free, confidential, independent, and impartial advice and information to the residents of Stockport District. Advice and information is offered through a number of different channels across Stockport. Working across Stockport District, the local Citizens Advice aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they have and to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives


Disability Stockport – Contact telephone number 0161 480 7248 or email Disability Stockport is a voluntary organisation which assists and supports people with physical disabilities and/or sensory loss or impairments.


EDGE Inclusion Consultancy – Contact telephone number, for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion enquiries please call 07790 500487 or email, for Independent Support please call 07947 100727 or email, If you have a general enquiry or would like to know more about what we do, please email EDGE Inclusion Consultancy provides an expert, integrated service for all children aged 0-18 years. They are committed to supporting each child, educational setting or organisation by providing a bespoke service to meet your specific requirements.


Epilepsy Action – Contact telephone number 0808 800 5050 or email Epilepsy Action is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. As a member-led association, they are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals


Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Trust – Contact telephone number 01608 811599: The FASD Trust was started in January 2007 in response to the growing number of requests for information being received by the adoptive parents of a child diagnosed as having FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders)


Healthy Stockport - Contact telephone number 0161 474 3141 or email We can offer you free, confidential and local support if you live, work or are registered with a GP in Stockport. Our aim is to encourage healthy living by providing you with the information and support that is best suited to your needs. Services they have on offer: Healthy diet, physical activity, healthy weight, smoking, alcohol and drugs


Healthwatch Stockport – Contact telephone number 0161 974 0753 or email Healthwatch Stockport will help you and your family get the best out of your local health & social care services to create a better system for all of us. Healthwatch Stockport is an independent organisation, working to help people have their say on local health & social care services


Healthy Young Minds Stockport - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Contact telephone number 0161 419 2062, Fax 0161 419 2081: Pennine Care’s Healthy Young Minds services (previously known as CAMHS) are committed to providing a comprehensive and targeted intervention service, delivered in the heart of our communities, which positively aims to promote the emotional and psychological wellbeing of our children and young people


Independent Options – Contact telephone number 0161 456 6502, Fax 0161 456 2922 or email Independent Options offer a range of highly personalised support services for children and adults and who have a wide range of disabilities. They work with people who have learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries and mental health needs


Information Advice and Support Service – Contact telephone number 0161 480 3189, email address Stockport Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years). Stockport SENDIASS offers independent support for parents and families who have children and young people with SEND. We also provide this independent advice directly to young people aged 16 to 25 years with SEND. Our experienced team of local advisors offers impartial, confidential advice and support on all matters relating to SEND. Our aim is to enable you to make informed decisions


Insurancewith, doing more than just insurance - contact telephone number 020 3829 3875: Have you ever been quoted ridiculously expensive travel insurance as soon as you mention a medical condition? At Insurancewith, we help all customers, including those experiencing serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease or more manageable conditions including diabetes and asthma


Kite is a community child and adolescent mental health service – Contact telephone number 0161 419 2050: Kite aims to provide high quality, timely and accessible service to young people aged 0-18 experiencing mental health difficulties and their families/carers. This may include persistent behavioural, psychological or emotional difficulties and where their character has been influenced by social care issues.


Mental Health Carers Group Stockport – Contact telephone number: 07977 606543, email address This group meets to provide warm and friendly support. They provide information and a newsletter with reliable up to date information to make a difference in local and national mental health issues. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7.00pm until 9.00pm.


Mode Recovery and Rehabilitation – Contact telephone number 0161 494 1515 or email Mode Rehabilitation offers a wide range of Psychological Therapies and Service options. We are committed to seeing every person who seeks our assistance. The dedicated specialists at Mode Rehabilitation are committed to providing the highest quality of care to help individuals overcome a wide range of mental illness, psychological conditions or general psycho-social problems


Multiple Sclerosis Society – Contact telephone number 0161 285 3133 or email We are re the MS Society - a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between


My Care, My Choice – Contact telephone number 0161 217 6029, Minicom 0161 217 6024 or email My Care, My Choice is an information, advice and signposting website that enables people to find social care information in their area that can help them maintain their independence and to promote health and wellbeing


Oakgrove Behaviour Support Service – Contact telephone number 0161 437 4956, (option 2): Welcome to the Oakgrove BSS and Primary Jigsaw Website. The Behaviour Support Service is part of Stockport’s outreach provision for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties


Occupational Therapy – Contact telephone number 0161 204 4153/4154 or email Occupational Therapists assess if a child has difficulties with the practical and social skills necessary for everyday life. They work with parents/carers and other professionals - Speech & Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Education team and Social Care amongst others in order


Pure Innovations – Contact telephone number 0161 474 5900 or email We are a national not-for-profit organisation with over 20 years’ experience of delivering innovative and high quality services. Pure became an independent charity following a TUPE transfer from Stockport Council in 2005. This has enabled us to offer our services and expertise in service delivery to other Local Authorities. We are a values led, creative organisation and our objectives are to promote independence, increase choice and provide appropriate support to people to enable them to make the most of their capacity and potential


Rehab 4 Addiction – Contact telephone number 0800 140 4690/0345 222 3508: Welcome to Rehab 4 Addiction. Established in 2012 by Oliver Clark, Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction. Rehab 4 Addiction works closely with rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the United Kingdom and the admissions team match a patients’ addiction with an appropriately placed rehabilitation centre


Relate – Contact telephone number 0300 003 2331 (appointments: local rate), 0161 872 1100 (admin only) or email Our services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, mediation, children and young people's counselling and sex therapy. We also provide friendly and informal workshops for people at important stages in their relationships


Romiley & Stockport Dyslexia Service – Contact telephone number 07828 139769 or email Welcome! My name is Julie and I manage Romiley & Stockport Dyslexia Service. Assessing and tuition usually takes place at my home in Stockport. The environment is very informal and relaxed. It is conveniently located for travel from all surrounding areas, including Stockport, Manchester, Tameside, Trafford, East Cheshire and North-West Derbyshire. However, please do ask if you would prefer to meet in your home so that this can be arranged


Safeguarding Children in Stockport – Contact telephone number 0161 217 6028, Out of Hours telephone number 0161 718 2118: The Stockport Safeguarding Children Board has extended the definition of safeguarding to include prevention and promotion of welfare, and has a remit to promote the safety and welfare of all children in Stockport, in addition to continuing to lead in the well-established area of child protection for those who are vulnerable


Seashell Trust - Contact telephone number 0161 610 0100, fax number 0161 610 0101 or email  A charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for children and adults with complex and severe learning disabilities which include little or no language abilities


Secondary Jigsaw – Contact telephone number 0161 428 9305, fax number 0161 495 7158 or email The Jigsaw Team is a multi-agency mental health team which works as a part of the Stockport CAMHS Service. The work is based in Stockport secondary mainstream schools. It is jointly funded by Stockport LEA and CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Development strategy


Signpost Stockport for Carers – Contact telephone number 0161 442 0442 or email  Signpost Stockport For Carers is committed to supporting unpaid carers of all ages to fulfil their own needs as individuals. Established in 1986 as an independent registered charity, the centre strives to improve the quality of life of those caring for others


Signpost Stockport for Young Carers – Contact telephone number 0161 947 4690: ‘A Young Carer is a child or young adult who spends time looking after or helping a member of their family who because of an illness or disability, mental health problem or drug and alcohol issue is unable to take care of everyday tasks themselves without some help’


SMS Coaching – Contact telephone number, Jonathan Davies, 07825 412106 or Paul Hancock, 07985 747002 or email SMS Coaching aims to provide a unique and focussed sports education and vocational programme to develop 14-19 years with sports minded careers pathways. We also aim to provide individual learning platforms focussed for every learner to maximise retention, engagement and achievement. SMS Coaching will focus its training to develop students, players and teams needs, encourage a good work ethic, attitude, commitment and to bolster academic achievement through healthy participation in a well organised, unique and focussed education programme


South Manchester Downs Syndrome Support Group – Contact telephone number 07593 542107 or email The South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group is parent-led. They aim to support families and carers and all those with an interest in Down's Syndrome in south Manchester and the surrounding area. They are affiliated to the National Down's Syndrome Association


S.P.A.C.E. Stockport – Contact telephone number 07580 720 730 or by email: SPACE Stockport is a support group for parents and carers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and associated conditions. We are a registered children's charity and there is no charge to attend our meetings or any of our guest presentations. We are a group of parents from Stockport who all have children with ADHD and meet on a monthly basis at local coffee shop Funky Monkey Coffee Company in Davenport, Stockport. The meetings are an opportunity to talk to other parents who face the same challenges in a relaxed and informal way


Special Educational Needs – Contact telephone number 0161 474 2525 or email The Special Educational Needs (SEN) service, works with children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs that makes it harder for them to learn, than most children of the same age. These children need extra help and support in education to enable them to maximize their learning potential


Speech and Language Therapy Service – Contact telephone number 0161 204 4153/4154 or email  The Speech and Language Therapy service provides assessment, diagnosis, advice and treatment for children with a range of speech, language and communication and swallowing difficulties


Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth (SAVY) – Contact telephone number 0161 477 0412, or email  SAVY (Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth) gives voluntary youth groups registered with SAVY and Stockport Services for Young People a clear voice on matters that affect them in relation to young people in Stockport and voluntary sector youth provision


Stockport Action Youth Speakers (SAYS) – Contact telephone number 07925 304653: We are Stockport, Action, Youth, Speakers, a group of young people aged 14-25 from Stockport. We offer a place for young people, with any additional needs or disabilities, to have their voice heard in a safe, friendly place!


Stockport Advocacy – Contact telephone number 0161 480 8979 or email We are a small, local, independent organisation, supporting local people, who are at risk of social exclusion, to having their voices heard


Stockport and District Mind – Contact telephone number 0161 480 7393: Stockport Mind is an independent adult mental health charity that offers friendly, accessible support and information to promote well-being in the community. Stockport Mind was set up by a group of volunteers in 1971 and is affiliated to National Mind, one of the leading mental health charities in England and Wales


Stockport Age UK – Contact telephone number 0161 480 1211 or email  Age UK Stockport is a local registered charity and all our efforts and resources are used for the benefit of people within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. The organisation is a fully independent registered charity and is also a local partner of Age UK


Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society – Contact telephone number 0161 432 1248 or email Stockport CP Society provides a wide range of activities and support for adults and children with physical and/or learning disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions. We particularly focus on individuals with the most complex needs


Stockport Children and Young People’s Disability Partnership – Contact telephone number 0161 426 5216: The Children and Young People's Disability Partnership (CYPDisP) has been brought together to help children with disabilities; some of the services that the partnership includes are the Children with Disabilities Team (Social Care), Special Educational Needs and the Children's Therapy Services from the PCT and Foundation Trust.


Stockport College – Contact telephone number enrolment enquiries 0300 300 0090, general enquiries 0161 296 5000 or email Welcome to Stockport College, the largest educational institute in Stockport providing Further and Higher Education. As a leading vocational college, our students don’t just learn in the classroom but spend time developing their skills in our industry standard facilities. We have over 150 subjects to choose from including full and part time courses, work based and industry short courses, university level and access qualifications, leisure courses and apprenticeships


Stockport Flag – Contact telephone number 0161 474 1042 or email In line with the Adult Social Care Prevention Strategy FLAG, along with many other voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations offering prevention services across a range of conditions, was decommissioned from June 2015. However, a new, more efficient and fit for purpose VCS offer has been developed and commissioned and in November the new services will be publicly launched. These services include the Targeted Prevention Alliance (TPA) and the Wellbeing and Independence Network. FLAG was a member organisation of the successful team bid for the TPA, operational from 1st July 2015


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Stockport SEND Families – Contact email address Stockport SEND families is a support group in Stockport run by parents to support other parent/carers who have children/young people with additional needs


Stockport Suicide Prevention: For more information about suicide prevention in Stockport please feel free to contact: Stockport Public Health team,  Stockport council, Telephone: 0161 474 2462. We are the Stockport Suicide Prevention Leadership Committee; a collaboration of Stockport and Manchester organisations working together to prevent suicide in Stockport. We are working in a variety of ways to achieve our vision:  “Stockport will become a place in which people never see suicide as they only option. In the rare event of a completed suicide, bereaved relatives and friends will have timely, easy access to effective local support and information.”


Stockport Targeted Prevention Alliance (TPA) – Contact telephone number 0161 474 1042 or email Stockport Targeted Prevention Alliance (TPA) is one of six wellbeing and prevention services commissioned by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, all with the shared aim of improving health and social care across the borough. The TPA and a number of other service providers all come under the umbrella of the ‘Stockport Together’ programme


Stockport Without Abuse – Contact telephone number Helpline 0161 477 4271, General Office 0161 477 4294, Fax 0161 429 8756 or email Who are Stockport Without Abuse? We are a local charity who offer a range of services to help and support women, men and children who are affected by domestic abuse


Stockport Women’s Centre – Contact telephone number 0161 355 4455 or email The Women’s Centre was born out of a huge social need within the local area of Stockport. In 1999 a NSPCC social worker  and a qualified psychotherapist set up a group working with women where there had been sexual abuse in the family.  The project supported by the NSPCC was called the ‘AFTA club’.  As the work expanded it was acknowledged that there was a need for a local and accessible centre, which specialised in providing services for women surviving poverty, social exclusion and emotional trauma consequent to sexual and/or domestic abuse. Led by Pat Megram, the ‘AFTA club’ became Stockport Women’s Centre and in March 2001, was established as an independent charity


Stroke Information – Contact via Did you know that 1 in 6 people will have a STROKE? What is a STROKE? A Stroke is serious, just like a heart attack is, medical intervention is required


Support for Carers of Adults on the Autistic Spectrum (SCAAS) – Contact Rayonette Jude by email: This is a group for anyone who cares for a person (over the age of 16) who has Autism or Asperger Syndrome. The aim is to provide support and information for each other.


Together Trust – Contact telephone number 0161 283 4848, Fax 0161 283 4747 or email  At the Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, community and family support. We also provide specialist educational support through our schools and college


Wellbeing Independence Network – email  WIN is a network of three main services which will provide practical help to adults who would otherwise find it difficult to organise the support they need to remain independent and well



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