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Carers Support West Sussex (CSWS)

Carers Support West Sussex provides a service to people across West Sussex who are supporting family, friends, parents or partners with additional needs and have 2 Specialist Support Workers working with parent carers of children under 19.

Centry Care Ltd

Training & support for all areas regarding complex care needs, autism, mental health needs and clinical interventions such as epilepsy, tracheostomy, gastrostomy etc. All training is delivered by qualified specialist nurses with many years first hand experience and is underpinned with evidence...

Chichester Down Syndrome Support Group...

The Group was started in 1987 to provide support for families of children with Down’s Syndrome. There are presently about 50 families in the local group whose children range in age from 5 months to over 24 years. We hold regular social evenings, as well as coffee mornings, summer picnic,...

Child Autism UK

Child Autism UK (formerly known as Peach) is a national charity providing support and information to parents of young children with autism, together with early intervention training, behavioural services and advice on early diagnosis. Child Autism UK provides a free helpline.

Coffee and Chat for Parents/Carers of...

Monthly Coffee and Chat at Springboard Horsham (in conjunction with the WSPCF). For parents/carers of children/young adults with additional needs (you can bring children). Donation for refreshments.

COMPASS SEND Parent / Carer Group –...

COMPASS is a friendly, supportive group for parents of children and young people with Social Communication challenges and/ or Autism. We meet on second Tuesday of the month during term times at Trafalgar Road Baptist Church in Horsham. All welcome.

Creative Carers

Sensory led art workshops and mini-respite for Carers (Parent, Partner, Adult Sibling, and Professional) or those who have recently had caring roles, led by experienced Parent/Partner Carer and established artist Melanie Hodge. Experienced-based Creative Coaching and Mentoring for Carers...

downsyndrome OK

downsyndrome OK is a parent led, registered Charity offering help and support to families, professionals and people with Down's Syndrome in Surrey, Sussex and South London

Dyslexia Dimensions

Fully qualified Specialist Teacher/ Assesser (AMBDA/APC), registered with British Dyslexia Association. Professional specialist SpLD tuition and assessment services for all students from Early Years to KS3. Highly professional and fully experienced in supporting learners of all ages and...

Echo Peer Coaching (Carer Support)

Echo is a Peer Coaching Support Service. It is a free telephone support service that matches skilled volunteer coaches with parent carers who are supporting someone with an eating disorder. Not having someone to talk to regularly about the challenges and frustrations of supporting someone can be...

Family Service Directory (FSD)

The Family Service Directory (FSD) is a searchable online database of services and activities for families in West Sussex, including youth clubs, toddler groups, parenting classes, and counselling services. It is run by WSCC's Family Information Service.

Family Support Work (FSW) West Sussex

FSW provides one-to-one, intensive help to children and families in Sussex, plus a range of group support and structured play activities. Family Support Practitioners and the Play team currently provide one-to-one support in the following deaneries: Bognor & Arundel, Cuckfield, Eastbourne,...