Support & Advice – Local

Support & Advice – Local

Organisations based in and around Sunderland that provide advice and/or support to SEND families in the area.

Please let us know if you would like your organisation added to this page by emailing with details.

The Centre is for ALL carers who look after someone with a long-term illness or disability. Sunderland Carers Centre offers a confidential information, advice and support service to carers throughout the City of Sunderland (including Houghton-le-Spring, Hetton-le-Hole, Easington Lane and Washington). Our services are confidential, non-judgemental and impartial and we are the ``centrepoint`` of support for all unpaid carers in Sunderland.

The Local Offer contains information from providers who want to actively promote that they welcome disabled children and young people into their setting. You may be aware of other providers in your area that are not part of the Local Offer and you still may be able to acess their services as every provider is legally required to make 'reasonable adjustments' to welcome your children. You should contact each provider in order to ensure that they can offer the level of service you and your family need.

HOPS: Healing Opportunities Wellbeing Service offers quality complementary healthcare and wellbeing classes to anyone who needs stress relief and some easing of pain.

Grace House is based in Southwick, Sunderland; providing Short Breaks to children and young people aged 5 years to 17 and 11 months living with a complex disability and Autism. In addition, we also support the whole family with services including free holistic therapies, counselling, group support and family activities.

If autistic-non-autistic-original-cover-rock-pop-musical-theatre-acapella is a genre then that’s where we sit (awkwardly). We make real music with real people; some are autistic, some aren’t, it doesn’t matter. Live A Life Less Ordinary is our mantra

Autism-in-Mind provides advocacy and support for autistic adults and their parents and carers.

To provide positive educational, social and work experiences for all learners enabling them to develop personally, Vocationally and academically within an Autism Friendly environment supported by passionate, caring and experienced staff with high standards and expectations

Down’s Syndrome North East is the leading organisation for the help and support of all people with Down’s Syndrome and their families and friends. We cover Northumberland, Tyneside, Wearside, Durham and Teesside. We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers.

Useful Vision is a registered charity providing positive opportunities and fun-packed events for blind or partially sighted children around the North East. We work with children and their families to give them the help they need to flourish.

The South of Tyne and Wearside Deaf Children's Society is a family focussed charity run by family and friends of deaf children living in the North East of England.

South Tyneside’s Kids And Young Adults Klub - is a weekend, voluntary run support group provided by a dedicated team of volunteers. We are an independent group who rely on donations and sponsors to provide a wide range of fun and recreational activities for special needs children, teenagers and young adults. While providing practical help, support and advice from personal experience on “special needs” related subjects for parents and carers.

Supporting families with disabled children/young people (from birth to 25 years) by providing information, advice, support and training.