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Face 2 Face Befriending Service

All parents discovering their children has a special need or disability should have access to emotional support. Face 2 Face is a service for, and delivered by, parents of children with a special need or disability.

Contacts details

Address:The Virginia House Centre
Palace Street
Telephone number: 01752 204369

We are a non-profit organisation unique to Plymouth, providing information, support and services for families with disabled children, many of whom describe us as a life saver. Our services give families opportunities to network and create bespoke training and educational environments. We offer individual family support and give advice on relevant issues. We run social and leisure events allowing, "time-out to have fun" away from the stresses and punishing regime of caring. This allows a vital 'recharge of batteries', relieving isolation and time for young carers to have fun. Integrated activities enable children with disabilities opportunities to experience a huge diversity of sports, arts, crafts and music not elsewhere available to them or their families.

Our group is friendly, informal and supportive. We encourage everybody to share their valuable information and experiences. We do not have an emphasis on any specific condition or disability but suggest that, regardless of the type of additional need, each family experiences similar concerns.

Our services are available for any family that has a child with an addition need who live in Plymouth and the surrounding area.

There is no need for your child to have a diagnosis as often this is the time when support is needed the most.

We welcome families from the South Hams, and Cornwall, we simply ask that you access services in Plymouth, i.e. Derriford Hospital and know that if you live farther afield you understand that many of our services and events will be based in the Plymouth locality.

Age range
  • Early years - 0 to 5 years
  • Preparing for Adulthood
  • Primary - 5 to 11 years
  • Secondary - 11 to 18 years
  • Needs level
  • High
  • Low
  • Medium
  • Provision type
  • Specialist
  • Targeted

  • Based: Plymouth

    The team is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm

    Outside of these hours, we will endeavour to have someone in the office to take phone calls. Appointments can be arranged outside of these hours.

    • 17 to 25 years old
    • 26 to 64 years old
    • 65+
    • Carers

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