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A to Z Directory of family support groups and organisations - 11 to 18 years old

Organisations That Provide Family Support Panel

The family-related support groups and organisations shown below all help support Plymouth's Local Offer for young people between 11 and 18 years old.

Beckly Centre - Routeways

Beckly is a Routeways project where disabled children and young people can enjoy positive and inclusive fun social activities in a friendly, caring and supportive environment at our accessible premises located in beautiful Radford Park, Plymstock.

Children's Disability Team

The Council's Children's Disability Team provide support for disabled children and young people, their families and carers. We work with families to understand their needs and plan how to provide support that will make a positive difference.

Community Mental Health Teams - Livewell Southwest

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) offer support to people who have serious or long-term mental health conditions within their community. In Plymouth, Livewell Southwest has four CMHTs which are mapped to mirror the locations of different GP practices around the city.

Children's Speech and Language Service - Livewell Southwest

Our friendly Speech and Language Team is experienced in helping children aged 0-18 who have difficulty speaking clearly, expressing themselves, communicating socially, understanding others, talking fluently, or feeding and swallowing.

Disability Information and Advice Centre (DIAC)

DIAC provides a specialist disability advocacy and casework service to support people with physical or sensory impairment, disability, long term health conditions and mental health issues.

Family Therapy - Livewell Southwest

Family therapy (Family and Systemic Psychotherapy) aims to help people in close relationships, such as families or couples, to develop understanding and deal more effectively with the problems they are experiencing.

Friends and Families of Special Children

Friends and Families of Special Children is a Plymouth based charity covering the city of Plymouth and the surrounding area. We support families who have children that experience all forms of disabilities, additional needs and difficulties.

Global Mediation

Global Mediation offers cost-effective, efficient and confidential mediation and disagreement resolution services for a broad range of personal or professional disputes.

Intercom Trust

Intercom Trust is an LGBT+ led charity, proudly working with 1000's of people each year to improve wellbeing and inclusion across the region.

Learning Disability and Autism Programme - Livewell Southwest

LDAP (Learning Disability and Autism Programme), started as part of a nationwide pilot as recommended in the NHS Plan.

Plymouth Early Help and SEND Advice Line

The Council has an Early Help and SEND advice Line through which you can book a conversation with a Family Support Worker to talk about any worries or questions you may have.

Public Health Nursing - School Nursing - Livewell Southwest

The School Nursing Service delivers the Universal Healthy Child Programme 5 - 19 citywide to improve health outcomes for the school aged population.

Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS)

Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS) provides information, advice and support relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for parents, carers, children and young people within the Plymouth Local Authority area.

Plymouth Parent Carer Voice

The Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) brings together parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Plymouth and the surrounding area to give them the voice in the services that they use.

The Zone Plymouth

We are a charity which provides free and confidential information and support to young people in Plymouth.

Sibs

Sibs provides support for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults from 7 years old through to adult siblings, parents or carers, and professionals.

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