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Cambridgeshire parent support group for teenagers/young people with Down Syndrome

We are an online parent support group for parents with teenagers and young adults with Down Syndrome in the Cambridgeshire area. This group is a place to support each other, share important information regarding services within the Local Authority (education, health and social care) and also information related to activities for teenagers and young adults with Down syndrome.

Find us on Facebook (closed group): Cambridgeshire support group for teenagers/young people with Down Syndrome.

Spectrum Cambridge

Spectrum

Spectrum is a parent-led children’s charity providing a range of inclusion-focused events, sessions, away days and support for families of children with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities.

Registration with them is free and they support families across East Anglia and the surrounding counties, from the very start of their journey, a clinical diagnosis is not required to join them.

As a registered member you can also access their Family Worker & Child Psychology support for SEND from the comfort of your own home. This covers many areas such as behavioural, child developmental, anxiety management, Education Heath Care Plans (EHCP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Positive Parenting.

Additionally, alongside working with schools, they are a leading UK distributor for the Max Card, provide secure Minecraft servers for children with additional needs and also a supportive online community for families registered with them.

Contact Information:

T: 01223 955404

E: hello@spectrum.org.uk

W: https://spectrum.org.uk

Facebook: https://facebook.com/spectrumcio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/spectrumcio

Instagram: https://instagram.com/spectrumcio

Little Miracles Ramsey

This volunteer-run charity consists of other parents who know what it is like to have a child with additional needs or a life-limiting condition and who understand the challenges you face.

Provides a free, safe environment with activities for all children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions and their siblings. This gives parents a chance to talk and get support with their problems from others who have faced a similar situation.

Little Miracles Ramsey, Ramsey Locality office, The Boundary, Hollow Lane, Ramsey, cambs, PE261DG.
Please contact LMRamsey chairperson Amy Clarke
Telephone :07715306112 Email: amy.clarke@littlemiraclescharity.org.uk
Website: www.littlemiraclescharity.org.uk

Shine Support Group

This group is for 0-5 year olds with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus and their parents. It is free to attend and people do not need to book, just turn up on the day. It meets once a month, 10am – 12noon. Siblings are welcome to attend and also parents-to-be if they are interested in learning more about the conditions.

Please contact Shine for more information or to confirm your attendance.

C: Sharon Lapsley

E: sharon.lapsley@shinecharity.org.uk

Additional Needs Support Group, Sawston & Linton

Contact family worker Andrea Ghelani on 01223 706373

The Parent Group St Ives

 A drop in support group for parents by parents. This is for parents of children of all ages and covers all parenting issues. Children are welcome but please bear in mind this is not a toddler group. Meets 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 9.15am – 10.30am term time only at Broad Leas Centre St Ives PE27 5QB. It’s 50p a week to cover costs of refreshments.

All welcome for a chat, a cuppa and cake.

Contact is Carol Mutter

T: 01480 464526

E: carolmutter@btinternet.com

Support, Offload, Chat

Support, Offload, Chat is a mutual support group for parents and carers of children with special needs based in Huntingdon. If you care for a child with additional needs and want to talk and share ideas with people in a similar situation, pop down for a cuppa and chat. SOC meets every Friday afternoon during term time,9-11am at Huntingdon Youth Centre, Sallowbush Road, PE29 7AF. You can turn up on the day. Contact Emma Britton on 07798 633303 Email SOC.huntingdon@hotmail.com

SEND parent drop-in, Huntingdon

Huntingdon Children and Family Centre offer groups, events, activities, courses and support for families with children aged 0-19.  As well as our network of Child and Family Centres, we provide activities, groups, events and courses in libraries, churches and other community locations across the county. come and have a chat and access additional support.

Huntingdon Child and Family Centre, Huntingdon Nursery School, Ambury Road, Huntingdon PE29 1AD

More information is available on their website

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