Children and young people with a disability
We’ve listed local and national providers supporting children & young people with a disability.
- Watford Mencap works with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. watfordmencap.org.uk.
- SPACE Hertfordshire is a charity supporting families of children and young people who are on the Autistic Spectrum (ASD), have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or other neurodiverse conditions. spaceherts.org.uk.
- Kids Can Achieve deliver a range of play and youth activities for children aged 5 and up including holiday play schemes, after school and Saturday clubs within the Pinner & Harrow area. kidscanachieve.co.uk.
- Short Breaks Hertfordshire offer disabled children and young people the chance to spend time out with others socialising and doing fun activities, giving their families a break and providing them with the confidence their child is well supported by a trained worker. hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/courses-and-activities-in-hertfordshire/short-breaks.aspx.
- HAND Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database) is the voluntary register of disabled children and young people aged 0-25. By joining the register you can get discounts at places around the county (and beyond) such as days out; reduced entry prices; queue jumping etc. hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/courses-and-activities-in-hertfordshire/hertfordshire-additional-needs-database.aspx.
- Hertfordshire Family Centres support children, young people, their parents, families and carers including children with special needs and disabilities. hertsfamilycentres.org/family-centres.aspx.
- Youth Link is Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trusts social prescribing service for Children and Young People who have low to moderate physical and mental health needs or special educational needs and disabilities and are aged 10-24 years, registered with a GP in Watford/Three Rivers/Hertsmere/Dacorum/St Albans. https://www.watfordfccsetrust.com/project/youth-link.
- Home-start Watford & Three Rivers is a local charity providing support to families and parents who are feeling overwhelmed with the stress of family life. Their website offers various resources that can support the family. home-startwatford.org.uk.
- DSPL Area 9 (Delivering Special Provision Locally) provide support for professionals, parent/carers, young people & children with multi-complex needs (SEND & SEMH). dsplarea9.org.uk.
- Guideposts Trust support to people with additional needs; physical and learning disabilities, mental health issues, Dementia, sensory/mobility impairments and their carers. guideposts.org.uk/services/area/hertfordshire.
- ASCEND provide training and education, life skills, well-being, projects and support for young people, adults and families. ascend.org.uk.
- Local Offer for Parents & Young People let’s parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them. hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/the-hertfordshire-local-offer.aspx.
- Hertfordshire SENDIASS provides information advice and support which is accurate and confidential in ways that is accessible for young people and parents. They can help with the following: advice, information and support; Local parent support groups and forums; School attendance and exclusions etc. https://www.hertssendiass.org.uk/get-support-from-sendiass.aspx.
- PALMS (Positive behaviour, Autism, Learning disability and Mental health Service) works across the county providing a specialist multi-disciplinary approach to children and young people aged 0-18 who have a global learning disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder and their families. https://www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/palms.
If you know or represent an organisation not listed please contact us to add your listing.