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Specific support services for parents and carers are included here.


Completely Special

As parents of children with special needs, we have set up this group to support families of children with disabilities. Understanding the difficulties to include your whole family unit, our aim is to hold events that parents, carers, siblings and even grannies would enjoy together with your disabled child. We feel that we can aid our children by raising awareness and knowledge to those around them.
OUR children have enlightened our lives, let’s help them enlighten theirs!!
“Disability is not the end of the story, it’s the beginning of a fantastic book x x”
We hold a variety of events, fundraisers, coffee evenings and meetings. We also offer support, advice & a shoulder to cry on in times of trouble or happiness! We feel from our own experiences we can try to help others, it’s the least we owe our special little people! Please join us, we’re sure the group will benefit all members! Tessa & Denise.

We are on Facebook under Completely Special

Tessa (Chair): 07727674730
Denise (Secretary): 07850426729

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Disability and Carers Advice and Support (DIAC)

Ernest English House, Buckwell Street, Bretonside, Plymouth
Local Information and advice on all aspects of disability; database of local support groups.
Tel: (01752) 201766

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Early Step Together

Green Ark Children’s Centre, Fore Street, Devonport
A weekly drop-in group for babies who have been born prematurely. During the group, families can enjoy a variety of play opportunities and support. For babies up to one year old, and their parents or carers.
Tel: (01752) 565555

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Friends and Families of Special Children

The Virginia House Centre, Peacock Lane, Palace Street, Bretonside, Plymouth, PL1 2AY.
We are a Registered Charity based in the City of Plymouth that provides information, support and services for families and carers of children with various special needs.We provide support for families and adult carers to meet other people in similar situations. We also provide holiday workshops, after school clubs and separate social activities for young carers.In addition to providing direct support to families in this way, we also aim to bring about improvements in state provided services for children with special needs, promoting the interests of our children and raising awareness about the gaps in provision both nationally and locally.
Tel: (01752) 204369

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Good Night Baby

Christine, a local sleep therapist with over 20 years experience, is here for you and your family, offering a personal service for sleep-deprived parents in Ivybridge and surrounding areas.
Tel: (01752) 892460

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Hannahs Hub

Hannahs hub is an all new community space. A supportive environment within which we can share our rich experience and holistic approach to achieving real results for people living with disabilities. It offers children, young people & their families access to expert support, advice and specialist services:

Soft Play area
Art Zone
Interactive IT & Sensory room
Music & Movement
Complementary therapies by:
HUSH simply relax
Advice & support available

Hannahs at Ivybridge, Woodland Road, Ivybridge, PL21 9HQ. Tel: (01752) 892461.

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Plymouth & District Deaf Children’s Society

PDCS is a registered charity organising social events for hearing impaired children and their families throughout Plymouth and South Hams.

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Plymouth Information Advice & Support

Jan Cutting Centre, Beacon Park Road, PL2 2PQ
Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS) is a service that gives impartial and confidential support to parents and carers. Included on the website is a Directory of Services to support families and parenting in Plymouth.

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Safety in Numbers

The Infant Mental Health Team works with partner agencies to offer a therapeutic postnatal depression group, funded by the NHS.

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Time Out For All (T.O.F.A.)

T.O.F.A. is a monthly splash and activity club for all children with special needs (and their families) who access services within the Plymouth area. The sessions are for children from 0 to 25 who have difficulty accessing mainstream leisure pools due to the nature of their disability. We run sessions on the last Saturday of each month from 10am to 3pm. The sessions are split into two groups allowing families to spend quality time together enjoying swimming and dance workshops. The venue is in Whitleigh.
Tel: Gill on (01752) 793607, Becci on (01752) 848653 or Denise on (01752) 788302 for further information.


Trevi House

Trevi Housae is a unique residential rehabilitation unit in Plymouth, offering treatment to women with alcohol and/or drug related problems. What makes us different and quite rare is that our residents are able to live at Trevi with their children.
Trevi House is both a home and a safe place, where mothers and their children remain together as a family unit.

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Your Child, Your Voice (YCYV)

Your Child Your Voice also known as YCYV is a Plymouth based group of parents and carers of children with a disability. As a parent led group their mission is to drive change forward to achieve positive outcomes for disabled children and young people who live in Plymouth.

They achieve this in many ways including, taking part in the decision making processes for statutory services in the city, they sit on boards, groups and panels across education, health and social care. They aim to increase parent participation to form partnerships between parents/carers and professionals. They feel that by giving parents/carers the opportunity to be involved in the decision making process that families have their voices heard at the highest level and most importantly positive outcomes for disabled children and young people are achieved.

 

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