Helpful organisations that may be able to offer support

The Local Offer contains many services and organisations that may be helpful to you or your family, which are available on the Information Cheshire East pages.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Provides information, training and support for parents, sufferers and professionals on ADHD and related learning and behavioural difficulties. To talk to someone about ADHD contact:   
    Tel: 020 8952 2800     
    ADDISS, PO Box 340, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9HL
    All ADDISS activity is supported by a professional board of expert advisers.
  • Hyperactive Children's Support Group
    Provides support, information and a range of literature including 'The Journal' newsletter three times a year. Also provides training and awareness raising events.
    Tel: 01243 539966
    Address: 71 Whyke Lane, Chichester, PO19 7PD.
  • - Online ADD / ADHD Support Network
    A comprehensive website covering a wide range of information on ADHD . Adders objective is to promote awareness of ADHD and to provide information and practical help to adults and children with the condition and their families.
  • ADHD - North West Regional Association   
    Helpline: 01524 389550

Autism and ASD's (autistic spectrum disorders)

  • SPACE4Autism
    Meets the third Monday of every month at Boar Hound Pub, 37 Brook Street, Macclesfield.
    For more information contact Cheryl Simpson:
    Telephone:  01625 877761
  • ChAPS - Cheshire Autism Practical Support
    Are you a parent or carer of a person who has Aspergers Syndrome or High Functioning Autism? Meet fellow parents/carers on First Wednesday of each month: 7 - 9 pm at Booths Supermarket, Stanley Road, Knutsford or Last Tuesday of each month: 7 - 9 at The Glass House, Crewe Road, Sandbach. Other meetings at Frodsham and Cheshire Oaks.

    Also information meetings for parents on the last Thursday of the month 7 - 9 pm at the Blue Cap Pub, Sandiway, Cheshire.
    For more info, including autism alerts for Rescue services see
    Telephone:  0844 850 8607  
  • Autism Networks
    A variety of support/groups available.  Contact society for information.
    Telephone:  01270 580444 (Answer phone)  or  0775 241 9271
    address:  The Old Railway Institute, Prince Albert Street, Crewe, CW1 2DF
  • National Autistic Society
    Telephone:  Education Advice Line - 0800 800 4104, Mon – Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Cheshire East Autism Team  CEAT (Formerly CASADT)
    Can offer advice to schools on pupils with autistic spectrum condition but also offers open contact afternoons for parents and schools. 
    Website: The Lifecloud
    Telephone:  Open contact sessions, Tuesday afternoons in term time on 01625 378003
    Address: Floor 7, Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2LL
  • CEAT Autism Library
    CEAT also run the Autism Library for parents and professionals.  Annual membership costs £10 and the library is open Tuesday and Thursday, 10.00am to 2.00pm, in term time.
  • The Odeon Cinema
    The Odeon Cinema in Crewe offers monthly ‘autism friendly’ screenings for children.
    Contact for more information


  • Dyslexia spldtrust
    Telephone:  01344 381564
    Address: Unit 8, Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7BW
  • Cheshire Dyslexia Association
    Help, information and guidance for parents and teachers of children with dyslexia
    Tel:  01270 668600
    Leave a message and someone will get back to you
    Website: (includes a list of schools with the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark)
  • British Dyslexia Association
    A national voluntary association for dyslexics
    Telephone helpline: 0845 251 9002, staffed by volunteers, open from 10:00am until 4:00pm Monday to Friday, and open late on Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
  • St Peter’s Reading Centre at St Peter’s Church Hall
    9.30 am to 11.30 am, Friday mornings in term time, by appointment.
    Telephone:  Appointment and messages via the church office on 01270 762213.
    Address:  The Office, St Peter’s Church, School Lane, Elworth, Sandbach
    • Advice to parents whose children have difficulty with reading
    • Information about Special
    • Educational Needs Code of Practice
    • Information about other support groups
    • Advice and tuition for adults with reading difficulties 

Other organisations

  • Advisory Centre for Education
    Telephone:  0808 800 5793 (general), 0808 800 0327 (exclusions)
    Address:  United House, North Road, London N7 9DP
  • Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sport and Arts  
    Telephone:  01270 255355
    Address: Macon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6SL
  • Cheshire Carers Centre and Disabled Children's Database
    Telephone:  0800 085 0307
    Address:   146 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5HH
  • Cheshire Centre for Independent Living
    Telephone: 01270 500660
    Address: Unit 12, Brierley Business Centre, Mirion Street, Crewe, CW1 2AZ
    Information on personal budgets, advocacy and family support
  • Contact a Family
    Telephone: National freephone helpline: 0808 808 3555, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm. Office: 020 7608 8700
    Address:  209-211 City Road, London, EC1V 1JN
  • Disability Information Bureau
    Macclesfield branch
    Telephone:  01625 501759
    Address:   Pierce Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6ER
    Congleton branch
    Telephone:  01260 295725
    Address:   Municipal Offices, Market Square, Congleton CW12 1EX
  • Every Disabled Child Matters
  • Family Information Service FIS
    Telephone: 0300 123 5033
    Information on child care, support for parents, rights and applying for school places across all Cheshire East
  • Foundation for people with learning disabilities
    Has information on help in school, moving to secondary school and the transition to adult life.
  • Friends for Leisure
    Telephone:  01260 275333
    Address:  Albert Chambers, Canal Street, Congleton, CW12 4AA
    Helping children to take part in activities across Cheshire East.
  • Homestart
    Telephone:  01625 511611
    Address:  Suite 2b Market Street, MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire, SK10 1EB
    Supports families across the whole of Cheshire East.
  • Incluzy – Jobs for people with disabilities
    Telephone:  0208 133 6046
    Address:  Incluzy LTD, 237 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, N1 9NG
    A non-profit organisation which helps individuals with disabilities obtain a job.
  • Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice IPSEA
    Advice Line - 0800 018 4016
    Monday to Friday 10am -1pm, Tuesday to Friday 1pm - 4pm
    Monday to Thursday 7pm - 9pm  (these evening sessions are generally quiet)
    Tribunal Help Line: 0845 602 9579
    Mon, Tues, Weds 10-1 and Thurs 10-4. 
    Wednesday 7-9
    (this evening session is very quiet)
  • The Wishing Well Project
    Telephone:  01270 256919
    Address: Jubilee House, St. Pauls Street, Crewe CW1 2QA