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 Live Well Cheshire East web pages.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • ADDISS
    Provides information, training and support for parents, sufferers and professionals on ADHD and related learning and behavioural difficulties. 
    Web: www.addiss.co.uk    
    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.
    Web: www.hacsg.org.uk

  • Adders.org - 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.
    Web: www.adders.org
  • ADHD - North West Regional Association   
    Helpline: 01524 389550

Autism and ASD's (autistic spectrum disorders)

  • SPACE4Autism
    Website: www.space4autism.com

  • ChAPS - Cheshire Autism Practical Support
    Are you a parent or carer of a person who has Aspergers Syndrome or High Functioning Autism? 
    Website: www.cheshireautism.org.uk

  • Autism Networks
    A variety of support/groups available.  Contact society for information.
    Website: www.autismnetworks.org.uk  

  • National Autistic Society
    Website: www.autism.org.uk
  • 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

  • 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 odeon.crewe@odeonuk.com for more information

Dyslexia

  • Dyslexia spldtrust
    Website: www.thedyslexia-spldtrust.org.uk

  • Cheshire Dyslexia Association
    Help, information and guidance for parents and teachers of children with dyslexia
    Website: www.cheshire-dyslexia.info (includes a list of schools with the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark)
  • British Dyslexia Association
    A national voluntary association for dyslexics
    Website: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
  • 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
    Provides:
    • 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