Local groups and organisations

Local organisations:

Here are some local groups and organisations that families tell us they find to be very helpful. If you would like to suggest one for us to include, please contact us by email: localoffer@stoke.gov.uk


SENDIASS (special educational needs and disabilities information advice and support service) can offer support if you have concerns with or without an Education, Health and Care Plan in place for the child or young person. They support parents, children and young people to ensure their views, wishes and feelings are heard. Their service is free, impartial and confidential. You can find out more here


Parent Carer Forum and PEGiS)

Stoke Parent Carers – Champions for Change is an independent group of parent carer representatives, who work to enhance not replace the voices of parent carers in local, regional and national spaces, working as champions for change. You can find out more by clicking here. For support, please contact PEGiS:

PEGiS – (Parent Engagement Group in Stoke) is a chance for parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) and young people with SEND to meet together and informally engage in discussions around educational issues and concerns.

PEGiS meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month and the 3rd Thursday of every month 10-12 at Hazel Trees, Duke StreetFenton, ST4 3NR. Meetings usually last between 1 and 2 hours.

To find out more, contact by

Telephone: 07935 557 380

or email pegis.stoke@hotmail.com

Find out more by clicking here.

Action for Children – short break activities for children and young people with SEND

Action for Children are the lead provider for the Stoke-on-Trent Aiming High Programme offering activities and support to local families in Stoke-On-Trent. They provide short breaks which are activities for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs who aren’t able to go to other community activities in their community without some support. These are available up to a young person’s 18th birthday.

Find out more by clicking here

Caudwell Children – autism assessment and family support

Caudwell Children, based at Keele, provide autism assessments, workshops, family support, treatment and therapies, as well as an employability programme for neurodivergent 16-25 year olds.

Find out more by clicking here.

Dyslexia Association of Staffordshire - Helpline Service

Dyslexia Association of Staffordshire are a charity supporting people of all ages affected by dyslexia. They provide information, advice, testing, tuition and training to help enable people to achieve their full potential.

Find out more by clicking here.

North Staffs Carers – support for adult carers and young carers

North Staffs Carers provide FREE Services for unpaid Carers in North Staffordshire this includes:  information and advice, emotional support, practical help, break opportunities, and social activities, along with support to access benefits and grants.

Find out more by clicking here

NSAAA - The North Staffs Asperger/Autism Association

The NSAAA provides support, help and advice to individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, their parents and carers. They work  to raise awareness in the community in a variety of ways. They have a help line, library facilities and offer parent sessions throughout the month.

Find out more by clicking here.

Our Space – play and recreation 

Our Space provide play and recreational activities and facilities for disabled children, young people and adults, and providing support for their families. They are based in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Find out more by clicking here

Peter Pan Centre – for children age 0-5

Peter Pan are a children’s charity based in Newcastle-under-Lyme,who support children with special educational needs and disabilities from birth to age 5. They support children with conditions such as Down's syndrome, autism and medical requirement as well as those who have no formal diagnosis but have a complex collection of needs and symptoms.

Find out more by clicking here.

Find out more about the stay and play sessions they run by clicking here.

Staffordshire Sight Loss -for blind and partially sighted people

Staffordshire Sight Loss services aim to empower blind and partially sighted people in North Staffordshire to lead independent and fulfilling lives. They do this through providing high quality, accessible services including information, advice and support, peer support and social opportunities

Find out more by clicking here

Thrive at Five – for ages 0-5

Supporting families with children age 0-5 with parent, baby and toddler groups running in Abbey Hulton and Bentilee.

Find out more by clicking here.

Welcoming Spaces in the community 

A Welcoming Space is a place of connection already established in the community (such as a community centre, library or place of faith), where people can meet up, socialise, and access support, relating to the cost of living. Services available at each Welcoming Space will vary but may include:

  • access to support about money, welfare, and mental wellbeing
  • community activities
  • access to computers, free Wi-Fi and charging points
  • heated space

There are Welcoming Spaces all over the city. You can find your closest Welcoming Space by clicking here.