GEMS4Health – click here
Offers information and support to parents and carers of children with Autism and ADHD within East Berkshire.
Positive Behaviour Support Workshops
Special Voices – Parent/Carer Forum for Slough
Special Voices is a group of parents/carers of children and young people with special/additional needs. The main aim of Special Voices is to raise awareness about the rights and needs of children/young people with special needs and to ensure that they and their families are consulted and involved in any decisions made during planning or developing services for them.
The Green Doctor
Groundwork’s Green Doctors help UK residents stay warm, stay well, and save money on household bills. For more information click the links below or contact
T: 0300 365 3005
Benefits Eligibility check
Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert website
Browns Community Services CIC- The Rebuild Project
Supporting parents and carers of teenagers/young people who are at risk of exploitation
Support Work in Schools
Information about a Skills check ahead of a Level 2 award to run from January to July 2023 click here
Parenting Special Children
Arbour Vale School is pleased to once again host a Parent/Carer Support Group organised by Parenting Special Children. The group will meet on Monday 17th October, 21st November and 12th December from 9.30-11.30am. Please book with Charlie Taylor (contact details below) and sign in for the sessions at the school reception.
Parenting Special Children has a popular Facebook group, providing a platform for discussion and meeting other parents with similar questions and needs. We encourage our parents to be part of this community and not to suffer in silence. You are not alone. https://www.facebook.com/groups/256486568684381/
They also have a webpage dedicated to supporting you with sleep issues and advice. For resources as well as information about further courses please take a look: http://www.parentingspecialchildren.co.uk/support-we-offer/sleep/
Parenting Special Children also has a Helpline: Call 01189 863 532 for general advice.
Advice for supporting your child’s mental health with links to NHS resources
Sport in Mind
Youth Activities for Mental Wellbeing. Sport and Games activities offered for 10-14year olds at the Singh Sabha Sports Centre in Slough on Thursdays 5-6pm. Click here for more information.
The Autism Group
The Autism Group offers free parent support and social groups, parent training sessions and a home visit service* for residents in the Boroughs of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Bracknell. These services are offered to parents of children and young people of any age who either have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition or are on the diagnosis pathway awaiting assessment. Click the link below
Parent Support Sessions
During term-time The Autism Group offers parent support sessions to share experiences and support each other. These are relaxed and informal sessions to give parents and carers the chance to take a little time for themselves. They will restart in the autumn.
*They are also able to offer 1:1 support to East Berkshire parents and carers of young people up to the age of 25 who either have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition or are on the assessment pathway through their TAG@Home service. This is currently operating as a telephone only service.
Their parent training has now gone on-line. Details of the TAG Talks can be found here.
For more information on parent support
Contact The Autism Group on 07423 636 339
Email Tricia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Slough Children First
Home Start Slough
For more information about the volunteering programme or the support offered by Home Start Slough please click the link below
Home Start Slough – September newsletter
Parenting Sessions – 25th October (online) and 8th November (face to face) more information below
Click the links below for information from Slough Healthy Smiles (Health and Wellbeing Slough)
Leaflets in other languages
Grants for families
Family Fund is a UK-wide charity providing grants for essential items to families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children. The Department for Education has provided Family Fund with additional funding to support more families through the pandemic, and families are encouraged to apply for grants for items that can help their child including computers, sensory toys, clothes and family breaks.