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Useful contacts


An advice and support service for all 13 – 19 year olds (up to age 25 for those with a disability or learning difficulty). Covers education, training, employment and personal development.

Web: www.connexions-tw.co.uk

Newcastle Office: 0191 277 1944


(was Contact a Family)

Helping families who care for disabled children.

Tel: 0808 808 3555

Email: northeast.office@contact.org.uk

Web: www.contact.org.uk

Look for advice in your area – select North East


They work with people with a learning disability and their families to support them to live their lives as they choose.

Web: www.mencap.org.uk


Help to improve the lives of children with brain related conditions and have lots of useful information about transition.

Web: www.cerebra.org.uk

Council for Disabled Children

They work to improve the experience of disabled young people’s transition to adulthood and provides information and resources about transition through their website, publications and events.

Web: www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk

Preparing for Adulthood

This programme will help to support families, young people and local authorities to ensure that young people with SEN and disabilities achieve paid work, independent living, good health and community inclusion as they move into adulthood.


Local Offer

This service contains lots of information on places to go and things to do for children and young people.

The Local Offer describes the services available for children/young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) aged 0 – 25 and their families.

Email: localoffer@newcastle.gov.uk

Web: www.newcastlesupportdirectory.org.uk

Select SEND Local Offer

Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

This service provides information specialising in education matters and includes information and signposting on social care and health issues.

Contact: Judith Lane

Tel: 0191 284 0480