Charities and Support

Mr Aaron Byram – Student and Family Support Officer – Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form – 01603 497711

Action for Children – Support for the most vulnerable and neglected young children throughout the UK.

Asperger East Anglia – Offers personal, friendly assistance for everyone with Asperger syndrome and their carers by providing a comprehensive and integrated service.

Autism Anglia – Provides care and support to children, adults and families affected by autism.  Services in Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, managed from offices in Colchester and Dereham.

The Benjamin Foundation – Helps people deal with many of life’s challenges.

Counselling Directory – Search this network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.

Contact a Family – Support for families of disabled children.

Excellence East – For teachers, parents and carers of more able learners . Offers a range of exciting courses, activity days, online resources, links to other websites and plenty of interesting case study materials from schools across the region.

Family Lives – Supports families by offering access to active support and understanding.

The Hamlet Centre Trust – Provides support to adults, children and families with disabilities.

Indigo Dyslexia Centre – A specialist charity based in Norwich, Ipswich and Sussex that supplies information, advice and guidance on all things dyslexic.

The Matthew Project – Drug and alcohol advice for young people.

Mencap – Supports people with a learning disability.

The National Autism Society – Provides information, support and pioneering services for people with Autism.

Nelson’s Journey – Bereavement support for children (0-17 years inclusive).

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services

Norfolk Parent Partnership – An impartial service providing information and support for parents and carers of children with special educational needs.

Ormiston – Support for children and young people from disadvantaged communities in the East of England.

Potential Plus – Support for children with high learning potential (gifted and talented).

Scope – Helping to support and provide equal opportunities to disabled people.

Time for Me – Provides short breaks and social care support for children and young people.

Tomorrow’s Achievers – Provides specialist day and residential masterclasses for gifted children in many parts of the country.