Young People



Autism Bolton Group

Support group for parents and carers of children and young people with autism. 

 13, M26 1HJ



Physiotherapy - PaediatricPhysiotherapy - Paediatric

We provide physiotherapy to all young people who have a Bolton GP. This service is for both musculo-skeletal and neuro-developmental issues. 

 Paediatric Physiotherapy, BL1 3SQ
 (01204) 462670



Daytrippers (Bolton)Daytrippers

A parent and carer led group offering days out, activities and support to pre-school and school aged children with disabilities /special needs, along with their families and carers 

 Daytrippers, Bolton



Thicketford Light Stimulation Room

Thicketford Centre Sensory Room Booking Number 01204 333932 Room Cost £15 per Hour Maximum of five people at any one time including support staff 

 Ainsworth Lane, BL2 2QL
 (01204) 333942



Bolton Disability Swimming Club

Bolton Disability Swimming Club is open to young people with any physical disability, visual or hearing impairment or learning difficulties.There are two social evenings a year where swimmers are presented with certificates and badges. 

 Ladybridge High School, BL3 4NG
 01204 651015



Contact a FamilyContact a Family

Contact a Family provides information, advice and support to families caring for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. We have up to date information on local services and sources of support for families with disabled children. 

 Contact a a Family, EC1V 1JN
 (08088) 083555



Family FundFamily Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest grant giving charity for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. We can help with a wide range of grants including family breaks, computers, tablets, furniture, bedding, outdoor play equipment, kitchen appliances and clothing. 

 4 Alpha Court, YO32 9WN
 (01904) 550055



The Michael Williams Trust

The Trust provides financial support to youngsters who are socially disadvantaged or with learning difficulties or special needs to engage and participate in sporting and recreational activities which they would not normally partake or pursue because of financial or other constraints. 

 Birches Farm Cottage, BL7 0HX
 01204 852180




Wraparound offers a whole system, whole family support agency all about improving outcomes for children and young people with Special Needs. Support for parents and young people with Education Health Care Plans (EHCPS), meetings with professionals, transferring between schools or colleges, reports, health and social care. 

 Oakland House, Talbot Road, M16 0PQ
 (01618) 726879




Kidz2gether provides clubs and activities for children and young people, between the ages 0-25yrs and their families, who have (or are going through) a diagnosis of A.S.D. or social/communication disorders.Activities include football, swimming, sports clubs, trampolining, play clubs, brain gym and many more. 

 Horwich Resource Centre, Bl67bg
 01204 669821




We are a volunteer group of parents and carers of disabled children. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to share views and experiences. We give you the opportunity to have your say on helping to improve your local services, Health, Education, Social Leisure and Transport. 

 Castle Hill Centre, Castleton Street, BL2 2JW
 (07944) 237982



Bolton Disability Sports Association (BDSA)Bolton Disability Sports Association (BDSA)

We are a voluntary organisation working to provide quality Sporting and Recreational Activities throughout Bolton for people with disabilities & their siblings. We run sessions in the following areas: Archery / Cricket / Dance / Cycling / Football / Gymnastics / Handball / Trampolining / Swimming & more. Please contact us if you would like any more information 

 01204 411672



Pure Innovations

Pure Innovations are commissioned by Bolton MBC to provide 1:1 independent travel training to young people.All training is delivered in real time and is personalised around the needs of the young person.Trainers are all DBS checked and have a wealth of experience working with additional needs. 

 Sanderling Building, SK3 0RF
 0161 747 5900



Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool

We are a non-maintained special school for Multi-Disabled Visually Impaired pupils aged 3-19. We offer day and residential places. Capacity - 66 in school with residential provision for up to 20 pupils We offer day places, weekly boarders , respite places and an after school club for our pupils 

 Royal School for the Blind, L15 6TQ
 (01517) 331012



Audiology - PaediatricAudiology - Paediatric

Our specialised service supports children aged 0 to 19 (if in full-time education) with hearing and balance difficulties and works closely with a number of other services. We provide hearing aid assessments, management of hearing loss and hearing aids, and instigate medical investigations to determine possible causes of hearing loss and balance problems. 

 Children’s Hearing Assessment Centre, Aylesford Walk, BL1 3SQ
 (01204) 463494



Bolton Smiley Face

Local Mutual Support Group for Children with Down’s Syndrome and their Parents/Carers living in Bolton. We meet on the second Sunday of every month from 1pm until 3pm. All newcomers welcome. Our aim is to support children with Down’s syndrome, and their families living in the Bolton area. 

 Leverhulme Childrens Centre Leverhulme Park Commun, BL2 6EB
 01204 480480



Bolton Children's Opportunity Group (COG)Bolton Children's Opportunity Group (COG)

Bolton Children's Opportunity Group (COG) is a local registered charity whose initial aim was to provide a stepping stone between home and playgroup or nursery for under 5's with disabilities and/or special educational needs. Over the years COG has become a leader in the field of inclusive provision for the under 5's. 

 Lowndes Street Nursery, BL1 4QB
 (01204) 491085



Acorn Care and Education

Established in 2005, Acorn Care and Education is fast becoming England’s premier provider of education and care for the most vulnerable and hardest to place young people.Our specialist professionals provide the highest standard of education and care for over 600 children and young people with challenging and complex learning difficulties, in well resourced schools and high quality residential settings. 

 1 Merchants Place, BL2 1BZ
 01204 558038



Music Unlimited

"Change the Music" a creative music project for 16-25's with special needs. Access excellent equipment including soundbeams, iPads, iMac and much more. Develop your instrumental skills, have your skills assessed and progress to recorded. Meet and play with professionals in different styles and disciplines. Meet and play with musicians of your own age in mainstream settings. No need to be skilled already 

 Firwood High School, BL2 4HU
 0161 702 9290




Action for Children - Bolton Children's Rights & Advocacy ServiceAction for Children - Bolton Children's Rights & Advocacy Service

We provide an independentChildren's Rights and Advocacy Service for children and young people who are looked after (in care) by Bolton local authority. Our referral criteria includes children with disabilities and young people placed out of Borough.In addition we also provide independent advocacy support for children and young people who are subject to child protection/safeguarding plans. 

 The Hub, Bold Street, BL1 1LS
 (01204) 546807



Occupational Therapy - Paediatric

We provide an occupational therapy service to children from birth to18 years of age. This includes assessment, advice, therapeutic programmes and specialist equipment.We work together with children, parents, carersand other professionals in order to facilitate the child or young person to reach their developmental potential and functional independence. Intervention is provided in a variety of settings including clinics, home/respite careand within education settings. 

 Halliwell Health Centre, Aylesford Walk, BL1 3SQ
 (01204) 462670




We are a day service for young adults with severe learning andphysicaldisabilities & complex needs. We support people to access many different community activities in the local area and out of town attractions. Our service based activities include craft and music sessions, interactive games, a light room and physio room, bothcomplete with ceiling tracking hoists.We also have an allotment at Rivington where we grow our own fruit and vegetable produce. 

 The Harrowbys, BL4 7BH
 01204 579378




I offer basic leatherwork craft sessions for children and young people. Each session will consist of the child making one of the following items, a keyring, wrist band or book mark. All tools,resources etc are provided,only the participants imagination is required to produce a unique item they will be proud to be associated with. This activity can be tailored to anyone with a disability. Help and support will be given to aid all users to reach their potential. 

 01204 842026



Family Footings

Family Footings offers free training events and advice for parents and carers of children with special educational needs. We show parents and carers how to use Person Centred Thinking Tools to prepare for assessment and review meetings, resolve disagreements, improve outcomes for children and young people. Family Footings website provides practical advice on using Person Centred Thinking Tools as well as examples and stories by parents and carers. For events in Bolton please go to 

 07968 971442



(SNUFS) Special Needs Under Fives SupportSNUFS

SNUFS is a Local Voluntary Organisation which supports pre school children, aged between two and five years who have additional support needs. Our Volunteers support on a 1-1 basis in mainstream childcare settings across the Borough. Children are referred to the organisation if it is felt that extra support would help them tointegrate fully and benefit from all the experiences offered within their local pre-school setting. 

 Castle Hill Centre, BL2 2JW
 01204 338211



Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service

The Speech and Language Therapy Service willassess, diagnose and develop an individualised programme of care to maximise the communication potential of the children and young people referred to them and under their care. The work involves direct contact with children and young people with communication difficulties as well as their carers and other key people in their lives. Therapists also support children and young people with swallowing, eating and drinking difficulties. 

 Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service, BL2 6NT
 (01204) 462670




Birtenshaw Hydrotherapy Pool

Birtenshaw's hydrotherapy suite is part of a new multi million pound development in the Bromley Cross area of Bolton. The hydrotherapy suite boasts a lovely 9x4m pool heated to 32c, offering disabled access, changing and state of the art equipment. Water Babies manage the pool and the timetable, and are now taking bookings from external providers i.e aquanatal, aqua aerobics, 1-2-1 swim coaching and so on. Please ring the number provided to check availability. 

 Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, BL7 9AB
 (01204) 846003



Deafserv Ltd

***FREE Family Sign Language ***courses forfamilies with D/deaf children under the age of 7.Deafserv Ltdcan refer families to Bolton Council who will assist in an application for funding, once the funding is received we can run the course in the service users own home. All family members are welcome (as are friends) as long as thoselearning Sign Language will be ofbenefit to the D/deaf child.Deafserv have Public Liability Insurance, Professional Indemnity and are fully DBS checked. Documentscan 

 c/o Ear 4 Kidz, BL2 1DD




SOS!SEN offers friendly, independent and confidential advice for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN) through our free helpline and walk in advice centres. We offer workshops and document check services.What we do: 4 walk-in advice centres Free helpline Workshops on SEN topics to empower parents Document check and 1:1 advice Website with information sheetsOur users say:"Thank you for always being at the end of the phone to help. Your advice 

 Fontenay, KT8 9BE
 020 8941 1546



Bolton Smart Enterprise CICBolton Smart Enterprise CIC

We have opportunities for young people aged 13 to 25 years andcan deliver the following programmes: Creative Visual Arts Drama Young Enterprise Challenges and Events Basic Skills and Life Skills Development Courses Employability Skills Heritage Research Projects Volunteer Training Support in accessing Further Education, Training and Employment Social Activities Accredited Courses We offer short taster courses to add variety to our offer so please do telephone or email us to see what is on offer. 

 Bolton Enterprise Centre, Washington Street, BL3 5EY
 (01204) 537735



Afasic - Unlocking Speech & LanguageAfasic - Unlocking Speech and Language

Around 6% of children starting school havespeech, language and communication needs(SLCN)– that’s an average of 2 in every classroom.Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.Our Advice and Information Services provide support to thousands of people every year, including Helpline and email support, free to download factsheets 

 Afasic, EC1R 0BD
 0300 666 9410




HSR PsychologyHSR Pyschology

We believe children and young people should be happy, safe and ready. We provide immediate access to clinical, educational and child psychology services to parents, carers, education and community settings. We listen and value the views of children, young people, parents and carers whilst following a cycle of assess, plan, do and review. We keep the child or young person's needs at the centre of decisions made. We are flexible to needs and offer services Monday to Saturday all year round 

 3-5 Saint John Street, M3 4DN
 (01618) 209229



Bolton Wanderers Community TrustBolton Wanderers Community Trust

As Bolton Wanderers Community Trust we are committed to working at the heart of the community with the community at its heart. Through the use of sport we are dedicated to providing quality experiences for the wider community of Bolton in order to assist in narrowing the gap of disadvantage. We are committed to act as positive role models to inspire, enhance and change lives and to achieve this in partnership with others. We commit to create a sustainable charity, with a cohesive approach and 

 Macron Stadium, BL6 6JW
 (01204) 673790



Lever Park Learning Trust

We support young people with an EHCP (previously a statement of special educational need for their social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, SEBD). We work primarily with the pupils of Lever Park Special School, their families and carers where we provide a breakfast club, access to the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, Bowens relaxation therapy, mentoring, and some specialist equipment. We also design and deliver specific projects to address issues of self esteem, health and wellbeing, teen 

 Stocks Park Drive, Horwich, BL6 6DE
 01204 332666



Dyspraxia FoundationDyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation is a national, registered charity with its administrative and fundraising centre in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Founded in 1987, it is financed entirely by membership subscriptions and private donations. The Foundation acts as a resource and information centre for those wishing to learn more about dyspraxia, its diagnosis and treatment. The Foundation operates a telephone help line, publishes information on dyspraxia, maintains a website with useful information, organises 

 8 West Alley, SG5 1EG
 (01462) 455016



Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area

The Aspirations project was formed in 1999 to providesocial and leisure activities forindividuals with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. The project is open to people from the age of 10 years and upwards – with no upper age limit. The majority of people accessing the service are aged between 10 and 30. To date,over 500 people have attended our activities. The Aspirations project gives members the opportunity to socialise and make friends and have fun in a supported and 

 1114 Chester Road, M32 0HL
 (01618) 668483



Dyslexia ActionDyslexia Action

On Thursday 13 April 2017 Matthew Haw and Karen Spears of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP were appointed as administrators of Dyslexia Institute Limited t/a Dyslexia Action. Please contact RSM with any queries regarding assessments booked with Dyslexia Action prior to this date. Dyslexia Action Training, Shop and Guild will continue to operate as normal. Please note: Dyslexia Action will no longer be providing assessment services. If you are seeking an assessment for you or for your child, you 

 27 Silverwell Street, BL1 1PP
 (03003) 038357





Helplines Monday to Friday - times on website Free independent legally based advice to parents of children with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). IPSEA operates: Website: Visit our website for model letters, SEN updates, support sheets and more Mailing list: Join our mailing list; become part of IPSEA’s family and keep up-to-date with news and information relevant to SEND Advice Line: Covered by fully trained volunteers providing legally based advice on a 

 (01799) 582030



Bolton Information and Advisory Service (previously Bolton Parent Partnership)

Information and Advisory Service, SEND, is a community based, free service for families and children with special educational needs and/or disabilities from birth to 25 years old. Independent from the local authority, we support parents carers and young people with all aspects of SEND, across education, inclusive of the statutory assessment process, Health services, and Social care. We also are very familiar with other sources of support available locally and nationally and have good links with 

 Lowndes Street Day Nursery, BL1 4QB
 (01204) 848722



My Life Community Interest Company

My Life CiC is a not-for-profit organisation which offers opportunities for people who need support because of age, illness or disability to connect together. We offer meaningful day time opportunities at Thompson House Equestrian Centre including SEND programmes for young people aged 16 - 25 years, drama clubs, Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and holiday clubs.If you are aged 16 - 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities and leaving school or college, My Life is pleased to be 

 Thompson House Equestrian Centre, WN6 0PP
 01257 472900



Jubilee Sensory Rooms

Sensory RoomPurpose built spacious sensory and relaxation room. Features include: 6ft illuminated bubble tube with mirrored surround, multi themed projector, rotating mirror ball, tactile fibre optic strands, pulsating rope light and commissioned space themed UV art work. The room also offers a wall mounted CD player, overhead tracking, wall and floor padding and there is also a range of bean bags and chairs in situ.William’s RoomA sensory and relaxation room featuring an overhead multi 

 Jubilee Swimming Pool, BL1 3DX
 01204 337808



Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening or terminal illness.Family support is available to all families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening illness.This includes parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters, grandparents and help with extended family members to support each other.Age range:0 – 18:Any family can receive support from the point of their child / young person’s 

 Chambers Business Centre, OL8 4QQ
 0161 628 2194





Crossroads Together (formerly Carers Trust in Greater Manchester) is a registered charity based in Bolton which provides home care services to support carers of children, young adults, adults or older people, who have a physical or sensory disability, learning difficulty, who are chronically ill or have life limiting illnesses. For over 30 years we have been dedicated to keeping families together by delivering high quality personal and medical care services in Bolton. We provide respite care 

 Thicketford Centre, BL2 2LW
 (01204) 365025





Crossroads4Kids is part of Crossroads Together, which has been providing carerbreaks in Greater Manchester for over 30 years. Crossroads4Kids, is a childrens service that provides tailor made breaks to children of all ages andrange of health and medical disabilities, conditions and illnesses across Greater Manchester. Our integrated activities help to support the development of social and emotional skills and well being, either in a one to one or group setting. Through direct payments and other 

 Thicketford Centre, BL2 2LW
 (01204) 365025




We feel very passionately about the fact that everyone can be part of Heartlift and our activities. We consistently work with young people with disabilities offering support to both the child and the families. In 2007 we organised the National Schools Championships and saw the introduction of our special schools. In Oct 2008 we worked alongside Bolton Council “Short Breaks”. To both the children and their families our ‘buddying scheme’ has proven extremely successful and 

 28-30 Greenroyd Avenue, BL2 5DD
 07725 522026



Appletree Treatment Centre

Appletree Treatment Centre provides high quality care and education for girls and boys aged between 6 and 12 with emotional, health, social and associated learning difficulties.Over 20 years’ experience has allowed us to develop a superb clinical programme. Qualified and experienced psychologists and therapists provide individual therapy for our children, clinical input for the children's individual programmes and clinical consultation and training for our care, teaching and support teams. 

 Appletree Treatment Centre, LA9 7QS
 (01539) 560253




Breaking Barriers (NW)Breaking Barriers (NW)

Breaking Barriers aims to support Disabled children and young people (aged 0-25) and adults with Autism (aged 18+) and their families to challenge and remove barriers to inclusion. BBNW have a strong strategic presence in Bolton and act as parent reps on the Disability housing sub group, the Post 16 transition guide task group, BDSA (Bolton Disability Sports Association), ETAG (Equality Target Action Group), Bolton ASC Forum and the Bolton Together Consortium. We work closely with other 

 Saint George's House, Saint George's Road, BL1 2DD
 (07717) 434840



Henshaws Society for Blind PeopleHenshaws Society for Blind People

Henshaws is a charity that helps people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations. We believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support, advice and training enables people and their families build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future. Community Services Henshaws Community Services enable people of all ages living with 

 88-92 Talbot Road, M16 0GS
 (01618) 721234



Woodlands, Trust Together

Woodlands is part of the charity the Together Trust, a leading specialist education, community and care provider and is supported by other Together Trust services including consultancy from clinical psychologists and play therapists. Our experienced and highly specialist team’s work closely with young people, parents, carers and other professionals. Our person centred services offer: Happiness Inclusion Resilience Positive relationships Well being Woodland offers short breaks for children 

 Woodlands, SK6 3EN
 (01614) 308604



Sense Specialist Services for Children and Young PeopleSense Specialist Services for Children and Young People

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. We are here for every person who faces communication barriers in a world that relies on being able to see and hear well to be connected. Our flexible and personalised services empower people to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance. Together, we connect differently and campaign 

 Pemberton House, 122 Westgate, WF1 1XP
 (03003) 309256



Bolton L & G ClubBolton Lads and Girls Club

Bolton Lads & Girls Club is the biggest youth centre in the UK and is based in Bolton town centre. The Club is open 7 days-a-week, 52 weeks-a-year and welcomes all young people aged 8-21 years old. As well as the basic 7 nights-a-week youth club service, the Club also provides dozens of other projects for the town’s young people; The Mentoring Project, Sport, Pathways 2 Success, Residentials, Outreach & School Holiday Project to name just a few. Do you want to make a difference? 

 18 Spa Road, BL1 4AG
 (01204) 540100






Birtenshaw is a registered charity (1092798). Established in Bromley Cross, Bolton in 1956Birtenshaw provides a unique range of services for children and young adults with physical disability, including complex health needs and /or learning disability, including Autism Spectrum Conditions. Through Birtenshaw Special School and Birtenshaw College we provide special education for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND), aged from 3 years old into young 

 Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, BL7 9AB
 (01204) 304230


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