Services for carers of children

This section lists the many different ways in which the Local Authority and other organisations support all carers of children and young people up to the age of 25 years.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome


This booklet compiled by the Autism Support Services aims to support families of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more »

Beat Bullying

BeatBullying is all about young people helping and supporting each other online. Read more »


Our mission is to help children (aged 6 months to 18 years) with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities. Read more »


Brainwave provides therapy for children with developmental delay whether caused by cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, genetic disorder or brain injury. Read more »


Cerebra is a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with brain-related neurological conditions. Read more »

Compass Carers

Compass Carers is a County wide support service for Carers managed by Compass Disability Services, a Somerset based User Led Organisation. Read more »

Contact a family

Contact a family is a UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.

DIAL Weston and North Somerset

DIAL (Disability Information Advice Line) Weston and North Somerset is a disabled led voluntary organisation which offers free, impartial and confidential disability information and support to people in the North Somerset area. Read more »

North Somerset Crossroads

North Somerset Crossroads offers advice, information and support to carers and runs support groups at various locations in the region. Read more »

North Somerset Disabled Children’s Family Support Team

The Family Support Team supports parents and families in caring for their disabled child and improving the overall quality of life for children and young people up to the age of 18 years. Read more »


Peach is a parent-led charity that promotes Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) for young children with autism. Read more »

Short Breaks

The Resources Team, who are the Short Breaks Team consist of Somerset Supporters and the Children’s Autism Outreach Team. Read more »

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA) offers a wide range of services to ‘those affected by eating disorders’ in Somerset and the surrounding counties. Read more »

Somerset Dyslexia Association

We aim to be a source of information and practical support to anyone who has dyslexia or who supports those who have dyslexia.
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Somerset Family Floating Support Service

Our Floating Support service provides a combination of practical and emotional support. Read more »

Somerset Parent Carer Forum

This Forum is for parent carers and carers of children who have additional needs and/or disabilities. The Forum will get your voice heard by the decision makers in the local authority. Read more »

Somerset Parent Partnership Service

A statutory service which provides impartial information and support for parents and carers of children. Read more »