Support outside family home

This section provides links to information about support outside the family home.

 

Alternative Education Company

The AEC has been established with the primary focus of making a sustained difference to the life chances and social, emotional and physical well-being of disaffected young people. Read more »

Aukids

Aukids is a quarterly magazine which provides quality, practical advice on autism. Read more »

Barton Camp

Barton Camp is a residential centre built for learning and adventure Read more »

Beat Bullying

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

Bridgwater NAS Out of School Club

For teenagers with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. Meets after school on a Wednesday evening.

ChildLine

You can contact ChildLine about anything. Read more »

Compass Disability Services

Supporting disabled people and carers to have a better quality of life. Read more »

Crimson Hill Support

We are the foremost provider in Somerset of support to people with learning disabilities and complex needs in their own homes. Read more »

Frome Music Therapy Centre

Frome Music Therapy Centre is private music therapy centre using a humanistic and person-centred approach. Read more »

Horseshoes and Handprints

Horseshoes and Handprints offer sensory contact, fun time and specialist horse riding to children and adults on the autistic spectrum, and / or with neurological disorders, or those suffering mental trauma due to abuse, bullying, bereavement, depression or separation anxiety. Read more »

Mencap

Mencap is the leading UK charity working with and for people with a learning disability and their parents and carers. Read more »

PROMISE

PROMISE is a Somerset county wide mentoring and advocacy service for young people and children. Read more »

Scope

We work with disabled people and their families. We offer practical support – from information services to education and everyday care. 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 »

Sibs

Sibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. Read more »

Somerset Rural Youth Project

Somerset Rural Youth Project is a voluntary youth work charity working with young people aged 11-25 in rural Somerset. Read more »

Somerset Skills and Learning

Somerset Skills and Learning is one of Somerset’s leading training providers, with over 20 years experience providing skills, training and leisure courses across all districts. Read more »

Taunton Asperger’s Group

Do you care for someone with Asperger’s Syndrome? If so, you may like to know that the Taunton Asperger’s Group meet monthly and has recently been founded by a group of carers in order to provide mutual support and share information. Read more »