Support in family home

This section explains how families can get help that supports them in their homes, including carers assessments, respite care and help with home tuition.

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)

Provides advice and information for parents and carers on a wide range of school based issues including exclusion, admissions, special education needs, bullying and attendance. Read more »


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

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 »


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


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

Education otherwise

Education Otherwise is a membership-based organisation that provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school. Read more »

Family Fund

The Family Fund is a registered charity that helps families lead ordinary lives by providing grants for things that families tell us they need and that make life easier for the disabled child, young person and their family. Read more »

Home Education Advisory Service

The Home Education Advisory Service (HEAS) is a national home education charity dedicated to the provision of advice and practical support for families who wish to educate their children at home in preference to sending them to school. Read more »

Somerset Family Floating Support Service

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

Somerset Family Information Directory

Somerset Family Information Directory provides free, confidential and impartial information on a wide range of family services that are available locally in Somerset and also regional and national services. Read more »

Somerset Learning and Achievement service

The Somerset Learning and Achievement service is made up of a Speech, Language and Communication Team and Autism Team and Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT). Read more »

Somerset Portage Service

Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. Read more »

Somerset Total Communication

Somerset Total Communication (STC) is a multi-agency partnership with Somerset County Council, Somerset Health Community, Speech and Language Therapy Services. Read more »