Groups and organisations


A service for young people with Social Difficulties including Communication, Learning Difficulties, Vulnerability in the Community and / or ASD. Read more »

Ambitious about Autism

Ambitious about Autism is a national charity for children and young people with autism. Read more »

Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation

The Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation is primarily dedicated to providing training seminars. Read more »

Autistic intelligence

Autistic intelligence is a loosely affiliated not-for-profit educational social enterprise comprised of worldwide experts in aspects of autism dedicated to a global recognition and accommodation of autistic intelligence. Read more »

Beat Bullying

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

Care Focus Somerset

Care Focus Somerset is a not-for-profit company and supports the Social Care sector (Adults, LD, Children’s, Supporting People) with Workforce Planning and Development. Read more »

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education

The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) is an independent centre, set up in 1982, actively supporting inclusive education as a human right of every child. Read more »

Foxes Academy

Foxes Academy is a training hotel and catering college for young people with learning disabilities. Read more »

Frome Music Therapy Centre

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

Intensive Interaction: connecting with people who are difficult to reach

This course shows delegates how to find ways to develop relationships with people with severe learning disabilities or autism. Read more »

Learning Curve

Learning Curve, part of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, provides innovative training programmes for charities, social enterprises, education, private and voluntary organisations. Read more »

Lisa Masters, training provider

Lisa Masters provides training which helps learners to understand the ‘what is’ with the crucial ‘how to’ support and work with older teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome/autism spectrum disorders. Read more »

Patient and Public Involvement and Communications Steering Group

The Purpose of the Patient and Public Involvement and Communications Steering Group is to advise and facilitate the effective involvement of the public within the work of the Trust. The Group will provide a two-way communication forum between the Trust… Read more »


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

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. 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 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 »

The Bridge

The Bridge is a major provider of professional development in the UK in the field of education, both special and mainstream, holding a reputation particularly in the fields of Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD). Read more »

Weston Bay

A new and bespoke residential training facility for people on the autism spectrum has now been opened by Weston College, the first of its kind in the UK. Read more »

Whistleblowing helpline

The whistleblowing helpline is an independent, confidential, free phone service for staff and organisations working within the NHS and social care sector. It is provided by Mencap and commissioned by the Department of Health. Read more »