SPECIALIST LOCAL SUPPORT

Liverpool Early Help Directory – Local Liverpool services directory, find information on all family related services within the city and surrounding areas.

 

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL SUPPORT

Addaction – Advice and support on substance addiction.

Talk To Frank – Call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, FRANK is around to give you FREE info on drugs.  0800 77 66 00

Alcohol Concern – Support and advice around alcohol related issues.

 

DISABILITY ADVICE & SEN SUPPORT

Contact A Family – Provides advice, information and support to parents of all disabled.

SENDirect – Information and support for families who are affected by any additional needs or disability.

Downs Syndrome Liverpool – Support and info for families with children who are affected by downs syndrome.

Scope – Support and info for families with children who are affected by cerebral palsy.

ADHD Foundation – Advice & support for families affected by ADHD.

Mencap – Supporting thousands of parents, carers and people with a learning disability to lead a full and valued life.

www.autism.org.uk – providing information, support and pioneering services, for people with autism.

Talking Point – If your son or daughter has difficulty speaking, they may need help, or they may struggle in nursery or school. With the right help with talking and listening, they can develop he skills they need. This site can give you support and tips.

Ican – I CAN Help is a range of information services that provide help and advice to parents and practitioners about speech, language and communication.

Downs Syndrome – Providing information and support on ALL aspects of living with Down’s syndrome to ALL who need it.

ADHD – A site centred around ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia and similar neurological differences along with any other type of hidden impairment.

Shine Charity – A support website with information on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH).

Scope Face2Face Service – the one-to-one befriending service for parents of disabled children.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service– LDAS are a Liverpool based support service for people who have experienced domestic abuse.

Worst Kept Secret – Domestic violence support and confidential helpline.

Mankind – Men’s Charity which is largely devoted to helping male victims of domestic violence and domestic abuse.

Refuge – Refuge’s network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.

Womens Aid – Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

 

EDUCATION

Ofsted – Agency who inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people.

Ican – this is a useful website for speech and language help.

Talking Point – Support for speech and language.

Adult Learning – Website for Liverpool Adult Learning site.

 

EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING

Liverpool In Work– Employment support and CV assistance.

www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk – Employment support and advice.

www.dcsf.gov.uk – Government education advice. 

Pertemps – Employment support and advice.

 

HEALTHCARE

Mind – We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Change 4 Life – A chance to look at lifestyles and information on leading a healthy lifestyle.

Meningitis Now – Advice and support around Meningitis.

Lullaby Trust – Safer sleep for babies, support for families.

Sexual Health Advice – sexual health and advice for young persons, based in Liverpool town centre with outrea

 

PARENT ADVICE WEBSITES

Mumsnet – A locally based social networking site connecting parents with each other.

Families Need Fathers – Financial, legal and emotional support for separated families and fathers advice.

Gingerbread – Topical and income – maximisation information for single parents.

Home Start – Emotional support, practical help and signposting for vulnerable families.

Family Lives – 24 hour helpline offering help and support for parents with the whole range of parenting issues.

Partners Of Prisoners – Advice and information on debt, finance and welfare rights for the families of offenders.

One Space – Interactive parenting resources, support and an online community for single parents.

RELATIONSHIP AND FAMILY SUPPORT

Marriage Care – Face-to-face relationship counselling and confidential telephone helpline.

Compass Counselling – Counselling for families.

Relate – Relationship counselling, advice and support

PSS – Emotional support, specialist Post Natal Depression support and counselling service.

 

SUPPORT & INFORMATION

NSPCC – work is with children, young people and their families.

Child Line – ChildLine is a free helpline for children and young people in the UK Tel: 0800 1111

Barnardos – Whatever the issue from drug misuse to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; poverty to homelessness Barnardos can offer advice.

 

YOUNG PARENTS SUPPORT

Little Lullaby  – Advice for young parents on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other safety topics.

Young Persons Advisory Service – The Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) has been working with children and young people in Liverpool since 1966.  Offering counselling and support.

Career Connect – Education and employment advice for 14 – 25 years old.

Merseyside Youth Association – advice and support for young people.