Parent Support Information

Parent Support Information/Websites

117 Project

  • The 117 Project works with young people aged 11 – 17 years and their parents and carers to find solutions to difficult problems and conflicts. Provides strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour.
  • To talk to someone from the 117 Project, contact us on 01225 421686, email: or write to us at 117 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PT.
  • The 117 Project also runs Parent Support Groups in Keynsham, Radstock and Bath

Children’s Centres

  • Children Centre’s aim to join up services for you and your young children (0-11yrs)
  • Each Children’s Centre is different, with activities, services and facilities tailored to meet the particular needs of local children and families.
  • Children’s Centres will provide you with information about local childcare and early years provision, family support services, drop-in sessions for families and links to health visitors, midwives and Job Centre plus.
  • If you would like further details, please go to

School Nursing Service

Available for advice and concerns about pupil health.

Bath and North East Somerset Community Health and Care Services » School Nursing

Contact a Family

  • National charity offering advice, information and support to parents/carers of children with special needs and disabilities
  • Tel: 0808 080 5555

Parentline Plus

  • A national helpline providing support, information and guidance to parents and carers.
  • Tel: 0808 800 2222

Information regarding parenting support, benefits, childcare

The Children’s Learning Disability Service B&NES

Black Families Education Support Group

  • Support and advice for Black Families about issues relating to education.  Age range-children and adult, 1-1 and groups.
  • Tel: 01225 787 924

SEND Partnership Service

 Information, advice and support for children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND and their parent carers

Off the Record

  • We aim to improve the emotional, physical and mental well-being, and self esteem of young people aged up to 25 who live, study or work in Bath and North East Somerset. We provide the following services; drop in sessions, advice/information, counselling, children’s rights and advocacy, young parents advice and support, outreach work in schools and support with domestic violence and abuse.
  • Telephone: 01225 312 481


  • Crossroads provide pratical support to give carers a much needed break from their caring role.  Crossroads can give you regular planned breaks of a few hours each week during the day, evening or weekend.  Providing home based respite, a trained paid Carer Support Worker will come to your home and take over your caring duties, giving you an essential break.
  • Tel: 01761 436673


  • Time2Share provide short breaks/befriending service to give disabled children and young people support and stimulation.  They link volunteer befrienders to offer 1:1 support, company, independence and fuller participation in social and leisure activities.
  • Time2Share runs several groups for young people in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and holiday activity schemes in Bristol. The groups are intended for young disabled people to get together and socialise and have fun with the added support of workers and volunteers.
  • Tel: 0117 941 5868

1Big Database

  • A website which holds information about local organisations that offer help and support to parents and carers living in BATHNES, Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas.

The Care Network

  • Offers information and support to parents and carers.
  • Tel: 0800 0388 885
  • Parents Carers Aiming High is a group of parents whose children are all under 25 and have a range of special needs; from medical to physical conditions and from behavioral to learning disabilities.United by their common goal, these parents are all working to improve services for disabled children and their families in Bath and North East Somerset.PCHA has an active steering committee with parents taking on roles as Parent Representatives on strategic boards and in focus groups. The group is supported by the Carers’ Centre Bath and North East Somerset.Parents can get involved in PCAH by coming along to an event or activity, dropping into a parents’ support group or attending group meetings. Alternatively parents can simply telephone the Carer’s Centre or e-mail their views through Centre’s website.
  • For more information E:mail:

    Wellbeing Options

  • Wellbeing Options supports adults in Bath and North East Somerset to live full and independent lives. Here you will find information about local care providers, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resource.


  • Everyone at South West Action for Learning and Living Our Way (SWALLOW) works to together to live life to the full through the provision of a range of services and opportunities that help build valuable life skills and experiences.
  • Tel: 01761 414034
  • E-mail:

The Rainbow Resource

Rainbow resource is Bath and North East Somerset’s Guide for children with additional needs. The website has an excellant range of local and national voluntary sector services that can enrich the lives and experiences of children and young people.

The Rainbow Resource events calendar features activities and events from relevant organisations, groups and individuals based throughout the BANES area. See if there’s an event for you!


Southside Family Project

  • Southside provides families with expert, independent, reliable help.

    We support families in Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) dealing with issues like physical disability, domestic abuse, sexual violence, substance abuse or long-term mental health problems. With our expert support, families can move forward positively.

    Telephone: 01225 331243



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