Support Groups for Parents and Young People

 The National Deaf Children's Society

The National Deaf Children's Society is a charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

NDCS offer information, advice and support to families with a deaf child. They also run activities and events for deaf children and young people.

For more information about the NDCS and groups in your local area, please follow this link


The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.
We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you're looking for in ADHD, we'll do our best to help.
Telephone: 02089522800

The ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation supports achievement, educational attainment, mental health and employability. The Foundation works in a unique way. We work in partnership with those living with ADHD, enabling them understand and manage ADHD.
Telephone: 01512372661

London Adult ADHD Support Group

They meet on a monthly basis in an informal setting to exchange information, talk about issues relating to adult ADHD, and have a good time. All meetings are confidential, no judgements are made, and no issues are too delicate.

Telephone: 02031852070

The National Autistic Society

Southwark Autism Support is a project set up by The National Autistic Society to provide information, advice and support to the parents and carers of children and young people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) living in Southwark. The service provides advice, information and suggestions to help with the behavioural, emotional and practical challenges that living with a child or young person with an ASD can present.
Telephone: Pamela Douglas: 07747 768536

The National Autistic Society
Telephone: 0808 800 4104

The National Autistic Society also run monthly support groups. Please do come along and meet other parent/carers for a friendly, relaxed chat with a cup of tea and a biscuit. You will

be warmly welcomed. All of the NAS Southwark Branch committee members have family members who are on the autism spectrum


Alfred Salter Primary School, Rotherhithe SE16 


Upstairs room 'Crooked Well', Grove Lane, nr Leisure Centre, Camberwell SE5 8SY 


Is a national disability organisation whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Scope’s services include offering early years, education, and independent living and employment opportunities for disabled people.
Telephone: 08088003333

Small Steps

At Small Steps we pride ourselves in providing a supportive environment for Parents of children with Cerebral Palsy and other forms of motor and sensory impairment. Parents are able to meet others sharing similar experiences, they develop strong friendships, and come to feel less isolated and alone. Small Steps also has a wealth of information available to parents and runs regular ‘parent workshops’ helping to both inform parents, giving them a platform for discussion and to socialise.
Telephone: 0208704 5935

Down's South London

Down's South London (DSL), is a parent run charity based in the heart of Peckham. It provides a free, unique early intervention therapy service to local children with Down's Syndrome.
Telephone: 020 7701 9521

Down’s Syndrome Association (National)

Providing information and support on all aspects of Down’s Syndrome to all who need it.
Telephone: 03331212300

Dyslexia Association of London

Dyslexia Association of London offers support and information to parents, teachers and adults on dyslexia/specific learning difficulties. It also offers a befriending service.

London Adult Support Group meetings:  
Telephone: 020 8870 1407

Dyslexia in the Workplace advice:
Telephone 020 8099 8055

Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation is for parents of a child with dyspraxia who want to talk with other parents/carers in the same position. They have links to locally based support in your area.
Telephone: 01462454986
Hearing Impaired

The National Deaf Children’s Society

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given early diagnosis
and the right support from the start. Deaf children should be involved in
decisions that affect them at as early an age as possible.
Telephone: 08088008880
Vision Impaired

Resources for Autism

Resources for Autism provides a range of support services for both children/young people and their families including a Young Autistic Adults Group for young people aged 19-25 years old, autism specific home/community support for all ages and autism specific parent/carer groups

Resources for autism also offer autism specific play and youth clubs and holiday play schemes for children and young people aged 8-19 years old and volunteering opportunities for young people aged 19-25 years old.


Telephone: 020 8458 3259

Royal London Society for the Blind 

RLSB supports blind young people & kids to live life without limits.
Telephone: 01732592500

Young Minds

Are you worried about a child or young persons behaviour and mental health? You are not alone. Young Minds have put together information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of common mental health and behaviour concerns, especially for parents and carers.

Telephone: 08088025544

Council for Disabled Children

CDC aims to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and children with special educational needs. We do this by influencing Government policy, working with local agencies to translate policy into practice and producing guidance on issues affecting the lives of disabled children.
Telephone: 02078431900

Southwark Carers

Are an independent charity with over 5,000 carers currently registered with us. we provide information, advice and support to carers across Southwark.

Telephone: 02077084497
Southwark Parent Carer Council (PCC)

Are a group of parent carer volunteers, who are working to achieve excellent local services for disabled children/young people aged 0-25 and their families. By working with partners in Education, Health and Social Care, we want to make sure all parent carers and young people have a voice - and have a say in the development and provision of our services. We are the parent carer forum for Southwark, part of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums(NNPCF).
Telephone: 02075251106 or 0794410701

Southwark Young Carers

SYC is the borough wide service for Young Carers in Southwark, provided by Imago Community. Young Carers are anyone aged 8-18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue. This can include caring for a disabled sibling. Young Adult Carers are those aged 18-24.

For more infomation please contact the SYC Hub:

Phone: 0300 111 1110


Southwark Breastfeeding Support Cafes

Breastfeeding Support Cafés provide a safe and comfortable environment where pregnant and breastfeeding women are supported to start and continue breastfeeding.
All pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are welcome

For more information please click here.