Lancashire County Council have put together a guide for ALL families with children and young people of ALL ages and abilities. Click the buttons below to see what is on offer.
Witherslack Group have prepared a variety of free pre-recorded online events and activities including SEN webinars, fitness classes, workouts and mindfulness exercises for you and your child to enjoy during the six weeks of the summer holidays. Please click the button below for more details and to sign up for links.
Mental Health Drop In sessions
CHATS (Carers. Help. Advisory. Training. Support) is a support group for parents / carers who have children or young people experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties. We run a local group on Tuesdays at 11-12
Alternate weeks using Microsoft Teams with 2 CAMHS workers one week and Facebook Messenger Rooms with parent peer supporters the next.
21st July Microsoft Teams
28th July Facebook Rooms
4th August Microsoft Teams
11th August Facebook Rooms
18th August Microsoft Teams
25th August Facebook Rooms
1st September Microsoft Teams
Please email for the link to join the Microsoft Teams sessions or join the Private Facebook Group for the Rooms chat or for parent peer support.
AOK groups for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, siblings and their parents and carers.
The groups are still running over the summer break using Zoom.
Quizzes, signed story telling, fun games, show and tell and a chance to chat with other children and parents.
Please email Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org for details and the links to the sessions.
Parent Carer Wellbeing
Help and Support
Lancaster District Support Line 01524 932001
The Support Line is a community-led response coordinated by the Lancaster District Volunteer Hub, to offer support to people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
You can request support of any kind by either filling in the form on the website (click the logo), or calling 01524 582000. We will aim to find a way to support you no matter what you need, so please don’t hesitate to ask.
The support currently provided by our volunteers includes:
Collecting and delivering shopping or prescriptions
Picking up or delivering post or parcels
Ringing anyone who is isolated for a check-in and chat
The Lancaster District Support Line is supported by Lancaster District CVS, Hope Church Lancaster and Lancaster City Council.
Confidential Phone line for young people aged 11-25 experiencing emotional distress in the Lancaster and Morecambe Districts and Fylde and Wyre.
Lancashire SENDIAS 0300 123 6706
If you live in Lancashire you can get information, advice and support around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from the Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Team.
The service is free, impartial, and confidential.
0800 808 3555 Advice Line Mon - Fri 9.30-5
Family support "listening ear" appointments
You might be struggling emotionally and looking for strategies to help you cope. Or maybe you just need to talk to someone who understands the extra challenges you face and who can point you in the right direction to get the support you need for your family.
To help, we offer 1-1 telephone appointments with a family support adviser for parent carers looking for a listening ear, reassurance and practical and emotional support.
Making an appointment is simple: Visit our Eventbright page, choose the day (morning, afternoon or evening), and when you register choose the time slot you want.
Appointments are regularly updated here and are subject to availability.
National Autistic Society Autism Helpline 0808 800 4104
10am – 12pm and 1pm - 3pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).