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Adur Access and Mobility Group

The Adur Access and Mobility Group meets on the morning of the last Friday of every odd month, either at the Coop Community Space in Ham Road, or in the Shoreham Centre in Pond Road. You will be notified if you are on the mailing list, otherwise please view the website, or telephone AVA on 01903...

Allsorts Youth Project (Advocacy Service)

Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports & connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The advocate can work with young people between 11-19 years in West Sussex.

Beyond the School Gates

Beyond the School Gates was established as a charity in 2020. Former excluded students and their parents are trained to listen to the voices and experiences of current excluded students and their parents. The excluded secondary school students consider what a ‘successful life’ looks like them...

Buzz Buddies (with Extratime) - 18-25

Buzz Buddies is a social group for young adults with learning disabilities in Worthing and Adur area which we run in partnership with Extratime. The focus is on supporting young adults with learning disabilities to build the skills and confidence to socialise in mainstream places in the evening...

Children in Care Council (CICC)

The CICC is a group of young people who are looked after by West Sussex County Council. They meet every two weeks to discuss issues that matter to those in care, and help shape the services that are provided. Activities include talking to those who provide services (including social workers,...

COMPASS SEND Parent / Carer Group –...

COMPASS is a friendly, supportive group for parents of children and young people with Social Communication challenges and/ or Autism. We meet on second Tuesday of the month during term times at Trafalgar Road Baptist Church in Horsham. All welcome.

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Information, advice, support and promoting linking for parents to other parents, support groups and parent carer forums Contact a Family provides information, advice and support to families caring for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. We have up to date...

Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a well established programme of challenges open to young people from Year 9 in school. Young people have until the age of 25 to complete their Award. The DofE is not an organisation but a programme of challenging leisure and free time activities to aid in a young...

Expert Parent Programme - Getting the...

The Expert Parent Programme aims to help parents understand the (health) system better exploring Shared Decision Making as a process to getting the best outcomes for your children. Parents improve their skills and knowledge to navigate and manage the health system for your child including both...

Gig Buddies - Stay Up Late

Gig Buddies is a volunteer befriending scheme that matches young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism with a volunteer friend who enjoys the same cultural activities as they do. This could be going to see live bands but could also be anything from watching football matches to visiting...

Grace Eyre

We are a dynamic person centred charity supporting people with learning disabilities for over 100 years. Our services focus on delivering a vibrant learning and skills programme, innovative supported living models and housing solutions for people with learning disabilities. We also fundraise for...

Healthwatch West Sussex

We have a simple ambition, here at Healthwatch West Sussex …. to make local health and social care services better for people that use them. We are here to listen, take action and influence positive change for local people living in West Sussex. We record what you tell us and share this...