Re:Minds Contact Infomation
Our Facebook group is just for families and is a closed group, which gives families a safe place to share their worries and ask questions. We have daily posts which are always answered, messenger for more personal issues and advice, email system for contact. The group currently has almost 600 members from Southampton and some from Hampshire; this is increasing daily.
All of these organisations can provide help and support in different forms. Click any of their logos to find out more information.
We have collated all the places we have discovered that can help our children. If you know of any other organisations that should be added, please let us know!
- Local Offer – the places the Local Authority recommend – Click Here
- SENDIASS – provides advice to children/young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their parents/carers who live in Southampton. – School related issues
- IPSEA IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
Schools with autism units
- Southampton CAMHS – Click Here
Mental Health advice
- Young Minds – Advice and support for parents, professionals and children living with mental health issues – Click Here
Disability Living Allowance
- DLA advice – gov.uk/dla-disability-living-allowance-benefit
- Contact advice on DLA – contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/money-benefits-work-and-childcare/benefits-and-tax-credits/disability-living-allowance
- Carers in Southampton – A free service for anyone who is looking after a family member, friend or neighbour unpaid – carersinsouthampton.co.uk
- Buzz Network – sid.southampton.gov.uk/kb5/southampton/directory/service.page?id=0ovhp5ztIRo&localofferchannel=0
- Max Card – to get discounts or benefits to the holder and one other person at a range of venues and organisations within Southampton and further afield. sid.southampton.gov.uk/kb5/southampton/directory/advice.page?id=0hlPQQzxo5w
- No Limits – confidential advice and support for young people – https://nolimitshelp.org.uk/
- Mencap – advice and groups for people with autism, learning disabilities or downs syndrome mencap.org.uk
- Support Buddies – offering 1:1 support for children https://www.supportbuddies.org
Colleges with support units/supported internships
- Eastleigh College – https://www.eastleigh.ac.uk/careers/other-progression-opportunities1/course-listing/supported-internship-full-time/
- Fareham College – https://www.fareham.ac.uk/apprenticeships/
- Oarsome Chance – focuses on young people aged from 9 -19 years old who are disengaged from mainstream education and are at risk of exclusion and suffering disadvantage. https://oarsomechance.org/
- Disability Clear – businesses who are open to working with people with disabilities – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-employers-that-have-signed-up
- Even Break – Helping disabled job seekers link with employers https://www.evenbreak.co.uk/en
- Find Apprenticeships – https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
- PALS Society – an organisation for helping young people gain employment https://www.pals-society.com/
Benefits – PIP/Universal Credit
- Government guidance – https://www.gov.uk/pip
- Citizens Advice – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/help-with-your-claim/fill-in-form/
- Contact – PIP Advice – https://contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/benefits-financial-help/benefits-and-tax-credits/personal-independence-payment/
- Enham Trust is a disability charity that provides services to over 6500 disabled people each year that focus on individual’s abilities, enabling them to live a life of independence, choice and control. https://www.enhamtrust.org.uk/
- Wheatsheaf Trust – is a charity aimed at helping anyone who needs support https://wheatsheaftrust.org
- Hampshire Futures – advice and support for apprecnticeships, training and education- https://www.hampshirefutures.co.uk/
- Access Southampton – Southampton City Council’s free and impartial guide to support your decision making at the key times in your education and career http://access-southampton.co.uk/
- Contact – For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability, we’re here. www.contact.org.uk
- Solent Mind – www.solentmind.org.uk
- Leonard Cheshire – Can Do is a skills development programme for individuals aged 16-35 with a disability or long term health condition. – https://www.leonardcheshire.org/what-we-can-do-you/learning-and-lifestyle/opportunities-16-35-year-olds
- Steps to Wellbeing – https://www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/support/southampton
- Saints Foundation – https://bookings.saintsfoundation.co.uk/soccerschools/index.htm
- Active Nation – https://activenation.org.uk
Facebook Groups – offering local support and advice
- Flutterbies – a support group for families whose children have autism, meeting in the Portswood area of Southampton.
- Minecraft and Meltdowns – an online support group for autistic people, professionals and families.
- Southampton Parent Carer Forum – join the forum to help shape the SEND services for the whole community.