1 Hart, 1 Mind, 1 Future

Service offers: Hartlepool’s Parent Led Forum for families of children with additional needs.

Telephone: 07896054361
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.onefuture.org.uk


Service offers: Services delivered on behalf of the NHS in Teesside providing talking therapies to help overcome difficulties.

Telephone: 01642 352747
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.alliancepsychology.com

Approach Training Safely

Service offers: Free courses for those who claim benefits from Autism Awareness, Behaviours that challenge, to Safeguarding and dignity.

Telephone: 01429 892069
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.approachtrainingsafely.co.uk

Autism friendly cinema screenings

Cineworld, Showcase, ODEON, Vue
Website: https://www.dimensions-uk.org/families/autism-friendly-environments/autism-friendly-screenings/

Autism Matters

Service offer: offering a range of support and services for adults on the autism spectrum

Contact: 07500 871568
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.autism-matters.co.uk/

Borocuda Swim School

Service offers: Swim school offering group lessons, adult lessons and 1-1 lessons.

Telephone: 01642 263955
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://en-gb.facebook.com/borocudaswimming/

Café One77   

Service offers: One77 is a social enterprise based in Hartlepool that exists to provide opportunities that engage and inspire young people, offering a range of social, practical teaching and learning activities for young people aged between 13-24.

Telephone: 01429 862177
Website: http://familiesfirstne.co.uk/one77.html

Contact a family

Service offers: Provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Telephone: 0191 213 6300
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://contact.org.uk/northeast

Family fund

Service offers: Providing grants for families raising disables or seriously ill children and young people.

Telephone: 01904 550055
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.familyfund.org.uk


Service offers: disability club for participants ages 6 to 16 years offering multi skills activities such as activity, cricket, bowls, badminton and tennis.

Telephone: 01429 284052
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://hartlepool.fsd.org.uk/kb5/hartlepool/fsd/event.page?id=T19CMgZF0NU

Future Steps Occupational Therapy for Children and Adults

Service offers:  providing specialist occupational therapy services to children and adults.

Telephone: 01325 254688
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.futurestepsconsultancy.co.uk

Hartlepool Advocacy Hub

Service offers: Independent of Social Services and Health Services, they can help you put your views across and give information on the options that are available to you.

Telephone: 07522 866080
Email: [email protected]

Hartlepool Carers

Service offers: Hartlepool carers can offer support and information on issues connected with your caring role.

Telephone: 01429 283095
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hartlepoolcarers.org.uk

Hartlepool Families First

Service offers: A charity supporting children and young adults with additional needs. Also supporting older adults with social and mental wellbeing as well as improving health across the region.

Telephone: 01429 867016
Website: www.hartlepoolfamiliesfirst.org.uk

Hartlepool Information, Advice and Support Service (Hartlepool IASS)

Service offers: Hartlepool IASS will work with families of pupils up to the age of 25 years who are new to the EHC needs assessment process, Statement transfers, post 16 transfers, complex requests and for families requiring ongoing support. Specialist individual support to parents, carers, children and young people.

Telephone: 01429 284876
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/info/20015/social_care_and_health/354/hartlepool_information_advice_and_support_service

Hartlepool Now

Service offers: Hartlepool Now makes is easy to find out about local services. Download the app on app store or google play.

Website: www.Hartlepoolnow.co.uk

Hartlepool Short Break Grant

Service offers: Short break parent and carer guidance document and free text messaging service.

Website: https://hartlepool.fsd.org.uk/kb5/hartlepool/fsd/organisation.page?id=eYrimASXz7s 

Hartlepool Special Needs Support Group

Service offers: Aims to alleviate the needs and advance the education of children/young adults with various profound physical-learning disabilities with varying complex needs, including life limiting conditions, and to support their families-carers.

Telephone: 01429 863766
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hsnsg.org.uk

Hartlepool Young Carers

Service offers: To help reduce caring responsibilities in young carers, help improve young carers emotional wellbeing and help improve life chances for young carers. 1-1 support including school support as well as advocacy and representation at meetings. Respite and residential activities for young carers.

Telephone: 01429 284284
Website: https://www.hartlepoolcarers.org.uk/young-carers (also a closed Facebook Group – Hartlepool Carers)

Mister Twisters

Service offers: Special needs private sessions

Telephone: 01429 275777
Website: www.mister-twisters.co.uk

RicoChet (Mobile Device Loan Service)

Service offers: A free service that enables people to access information, advice and guidance by providing a free loan service of mobile devices with pre-loaded bookmarks in information sites.

Telephone: 07775 081351
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.incontrol-able.co.uk

Safe space project

Service offers: Safe Space Project will provide low level emotional and well-being support to children ages 5-16 years old age.

Telephone: 01429 283095
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Website: https://www.hartlepoolcarers.org.uk

SNIP (Special needs inclusion project)

Service offers: An OfSted registered after-school club and holiday play scheme for children with profound and often multiple disabilities.

Telephone: 01429 867016
Website: http://familiesfirstne.co.uk/snips-special-needs-inclusion-project.html

Step Forward Tees Valley in Hartlepool

Service offers: Step forward Tees Valley helps local people overcome barriers so they can move forward and, in time, look to enter work or training.

Telephone: 01429 363108
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sfteesvalley.co.uk

Street Project

Service offers: The STREET project (Supporting, Training, Raising Expectations, and Empowering Teenagers) is a befriending service held at the One77 facility on York Road on a Monday and Thursday night. It is a safe social environment for individuals often with special needs and requirements to interact and socialise. The service is aimed at young people aged 13-19 years.

Telephone: 01429 867016
Website: http://familiesfirstne.co.uk/street.html