There are lots of organisations in and around the Bath and North East Somerset area that offer events and support for families, parents, carers and children with additional needs.
Find out more about resources you and your family can access below.
Bath and North East Somerset Council offer ways to find groups, organisations and events to support children and families including Childcare services and Parental support
Supporting families affected by Autism, Butterflies Haven host social events for children and young adults and offer a support network for parents, carers and family members.
Banes Carers Centre understand the challenges that adult and child carers face and offer advice and support, as well as free wellbeing activities and a chance to talk to others who are in the same situation as yourself.
Rainbow Resource is part of our Live Well B&NES information and signposting resource. The intention of Live Well B&NES is to provide information, signposting and support to three discrete groups of people; families in B&NES, adults needing care or support and families with a SEND child or young person. It replaces three separate websites with a single web-based resource. Rainbow Resource provides children and young people (aged up to 25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families with information to help them find the right help and support.
FACES (or Families with Autistic Children Encouraging Support) are a group of parent/carers whose aim it is help support families of autistic children. They host social events which offer the chance for autistic children to enjoy themselves in a non-threatening environment whilst also allowing a space where parent/carers can support each other.
They have many events in the Bath area – click on the link for more information
Bop Stay and Play
Bath Opportunity Pre School (BOP) offer informal stay and play sessions led by a Family Support Worker. A great opportunity to meet other parent/carers and families, and to get support and advice from an experienced team.
Fosse Way School Specialist Autism Support Service have a range of autism-specific training opportunities as well as providing a helpline and other services to support children and their families. Click the link for more information and how to access their services