Useful Websites


ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlen’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s Syndrome. We also provide training for GP’s, Teachers, Social Care agencies and other professionals, raising awareness to bring about positive change and inclusion in mental health, education and employment.


Autonome work across the UK Public Sector to combine our personalised Educational Technology platform with one to one support to deliver Learning Disability and Autism outcomes in Education, Employment and Social Care settings.

Boost Academy

Boost Academy offer individually tailored education packages for students who are struggling to access education due to: school refusal, anxiety, mental health issues, special educational needs, disability, etc. Our staff team have a great deal of personal and professional knowledge and experience, to ensure the very best results.

Brandon Trust

Brandon Trust is a registered charity providing individualised support to adults, young people and children with learning disabilities or autism. We believe that everyone should be free to live their life in the way they choose, and our job is to support them to make this happen.

Bridging The Gap Together!

Bridging the Gap Together! is an independent Community Interest Company, our aim is to provide a wide range of workshops for parents/carers of children as well as young people with complex needs or disabilities, this could include mental health needs, learning difficulties, sensory or communication impairment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and/or on the Autistic Spectrum.

British Dyslexia Association

The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation is committed to making the teaching and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia; and to spread understanding of how those who have the condition can be helped.


Nessy programs are designed to help students of all abilities learn to read, write, spell and type, especially those who learn differently, including:

  • Mainstream
  • EAL
  • Homeschool
  • Students with dyslexia

North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together

We represent the collective voice of North Somerset parent carers to key decision makers across the local authority, health and education. Through our efforts we aim to make everyday life better for parent carers and help every child and young person with an additional need or disability to reach their full potential.

OTR North Somerset

We provide free and self-referral mental health info and support to young people aged 11-18 through a range of wellbeing projects across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Come to us for one-to-one support and group projects all delivered by a team of super-friendly staff and volunteers.

SAY Send And You

SEND and You provides the Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support (SENDIAS) Service in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  We provide free, confidential and impartial advice to children, young people and their families about SEND.

Special Needs Jungle

Many families do not get the help they need because they do not know where to look or how to cut their way through the increasingly complicated system. We aim to highlight resources and inspire and empower families to do this successfully by providing resources, tips, facts and examples.

Strawberry Line

The Strawberry Line is where it all started. A 9-mile long stretch of shared-access path. Mostly traffic-free and flat, it’s popular with cyclists and walkers.  The Strawberry Line Café prides itself on friendly service from our team. We employ local people from our community and offer employment and training to people with learning disabilities. Strawberry Cycles bike hire is just opposite us in Yatton station car park. You can choose from a wide range of bikes for adults and children. They also hire out adaptive cycles and trikes, as well as tandems.

The Mindful Life

The Mindful Life helps Carers to cope with stress and difficult emotions using mindfulness-based approaches, running taster sessions, introductory mindfulness programmes and ongoing weekly meditations.

The National Autistic Society

We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.


Our mission is to inform, support and alleviate the isolation of anyone affected by a rare chromosome disorder, copy number variant or single gene disorder associated with learning disability / developmental delay and to raise public awareness. 

Young Carers 

It is estimated that over 2000 young people in North Somerset have caring responsibilities at home, so you are not alone. Get in touch to find out more about meeting other young carers and what support is on offer to you. It is estimated that over 2000 young people in North Somerset have caring responsibilities at home, so you are not alone. Get in touch to find out more about meeting other young carers and what support is on offer to you.