What We Do 

A DIVERSE RANGE OF SERVICES TO MEET FAMILIES' NEEDS 
 
This falls within 4 areas of work - information, advice and guidance, social groups, respite care and family activities. The model we have developed has been of considerable interest to other parent groups across North Yorkshire, setting out to support families in their area. 
 
 
FAQ’s 
 
Who can we help? 
 
We offer support to families of children and young people with special needs, disabilities or illness. This includes parents, carers, grandparents, siblings and the child or young person themselves. 
 
What disabilities do you cover? 
 
All disabilities and special needs, including physical disabilities and learning disabilities. We also support young people with mental health issues. 
 
What ages do you cater for? 
 
From birth to 25 years of age. 
 
What area do you cover? 
 
Principally Ryedale, North Yorkshire, but we may be able to offer limited support to families just outside this area. To find out more on this matter please contact us. 
 
How does a family get referred to your organisation? 
 
We are happy to take self-referrals, referrals from other parents or carers and referrals from organisations. We have no formal system, just contact us direct, but please check what areas we cover first. 
 
Do families pay for respite care? 
 
Some families can receive respite care paid for by Social Services. If you live within our geographical area, you may also be able to pay for care directly. Please contact us for more information. 
 
Do you give grants to help families? 
 
No, but we may be able to help find other funds which can help in this way