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Specialist Needs

Support organisations

There are lots of support organisations available. Some of them are listed below. If you would like to know about some organisations that suit your needs, please contact the Family Information Service.



Contact for families with disabled children. They support parents and carers in any part of the UK with a disabled child aged from birth to 25. Your child can have any kind of disability or additional need, and you do not need to have a diagnosis.

  • The website has advice and information about any concern a family might have about raising a child with additional needs.
  • 0808 808 3555 – Call our helpline team Mom- Fri, 9.30am – 5.00pm - free to UK mobiles and landlines
  • Listening Ear Service – a free call back service, day and evening you can make an appointment to suit you, reassurance, and both practical and emotional support with a family support adviser.
  • Free Family workshops on a variety of topics: behaviour, sleep, money matters etc.
  • Parents can also join their closed Facebook group where parents share and support one another.

Our Wales team contact details:

Wales Facebook: Contact Cymru.

UK wide Facebook: Contact Families.

Welsh families can sign up to Contact's monthly Ebulletins online.


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Registered Charity 1080579

28-44 New Street

Telephone: 01352 250147.


Daffodils is a disabled and additional needs children and young people's charity based in Flintshire. They provide leisure and recreational activities for disabled children and young people up to the age of 25, along with their parents, carers and siblings. They hold over 175 events per year within the local communities. Parental support is gained by accessing the activities and events on a consistent basis. Parent carers must attend with their child or young person at all of the activities and events.

SNAP Cymru

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SNAP Cymru is a charity, unique to Wales, founded in 1986. Its main aim is to advance the education of people in Wales and support their inclusion.

SNAP Cymru offers free and independent information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of Additonal Learning Needs (ALN, formerly known as Special Educational Needs, SEN) and disabilities.

They give advice and support on a range of issues including assessments, individual development plans (IDPs), statements of special educational needs, bullying, school attendance, exclusion, health and social care provision and discrimination.

They also provide advocacy, disagreement resolution, discrimination advice, advocacy and training for young people, parents/carers and professionals.

SNAP Cymru services

SNAP Cymru information

Contact SNAP Cymru

Flintshire Families' Disability Service (FFDS)



Telephone: 07834 006275.

Supporting children and young people aged 0-25 with a range of physical and neurological issues providing a non-judgmental, inclusive environment. We help build life skills, social interaction, and support to develop personal and interpersonal skills.

FFDS inform families to fully understand disability and support with recent diagnosis and  believe that every disabled child and young person in Flintshire has the right to a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.

FFDS collaborate internally and externally with other organizations to get the best outcomes by using multi-facetted engagement methods, face to face, in clubs and family events, out in the community and virtual via Microsoft Teams.

Treating people equally sometimes means doing things differently for some people however, our Core thread is to equip each child/young person with independence skills which build resilience and confidence, which in turn may reduce anxiety and help with behaviour management.

FFDS and our consortium provide a one shop service to support with:

  • provide young disabled people access to sport, leisure, and lifestyle opportunities
  • parents forums
  • disability training for the wider workforce
  • support with the detrimental impact being a young carer with an additional need
  • youth clubs, youth sheds and family events
  • advice and guidance to support both disabled children and childcare settings

Children & Young People with Additional Learning Needs

Here you will find information relatative to children & young people with additional learning needs.

Children & Young People with Additional Learning Needs

Useful Links

BCUHB - Improving the Wellbeing of Young Children with Learning Disabilities