Support Groups

Information, Advice and Support Service

Salford Information, Advice and Support Service give information, advice and support to children, young people and parents about special educational needs and disability, including health and social care matters.

We can help to make sure that your views are heard, understood and respected. We are a free, confidential and impartial service offering a single point of consistent contact. We can explain how special educational needs are identified and assessed, who you should talk to, and inform you of your rights and responsibilities.

Contact SIASS in the office on 0161 778 0343/0349. You can text 0772 054 4560 or 0799 051 5296 or email


JSENSE is a registered charity set up to address the special educational needs of children and young people across the breath of Manchester’s diverse Jewish Community.  You can contact JSENSE on 0161 850 3330


Charitable trusts


The Family Fund
The Family Fund gives grants to lower income families with severely disabled children for things that make life easier and more enjoyable. Call the helpline on 01904 621115 or email


Turn2us is part of the Elizabeth Finn charity and provides an online and telephone service that helps people access the money available to them through benefits, grants and other financial help. Visit the Turn2us website for help finding grant-giving charities or call free on 0808 802 2000 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm).


Disabled Facilities Grant

A Disabled Facilities Grant is a local council grant to help towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there. A grant is paid when the council considers that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical.


The amount paid is usually based on a financial assessment, however there is no means testing for families of disabled children under 19. The maximum amount the council can pay is £30,000. Grant applications will only be considered following an occupational therapist recommendation. Call 0161 607 1448 to find out more.


Support for Carers


Salford Carers Centre

Langworthy Cornerstones, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford, M6 5QQ

Telephone: 0161 833 0217


Carers Direct

Carers Direct, provided by the NHS, provides national information, advice and support for carers. Call 0808 802 0202 between 8am and 9pm from Monday to Friday or between 11am and 4pm at weekends.


Support and care for disabled children and their families



Cafamily charity that offers tips and hints to help you get through some of the most common issues facing families bringing up a disabled child.


Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Challenging Behaviour Foundation provides support and makes a different to the lives of people with severe learning difficulties.


Contact a Family

Contact a Family UK charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children. Call the helpline 0808 808 3555, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, Monday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Email or textphone 0808 808 3556. Sign up for their regular newsletter.


Family Information Direct

Family Information Direct a range of national services to ensure you have access to the information, advice and guidance you need to support you in your parenting.


Family Lives

Family Lives 0808 800 2222 - A free and confidential helpline for parents and carers. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



KIDS the disabled children's charity. KIDS vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations and their right to an inclusive community which supports them and their families.


Salford Parent Voice

Salford Parent Voice a group of parents/carers of children and young people with SEND. They represent your voice as parents and carers, working alongside you, the local authority, schools, health services and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of your children and families.


The Options Clinical Team

The Options Clinical Team have created a series of help sheets offering advice and guidance for parents and carers who look after children, young people and adults with autism.


Young Epilepsy

Young Epilepsy is a national charity providing support and information for parents and children and young people with epilepsy. Young epilepsy helpline 01342 832243.


What's Happening

Keep up to date and find out what's happening in our school


Springwood Primary School (Years 1 – 6)

Barton Road



M27 5LP

Tel: 0161 778 0022

Craig Hall

Springwood Primary School

Preston Avenue



M44 5XB

Tel: 0161 921 2170