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Services and Support

The table below presents a list of local, regional and national services and support for LD learners.*Please note that the column widths will auto-adjust as you type into the table.

Name of support service Contact tel no Address or link Summary of main services and support (e.g. advisory; age 16+; informative; counselling etc)
Grapevine (Cov & Warks) 024 7663 1040

123 Upper Spon St, Coventry CV1 3AQ

Providing placements; advocacy services; training for learners; training for staff; networks; carer support; volunteering
Advance - support for people coming out of institutional care

0800 0320 894

West Midlands office

2 Witan Way, Witney, Oxon
OX28 6FH

(Head Office - also centres in East Mids, West Mids and London)

The breadth of services on offer is growing; Housing and Support; getting people into work; training people how to stay safe; advising people on the best way to plan and choose their support, or helping people take the step of becoming homeowners. Support is for disabled people, people with a mental health issue and people with a learning disability - at home, at work or in the community to live the life they choose.
Safe Inside Safe Outside (SISO)
07447 961220

SISO project, 86-92, Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DD

Safe Inside Safe Outside (SISO) originally formed to empower mental health service users to become valued and active members of their respective communities, ensuring that people feel safe within themselves and their wider community. SISO aims include using creative writing, arts and music as a voice and means of expressing thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Mental Health World (online resource) 0844 357 4567

22 Revenue Chambers
St Peters Street

An online service to all affected by mental illness including depression, schizophrenia, dissociative disorder and personality disorders.
Mancap 020 74540454

Mencap, 123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT

Mencap is a leading UK charity that works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
Coventry Learning Disabilities Partnership Board 024 76834355

Coventry Parnership Office, Room 65-66, Council House, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5RR

A group of organisations working together to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities in Coventry.
The PMLD Network 020 76965549

The PMLD Network, c/o Mencap, 123 Golden Lane, London EC1Y ORT

Discusses the support of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. It is a group of people committed to improving the lives of children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
National Autistic Society



The National Autistic Society
393 City Road
London, EC1V 1NG
United Kingdom
 Leading UK Charity for people with Autism (including Aspergers syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and campaign for a better world for people with Autism.
Disabled Living Foundation


999 0004

DLF is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969.We are the UK’s leading source of impartial information and expert advice on independent living.
Coventry Vibes

024 76


Vibes @ Coventry Mind
The Junction
141 Far Gosford Street

Vibes is a children’s and young people’s service developed to meet the emotional and mental health needs of young people between the ages of 7-19 years.
CAMHS 024 7696 1368

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) offer a comprehensive range of services that provide help and treatment to children and young people experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties, or mental health problems, disorders and illnesses. These services are available to children and young people up to their 17th birthday. Referral is through professionals such as GPs and educational psychologists.
The Health and Wellbeing Centre +44 (0) 24 7765 8029

The Health and Wellbeing Centre
Jordan Well

Coventry University ( The Hub) Offer support to students with a variety of disabilities including;

Specific Learning Difficulty,
Physical and Sensory Disabilities,
Mental Health.

Hereward Access- Assessment Centre 024 7642 6146

DSA Assessment Centre, providing a range of assessments for individuals needing assistive technology services and non-medical support.
Disabled Students Helpline 0800 328 5050

Advise and support for disabled people who are studying or want to study at a range levels either full-time or part-time (16+)

Scope 0808 800 3333

registered office: 6 Market Road, London, N7 9PW

Registered charity. Gives support and information to disabled people and their families. Includes an online community. Current "End the Awkward" campaign.
Integrated Disability Service, Warwickshire 02476 368800

Nuneaton and Bedworth and North Warwickshire Office:

Lancaster House, Exhall Grange Campus, Wheelwright Lane, Coventry CV7 9HP

This service helps to coordinate between warwickshire county council and the NHS. IDS aims to support disabled people and their families from birth to age 18 by referring them to relevant services and support, including the Short Break Service, Family Key Worker Service and the Specific Language Disorder Team.
Disabled United

The largest online community and social network for those living with disabilities. This website includes finding friends, dating and links to information and relevant assistive products.

Remploy 0300 4568026

Coventry branch:

27-29 Trinity Street, Coventry, CV1 1FJ



Remploy is an organisation dedicated to supporting people with disabilities and those experiencing complex barriers to work into mainstream employment.

Support is available for individuals of 16 years and over and offers 'iRemploy' an online suite of employment services including Live chat with an employment iAdvisor, forums, online skill development workshops, online CV builder, job searches, mock interviews and employability games and quizzes.

Remploy is also working with the National Autistic Society in the 'Transition into Employment' initiative to provide training and employment opportunities for young people with ASD in the transition to adulthood. This offers a taylor made service of training workshops etc. Leaflets are available to download on the website.





BILD- British Institute for Learning  

Birmingham Research Park
97, Vincent Drive
Birmingham B15 2SQ

BILD offer a range of qualifications accredited by City & Guilds to help to train the workforce within learning disability services.

The qualifications offered by BILD are tailored to the needs of individuals and organisations supporting people with learning disabilities. These are available in a flexible package of materials and support.

NSPCC-National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children

08088005000 - NSPCC

08001111 - Childline Childline services offering support and enabling reporting of issues about sexting, childrens rights, bullying, online bullying, exam stress and other issues affecting children.
Disability Rights UK 020 7250 8181

Ground Floor
CAN Mezzanine
49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH

Working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.
Living Autism 0113 8150210

The Raylor Centre
James Street
YO10 3DW

Living Autism is an online support service for carers parents and people living with autism. The company offer online discussion forums and links with local support networks.
Langston Society 01384 243665

Medway House
98-99 Dixons Green Road, Dudley
West Midlands DY2 7DJ

The Society runs a variety of services for disabled people. Including Dudley voices for choices a self advocacy group, Lunch on the run supported employment in a cafe and various supported housing projects.

Downs Syndrome Assosiation

0333 1212 300

Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park
TW11 9PS


Leading UK Charity for people with Downs syndrome and their families. They provide support groups, information and training to families and professionals.
mind 02085192122
15 -19 Broadway, stratford
E15 4BQ
National charity supporting mental heath issues including depression . Helping with family support,drug use and legal rights.
Headway 08088002244
Bradbury House
190 Bagnell Road
Old Basford
Headway supports people who have an acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury. The aim of Headway is to promote the understanding of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to families carers and those with brain injury.
Birmingham Adult Education service 0121 3034318
Louise Ryland House
44 Newhall St
B3 3PL
BAES offeres courses for Adults with learning disability. The service is city wide and offers various leisure and curriculam courses.
Shared Lives South West 01865 897971
Abbey House,
Abbey Close,
OX14 3JE


Shared Lives carers share their family and community life with someone who needs support.

The Shared Lives service gives vulnerable and disabled adults this opportunity, enabling them to live as independently as possible by sharing in the carer's family life.

Brandon Trust


020 7062 8860

Brandon Trust
Battersea Studios
Unit G1, 80 Silverthorne Road


Brandon Trust now has five of its services accredited through the National Autistic Society. Paul Sullivan from the Society’s Accreditation Team came to Bristol on 12th July 2011 to present the awards to the Team Members
United Response



We work with people so that they can live the lives they want to – whatever their level of ability.

We can support people in all areas of their lives including:

personal care needsdomestic tasksbudgeting and money managementhelp with finding housingtraining and skills developmentsupport to find a job or voluntary workcommunity activities, leisure and socialisinghealthcare needsmental wellbeing

Action Duchenne 0208 556 9955

The Epicentre

41 West Street
E11 4LJ

Action Duchenne are campaigning to ensure:
1. Everyone living with Duchenne has access to the highest quality standard of care

2. Safe and effective treatments are available to those living with Duchenne without delay

3. Access to specialist educational assessments, advice and interventions for young people with Duchenne so that they fulfill their educational potential and through this have access to the full range of educational and social opportunities in adulthood.

Disabled Students Allowances 0300 100 0607 or by textphone on 0300 100 0622

As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a:

- disability
- long-term health condition
- mental health condition
- specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia
The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income

Individual Support Solutions Ltd 024 76 349561

Individual Support Solutions Ltd
Powell House
Church Street
CV11 4DS

We provide support and opportunities for adults with learning disabilities in Nuneaton, Bedworth, North Warwickshire and Rugby. Day Activities and Support: We Support people with learning disabilities 7 days a week from 7.30am to 10.30pm. We provide support to: * Access community facilities such as leisure centres, swimming, horse-riding, shopping, community events and adult learning and education. * Access and be part of community groups and projects. * Find and pursue a new hobby: enjoy arts and crafts, flower arranging, Tiger Feet dance, drama and lots more. *Improve independent living skills in your own home. For example: support , to develop knowledge and skills with budgeting, cleaning, food shopping and how to stay safe at home. * Explore voluntary and/or paid work.


BASE 01204 880733

Unit 4, 200 Bury Road





The British Association for Supported Employment is the national trade association representing hundreds of agencies involved in securing employment for people with disabilities . The association aims to raise awareness of supported employment, represent the sector on a collective basis, inform members, and encourage best practice. BASE facilitates regional members networks and supports providers and employers by being a hub of information and good practice.
Disabled People

This website provided by the Government provides information for disabled people on the following:

Benefits and financial help


Disability equipment and transport

Disability rights

Work and disabled people