Family advice & support services

I CAN works to support the development of speech, language and communication skills in all children with a special focus on those who find this hard: children with speech, language and communication needs.

1Voice is a network of support and information for children who use communication aids, and their families.

Ace Centre North
ACE Centre North provide help and expertise in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT).

Ace Centre South
The ACE Centre Advisory Trust provide personalised, independent assessment, research and development, advice and training services for people with severe physical and communication disabilities, and those who support them.

Afasic seeks to raise awareness and to create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments. The Afasic helpline is 0845 355 5577

Auditory Verbal UK
Auditory Verbal UK is a national charity which teaches deaf babies and children to listen and speak, so that they can achieve their full potential in life

British Stammering Association
British Stammering Association is the only national organisation for adults and children who stammer, run by people who stammer.

Contact a Family
CaF provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Dyslexia Action
A national charity that improves the lives of children with Dyslexia through education

The Makaton Charity
Makaton is the UK’s leading language programme for children and adults with learning or communication difficulties. Makaton uses speech with signs and symbols to help people communicate. It can be used to develop communication, language and literacy skills.

Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

The National Autistic Society
The NAS champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.

The National Literacy Trust
The NLT believe that society will only be fair when everyone can communicate as well as they need. NLT believe that with better literacy skills a greater number of people will have the opportunity to contribute more to society.

The Signalong Group is a registered charity dedicated to enabling children and adults with impaired communication to overcome difficulties at to reach their full potential.

Talk to Your Baby
A campaign run by the National Literacy Trust to encourage parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to three. The website has many useful resources for parents.

Rotherham crisis – Cedar House, provides short-term accommodation for people experiencing a mental health crisis. The service works in partnership with the statutory Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, who are also based on-site. For further information nationally about groups and services, please contact 0121 522 7007 or email

Frank:  0300 123 6600
Helpline for anyone concerned about drug or solvent misuse. Advice and information for drug misusers, their families, friends, carers. (Formerly known as the National Drugs Helpline).


Yorkshire Smokefree Rotherham (3.75 miles)

Tel: 0800 612 0011 or 0330 660 1166


Therapy Directory
Find a therapist near you;