Helplines and useful links: need advice or support?

AWARE – Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource Tel: 01535 611275

Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure (BDSL) is a local charity which aims to provide disabled people with high quality sport and physical activity, running various clubs and activities across the district every day of the week for over 400 disabled people. Tel: 01274 437093

Bradford MDC Children’s Services  Call 01274 431933 or 01274 437500

Bradford Toy Library, St Luke’s Call Emma or Michelle on 01274 365463

Carers Resource, Skipton 01756 700888 Carers Resource, Shipley Tel: 01274 449660

Skipton: Please note their Skipton office has moved and is now at Ronaldsway House, 36 Brook St, Skipton, BD23 1PP
Shipley: Unit 15, Park View Court, St Paul’s Road, Shipley BD18 3DZ

Carers Leeds 0113 246 8338

Contact 0808 808 3555 for advice on benefits & finance for families with a child with a disability.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Enquiries 0345 850 3322

Equality Together Equality Together is a local user-led organisation for disabled people, their carers and families. Our services are currently available to people who live in the Bradford Metropolitan District Tel: 01274 594173

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service (previously known as Parentline). Please call us on 0808 800 2222 for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Our helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education IPSEA don’t have a direct number but appointments can be booked online and there’s a whole host of information and advice on their website.

Leeds ABC Group Leeds and District Autism, Behaviour and Communication Support Group

Email Web:

Leeds Social Services Call 0113 222 4403 or 0113 398 4702

Local Offer:

The Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support is available in the area where you live.



North Yorks FIS

The National Autistic Society

Parents Helpline – 0845 070 4004 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
Email Helpline –
Health Care Professionals Information – 0171 903 3599

NAS Education Rights Service: 0808 800 4102

NAS Autism Helpline: 0808 800 4104 To receive an information pack, call 0808 800 4104 and select Option 4 to leave a voicemail request for an information pack Note: When calling for information packs, please provide your name and address, and state if it is for an adult or child. Also state if you would like information on autism or PDA. Due to resources, they are only able to send a general information pack. For more specific information, please call 0808 800 4104 or go to

NAS Parent-to-Parent Service: 0808 800 4106 Calls are free from landlines & most mobiles.

The Autism Services Directory A comprehensive directory of services and support for people on the autism spectrum, their families, and people who work with them

Parentline Plus Call 0800 80 2222 Parentline is a free, confidential service for any parent, any time.

PFBA Parents Forum for Bradford and Airedale The voice of parents/carers of children with additional needs.  Tel: 01274 397396

Play Partners can help children with a disability access play or holiday schemes

SELFA – a local charity supporting children and young people in Skipton and Craven.

SENDIASS – the SEND information, advice and support service. The SEND information, advice and support service (SENDIASS) provides free and impartial information, advice and support for children, young people and young adults (up to 25 year old) with special educational needs and / or disabilities as well as their parents or carers.

SENDIASS Bradford 01274 513300 Email: Bradford SENDIASS Facebook: Bradford SENDIASS

SENDIASS Leeds Helpline 0113 378 5020 (Mon-Fri 10am to 3pm)

SENDIASS Craven & Harrogate 01609 536923

SPECIALIST AUTISM SERVICES Help and support for adults with autism