Search for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services
A local support group for families of children and young people who have ADHD, or are currently being assessed for it.
A highly specialised recreational, sensory and social resource for disabled people of all ages.
A specialist, long-term home offering 24-hour support and care for young adults with complex disabilities.
Barnardo's Employment Training and Skills North (ETSN) is a private training provider for young people aged over 14.
Cerebra is a charity set up to help families with children aged 16 and under with brain conditions.
An independent service specialising in special educational needs and disability issues.
A service for children and young people that need a specialist assessment and / or treatment for mental health difficulties.
A confidential, friendly service for children and young people, including those with disabilities, who have problems with their bladder and bowel.
The Children's Development and Disability Service is for children and young people with disabilities, whether diagnosed from birth or for long-term conditions.
A specialist service providing expert palliative care support for babies, children and young people with serious and life-threatening conditions.
The service supports children and young people with a wide range of needs, who are experiencing difficulties with daily life activities.
A community physiotherapy service for children and young people to improve independence and participation at home, school and within the wider community.
- Contact number: 0191 402 8038
A service for children with speech language, communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
- Contact number: 0191 283 2484 / 2485
The service provides specialist dental advice and care for patients with special needs.
Uncommon offer free online sessions for ADHD and autistic young people who experience school phobia or emotionally based school avoidance.
Uncommon Minds Ltd
7 Bell Yard
District nurses are responsible for managing care within the community.
- Contact number: 0191 283 381 / 0191 283 1073 / 0191 283 1070
A charity supporting people with Down's Syndrome and their families across the North East.
Durham Cricket Club is offering free SEN cricket coaching to individuals between the ages of 7 - 17 years in the South Tyneside area.
Seat Unique Riverside
Chester Le Street
- Contact number: 07847531736
Support for children and young people who struggle with an eating disorder.
- Contact number: 0191 566 5500
Support when a child's learning or behaviour is a concern for their teacher or family.
The Enabler and Involvement Service work with adults with learning disabilities and / or autism.
The Family Holiday Association provides breaks for UK families struggling with disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence.
The service is for newborns, children and young people aged 0 to 16 years.
GPs are the first point of contact for diagnoses and have a responsibility to refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent or specialist treatment.
The Healthy Minds Team is available to all children with lower level mental health and emotional health difficulties.
A team of staff who specialise in hearing impairment, providing support and advice to families and schools.
A free service offering employability and advice to young people and adults, aged 16 and over.
Connexions South Tyneside provides careers information, advice and guidance to young people aged between 16 and 18, and up to 25 if they have a special educational need or disability.
- Contact number: 0191 424 6690 or 0191 424 6657
Kate Stanforth provides inclusive dance sessions and specialises in teaching people with additional needs.
KAYAKS is a support group for families affected by disability and special educational needs.
The Learning Disability Service is made up of several teams, providing a range of care and support services for people with a learning disability.
- Contact number: 0191 283 2583
The Lifecycle Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service works with people aged 16 and over.
South Tyneside Lifecycle Mental Health Service aims to help people experiencing mild to moderately severe mental health problems.
Media Savvy CIC's main aim is to promote education, employability skills, creativity, recovery and rehabilitation.
The service has specialist support through the North East Autism Society to work with those who have neurological diversities and SEND needs.
- Contact number: 0191 217 3206
The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) provides advocacy for children and young people.
Navigate is a national mentoring service, that provides online emotional support for parents and carers of disabled children who are finding out about their child's additional needs.
NHS Quality Checkers work with health professionals to look at the quality of health services and provide advice on how services can be made better.
The North East Autism Society (NEAS) help children and adults with autism to take part in society.
The Northern Rights training team offer short courses and qualifications.
Northern Rights Social Enterprise supports people living in South Tyneside, who are disadvantaged in the job market.
- Contact number: 0191 917 7910
The Nystagmus Network is a registered charity in England and Wales offering support and information to people affected by infantile or acquired nystagmus.
The Occupational Therapy Service supports children, adults and families to live their lives as independently and easily as possible.
- Contact number: 0191 424 5010
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous mental health and wellbeing online service.
Support for children aged 4 to 19 years old with neuropsychiatric conditions.
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offer confidential advice, support, and information on health related matters.
Pharmacists are experts in medicine and can provide information, support, and advice about minor health concerns, such as coughs and colds.
The Portage and Pre-School Service offers a portage home visiting service and a monitoring and advice service to settings and families with children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The Seahorses group is a group for families with children who are referred to South Tyneside Portage and Pre-School Services.
- Contact number: 0191 424 6126
The service provides refraction (eye examination) for children of all ages.
South Tyneside Adult Carers Service (STACS) is a registered charity who provide support to local carers.
The Children and Young People Diabetes Service offers care to all children and young people aged 0 to 19 years old with diabetes.
Children's Centres in South Tyneside provide a range of services to children and families.
The Children's Community Nursing Team work with children who have specific nursing or medical needs.
- Contact number: 0191 283 1141
The service works with children / young people and their families, to understand their needs and what support can be provided.
- Contact number: 0191 283 1038
Community Audiology provides hearing tests to children and young people in South Tyneside.
- Contact number: 0191 445 2718
South Tyneside's sexual health service offers advice and support about sexual health, contraception and pregnancy.
An advocacy service open to adults who have learning disabilities and live in South Tyneside.
Paediatric dietitians help babies, children and young people to eat and drink well.
A team of volunteer parent carers who care for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years in South Tyneside.
The Primary Health Hub supports people aged 14 and over who have, learning disabilities, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), severe mental illness and special educational needs and disabilities.
- Contact number: 0191 451 6649
SENDIASS provides information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
- Contact number: 0191 424 6345
The South Tyneside Wheelchair Service aims to increase the mobility, independence, and quality of life of people with physical and mental disabilities.
- Contact number: 0191 404 1097
South Tyneside Youth Service work with young people aged 8-17 (up to 25 with additional needs) across South Tyneside.
- Contact number: 0191 424 0118
South Tyneside's 0-19 team aims to make sure every child has a healthy start to life, any health conditions are identified early, so that appropriate healthcare can be put in place.
A charity supporting people with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and related conditions.
The orthoptic service specialises in detecting eye movement defects and problems with how the eyes work together (binocular vision).
SWAN UK provides support and information to families of children and young people with undiagnosed genetic conditions.
The service provide a bespoke youth service.
- Contact number: 07396579045
The Guide Dogs service helps people with sight loss live the life they choose.
A free helpline run by trained sleep advisors to talk to people about their sleep issues.
- Contact number: 03303 530 541
The Tree Tops Team help make a difference to children's lives by working with families, schools and health professionals.
A specialist support service for children and young people who have a vision impairment.
- Contact number: 0191 426 8195
WAVES is a support group and informal friendly base, provided by parents and carers of children with disabilities and / or additional needs.
The Wise Steps Employability Programme helps adults with learning disabilities find employment.
Humankind supports young carers and young adult carers (aged between 4 and 24 years old) and their families, to reduce the impact of their caring responsibilities.
- Contact number: 01325 731160