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Parent groups in South Cambs, City, and county-wide

Papworth Everard: Additional Needs Support Group, Papworth Everard

Additional Needs Support Group, Papworth meets fortnightly on Monday morning during term time 9:00-11am.

Autumn dates: 5 and 19 September, 3, 17 and 31 October, 14 and 28 November, 12 December

All types of disability and additional needs. All ages. Siblings welcome.  

Address The Daisy Children's Centre, Varrier Jones Drive, Papworth Everard CB23 3XQ. 


Does your child have difficulties in school/preschool?

Worried about your child’s behaviour?

Come and chat with other mums who know what it's like!

No diagnosis needed; our children have a range of issues e.g. ADHD, Physical disability, SEN, Behavioural problems, Anger issues, Dyslexia, Struggling to learn, Sensory issues, Communication problems

Come along for a friendly chat and a cup of tea with mums with similar experiences. Run by local parents. Children under five welcome.


Parent contact: Caroline Goodall 01480 839166

Daisy Centre: 01480 831423



Sawston: Additional Needs Support Group, Sawston & Linton Children's centres

Additional Needs Support Group, Sawston & Linton Childrens centres. The group alternates each monday between Linton & Sawston.  Both sessions run from 1.15-2.45. All types of disability and additional needs welcome. Ages 0-5. Siblings welcome. 

Contact Andrea Ghelani - family worker  Phone 01223 706373  Address Seedlings Children's Centre, Bellbird School, Link Road, Sawston CB22 3GB. 



Caldecote: Cambridge Down's Syndrome Baby and Toddler Group

A very friendly, informal group where parent carers can exchange information and experiences. All children and siblings welcome age up to 6. First Saturday of every month 10.30am-12.30pm (except August).

Contact: Matt & Laura by phone: 07812 348189 or email

Address: Little Footsteps Children's Centre, Caldecote Primary School, Highfields Road, Highfields, Caldecote,  Cambridgeshire CB23 7NX.   



Cambridge Transgender support SexYOUality

Are you the parent or carer of a child ( any age) who is transgender or who is questioning their gender?

Would you like the support of other parents who have children who are exploring their gender identity?

If so, there is an informal group that meets monthly in the Cambridge area offering offers emotional support. It’s a place to talk, learn valuable information, and share your story.

The group meets in Cambridge on the last Saturday morning of every month.

Please contact SexYOUality:



T: 01223 369508


Countywide: Helping Little Hands Learn

Helping Little Hands Learn know that often parents have to become the 'therapist' in their child's life and can miss out on those important times of 'just being a parent'. Helping Little Hands Learn provide direct consulting, support and care to families with children with special needs including therapy/play sessions, transitions, in home care. Contact: Skye Ward, Phone:07867966949



Cambridgeshire: Home From Home Care

Home From Home Care was created by parents of a daughter with special needs to provide exceptional specialist residential care for adults (18+) with complex needs including Autism, Epilepsy, PMLD, Cerebral Palsy and High Vulnerability. Paul and Ann de Savary, who created the company, have gained a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of transition from going through the process with their daughter. Paul and Ann are passionate about sharing their knowledge with other parents going through the same situations so are happy to attend any parent group meetings or other such events to speak directly with parents about transition. Contact: Ann de Savary on 01749 676724.



Hyperactive Children's Support Group

Hyperactive Children's Support Group holds ad-hoc meetings according to individual needs. Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and allergies. Parents, professionals and siblings welcome. Contact Joan Lewis. Phone 01223 510551 or email


Impington: Impington Opportunity Playgroup

Impington Opportunity Playgroup meets on Mondays during term time 1:00pm-3:00pm at St Andrews Centre, School Hill, Histon, CB24 9JE . For pre-school children under five, with any disability, and their families. The group is open to any family living in and around Cambridge and the surrounding villages.

Contact: Sally Abbott. Phone 01223 315024; Email: Website:



Cambridgeshire: Intensive Interaction Regional Support Network

Intensive Interaction Regional Support Network meets twice a term at various locations. Teaching pre-speech fundamentals to children and adults with severe learning difficulties and/or autism, who are at an early stage of communication development. Open to all. Contact: Shelley Lockwood by Phone: 07748 980442.


Cambridge: National Autistic Society Cambridge

National Autistic Society Cambridge run evening meetings on a Monday evening at Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, The Gatehouse, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5EF. Autism Spectrum Disorders. Any age.  

Contact number 07920 150407; 

Adult Social Club

For anyone aged 18+ on the autism spectrum. Activities include Nintendo WiiU, board games, sports and a quiet chill-out space. The club meets twice a month on Sunday evenings at Christ the Redeemer Church in Cambridge. Full details and upcoming dates on the NAS website

Autism Support Network

The NAS Adult Autism Support Managers and VoiceAbility Speak Up Spectrum have established an Autism Support Network for people on the autistic spectrum, who are aged 16+ and living in the Cambridge area.

There's a new monthly drop-in meeting for adults on the autistic spectrum, offering opportunities for people to meet with an Autism Support Manager and also like-minded people.  They can also discuss topics important to the wider autistic community. 

You can simply drop in for a tea or coffee, but you are also welcome to join in the discussion or talk to Joseph, the Autism Support Manager.

The meetings take place once a month on Wednesdays, 12pm - 2pm in the Garden Room at the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn CB21 5EF. Next Meetings June 14 and July 19.

NAS Parent Support Group

Monthly parent support group introducing parents and carers facing similar challenge. A chance to swop ideas and find out about support and activities in the local area.  Anyone caring for a child or adult with ASD is very welcome to attend.

The group will be running at 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5EF, on June 5 and July 3, 

More details on the NAS Webpage: