Find Support

Caring for a child or young person with additional needs or disability is tiring and, in a big county like Cambridgeshire, can be extremely isolating. Finding support and making connections with others who understand can really help. You are not alone. Find out what support is available…


New to this? Support from Pinpoint

We all begin our journeys somewhere, and we were all new once! Pinpoint is led by parent carers and shaped by parent carers. We’ve put together a welcome letter and checklist to help you get started – the one we wish we had when our journeys with our won children began.

At Pinpoint we offer a number of opportunities for peer support and information sharing:

Support groups in Cambridgeshire

One of the main ways Pinpoint can help is to connect you with other parent carers who are in a similar situation to you. Our support group section has details of parent carer groups across the county. You can search for parent groups in your region and by need, although many groups welcome parent carers of children with all needs, disabilities and ages.

If your group is not already listed, please email us and we’ll get your group added.

Parenting Courses

Parents and carers sometimes want or need some extra help or information to better equip them to deal with parenting issues. If you are accessing some services you may be offered a parenting course. The title can be unhelpful as it can make parent carers feel that they are being told they don’t know how to be a parent. However, that’s not the intention. These parenting programmes can provide strategies to try and can help you gain confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding. They also provide an opportunity to meet other parents and develop a support network.

Managing Behaviour

Help with managing behaviour is one of the key topics parents tell us they need support with and want to have better information on. We have tried to collate details of the support available to help with managing behaviour here.

Signposting to useful organisations

Pinpoint can help support you by offering free signposting. You can find a list of useful contacts to start with here.

You will also find a wealth of information in Pinpoint’s Information Hub.

Can’t find what you need? Then please do drop us an email and we will do our best to signpost you to experts and advisors who can help.

Get in touch

Contact the Pinpoint team and we can help.  We’re parents ourselves – our children have additional needs too. We’re here to help, so please get in touch.