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Local Support Groups and Organisations

For parents and carers there are support groups in Hounslow and also national helplines for many conditions and also other organisations that can be helpful if you are looking for advice and support.

Please email if you know of helpful organisations or are in one so you can get on the list

Local Groups

Parent Carers Forum

Get together with other parents of young people (0 to 25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The Hounslow parent carers’ forum is a friendly group of parents who meet once a month to discuss SEND issues such as health, education and employment.

Family Matters Support

Family Matters supports parents in Hounslow. A Parent Support Worker will provide practical support, advice and information, through intelligent signposting to families with children with disabilities and/or additional needs who are feeling under pressure or experiencing difficulties.

Our Barn Community Carers Support Group

Drop-in sessions are suitable for anyone who has an unpaid caring role or claims Carers Allowance.

Disability Network Hounslow 

Iranian Disability Support Association

21 and co Downs syndrome support for families 

Hounslow and Ealing Deaf Childrens society

Get Connective - For families with connective tissue disorder

Autism Hounslow- We are a group of autistic people, parents and carers who want to enjoy life and influence the development and delivery of health and social carer services in Hounslow, London.

Young Carers - offer support to young people (7-18) who may be involved in the care and support of a sibling or parent with a disability.. 

Charities that offer services to Hounslow residents


Homestart is a charity that helps families with children under 5 at home.

Skylarks (was me too & co)

Skylarks (Me too & Co) is an independent charity that provides activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs. We also support and provide therapies, courses and information for their whole families. Help families from different boroughs.

Rainbow trust

Caring for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Shooting Star Chase for families of children with life limiting conditions

Shooting Star Chase provides support to families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

There are lots of online groups as well this page has the details of some recommended by parents.