Parental Support Services
Carers Information Service
The Carers’ Information Service provides free information and support to anyone who is looking after a family member, friend or neighbour who needs help due to illness, frailty or disability.
Carer’s News is an informative newsletter which keeps you abreast of all local services, support groups and events.
If you wish to receive Carers’ News or any other information regarding carers in Croydon, contact:
Carers Information Service, Courtyard House, 1d Church Road, Croydon CR0 1SG
Tel: 020 8649 9339
Fax: 020 8686 3472
Croydon Parent Partnership
For parents/ carers of children with Special Educational Needs. Parent Partnership can give individual advice and support regarding the special needs process, Individual Education Plans, how the educational system works and all other aspects of SEN.
Contact: Croydon Parent Partnership Service,
Leon House Precinct, Croydon High Street CETS, Room 36(Ground Floor) 217 High Street, Croydon CR9 1LJ
Tel: 020 8688 8288
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
All enquiries treated confidentially.
OAASIS- (Office for Advice, Assistance, Support and Information on Special Needs)
OAASIS is a free advice service operated by the Cambian Schools Group.
It is full of information about all types of special need and has links to relevant specialist and government websites.
Helpline: 01590 622880
Croydon ADHD network
The network runs various activities, support groups and events.
Contact: ADHD development Worker, Educational Psychology Service,
Victoria House, Southbridge Place, Croydon CR04HA Tel: 020 8686 0393
Parentline plus runs a range of free courses and individual support surgeries for parents. There is an active local programme and details can
be obtained from :
Cornerstone House, Willis Road, Croydon
Tel:020 8689 2252
Fax: 020 8665 1972
Text phone: 0800 783 6783
National Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Croydon Dyslexia Association
(Member of the British Dyslexia Association)
An active local group which offers individual advice and support and meets regularly to listen to speakers on subjects relevant to dyslexic children, teens and adults at
United Reform Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon.CR0 5LP
Contact: Helpline : 08442 49 69 49
Autistic Spectrum Disorder Support Group
(Aimed at parents, teachers, other professionals and support staff)
Meet regularly for information sharing, workshops etc. Nominal charge of £1 per session for parents.
Meetings at Bensham Manor School, Ecclesbourne Road, Thornton Heath
Contact: Laura Matthews/ Kristy Petroni on 020-8684-0116
If you have any queries regarding the above support services, please contact Mrs. Ward. (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)