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Through the Maze

An information and signposting service fin Leeds for adults with learning disabilities, family carers and professionals.

The Through the Maze website has lots of information about events, activities and groups being run for people with learning disabilities. They can also signpost you to services.

They offer support in a range of ways, including a telephone helpline, drop in sessions and a magazine that is posted out every 3 months.

0113 270 3233


Leeds Mencap

We know having a child with a learning disability can come with unique experiences that leave you looking for an understanding peer group, in need of specialist advice, or unsure of where to turn to. Our family services team offer a wide variety of support that can be accessed over the phone, in-person or online.

We can help you find the right support networks and be an advocate by supporting you to express your views and help you stand up for your rights. Contact us on 0113 235 1331, or email info@leedsmencap.org.uk


Young Minds

The UK’s leading charity for children and young people’s mental health.

The Young Minds website has support, information and advice for young people and their parents and carers. Including a Parents Helpline that offers vital advice and guidance to parents/carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health.



Special Education Needs & Disabilities information, advice and support services

SENDIASS is a free, impartial and confidential service for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Parents, carers and young people can access information, advice and resources on the SENDIASS website or by contacting the service.



Sense is a national charity that offers information, advice and support for people living with complex disabilities.

Sense provides personalised and flexible services including early intervention for children, helping young people access education and supporting the transition into adulthood.



Scope is a charity that provides practical advice and emotional support for disabled people and their families.

Support can be accessed through a free disability helpline, an online community and a range of employment and child sleep services.


Carers Leeds

Carers Leeds is an independent charity that provides specialist support, advice, and information to unpaid carers aged 16 and over.

They offer one to one and group support as well as an advice service that can be accessed over the phone or through email.

0113 380 4300


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