Family Resources

Family Resources… free, for you

Made possible from a wealth of experience gathered over four decades serving the North-east we’ve created a Family Resources section of our website just for you.

Brought together by our Family Development team, members of our Neurodiversity think tank and from families sending us their tips and advice we’ve put together a bank of free resources to help you, as part of our valued community, to navigate the day-to-day challenges of life.

These are by no means exhaustive in their approach, but instead offer ‘nuggets’ of wisdom or hints and tips that may just be enough to aid with the small victories we all aim for each day.

Whether you are autistic or recognise one of the many Neurodiverse differences in yourself, or you are a family member or friend of someone who would benefit from having additional support, we’ve tried to keep this as simple as possible to make it as accessible as possible.

To begin with there will be a few sections populated but our aim is to continually add to this providing what we hope will be a comprehensive free resource for anyone who will need it.

Please note that the content is specially designed for use by families, carers or those who would benefit from this support. If you intend to use this material for any other purpose than stated, please get in touch for permission in order to do so.

Meet the team

Kerrie Highcock   Becca Welch

For many parents/carers taking their family member out and about in the community can be a big worry. These worries could arise from a multitude of different factors. For example, wondering how someone will manage in a new environment, concerns about plans changing last minute, or worries about the attitudes and judgements of other people. 

Here you will find real-life insights as well as ideas to consider for when you are going out and about in the community. 

Environment checklist  My hospital passport Out and about
Visiting family members  Visiting healthcare professionals  Top tips for shopping trips
Travelling by plane Using public transport  Visiting the opticians
Visiting the hairdressers