Family Development

Made possible from a wealth of experience gathered over four decades serving the North-east we’ve created a Family Resources 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.

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