Better Care

Useful Websites

  • Afasic
    Support and information for children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs and their families.

  • Cerebra
    Sleep guidance and sleep advice line for support with sleep difficulties.

  • Communication Matters
    Information on AAC – how to get and use communication aids, assessments, funding, suppliers etc. as well as research, education and advocacy.



  • Hanen  
    Information and training opportunities for parents and other professionals.



  • The Michael Palin Centre 
    A specialist service for children who stammer. Their website has a lot of information about stammering and how to support a child who stammers.

  • NAPLIC  
    National organisation of teachers, speech and language therapists and other professionals sharing and advancing knowledge and information around best practice for SLCN


  • National Autistic Society 
    The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.


  • Makaton  
    Language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate.


  • Scope 
    Scope is a charity that supports disabled people and their families.




  • Stambassadors 
    Connects people from the world of work with young people who stammer, sharing their stories and inspiring young people to think BIG when they are considering career choices.




  • Tiny Happy People 
    Campaign from the BBC providing information about language and communication development, simple activities and play ideas


  • Forward Thinking Birmingham 
    The provider of mental health services for young people up to the age of 25 in Birmingham. Should you feel your child needs support regarding emotional / behavioural resilience or anxiety it is recommended that you may seek advice and support from the drop-in service known as Pause. No appointment is necessary and the centre is located in Digbeth, close to the Bullring.
    As part of additional support being offered in response to COVID -19 Forward Thinking Birmingham is offering Kooth, a free, digital counselling service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham. We know young people have been worried about exams being cancelled and the impact of Covid-19 on their loved ones.
    Kooth gives children and young people (11-25) the opportunity to access online counselling from qualified counsellors and Emotional Well-being Practitioner who are available 12 noon until 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday, 365 days per year.