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Service summary

Hartlepool Special Needs Support Group

Our aims:

◾To relieve the needs and advance the education and inclusion of young people with profound physical and/or learning disabilities.
◾To advance the education of the young people’s families and carers, and the public at large concerning the needs of such young people.
◾To provide facilities for inclusive recreation and other leisure-time occupations of such young people having need of those facilities by reason of their disabilities.
◾To enhance their quality of life and lead them towards achieving their full potential.
◾We have a dedicated team of experience staff and volunteers who all hold a DBS.

Over the years we have become recognised as a specialist provider of services in our field and although it is difficult to quantify, it is very apparent that our young people have an enhanced quality of life, are growing in confidence and are gaining the firm foundations and experiences upon which they can build in order to enjoy future opportunities.

Our aim is to alleviate the needs and advance the education of children and young people with various profound physical learning disabilities with varying complex needs, including life limiting conditions and to support their families carers.

An essential part of our service is to raise public awareness and change preconceptions about disability by encouraging inclusive activities through taking part in activities set in the public domain.

HSNSG organise a Youth Club-Resource Centre every Wednesday for young people aged over 12 onwards-or when appropriate.
This has been running for a number of years and proven to be very successful and beneficial place for young people to meet up and relax with their friends after school.
Some activities are organised such as:-
• Beauty, hair and nails
• Wii games and computer
• Cold cookery
• Painting, drawing and crafts
• Trips out and themed evenings
We also encourage our young people to make their own choices, be independent, participate etc. This could be getting games out, doing crafts, watching DVD's, playing pool or Wii with their friends or simply chilling and chatting. It is two hours were they can come and have fun. All staff are very experienced to support individuals who need this. If prefer their own space staff will work from a distance.
The Club runs every Wednesday from 6.00pm - 8.00pm term time only for a weekly fee paid in advance. Drinks and snacks included.

This group was established in 1989 and is a Registered Charity No. 1031151 and is governed by its Constitution.

Client Groups Served

  • Children and Young People
  • SEND Local Offer

Age Ranges Served

  • Early Years (0-5)
  • Primary (6-11)
  • Secondary (12-16)
  • Moving On (17-25)


  • Annual Membership - Ј20

    There are some costs associated with activities and clubs organised by the group.


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