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Support & Advice

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Here at Norwood, we understand that everyone we support has their own individual needs, concerns and questions. So we offer a wide range of services providing the kind of support and advice that we are most frequently asked for. A lot is featured on this page – but if you need something that isn’t mentioned, please get in touch. We will always do our best to help.

Benefits and Welfare

We want the people we support to have their own income, so they can live a full and active life. Most adults with learning disabilities get at least part of their income from benefits and we are able to help apply for and manage them.

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Family Support

Our Family Support teams are here to help any member of a family with any kind of issue, whether practical or emotional. Based at our Family Centres, our teams support children and young people, their families and adults with learning disabilities.

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Norwood Drugsline

Following an in-depth review of our children’s, education and adult services (completed June 2016), we have decided to reshape some of our services to ensure that they are fit for the future. Norwood Drugsline drop-ins and workshops will stop running, but we will continue to support individuals and the community within our social work and counselling services, providing people with greater access to more holistic support.

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Parenting Skills

Passing on strategies for parenting is an important part of what we do for parents. Weekly groups help people develop their parenting skills, increasing their confidence and learning new ways of handling family situations.

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Ravenswood Trustees

It is never too early to start planning for a time in the future when there will be a real need for the finances of children and adults with learning disabilities to be administered.

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Short Breaks for young people

We offer all sorts of short-term breaks for children with physical and learning disabilities. Our aim is to provide a positive experience for both the children and their families – and according to them, that’s exactly what we do.

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Work Skills and Employment

Acquiring new skills and becoming involved in a workplace is part of living a fulfilled and independent life. Employment increases people’s self-esteem and confidence and helps them feel part of the wider community. We support young people and adults with learning disabilities to prepare for and find work.

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Parent Advisory Telephone Helpline

Our Parent Advisory Telephone Helpline (PATH) is a free service. If you are a parent, carer or teacher, you can call us for a confidential discussion with a qualified professional about a child or young person at home or school.

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Telephone: 020 8809 8809

Email: info@norwood.org.uk

Family Centres



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We have three Children & Family Centres within the M25.

Each centre offers a wide range of services and facilities so we can offer the best support to as many families as possible.

Find out more about our centres:

The Somers Children & Family Centre, North London

The Kennedy Leigh Family Centre, North West London

The Norwood Centre, North East London & Essex