Support & Services North Leeds

Local support for children with Additional Needs & Disability

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Evolve Psychology

Evolve Psychology is an independent psychology and neurodevelopmental practice. Evolve offers Emotional Well-being, Autism, ADHD, child, family and adult assessments. Based in Harrogate, we provide families and individuals with full assessments as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.

Our emotional and wellbeing specialism also helps clients (children and adults) by undertaking assessments for a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, eating disorders, PTSD and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

We also provide expert witness reports for the courts and parole boards in the areas of family law, criminal law, immigration law, prison law and medico-legal cases.

Following its expansion, Evolve can now draw upon the skills of a growing team of Clinical and Forensic psychologists, with backgrounds in Forensic Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Looked After Children’s Services and Adult Mental Health/ Learning Disability Services.

The team includes Speech and Language Therapists, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) practitioners, and Assistant Psychologists. Please see our Facebook page or website for our full range of services and contact details.

Dr Laura Powling
HCPC Registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Director

Evolve Psychology Services Ltd
1 Hornbeam Square South
Hornbeam Business Park

Tel: 01423 637818

Autism Angels

There is so much for everyone to get involved with here at Autism Angels, once you’ve arrived you’ll never want to leave. Your whole family is welcome, siblings, grandparents and any professionals working with you. We are here to support all of you so you can live big full lives together.

Autism Angels North, The Cherry Trees, Kirkby Lane, Kearby, LS22 4BR. Tel: 0113 387 3064

Butterflies Children’s Occupational Therapy

My name is Jenny Stephenson and l am the owner of Butterflies children’s occupational therapy. I have been qualified for 10 years and have worked within the NHS both in mental health and children’s occupational therapy.  I am very flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of children and their families. I am also very friendly and approachable.

Butterflies is a small and local business offering a bespoke, personalised and fast service to children and their families. We provide 1:1 assessments and treatment for children to enable them to meet their full potential as well as running workshops and group work for children and their families.

For further information please vist our website and Facebook Page

Based in North Leeds.

Dyslexia Assessments in Leeds

Dyslexia assessments for children (aged 7+) and adults in Leeds and surrounding areas. Full diagnostic assessment reports with recommendations suitable for school, college, university (DSA) and the workplace. Please get in touch on 07792824410 for more information.

Henry Programme

HENRY stands for Health, Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young. HENRY is an eight week programme for parents of infants and toddlers aged 0 to 5 years. The Programme helps parents get their children off to the best start in life. The programme sessions are interactive, fun, practical and informative.

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Leeds Mencap

Leeds Mencap is a completely independent charity that was created sixty years ago, by and for, the people of Leeds with learning disabilities. Leeds Mencap currently supports over 450 families and individuals each year and aims to provide support, advice and practical help for the whole family, long term. Activities include:

  • Junior Youth Club for 9-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds
  • Me2 – an inclusive dance project for 12 – 25 year olds
  • A Sibling Support Group
  • Friday Club for 18-25 year olds
  • School Holiday Playschemes
  • Parent/Carer Support Projects
  • The Rookery residential home
  • The Hawthorn Family Support Centre for families with children under three

20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds, LS9 9LU. Tel: 0113 245 7676 / 0113 235 1331

Little Hiccups

Little Hiccups is a Leeds based support group that has been set up by parents who have children with special needs.

Through personal experience they recognise the importance of allowing the parents and families of a child with a disability the opportunity to meet people in similar situations, to make friends and support each other.

In bi-monthly stay and play session (1st and 3rd Thursday), parents have a chance to chat children are able to learn through play, make friends and having fun and making new friends. For the whole family, we organise a subsidised monthly day trip out to accessible locations to explore new places and experiences.

Mencap Leeds 20 Vinery Terrace Leeds, LS9 9LU. Tel:  07831 230741

SENCO & Dyslexia Support Groups

SENCO Support Service

Leeds SENCO Information Advice Support Service
9 Harrogate Road
Chapel Allerton

Helpline: 0113 395 1200 (Mon-Fri 10am to 3pm)

Dyslexia Support groups

As well as national dyslexia charities, such as the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), there are several local dyslexia associations (LDAs).

These are independently registered charities that run workshops and help to provide local support and access to information.

You can find your local LDA on the BDA website.






SNAPS (Special Needs And Parent Support) provides leisure support services for children with special needs of all kinds, and their families. Our aim is to support the entire family, by enabling the child, along with siblings, parents and other carers to participate in a shared experience of physical activity, fun and conversation in relaxed surroundings, supported by professional and dedicated staff. Our age range is from 1 to 16, although most of our children are aged between 2 and 10.

Tel: 07964 847775

Speech & Language Therapists

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Interactions Speech & Language Therapy : Anna and Linda can offer a personal, supportive service to you and your child, either in your home or in their educational setting. 54 Gledhow Wood Grove, Leeds LS8 1PA, Tel: 07944 754845

Talking House, Boston Spa:  Stables Lane, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 6BX. Tel: 01937 843 122

Aoife Street: Speech and Language Therapist (RCSLT and HCPC registered) providing 1:1 therapy to children who may need support with their speech, language and communication skills.  Cases include speech delays/disorders, expressive language impairments, receptive language impairments (understanding), selective mutism, social communication impairments and children who are non-verbal (suspected ASD). Email: