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Action for Children

Flexible Outreach Service

We take action on behalf of 301,000 children, young people, parents and carers across the UK. Our mission is to do what’s right, do what’s needed, and do what works for children.

Our ambition 

Any child who needs help gets help. 

Our values 

We’re straightforward, honest and analytical. 

We partner, we collaborate and we share. 

We value evidence and expertise. 

We find strengths, we build on positives. 

We don’t judge, we don’t belittle, we get on with it. 

We think hard, then do, what’s right for children.

From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK

Who to contact

Contact Name
Action for Children
Contact Position
Service Co-ordinator
01543 510145
Action for Children

Where to go

Staffordshire Community Support
The Old Library
Bird Street
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Staffordshire Community Support is based in Bird Street Lichfield.  The services we offer throughout the county are co-ordinated from this office.  This office is the first point of contact for all enquiries about the services we currently offer to children and young people living in Staffordshire.  If you would like information about our services then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Other Details


Service is Free
Contribution may be required
Children and young people may be required to make a contribution towards the cost of the activity


Referral required
Referral Details

If you are interested in the services we offer please contact the office for further information.  You can refer for our Lifeskills & Independence Service and our Aiming High Groups by contacting 0300 111 8007 option 5.

Local Offer


Staffordshire Community Support has been providing short break services throughout Staffordshire for almost 20 years enabling over 1000 young people to enjoy positive experiences away from home.  Through developing effective relationships we have developed a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the issues parents/carers face and our mission is to work collaboratively to support children and young people accessing our services.

We are commissioned by Staffordshire County Council through the Aiming High programme to support young people with SEND needs living in Staffordshire.  We currently provide a 1:1 support service to work with a child or young person towards a specific target or outcome and a range of groups throughout the county.

Lifeskills and Independence is the provision of 1:1 support to children and young people with SEND, to enable them to attend existing groups and activities, independently of their parents and carers, to help them progress and achieve their potential in areas which we have agreed with young people and families.

The service is for children and young people aged 11-25 and they are eligible to access up to 56 hours support 14 x 4 hour sessions (8 hours per month) and we have been working towards some of the following outcomes with the young people:-

  • Independent travel training
  • self-care/dressing/mealtimes,
  • getting out of the house to reduce isolation  
  • improve social skills and socialise with friends,
  • explore volunteering opportunities
  • learn how to budget and shop independently
  • gain confidence to access your local leisure centre
  •  start a new sport or learn a new skill.

Our groups are for children and young people aged 0-19 years and we run regular swimming groups, sensory groups, funday groups, school holiday activities and groups for teenagers.

Contact Name
Jane Townsend
Contact Telephone
01543 510145
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
Last updated: 12 Jul 2019
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