Welcome to our Special Needs Community for Parent, Carers, Children, Young People, Adults and Families


We are a creative and innovative London-wide social enterprise created by a team of experienced parent carers to provide support, empower and connect families. Special Needs Community (SNC), welcomes and supports all families with children, young people or young adults with special educational needs or disability from ANY background or disability in ANY borough of London and Greater London. We offer free membership, support the whole family and we are particularly passionate about the welfare and wellbeing of parent/carers and helping them to stay healthy, so they can be in a better position to continue to be a carer. We have an extensive London network and specialist on the SEND Local Offer. We also manage and run the London SEND Directory, which helps parent/carers and professionals find SEND related information, borough by borough.


We provide:

  • Information (benefits, housing, short breaks/respite, play opportunities, help finding specialist professionals/services; e.g. EHC plans or Child in Need/Carer’s Assessments)
  • Support (one-to-one chat from an experienced Community Champion, contact professionals or departments on your behalf)
  • Services (mentoring, advocacy, support at meetings, preparation for meetings, training on SEND Law, help to fill in forms/applications)
  • Wellbeing & Wellness courses
  • Therapeutic events to help you relax (massage, beauty)
  • Social events (to help you connect with other parents and families and a special group for Dads)

Our other current projects include:

  • London SEND Directory (local SEND information borough by borough)
  • My Special Needs File (special filing system to help you keep on top of important SEND paperwork)
  • Max Card (special needs discount card- currently only for Harrow residents)
  • Cedars Inclusive and All-Ability Adventure Playground (free specialist playground for all disabilities and promotion for a network of inclusive free play spaces across London)
  • Community Champions Network (learn new skills and train to become a change maker and support your own community with the support of a strong network of Community Champions across London)

We are self-funded and supported by various funding bodies including the National Lottery- Community Fund for specific projects. We provide most of our support for free and only charge a small fee for access to other support or services or products to ensure we are able to maintain the services for others in the future. Most members of the team are volunteer parent/carers themselves passionate about helping the community. We welcome all enquiries and if we are not able to help, we will (with your permission), find you an alternative professional/ department/organisation from our extensive network locally and across London.

Please contact us by:

  • Telephone: 07838317730
  • Email: info@specialneedscommunity.org.uk
  • Facebook: facebook.com/specialneedscommunitylondon
  • Twitter: twitter.com/snclondon
  • Instagram: instagram.com/specialneedscommunitylondon/
  • Youtube: Special Needs Community London UK


To find about more about the team visit ww.specialneedscommunity.org.uk or contact us at info@specialneedscommunity.org.uk