Information, advice and support

Information, advice and support

Below are some sources of information, advice and support in Nottinghamshire:

Nottinghamshire Local Offer

This directory is maintained and operated by Nottinghamshire County Council.

If you work with local people, or need information yourself as a resident of Nottinghamshire, then www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk is the best place to start.

This website is designed to help people find information about a whole range of organizations and services including:

  • activities, groups and events in your local community
  • childcare providers
  • support for children and young people aged 0 – 25 with a special educational need and / or a disability
  • health and social care information and support for adults and children

Direct link to the Local Offer: http://nottinghamshire.familyservicedirectory.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/localoffer.page?directorychannel=10


Ask Us Nottinghamshire (previously PPS Notts)

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Ask Us Nottinghamshire (the information, advice and support service) offers impartial and confidential information, support and advice to children and young people, and their parents and carers, to enable them to make informed decisions about matters around education, health and care relating to their special educational needs and/or disability.

Website: http://www.ppsnotts.org.uk/

Telephone: 0115 804 1740

Email: enquiries@ppsnotts.org.uk

Children Development Centre – Information Service

Enquiry and library service for parents, carers and professionals.

  • Books about autism, ADHD, behaviour difficulties, coping strategies etc available for loan
  • Produce “Finding Your Way: a directory of services and support in Nottinghamshire”.
  • Autism Drop-in Clinic, Children’s Centre Drop-in sessions the 3rd Wednesday of every month (except August) between 10.00 am and 12.30 pm.
  • A chance to chat with other parents, hear different speakers and discuss concerns informally with a paediatrician and social worker.

Website: http://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/the-information-service

Telephone: 0115 883 1157 or 0115 883 1158

Email: infoservicescdc@nottshc.nhs.uk

Please click on the following link to download the latest version of the most useful guide for parents and carers in Nottinghamshire: Finding-Your-Way

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Ask Iris


The IRIS Project is a one-stop shop offering information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities based in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Website: http://www.askiris.org.uk/

Online contact form: Click here