Special Needs Circle - East Midlands

Charity Supporting families with children with special needs & disabilities

living in the East Midlands and East Staffordshire 

A message from us all 


I hope you are all bearing up during these difficult times.

We have as an organisation suspended all services until further notice that involve direct contact to minimise the risk of the spread of Coronavirus in our close knit community.


We will still be offering 'virtual support' through social media:

Twitter @SpecialNcircle

Facebook: Special Needs Circle - East Midlands

Facebook: Closed Member Only Group support @ specialneedscircle

Instagram: SN Circle

or Email [email protected] with a contact number and one of our family support workers will get back to you as soon as possible. 


If you wish to join our closed support group please fill in the form in full on the membership page and then drop us an email to [email protected] where you will be sent a code. Please quote this code when asking to join.


Please note our services are currently very busy but we will do our very best to get back to you ASAP


Sending you all a virtual hug from Lyn & The Team 

You are not alone. We are friends waiting to meet you!

A little bit about us..

Special Needs Circle - East Midlands is a Registered Charity run entirely by Volunteers who all have children with special needs and disabilities.


Our aims are to support families with who have a child or children with special needs and disabilities.


We run workshops, training sessions, family sessions and support groups. We work with schools and other local organisations to make sure the advice we give you is correct and up to date and if there is something we can't help you with we can usually signpost you to someone who can answer your query.

Our support groups run in Swadlincote and Leicester and there is always a friendly face and a listening ear waiting to hear your story and on hand to help you out. We will even throw in a cuppa and some biscuits or cakes. We also have our moving forward walking group which meets every fortnight throughout term time.  We will also be running a Saturday club soon for SEN children and their families. 

Can't make a group meeting? Don't worry we also provide support through social media which can be accessed by clicking on the icons on this page. Don't forget to fill in a FREE membership form by clicking on the membership page first.

We welcome parent carers of children with additional needs and disabilities including those undergoing diagnosis to join us. We run two pages on Facebook including a closed support group (members only) for parents and carers to chat and share ideas. This can be found by clicking the Facebook icon at the top of the page. 

If we find we cannot help you then we can usually signpost you to someone who can as we work with many other Organisations. Most of our sessions run on a 'turn up on the day' basis. Others can be booked using Eventbright. 


Being parents of special needs children ourselves we more than understand the roller coaster of emotions and the fights we have bringing up a child or children with additional needs. The endless appointments, form filling, stress and upset that can leave you feeling lonely and confused. We are here to help you navigate the maze and empower you on your journey. So come and join us and our 1600+ members! We would love to meet you!