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Young People and Special Needs

David Simmons, the sitting Councillor for Hillside Ward, and County Councillor for Southwick Division is Senior Advisor at West Sussex to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills on SEND and education.


In supporting the West Sussex Parent Carer Forum, he attended presentations from a range of agencies who are supporting those young peple with SEND at Worthing Rugby Club and then Worthing College.  He was impressed with the numbers of organisations able to support young people with special needs, and some of those are shown below.


West Sussex Parent Carer Forum

Provides support to families with special needs young people

email: www.wspcf.org.uk


Team Domenica

Removes barriers to work for people with learning difficulties.

Provides training programmes for young people aged 18-24 with an EHCP who want to gain paid work.  For more information visit:

www.teamdomenica.com or email info@teamdomenica.com


Butterfly Project

A work, skill & community based day centre and activity service for adults with learning diifficulties.

Provides activitiest provide individuals with opportunities to develop work, life and social skills with an emphasis on working together within the local community


or email: admin@thebutterflyprojecthorsham.co.uk


Ashdown Centre (Guild Care)

Respite for Children & Young People with Special Needs - Ashdown Club.

Sessions take place in Ashdown Road, Worthing on Saturdays, with an additional youth night for 12 to 18 year olds on Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm; and Sunday Youth on every 1st Sunday of each month 10am to 4pm. Telephone: 01903 528607


Ashdown Extra (Guild Care)

Social opportunities and activities for adullts 18-25 with learning disabilities

Promotes life skills and independence through sessions that run on 4th Sunday of every month from 10am to 4pm based at Methold House, Worthing. Telephone: 01903 528607



Supporting  people with learning disabilities to achieve their dreams and wishes

graceeyre, a charity that provides housing, support in people's own homes, and many activities that lead to personal goals being fulfilled - all with the aim of making a positive difference to people's lives.

enquiries@grace-eyre.org or telephone: 01273 201900



Short Breaks for Disabled Children, Young People and Young Adults

Based in Crawley, Worthing and Horsham they provide separate support for 0-6; 6-12; 12-18 and18-25

www.springboardproject.com    email:hello@springboardproject.com


aspens - Need to Talk 1-1 & Family support sessions

Provides a free on-line service for advice and support to those living with ASC, ADHD or associated traits and characteristics. Delivered by specialist advisers.  Talk 1-1 is confidential. www.aspens.org.uk

Clinics run in Angmering, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Shoreham-by-Sea, Brighton and Hove

email: familysupport@aspens.org.uk    or call 01243 214120

Councillor    David Simmons

  • Executive Member for Health and Well-Being, and the member for Hillside ward, Adur District Council 
  • Member for Southwick Division West Sussex County Council
  • Senior Advisor for Special Needs Education, West Sussex County Council
  • Appointed Governor for the Sussex NHS Partnership Trust dealing with Mental Health
  • Chair of the School Council at Sir Robert Woodard Academy Sompting
  • Member of Sussex Crimestoppers Board

Councillor David Simmons

42 Greenways Crescent


BN43 6HS


Tel: 01273 464018 (home)

Mobile: 0772 505 4389

e-mail: david.simmons@adur.gov.uk


Councillor  Angus Dunn

Executive Member for Finance and Deputy Leader at Adur District Council

Councillor Angus Dunn

86, Church Green


BN43 6JU


Tel.: 01273 870067

Mobile: 07760 486552



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