North West


The Autumn Group


The Autumn Group provides support and advocacy for parents caring for children or adults affected by Autism conditions.

The Group runs weekly support sessions to which you can drop in and meet the team and other parents/carers. You can gain advice; support with education; help with all types of forms; advice on benefits and housing, and much more!

Sessions run during term time, from 10.30am until 2pm:

Wednesday - Gorton South Surestart (Sacred Heart site), Glencastle Road, Gorton, M18 7NE.

For further details you can phone 07581 103771, email, or visit Fridays - Higher Blackley Children's Centre, 160 Victoria Avenue, Blackley, M9 0RN


If you are planning a fundraising event for the CBF, or know of an upcoming free event for family carers, please get in touch and let us know.

Please note that the inclusion of family carer events run by other organisations in this list does not constitute a recommendation from the CBF.

Local Champions

Local champions are family carers who volunteer for the CBF, representing us at events and conferences and sharing our information and resources. Some local champions are also happy to run discussion groups and give talks.

To find out more about what our local champions do, please have a look at the volunteering page or download our Book a Local Champion flyer. If you would like to book a local champion to come along to your event, please email

Sarah Roberts - Greater Manchester

Danuta Gillespie - Manchester

Maureen West - Merseyside

Sharon Swarbrick - Preston

Wendy Neil - Wirral

Behaviour Support Teams in the North West  

Halton Borough Council

Positive Behaviour Support Service

  • Age: All age groups
  • Location: Based in Halton borough, however also support neighbouring authorities Knowsley, Cheshire East and Sefton
  • Eligibility: For core services, individual will have a moderate to severe learning disability (and/or autism) as well as display some challenging behaviour
  • Referral system: No self-referral. Referral needs to be made by a professional e.g. a social worker
  • Contact:
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