Link Groups

To see if there is a link (support) group in your area, check out the full listing below and if there is not one in your area, please get in touch with us discuss how we may support you. Our Family Support Administrator can be contacted via familysupport@fasdtrust.co.uk or call 01608 811599.

Unless otherwise stated, all group events start at 11am and finish around 1pm. The whole family, including non-affected siblings and other relatives, are welcome. Whilst activities are provided for the children, this is NOT a child care facility and all children / young people remain the responsibility of their parents/guardians/ responsible adult who has brought them at ALL times. These events are free but donations on the day are always welcome, to help to cover costs of refreshments/travel expenses etc. And do consider becoming a Friend of the Trust; that's a great way for us all to help one another!

We are always looking for Support Group Hosts so we may establish new groups.  If you are interested (especially areas such as Leicester, Hertfordshire, North Wales and Scotland) and could offer 3 hours of a Saturday morning (11am-1pm) making teas/coffees and welcoming families four to six times a year then please email familysupport@fasdtrust.co.uk.
 

Our new website is coming shortly and will have a whole section for link groups.  In the meantime, to find your nearest venue or dates, check out the details below or call us on 01608 811599 or email Diane at familysupport@fasdtrust.co.uk.


Birmingham & West Midlands

For those living in Birmingham, we currently offer groups in Solihull and Worcester, details below.

Cornwall

This group is run by Sadie and Team, based in Wadebridge. Sadie can be contacted at cornwall@fasdtrust.co.uk  Next meeting is on 4th March 2017.



Derby

The Derby group will meet at 11am on 10th September 2016 in Weston on Trent Village Hall, 47 Main Street, Weston on Trent Derby DE72 2BL. They meet again on 11th March 2017 and 10th June 2017.  Mandy looks forward to welcoming you.

Essex

Ipswich / Suffolk

Our usual location is the Village Hall in Creeting St Mary from 10am-1pm.  This group is run by Linis who is famous for her cooking, superb hospitality and looks forward to welcoming you all! 
 

Kent - Orpington & Maidstone

We have two Kent Groups.  One meets in Orpington (see below) and Maidstone.  Both groups are run by Michelle Slater. 

Please note, the Folkestone Group has relocated to Maidstone. 

Leeds / Yorkshire

One of our largest support groups, this group meets at 10:30am-12:30pm in West Grange Church, West Grange Garth, off West Grange Drive, Belle Isle, Leed1st s LS10 3AX.  This group is hosted by Andy & Louise.


Liverpool (Southport)

Diane hosts this group at:

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Waterloo Rd, Hillside, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 3DA.

All meetings start at 11am and finish by 1pm.  All the family welcome.

Manchester

See Stockport below.

Northern Ireland,

We are very grateful to Alison for kindly organising and hosting this group.  The venue is St Colman's Church Hall, Gallows Rd, Dromore BT25 1BD. 

Norwich / Norfolk

Sam L hosts this group in Norfolk. 

The venue is The Village Hall, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, NR17 1HT

Orpington

This group  meets in Blenheim Children & Family Centre, Blenheim Road, Orpington, BR6 9BH. The group meets from 10am to 12 noon



Oxfordshire - Abingdon

For all of you who live in Oxfordshire, you are very welcome to our Support Group meetings which are held in 35 Ock Street (next to Abingdon Baptist Church) Abingdon OX14 5AG and hosted by Helen and Team. 


Peterborough

Meetings take place at Little Miracles, The Spinney, Hartwell Way, Ravensthorpe, Peterborough PE3 7LE. Many thanks to Little Miracles for their support, which is greatly appreciated.  Meetings take place monthly.

This Group is hosted by Brian & Maureen.  Email them directly for info at brianroberts@fasdtrust.co.uk

[For more information about Brian's background and current role as an independent trainer and consultant specialising in the support of vulnerable young people, see About Us.]

Scotland

We are developing our plans for Scotland, and dates for events will be coming shortly.

Solihull

Everyone in the Solihull and surrounding area is very welcome to our meeting, hosted by Mike & Jo. We meet from 10-12pm.  For information, email Jo at jowatkins@fasdtrust.co.uk

Southampton / Hampshire

The location of our events will be Avenue St Andrews United Reform Church, The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XQ at 11am-1pm. Janette and Team hosts this group and they look forward to welcoming you..

Stockport

As before, the location will be Hazel Grove Baptist Church, Station Street, Hazel Grove, SK7 4EX at 10:30am-12. Everyone is welcome. There will be craft activities for the children, and we look forward to chat over a cup of coffee with you. For more information, email Manchester@fasdtrust.co.uk

Suffolk

See Ipswich above.

Surrey (Chessington)

This group meets at The King's Centre, Coppard Gardens, Chessington, Surrey KT9 and is hosted by Ruth.  You can email her at surrey@fasdtrust.co.uk.


Wales

The South Wales group meet at 11am on 17th September 2016 and 3rd December 2016 in Taff Meadow Community Centre, (Old Reading Rooms), Broadway, Pontypridd, CF37 1DB.  Rachel looks forward to welcoming you.  If you want to email Rachel beforehand, please do so at rachelinsouthwales@gmail.com.

Worcester

This group is hosted by Enza and they meet in the Woodgreen Evangelical Church, Hastings Drive, WR4 0SR in Worcester. Dates for 2016 are:

  • 16th April
  • 16th July
  • 15th October
  • 17th December

Support Groups are such an important part of what we do at The FASD Trust and we rely on the dedication of so many volunteers around the UK. Email Jules: familysupport@fasdtrust.co.uk today to join our incredible volunteer network! 


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