Family Services

Sycamore Trust U.K. offers a range of services designed to help and support families who have children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum and people with Learning Disabilities

Family Services

Family Support

Support and information for families affected by all aspects of Autistic Spectrum Condition and / or Learning Disabilities including:

  • Information on Autistic Spectrum Condition.
  • Information on Learning Disabilities.
  • Education Issues.
  • Regular Autism Parent Support Groups.
  • Access to practical resources.
    • e.g. symbols, picture timetables and social stories.
  • Training and Workshops.
  • Support and advocacy at meetings.

Parent Support Group

The monthly support groups for parents/carers of children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum is a great way to access information and meet with other parents in an informal and friendly setting.

Our staff are also on hand to offer advice and information either in the group setting or where needed on a one-to-one basis.

Parent Support Groups take place every month at our premises in Woodward Road, Dagenham and at the Autism Hub in the Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford.  Forthcoming dates for are as follows;

Barking and Dagenham 10.00am -12pm

  • 10th June

Romford 10.30am -12.30pm

  • 19th June
  • 17th July

We can only accommodate a limited number of people. Please book a space asap by emailing  or calling 01708 749 816. Parent Support Groups begin at 10.30am and generally last for an hour and a half.

This group is for all parents/families who have a member of their family either awaiting a diagnosis or those who have been diagnosed and we would welcome families of adults.


PIP & DLA applications

Sycamore Trust UK staff are able to offer support and advice with applications for Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payments.

However, due to the complexity & length of the applications, this service is offered on an appointment-only basis.  Please email  for more information.  Please note - this is a chargeable service and the prices are as follows;

  • DLA £70 for 2 hours direct work
  • PIP £70 for 2 hours direct work


EHCP applications

We are also able to offer support and advice with applications for Edcational Health care Plans.  This is also a chargeable service, however, due to the complicated nature of EHCP applications, the price for this work depends on the level of support needed. Please email for more information