Dyspraxia Foundation Local Groups


Co-ordinator: Ian Woollams

Email us or call 0161 2929279 (after 7pm please) - Web:

‘Hello my name is Ian Woollams and I am the local area co-ordinator for Manchester/Cheshire. I no longer run any group meetings. I have occasional meetings where I will give a presentation, prepared by Gill Dixon from the board, about general issues to do with Dyspraxia. Please email me to become a member of my emailing group for all future notifications.

I have a Facebook page for parents & careers;


I offer phone support evenings after 7pm 0161 292 9279. If there is no answer please try again. I work late Tues and Thurs evenings so can’t take calls those times. Or you can email me at [email protected]


Co-ordinator: Wendy Long

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Co-ordinator: Elaine Tickner

Email us or call 01228 539194 - Web:

The aim of the Dyspraxia Foundation Cumbria Support Group is to provide practical support, friendly faces and advice for those who have experience of dyspraxia themselves  or as a parent /carer of a child with dyspraxia.





Co-ordinator: Claire Howlett

Email us or call 02380 444094 ( Mondays 4pm-7pm Thursdays 6pm-9pm) - Web:

Hello and welcome to the Hampshire Support Group. My name is Claire and I have a teenage son who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at the age of 7. We meet every two months currently and this is an all inclusive get together for adults with dyspraxia, parents and children. We are also planning some meet ups without children when there are sufficient numbers. Please do feel free to contact me if you would like to meet with others to share experiences or would like local information, support and advice. I look forward to hearing from you.


Kent - South East

Co-ordinator: Claire Maderia

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The Volunteer Co-ordinator is: Claire Maderia email her using the link above . Non members are welcome to attend the group for no more than 3 ‘taster sessions’, after this membership to the Foundation is required for insurance purposes.

In addition, members of the Foundation are sent a list of other members in their area; receive a regular newsletter and discounts for books, literature, conferences and events. Also included in our membership is access to our ‘Members Only’ part of the website which includes a forum to share ideas and support.

Lancashire East

Co-ordinator: Wendy Howarth

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Our Local Co-ordinator is Wendy Howarth

Wendy is a parent of a child with dyspraxia and happy to offer support and advice locally.

Please email her using the link above.


Co-ordinator: Jane Bohen

Email us or call Tel: 01530 245928 (evenings & weekends only) Mob: 07739734465 - Web:


London - Lambeth

Co-ordinator: Gavin Hoole

Email us or call 07813 375196 (Mondays, Tuesdays & 1st Saturday of the month) - Web:

London - West

Co-ordinator: Ian Roberts

Email us or call Telephone:- 0785 178 5382. Monday - Friday 9am-6pm - Web:

London Borough of Hounslow
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
London Borough of Ealing.

Contact Ian Roberts
Dyspraxia Foundation Local Area Coordinator – West London

London - Westminster

Co-ordinator: Silja Turville

Email us or call - Web: http://www.dyspraxiawestminster.org.uk/

Dyspraxia Foundation Westminster Group

Our aim is to provide practical support, friendly faces and activities for those who have experience of dyspraxia themselves or as a parent of a child with dyspraxia. What is said at our meetings is confidential.

We meet in central London and many of our meetings have a topic and guest speakers to pass on practical tips and provide a supportive environment to meet others with an interest in dyspraxia.

Please contact us any time or visit our  Facebook  page https://www.facebook.com/DyspraxiaFoundationWestminster for more information, to find out more about  our activities or to join our mailing list. We look forward to hearing from you.

Email: [email protected],
Website: www.dyspraxiawestminster.org.uk




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We are a small friendly group who have all gained a lot from knowing each other. We also raise awareness in our local area, and are involved in the Hillingdon Parent Carers Forum.

We will be having regular Coffee mornings, and soon we will have evening meetings. More details to follow.
We welcome suggestions for activities (or fund raising ideas) from all members of the group. Any help is much appreciated as well.

Contact the group using the email link above.

North Wales/Shropshire

Co-ordinator: Jayne Evans

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Jayne Evans co-ordinates the North Wales and Shropshire Group.

Free event on 13th November!

A free event to raise awareness of Dyspraxia, this presentation will aim to:

  • Explain the role of Occupational Therapy for children
  • Briefly describe Dyspraxia/DCD and how to identify children with associated difficulties
  • Introduce the new problem solving approach including the advantages of goal setting for skill development
  • Apply the approach practically using a case study
  • Share key principles and strategies of this approach that you can use with children with dyspraxia
  • Provide information regarding local Occupational Therapy services available to support children and young people, their families and schools

Tickets from:


Co-ordinator: Julie Lambert

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Our Local Co-ordinator for Oxfordshire is Julie Lambert

Please email Julie using the link above.


Co-ordinator: Isabella Naylor-Leyland

Email us or call 07767 886868 - Web:

Welcome to the Peterborough Dyspraxia Group. We offer email and telephone advice. You can email the Peterborough group using the link above.

We have had conferences for teaching and health professionals.

We lend a sympathetic ear!


Co-ordinator: Keely Taylor

Email us or call 01827 702511 (available 4 - 8pm) - Web:

Your Voluntary Local Coordinator is: Keely Taylor, please use the contact details above and the email link.

Our group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Wilnecote High School , Tamworth from 7pm – 9pm .
trampolining sessions held every Monday from 4:30 – 5:30 at Wilnecote High School specifically for dyspraxic children or those who have co-ordination issues . The children are coached by a fully qualified experienced disability’s instructor at £4:00 per session.
Please contact me for further information


Co-ordinator: Della

Email us or call 01372 702984 (Mon to Fri – 6.00pm to 8.30pm Saturday 10.30am to 5.00pm Please only call within these hours) - Web:

The Dyspraxia Foundation Surrey Support Group exists to support families and individuals affected by dyspraxia.

[email protected]
01372 702984
(Mon to Fri – 6.00 to 8.30 pm Saturday 10.30am to 5.00pm. Please only call within these hours)

The Surrey Support Group’s aim is to provide friendly support for families affected by dyspraxia.

The Group holds three Parents’ Support Group meetings a year in March, June and October, usually on the second Saturday of the month from 10 am until 11.45 am, at our venue in Molesey.

Members of the Foundation are sent a list of other members in their area; receive a regular newsletter and discounts for books, literature, conferences and events.

You are welcome to join the group, whether you live in Surrey or in one of the neighbouring counties.’

Tyne & Wear

Co-ordinator: Alice Hewson

Email us or call - Web: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dyspraxia.northeast/

Please contact Alice for further details using the email below.

You can gain further information from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dyspraxia.northeast/ or on Twitter @DyspraxiaNE

Wales South East

Co-ordinator: Catherine Purcell & Sally Scott-Roberts

Email us or call Tel: 01633 856176 - Web:

The South East Wales parent support group launched on the 31st January 2016, following a considerable gap in provision in the area. Parent feedback suggested they were looking for peer support and advice and the groups’ inaugural parent meeting was held on Wednesday 16th March.

The group hold monthly activity sessions / events for children.

The group are now pleased to be able to offer an ADULT support group in addition to the Parent support group.

For information on meetings and activities for either group please contact Catherine or Sally by phone or email


Co-ordinator: Helen Lippitt

Email us or call - Web: http://www.dizzkidz.co.uk

Worcestershire Local Support Group for Families affected by Dyspraxia

Dizz Kids/Dizz Teens Co-ordinator ;
Helen Lippitt: [email protected]

Dizz Kids / Dizz Teens

We have an activity club on a Wednesday evening at Worcester University Campus for children with Dyspraxia. The group runs from 6.00pm until 7.00pm. There is Trampolining with an experienced Coach, basketball with Coaches from the Worcester Wolves and other different activities each week (eg: cricket, rounders, badminton, etc). The children are split into different ages ranges and enjoy no pressure activities in a very non-competitive environment. They are a really nice group of children and do really enjoy coming along. The cost is £3 per week payable at the start of each half term. Parents stay with their children so a great opportunity to chat to other parents or to enjoy some of the activities with your children.

Helen Lippitt runs the Dizz Kids/Dizz Teens sessions so please contact her for further information
Helen Lippitt [email protected] (Available after 5pm anyday)

Yorkshire (South)

Co-ordinator: Tracie Croft

Email us or call Tel: 07580 129907 (Tues after 7pm, Thurs after 8pm, Friday 12pm-3pm) - Web:

Hi, I am Tracie and I am a mum of a little boy with dyspraxia . As a local coordinator I am hoping to support both adults and children. My aim is to raise awareness within the South Yorkshire area and to set up a support group who can meet up and offer support and help to one another, especially moral support and help spread the message that Dyspraxia does not need to have a negative impact on our lives but we can gain inspiration from others in the same situation.


Local groups that need a Co-ordinator

Unfortunately we do not have a local co-ordinator in the following areas.

Please contact Lisa at head office for details of your nearest local group or if you are interested in becoming a local co-ordinator, ask Lisa for a role description.

Call 01462 455016 or email the office for more details.

All members of the Foundation are put in touch with other members locally and full details of our membership packages are available from our online shop.

Areas that need coordinator are available from the office