Unique Ways is a Membership Charity, we exist to support Parent Carer Members in Calderdale.
Membership is free. You need to become a Member before you can access any of our Services. The best way to do this for most people is to complete the electronic form on our website by selecting 'Membership'. Please note the following changes to our opening times: 09:30 until 14:30 Monday to Friday. We ask that you register to become a Member before contacting us for support. Thank you. The Unique Ways Team.
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Confidential & high quality services.

Welcome to Unique Ways

Supporting families with disabled children.

We are a parent-carer led organisation supporting disabled children and their families, helping them to lead ordinary lives. Our goal is to make sure that the voices of parent carers and their families are heard.

We provide a broad range of services for parent carers, from training courses and Independent Supporters to social events, focus groups and discounts on family days out! We don’t restrict our services based on whether your child has a diagnosis or not, and instead work with anyone who feels they need our help. 

Unique Ways also hosts Family Voice Calderdale, the Parent Carer Forum for Calderdale.  Family Voice Calderdale aims to ensure that Parent Carers have a voice in shaping services for children & young people with additional needs in Calderdale, aims to seek and represent the views of the collective voice of Parent Carers and aims to make sure that services provided actually meet the needs of parent carers and their families in Calderdale.

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How We Can Help...

  • Become a Member

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  • Information & Signposting

    Providing guidance, and
    pointing you in the right direction.

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  • Courses & Training

    Free sessions focusing on
    building resilience for parent carers.

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  • One2One Services

    One2One Services

    Individual support from our
    practitioners, tailored to your needs.

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  • Family Voice Calderdale

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  • Children's Area

    Children's Area

    Everything from Toy Libraries to craft groups!

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Answering some of the most common questions we’re asked.

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  • Children's Area

    Peer Support

    We provide peer support for members and non-members alike.

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Upcoming events


Central Halifax Coffee Morning

Join us for our regular peer support session.

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Family Voice Calderdale Transport Information Session

Find out more about the role tranport plays in relation to SEND. Meet and talk with Shirley Pearson, Tranport Operation Manager. This is an opportunity for parent carers to ask […]

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Understanding Neurodiversity (7 Week Course)

an Insiders Guide… for Parent Carers of children with social communication and interaction needs WHO A course for dads, mums and anyone who cares for a child or young person […]

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Our parents and carers forum, Family Voice Calderdale, ensures that you have a voice in shaping services for children with additional needs.

This active group of parent carers works in partnership with Statutory Service Providers to influence the design, development and delivery of services for disabled children and young people in Calderdale. The group encourages families to get involved, share experiences, and take an active role in shaping the services they use.

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Success Stories...


With Alix due to move up to secondary school, his parents were concerned about making sure he received enough support. Their Independent Supporter tells Alix's story.

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By working with an Independent Supporter at Unique Ways, Oliver's confidence has grown and he's beginning to make his way in the world. Here, his Independent Supporter tells his story.

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Jane's daughter went through a number of sleep therapies before our sleep practitioners helped them plan a personalised program that ensured a good night's sleep for everyone.

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Emma and her son, Oliver, arrived at Unique Ways struggling to cope with his autism. Through working with us, they've been able to develop a range of strategies for coping and progressing.

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