Natural Ability -

for people with learning and other disabilities

Support for Children and young people

Outreach enabling and Short Breaks - Our new Short Breaks service enables young people with disabilities to gain confidence and real inclusion in their own community. We support youngsters, including those with complex needs, to get out and about and enjoy activities which are tailored to their needs and interests.  


Bespoke Education - In partnership with Autism Dimensions, Natural Ability offers bespoke education and social care support packages to children and young people with learning disabilities who are having difficulties at school.We can work with young people at school, at home and in the community. Autism Dimensions provides specialist assessment, advice and support for young people, school staff and families. We can also work with children and young people with complex learning difficulties who find the physical environment of mainstream and even special schools hard to manage.Click here to visit the Autism Dimensions website.  

Further sources of support:  

We work closely with Hexham Priory Special School, whose website you can visit here. 

If you are a family member of a child or young person with additional needs from the Northumberland Parent Partnership service here.  


Transition - We continue to support the young person when they move into adult services creating a joined-up service to help the student, parents and carers during the difficult period of transition.

To find out more about the Services we offer for children and young people please Contact Us.  


Useful links:

In It Together - a group of parents of children and young people with a disability/additional need in Northumberland.

The Safe Network: Safeguarding advice, resources, training and guidance.