Action for Children


* Ballymena & Little Steps Sure Start

Our Vision

Ballymena & Little Steps Antrim SureStart provides a range of services to both children from pre-birth up to four years, and their families.

Services consist of both individual and group support and operate from two centres , covering eight identified electoral wards within Ballymena. The project comprises a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team and works in close partnership with a range of statutory, voluntary and community groups, to provide a needs led approach to the delivery of services in the area.

Services cover three main themes which are:

  • Family Support
  • Play and Early Learning
  • Specialised Health Support.

All our services are FREE! Our Projects play an essential role on giving children and families the early support they need.


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* Bucks Activity Project

Our Vision

Bucks Activity Project

Providing short breaks for disabled children and young people aged 0-19

Bucks Activity Project is part of the Action for Children Countywide Integrated Short Breaks Service, commissioned by Buckinghamshire Council and provides community short breaks to children and young people aged 0-19 with disabilities and additional learning needs across Buckinghamshire. 


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* Derbyshire Services

Action for Children - Build Sound Minds Derby & Derbyshire

Location: Derby and Derbyshire

Action for Children works in partnership with Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health, to provide Build Sound Minds Derby and Derbyshire, a comprehensive early intervention offer to children and young people aged 0-17 who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

Build Sound Minds offers one-to-one support, group work, telephone support and a digital offer. 

Space4U is a service that works across the county of Derbyshire, supporting children and young people aged 5-18 who have been impacted by someone else’s alcohol or substance use. 

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* Galafield Community Centre

Mission Statement

Community Cafe Volunteer


Action for Children is a national charity that supports and speaks out on behalf of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the heart of communities throughout the UK. 

In Newcastle we run the Galafield Community Hub and Cafe, in the Outer West of the City.

The Galafield Community Hub in Newbiggin Hall is a thriving centre serving the whole community. We have Sports and Leisure activities, support groups, Dance, New Baby sessions and Adult Learning. Alongside this we have specialist support when needed such as benefits advice and a Foodbank.

The Community Cafe is a new venture at the heart of the centre. This is a welcoming and friendly place for people to drop in and relax, with a Soft Play Centre opening soon.  We are providing the space for people to re-connect and end the isolation that COVID has imposed.

We are looking for volunteers to support the Cafe Manager to provide a warm welcome to everyone using the cafe, to assist in the day to day running of the Community Café, e.g. preparing food and clearing up in compliance with Food Hygiene and Health and Safety regulations (full training will be given), to help organise special events e.g. children’s events, family cook sessions, pensioners lunches.

Action for Children are PassionateAmbitiousCollaborative and Inclusive. We aspire for every child and young person in the country to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.

Community Cafe Assistant

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* NPT Community Short Breaks

Our Vision

Welcome to Neath Port Talbot/Swansea Community Short Breaks Project!

Neath Port Talbot/Swansea Community Short Breaks Project (NPT) provide sessions to young people with disabilities and overnight Family Link placements, including Swansea Pops and Swansea Link.

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