STAND North Wales CIC

Stronger Together for Additional Needs and Disabilities

STAND North Wales was formed by Yvonne Brookes and Sarah McCulloch as a not for profit Community Interest Company in response to the closure of organisations representing families of children and young adults with Speech, Language and Communication Needs, Additional Needs and Disabilities in North Wales.


Dear All,

During the current situation with the Corona-virus, we just wanted to let you know what we have in place for families at this time.
We are holding a parent forum through our FB page every Monday and Wednesday from 10.00 – 12.00.  We will be available at these times to talk about anything you wish or to get ideas and information, you just need to be on our FB page at those times to join in by typing comments to the discussions.  Grab a cuppa and join us.
The link to our page:
We have a new Fb page called Stay, play and learn with Stand NW.  This is where we share ideas for activities that are low cost / no cost and ask parents to share pictures of children’s makes to share ideas at this time.
From Tuesday 31st March we will be setting a weekly challenge on this page for children, young people and adults to join in.  There will be challenges for all sorts of things.  The challenge will be posted on a Tuesday morning by 10.00 and you will have all week to complete and post your pictures and or videos to the page.
From Thursday the 2nd April we will have a live jingle rhyme and story time with Sarah from 10.30.  Sarah will be sharing songs and taking requests as well as sharing a story.
We have slots available for telephone calls if you have any concerns or questions if you would like to speak with us.  You can email  [email protected]  and [email protected] to book a slot.
In the background we are also making resource packs for anyone that would benefit from some visuals and social stories being sent out at this time.  If there is something you think would benefit you to support you, please get in touch and we will do our best to support you.
We are thinking of you all and if you have any other suggestions that we can support you with in the current climate please let us know.
In the meantime we are sending you a virtual hug.
Sarah and Yvonne x
STAND can provide a variety of courses and training

What We Do


We offer many training courses to our clients such as Makaton and Mindfullness.

Programmes and Workshops

We offer a comprehensive set of Programmes and Workshops throughout the year focusing on Learning Together.

Parents & Carers

STAND is here to help and to support the families, Parents and carers of children with additional needs.

Young People

STAND runs youth clubs and support groups for youngsters so that they can meet and join together.

What's New?

STAND Newsletter Edition Three January 2019

STAND North Wales CIC Newsletter January 2019 This is the latest edition of the STAND Newsletter for January 2019.  You can find out all the latest news and information about what’s coming out. Happy reading.

Stand North Wales CIC and CVSC Families and Professionals information day Thursday 14th March 2019

Stand North Wales CIC and CVSC With support from IAS Families and Professionals information day Thursday 14th March 2019 10am – 2pm  To be held at: St Paul’s Youth and Community Enterprise (SPYCE) Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 7TG Speech, language and Communication information day for...

Thank you for everything- it is a pleasure to be part of your Youth club.  I feel safe when I am there and I know I can talk to you about anything.  You have given me loads of confidence and I now feel ready to go to Social scene.

Working together has empowered us to access the right support for our child and also realise we are not to blame for our child’s difficulties.

Thank you for being there - it means a-lot.

The courses you have given us were so invaluable we felt ready to tackle anything afterwards. We only wish we have found you earlier.

You are both special people who really care about the families and young people, honoured to be part of your journey.

Not to be judged is worth more than anything, children don't come with a manual and you just help to make sense of everything in a supportive and safe way. Love you guys.

We are so pleased to hear that you have set up this invaluable organisation - we have found your help and support a great comfort. We were so lonely and isolated. We cannot wait to start attending your groups.

STAND offers the following Training Courses


Ages and Stages

Ages and Stages

Focusing on the developmental milestones for young children aged 0-5

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Makaton Level 1

Makaton Level 1

The Enhancement Workshop concentrates on improving and developing signing and symbol skills.  You will learn translation skills using signs and...

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Little Language Learners

Little Language Learners

This course concentrates on the latest research and evidence that supports children aged 0-5 to develop speech and language skills.

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Mindfulness for Parents

Mindfulness for Parents

Mindfulness courses typically follow an eight-week format with participants attending two-hour sessions on a weekly basis with home practices each...

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A very informative and upbeat 2 day training course focusing on speech sound development

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Elkan Speech and Language support 3-5

Elkan Speech and Language support 3-5

This highly successful accredited course has been written to support staff working with pupils aged 3-5 years.

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Our Funders and Supporters

Conwy County Borough Council
Daytrippers Foundation
Denbighshire County Council
Lottery Community Fund
Peoples Postcode Lottery
Plan mewn Angen
Steve Morgan Foundation
Steve Morgan Foundation
The Rank Foundation
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