ADDvanced Solutions Community Network

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ADDvanced Solutions Community Network - - Supporting you to find the answers


ADDvanced Solutions Community Network is a Community Interest Company, established in October 2012 in Liverpool. Through the co-production with families living with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental health needs, we provide open access, community-based, solution-focused learning, coaching and mentoring programmes featuring health, wellbeing and enrichment activities for families living with these needs and for the professionals who support them.


Our team has over 20 years' professional experience - from across education, health and social care, criminal justice system and community development working with families living with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental needs. Our offer has been designed and developed through co-production with children, young people and their families and is strengthened by our personal experiences supporting our own families living with these needs.


Our offer in Sefton 

Open Access Community Network Group

If you have concerns about your child’s behaviour or progress at school, our community network group offers support to help you learn, understand and meet the needs of your child and family.

Each week we deliver informal workshops on different subjects to support you and your family at all stages of your journey - pre, during and post-diagnosis; there’s no need to book, come along and meet families in similar situations to share learning and experiences.

Our workshops are needs-led, covering the full range of neurodevelopmental conditions, specific learning difficulties and associated mental health needs. They include topics such as advocating for your child, SEND jargon buster, sharing a diagnosis with your child, tantrums v's meltdowns, sibling rivalry, and building a positive relationship with the school, to mention just a few.

These groups feature open-access, solution-focused drop-ins designed to explore and identify the right solutions for you. We partner with professionals you may meet on your journey, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, the SEND team, SENDIASS, family support and many others.  They are open to all  - there's no need to book in advance - so we welcome you to come along, meet the team and our partners, and ask questions or talk about anything concerning you as a parent/carer of a child or young person living with a neurodevelopmental condition.

Our Bootle Community Network Group is based in Venus Charity, 215 Linacre Lane, Bootle L20 6AD - Every Wednesday 12.45pm to 2.45pm during term time.

Family Activity Days

Join us and other families on our family activity days. Taking place during school holidays they include trips to the park, fun days, walks with the ranger, cookery activity days and days out. 

To find out more detailed information go to our website on and check out the Sefton offer.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Vanda Reeves
Contact Position
0151 486 1788 0151 486 1788

Where to go

Venus Centre
215, Linacre Lane
L20 6AD
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
12.45pm - 2.45pm every Wednesday during term time
Time of day
Session Information
Informal learning opportunity

Other Details




Referral not required
Referral Details

No referral needed - parents and carers and supporting professionals - pre, during and post diagnosis - all welcome


Last Updated

Last updated: 30/07/2021


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