The SHIFT group was started in 2009 by parents of children with special needs in the Abingdon area.

We are an informal group of parents & carers of children with special needs. We meet in the Corner Suite at Christchurch, Northcourt Road, Abingdon.  Christchurch is opposite Budgens & the Corner Suite is in the far back corner of the car park

We know that coming along to a support group may be the last thing on your mind but we are group of parents facing similar issues. We get together fortnightly in term time to chat about the joys & difficulties of parenting a child with special needs. Some weeks we have visits from professionals & organisations who pop in for an informal chat to give more information about their services.

There is always coffee, chat & cake and a friendly welcome. We do not run a creche but preschool age children are welcome and there are plenty of toys!

There is no membership or fee to come to Shift but if you are able to put a pound or two into the donation box when you come this goes towards to cost of the use of the room.


Please check our main page for details of the next meeting.

The technical details of the site and credits can be found here.