Families United

FUN Members Area

We support families in Warrington and the surrounding WA postcode areas who have a child or children with SEND.

FUN Members Benefits

  • Its free to become a member
  • Chat to other families in your local area who understand the challenges and hurdles you encounter as the parent of a child with SEND.
  • Exclusive access to inclusive events throughout the year
  • Our monthly FUN club meet up & activities at the Warrington Play & Sensory Centre

FUN Club @ The Warrington Play & Sensory Centre

Our monthly FUN club runs alternating Saturday & Sundays on the first weekend of each month. Each FUN club has activities and refreshments provided for up to 25 of our young people with their families.

For 2024 dates, please head to our events page



  • Access to our members only Facebook group forum
  • Sibling support to make friends with others who understand what it can be like to have a sibling with SEND
  • Access to Sport/swim session on a Sunday at Woolston Hub

Sport/Swim Sessions

Run by Sport Works in partnership with LiveWire Warrington.

Aim: to Make Friends, Have FUN, Be Active and Improve Water Confidence

Where: Woolston Neighbourhood Hub, Hall Road, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4PN

When: Sundays 15.00-17.00

Who: Anyone aged 4-16 with an additional need and who is a member of Families United & Their sibling(s)

How much: £3.50 per session when paying in advance for a block of 8 guaranteeing your place or £5 pay on the day

Staff: Members of staff are experienced & compassionate

How do I attend: Become a member and ask if we have any places available!

  • To become a member please click below to complete our online membership form.

Lisa Edwards

Chair of Trustees

I am mum to two gorgeous boys, Dylan and Finley and a menagerie of animals including 2 dogs, 4 chickens, a cockerel and a hamster! I love nature, animals and the great outdoors so have really enjoyed our activities that incorporate these although I enjoy all our activities! I also love finding new venues for our families to access. My family has been a member of FUN since 2009 shortly after Dylan was born and I am proud to be part of a charity that supports all disabilities.

Jon Uttley

Vice Chair of Trustees

I have overall responsibility for the delivery and provision of Sport Works services. I am a sports fanatic, a particularly passionate supporter of all things rugby being a Referee and Treasurer at Warrington Rugby Union Football Club. I am a Trustee of 2 local charities which support people with disabilities.

Lindsey Price


Hello I’m Lindsey and I am a new trustee for Families United. The charity isn’t new to myself and my family, we have been members for some time. When my son Zack was first born he suffered a severe brain injury which led to cerebral palsy and complex needs. Looking for help I found FUN. It was fantastic to meet other parents for support and advice as well as the chance to attend many brilliant events and activities. Sadly our amazing boy passed away in April of this year, his loss has left a large whole in our lives. But I was determined to use all that Zack had taught me and put it to good use, so I approached the trustees with a view to offering some help and assistance. I was delighted when they invited me on board as a trustee and it is an absolute honour that I can help and support this amazing charity. My background is in marketing and public relations so it’s refreshing to put those skills to use (even if they did need a little dusting off). The charity already does great work, it’s a small group of trustees but the effort and focus they have in providing what’s needed for our families in the area is very inspiring. I hope that we can continue to grow the charity and I look forward to growing with them.

Rebecca Staff


I’m Becca and mum of 3 boys aged 16, Patrick 14, and 10. Pats has a significant learning disability as a result of his rare syndrome, alongside autism. He loves getting out and about inc to the cinema, theatre, and anything that gives him real vestibular feedback ie rides! I’ve been a member of FUN for 10 years then became a Trustee as I wanted to give something back because of what we’d gained from it as a family- I’ll never forget Pats being able to sit ski! I’m lucky enough to work, as a social worker, and I love playing football and badminton, and drinking wine!

Vicky James


Hello my name is Vicky, I am mum to 2 very energetic children. Dylan who has Grin1 Variant, a rare genetic condition, and Megan who may one day take over the world! I joined Families United as a member family in 2017 and as a trustee early 2019. I worked part time as a helpdesk coordinator for 15 years bringing a wealth of administration & customer service focus to the running of FUN. FUN has shown me how worthwhile it is to work in the nonprofit sector, so much so that I now work for another small charity called Warrington VIP. FUN has the most incredible members who all work together to support each other and I am privilege to work in this community amongst so many friends. My hobbies include baking, gym and running after my 2 children!

Jill Ryder-Moore

Funding Coordinator

I joined Families United in 2004, opening our first office in Museum Street, Warrington. Alongside FUN, I’ve taught and supported adults with SEND at Warrington Collegiate and Walton Lea Project. I love travelling, gardening and having fun with my five grandchildren!