Our services

One to One

Working on a one to one basis with a child or young person has many benefits – individual attention with a session focused on their needs. A non-judgemental adult who is there to listen and to accept them unconditionally; to support them to understand their feelings and make the changes in their life that they want.


Working within a group to build social skills and confidence has many benefits – learning to share, take turns, negotiate, understand the need for rules and boundaries, accepting the opinion of others and building the confidence to express your own opinion. These skills transfer to home, school and the wider community, enabling young people to become effective members of society.


Dreadnought Aspires project is a moving on programme – the overall aim of the project is to support young people with ASC to access mainstream social activities.

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What else we provide?


We provide training for all of our volunteers and can give specific training if needed (such as safeguarding training, autism awareness etc).


We provide various types of counselling including counselling for parents and carers of children who use our services.

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What our service users say

Can I say how impressed I am at the speed you have responded and also at the amount of work and care you put in with all of our children. It is much genuinely much appreciated and, clearly, much needed – we are all amazed at how quickly you have turned this around.. You really do change lives.

Chris Wilson Head Teacher- Blackwater School

“In the past i’ve had counselling on various occasions and at the end of it, I came out feeling drained and feeling down. When I got offered Dreadnoughts sessions I thought it might be the same but it was the complete opposite!! I came out of the sessions feeling better about myself, more relaxed and happier because i’ve off loaded all my stress and spoken about it and been given great advice on what to do”.

Young Person 15 years old

I first went to the Dreadnought Centre when I was about 14. At the time it was simply a case of just going, having fun, chatting to people and learning to build relationships (I also have Aspergers.) Now I realize that behind the scenes was the basic building blocks of learning to deal with people, society and life in general. At this current time I am now 23 years old have finished my bachelor’s degree and am now in full time employment. I am sure that with out the Dreadnought project I would have been to isolated to deal with the problems that were affecting my whole family at the time. I owe the staff, the volunteers and the young people around me a debt of thanks for with out there input i would have been lost with out them.

Young Person Aspires

Latest news

COVID-19: How we are supporting young people through the pandemic

At the end of March 2020, when we closed our doors for in person services, we did not anticipate that four months later they would still be closed. However, difficult times can bring new opportunities and our staff team at The Dreadnought Centre threw their all into supporting the young people we work with in […]

COVID-19 Update- 1st June 2020

Welcome to June and the second half of the summer term.  The team and I hope that you have all enjoyed a peaceful half term and are continuing to stay safe and well. A quick message to you all to let you know that at this point in time Dreadnought will be continuing to offer […]

COVID–19 update from Dreadnought’s CEO: Monday 11th May 2020

I begin by expressing our hope that everyone is keeping safe and well.  The Dreadnought team have been working tirelessly over the past weeks to develop our online alternative service whilst our face to face work is still on hold. I am pleased to report that our Aspires groups are now all up and running […]

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