About Us

Jolly Josh is inclusive of all children, especially those with disabilities and/or complex/additional needs.


'Jolly Josh' is a registered charity which enables families with children with disabilities and/or complex/additional needs to meet, exchange information and create social networks with others in similar situations.

We hold weekly stay and play sessions in Rochdale, siblings are invited to attend, allowing them to recognise that they are not alone in being 'young carers.' A wide variety of professionals, services and charities attend our weekly sessions in order to provide support to families, see our timetable for further information.


'Jolly Josh' aims to ensure that children with disabilities and/or complex/additional needs and their families gain the support required to enable them to Connect, Support and Thrive.  We aim to Inspire Inclusion and overcome isolation.


Meet Our Trustees

Carole Kelly

Founder & Teacher

Alex Laidler

Health Visitor

Dr R. Levy

Consultant community paediatrician



Louise Winterbottom

Project Manager



Anna Oddy

Specialist Complex Needs Nurse / Palliative Care


Janine Parry

Paediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)


Carol Noble

Legal Manager


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