We have put the following information together to provide a 24/7 one-stop-information shop for parents, so they can access advice and guidance whenever they need it.  Please click on the links below to find out further information.

The West Sussex Local Offer helps you find information about local services, support and events for children and young people aged 0 - 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Surrey's Local Offer - the online hub for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or a disability.

The Family Information Service hold information on local services for children aged 0-19.

Disability Living Allowance - Information for parents produced by the government.

West Sussex County Council information on childcare for children with special educational needs or disabilites (SEND).

Portage is a home visiting educational service for very young children with significant support needs from birth. Other children are referred later as their needs are identified. Portage provides support for families by working alongside parents offering practical help and ideas to encourage a child's emerging skills.

Reaching Families The organisation exists to "empower, care for and inform parents and families of children with special needs in West Sussex." We are achieving this through the delivery of high quality services that include:- Publications, training session for parents, facts sheets and parent support groups.

Council for Disabled Children Working collaboratively, from policy into practice, to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.  They work across a range of subject areas including Early Years SEND, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Into Adulthood, Participation, Social Care, Whole Child.  

The Priority Services Register is a free service offered throughout the energy industry to domestic customers by all suppliers and network operators for customers across England, Wales and Scotland. Through the PSR, eligible customers can receive additional services in relation to their communication, access and safety needs. Your network operator can offer the following:  

  • Advance notice of planned power cuts by your electricity network operator so you can prepare or let them know in advance that you may need help on the day.
  • Provision of alternative heating and cooking services by your gas network operator in the event of a gas outage.
  • Priority support in the event of a power cut. Network operators aim to provide welfare in the form of meals, drinks, warmth and charging points as well as receiving priority updates.

So please check your energy suppliers website for both gas and electricity about their priority register service.  Have you considered also registering with your water company who may offer similar support services?  

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