A range of information relating to Early Years which features on the Portsmouth Local Offer
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Early years settings include nurseries, childminders, pre-schools and day care. All these early years providers are expected to have regard to the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND Code of Practice as well as following the regulations set out in The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 in order to support children with SEND in their provision.
Tel: 023 9284 1238
This section holds information on how to find out about early years settings
Tel: 023 9268 8830
This section contains links to information on Education, Health and Care Plans specifically for parents/carers.
This document sets out Portsmouth City Council's approach to equality and diversity issues over the next 3 years (2014 - 2017)
Tel: 02392 688559
Family Fund is a registered charity covering the whole of the UK and provide grants to families on low incomes.
Tel: 01904 550055.
These used to be called Children's Centres but we have expanded them to include help for children and young people up to 19 years so we now call them Family Hubs. This is where the Early Help and Prevention team provide some of their help to families but it is also where our behaviour management surgeries and groups are delivered
Tel: 023 9268 8830
The Family Information Service is a free and impartial information service for parents, carers and professionals working with children and young people aged 0 - 19 or up to 24 for young people with SEND.
Family Life Plus is a relationship support site for new parents raising a child with a disability.
Tel: 0808 808 3555
Email: Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to know more about autism and local support services, this guide has been developed to help you get started in a search for local autism information, advice and guidance.
Tel: 023 8076 6162
The Portsmouth Disability Forum is a user led lobbying and campaigning charity working to ensure disabled people have the same life chances as everyone else. It is based at the Frank Sorrell Centre.
Tel: 023 9281 5266
Guide Dogs supports families with a range of services including; habilitation work, mobility training, practical support, large print books and family activities.
Tel: 0118 983 5555
The Health Café is a drop in session providing an opportunity to share concerns on Health, Social Care, disability issues in a relaxed environment and be signposted in the right direction.
Tel: 02392 815266
Find out if and when you can claim refunds under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme for travelling to hospital or other NHS premises.
Tel: 0300 311 22 33
The Healthier Together website contains a range of resources which have been developed by healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Healthwatch is the local, public led, independent group in Portsmouth that make sure people’s voices are heard in decisions about health and social care services
Tel: 023 9397 7079
Portsmouth City Council have a range of financial help to cover the cost of adapting your home for your needs. All except the Disabled Facilities Grant are discretionary and subject to available finance.
A hospital/health passport for young people and adults with special needs and disability.
The All About Me hospital/health passport is aimed at helping health professionals get the correct information about a young person or adult with special needs or disability to ensure they get the best care.
Tel: 023 8060 8900
These newsletters, produced by Portsmouth Parent Voice, contain information, advice and support for parents/carers of children and young people (0-25) with special needs and disability.
Tel: 07825 185 608
A carer is anyone who cares for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. This section provides information for carers available on Portsmouth City Councils website.