Portsmouth Local Offer

Into Adulthood Advice, Information and Support

Advice, Information and Support

A parent/carers guide and poster to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

A parent/carers guide and poster to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

Tel: 023 9243 7886

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A Pathway for 14 - 25 Learners (Phase transfer/higher education)

This Pathway should ensure that as young people move into adulthood their needs have been identified and support is in place where appropriate.

Tel: 023 9288 2438

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A professionals' guide to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

A professionals' guide to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

Tel: 023 9243 7886

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Adult Befriending Service

In addition to providing continuity for children beyond the age of 18 years, our Adult Befriending Service is designed to provide a few hours support each week to individuals aged18 to 65 years who are either socially isolated or severely restricted by virtue of their disability.

Tel: 023 9267 1848

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Adult Learning Disability Team

Support for Adults with a Learning Disability

Tel: 023 9268 4600

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Adult Social Care

An Assessment and Social Work Service for adults (18yrs+) with disabilities/sensory impairment and eligible needs.

Tel: 023 92680810

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Adult Social Care Transport Guidelines - What is the offer for people over 18?

These guidelines are intended to make clear whether Adult Social Care: 1. Has a duty to provide transport so that people with a Learning Disability can get to services they use. 2. Can charge people for that transport.

Tel: 023 0268 4600

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Advice Service - You Trust

Making sure people are connected to the information they need to meet their goals is integral to the way we work. You Trust have a number of services dedicated to providing Advice and Information. These include Advice Portsmouth, a service providing free independent advice to Portsmouth residents.

Tel: 023 9287 3131

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Advocacy - a service for young people and adults with a diagnosed disability

Enable Ability offers an Advocacy service to young people and adults with a diagnosed disability living within Portsmouth and the South East Hampshire region.

Tel: 023 9267 0012 / 023 9267 1846

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Afasic - support for those with speech, language and communication needs

Afasic is the UK Charity representing children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.

Tel: 0300 666 9410

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Airports - Special Assistance.

If you have a disability or you experience mobility difficulties, you may require special assistance at the airport. The links on this entry provide you with all the information you need so that you know what to do before you go to the airport and what to expect while you are there.

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Anti Bullying Strategy

Portsmouth's Anti-Bullying Strategy has been prepared to provide a framework for multi-agency working in the City in order to tackle bullying in our schools and other settings for children and young people and to support the development, monitoring and evaluation of anti-bullying work. The section contains the Anti-Bullying Strategy and a Guidance and Resource Pack for Schools.

Tel: 023 9284 1712

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Apprenticeships

This section holds information on becoming an Apprentice and Finding an Apprenticeship

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Apprenticeships - PETA

PETA Ltd delivers apprenticeships for young people aged 16-25 in the following areas: • Engineering • Business Administration • Customer Service • Warehouse and storage • IT User and IT practitioner All apprenticeships are employed, with PETA finding the employer for those that need it. All apprenticeships follow the framework requirements identified by the relevant Sector Skills Council. Funding is drawn down from the Skills Funding Agency to deliver the apprenticeships. There is no cost to the individual.

Tel: 023 9253 8700

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ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Assessment Pathway

The ASD Assessment Pathway is a service provided by Solent NHS Trust. The aim of the Pathway is assess children and young people and get a profile of their strengths and difficulties to see if their difficulties fit with the diagnosis of ASD or other developmental disorders. The second aim is to support families through the entire assessment process.

Tel: 07585 960296

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ASD Drop - In Sessions

Do you have a child who has been referred for ASD Neurodevelopmental Assessment with the Community Paediatric Service (0-5) or CAMHS (6-19)? Do you have questions about challenging or unusual behaviour? Are you looking for a support network to connect with? Do you have questions about the assessment pathway and what to expect?

Tel: 07585960296

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Autism Alert App - Autism Hampshire

Autism Hampshire provides the Autism Alert App, which enables people who have autism to share information about their autism and support their autism. These can be used by young people and adults who live in Hampshire (including Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight)

Tel: 02392 814 723

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Autism Hampshire

Autism Hampshire is an independent regional charity. Our Head Office is situated in the south of Hampshire, as are our Life Skills College, adult and residential services but we also help those from out of county too

Tel: 02392 814 723

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Benefits and Support

Information about services, grants, funding and benefits you may be able to access to support your child/young person and for you as a parent/carer.

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Children and young people with SEN in youth custody

The Provisions in the Children and Families Act setting out the new legal framework for children and young people with SEN in youth custody will commence on 1st April 2015.

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