Portsmouth Local Offer

Into Adulthood Care


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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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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Day Services for people with learning disabilities

A wide range of day services for people with learning disabilities

Tel: 02392 684654

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Early Help and Prevention Service

The Early Help and Prevention service in Portsmouth is a new way of doing things – providing extra practical help with families early on, to stop problems getting worse.

Tel: 07720947345

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Independence and Wellbeing

Portsmouth City Council's Independence and Wellbeing services are here to help you look after yourself, both physically and mentally. These services are available to anyone. Many are available free of charge and don't need any form of assessment. Information on Occupational Therapy and Mobility Equipment is included in this section.

Tel: 023 9268 0810.

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Information for Carers

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.

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Learning Disability Integrated Team

To provide an integrated service that aims to support people (aged 18+) with a learning disability to keep safe, be healthy and receive services and support to help them achieve meaningful outcomes.

Tel: 023 9268 4600

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Learning Links Families Team

The Learning Links Families team supports Portsmouth families with children aged 5 – 18 who are experiencing Child to Parent Violence in the form of non-violent resistance (NVR) therapy.

Tel: 02392296460

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MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)

The MASH is multi agency and brings together services such as from social care, education, health, police and children centres. The MASH aims to work together to offer the right help at an early stage to families who need support.

Tel: 08456710271 / 02392688793

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Portsmouth Youth Project - for young people aged 18 - 25

Portsmouth Youth Project provides a range of activities for young people aged 18 - 25 years with a range of mild to moderate learning or physical disabilities, or a special educational need.

Tel: 023 9267 1846/07519 924 247

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Portsmouth Carers Strategy 2015 - 2020

This strategy for Portsmouth has been developed jointly by Portsmouth City Council, NHS Portsmouth CCG, Solent NHS Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and includes strategic support to both adult and young carers.

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Portsmouth Implementation of the SEND Reforms: Progress Report April 2018

The Progress Report provides a summary of the actions achieved in implementing the SEND Reforms in Portsmouth, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014, during the initial implementation phase from September 2014 to March 2018.

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Portsmouth Shopmobility

Portsmouth Shopmobility operate a scheme hiring Powered scooters, Power chairs, Wheelchairs and Holiday vehicles to members of the public with limited mobility, whether it be short or long term enabling them to visit shops and leisure facilities and the City. Portsmouth Shopmobility is for anyone, young or old, whether their disability is temporary or permanent. You don't need to be registered as Disabled, or to be a Blue Badge holder to use the scheme.

Tel: 02392 816973

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Portsmouth Teenage Project - short break activities for young people aged 14-18

Portsmouth Teenage Project provides a range of Short Breaks activities for young people aged 14 - 18 years with a mild to moderate learning or physical disability or a special educational need, living in Portsmouth, offering a wide variety of leisure, sport and social activities. It runs on a weekly basis usually on a Friday evening.

Tel: 023 9267 1846/07857 328 390

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Portsmouth Youth Holiday Scheme - for young people aged 18 - 25

The Youth Holiday Scheme offers a safe environment during the college holidays for young people to socialise, have fun and learn some vital life skills that will increase independence. Young people are offered a wide variety of daily activities, including supported volunteering and work experience.

Tel: 023 9267 1846/07519 924 247

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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

The Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening or terminal illness.

Tel: 23 8023 2129

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Respite Care

Respite care tries to keep families together by offering children a break, or a regular series of breaks, from a difficult family environment or a problem for which the child needs some support or help. This could help prevent family breakdown or a child being placed in foster care.

Tel: 023 9283 9111

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