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 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 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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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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Rose Road - Sitting and Community Based Support

Rose Road provides short breaks to children or young people aged 4 to 18 years with severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and/or autism.

Tel: 023 8072 1234

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Russets (Short Stay Respite)

Russets provides short stay respite and a day service for adults with a learning disability and their carers.

Tel: 023 92663780

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Safeguarding - Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB)

The Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) brings together all the main organisations who work with children and families in Portsmouth, with the aim of ensuring that they work together effectively to keep children safe.

Tel: 02392 841540

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SEND Needs Assessment

This document has been developed by the 0 - 25 Joint Commissioning Steering Group. Its role is to improve the effectiveness of services for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities through joint planning and commissioning. Producing the needs assessment is a statutory requirement set out in the Children and Families Act 2014

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