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 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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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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Frank Sorrell Centre

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

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Help to adapt your home

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.

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Hospital Passport

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

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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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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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A place to share details of newsletters, magazines and mailing lists relevant to people in the local community - includes news for professionals, the public, and news around particular specialisms such as health and social care.

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PALS Project - a range of Short Breaks activities

The PALS project provides a range of Short Breaks activities for young people aged 6 - 21 years with physical/mild learning disabilities.

Tel: 023 9267 1874

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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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SEND Code of Practice/DfE National Guidance

This section contains a link to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 - 25

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