Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.


Equality and Diversity Strategy

This document sets out Portsmouth City Council's approach to equality and diversity issues over the next 3 years (2014 - 2017)

Tel: 02392 688559

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Equipment Service

The principal aim of the service is to enable those individuals in need of support, some of whom are vulnerable, to maintain their health, social care and educational needs and well-being in their chosen location for the foreseeable future and to help alleviate risk (e.g. falls, pressure sores etc.), promote independence and facilitate end of life strategies.

Tel: 03332408334

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Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS)

EMAS provides support for nurseries, schools and other services when working with pupils who have English as an additional language (EAL) and/or who are black or minority ethnic (BME).

Tel: 023 92 733130

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Helping talented, disabled candidates and inclusive employers to find each other.

Tel: 0845 658 5717

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Evidence Writers Guidance for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments

This section contains guidance for professionals who will be providing assessment and advice and reports for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Evolve Workshops

Arts workshops and events for children, young people and adults with disabilities.

Tel: 023 9264 9000

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Family Fund - a charity who provides grants to families on low incomes

Family Fund is a registered charity covering the whole of the UK and provide grants to families on low incomes.

Tel: 01904 550055.

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Family Hubs

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

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Family Information Service- information, advice and guidance on a range of topics

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.

Tel: 023 9268 8830

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Family Life Plus - a support site for new parents raising a child with a disability

Family Life Plus is a relationship support site for new parents raising a child with a disability.

Tel: 0808 808 3555

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Family Nurse Partnership - Portsmouth

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an intensive and structured home visiting service. It is offered in the early stages of pregnancy and all the way through to the child turning two years old. FNP is delivered by specially trained nurses who work intensively with the families and this helps build relationships with new parents.

Tel: 023 9268 2518

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Fareham College

General further education offering a wide range of vocational courses from Entry Level to Higher Education.

Tel: 01329 815200

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Finding Work - Easy Read Guides produced by Mencap

If you have a learning disability, there may be a number of different challenges you might have in finding paid work. Mencap have created 4 easy read guides covering the following topics: •Finding a job or work experience •Application forms and CVs •Going to a job interview •Starting work

Tel: 0808 808 1111

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First Steps to Autism Information

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

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Flying Bull Academy Inclusion Centre - Social, Emotional, Mental Health

The Inclusion Centre caters for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties who require some short-term specialist support away from their mainstream school. For the time that children attend the Inclusion Centre they will be on the roll of both Flying Bull and their 'own' school. The aim of the provision is to enable the children to return and re-integrate successfully to their mainstream school.

Tel: 02392694313

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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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Free Lunch - Post 16 students

This section provides information on accessing free lunches at colleges and training providers

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Free School Meals

The Access and Entitlement team provide support and information to parents and carers about free school meals.

Tel: 023 9283 4962

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