Portsmouth Local Offer

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


Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering charity providing a mentoring and work shadowing programme for young disabled people.

Tel: 0121 643 7690

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Westover Primary School

Westover is a mainstream primary school.

Tel: (023) 9266 0178

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Wetwheels Solent - provide trips on a fully accessible powerboat

Wetwheels builds disabled people’s confidence by providing the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way using specially modified, fully accessible powerboats. With the support of our donors and partner organisations we provide water-based activity experiences for disabled people on board our specially designed boats, from centres within local communities

Tel: 023 9281 9366

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What Early Years Providers need to know about supporting young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

This section holds information on What Early Years Providers need to know about supporting young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families

Tel: 020 7843 6000

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What is a SENCO?

An explanation of the role of a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

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What Next? Information, Advice and Guidance for Young People

Do you need help getting into employment, training, apprenticeships, college or volunteering? Are you aged 16 - 19 or up to 25 if you have special educational needs and/or a disability? If so contact What Next Portsmouth for help and advice.

Tel: 023 9273 2450

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What the Local Authority expects mainstream schools to offer (SEND offer)

Most children and young people will have their needs meet within their local mainstream school for the duration of their statutory education. In consultation with headteachers from primary and secondary schools in Portsmouth a statement has been agreed as a guide to what can be expected of Portsmouth mainstream schools. The contribution to the Local Offer from mainstream schools and academies in Portsmouth has been agreed as guided by this statement. The governing body of each school is required under the Children and Families Act to publish a school report on their website that provides details on how SEN information in their school. In Portsmouth we call this the Schools SEN offer and each school's offer can be found under their school name.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Wheelchair Service for Adults and Children

The wheelchair service assesses users for the provision of wheeled mobility equipment for those with long term mobility needs, both powered and manual. The service is provided by Millbrook Healthcare.

Tel: 03330 038 071/72

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Wheels for All - Cycling opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and differing needs

Cycling sessions on adapted bikes for children and adults with physical disabilities and differing needs. We cater for people with learning difficulties, depression, anxiety, poor co-ordination, limited mobility and more!

Tel: 023 9272 8899

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Whizz-Kidz -Work Placements

Whizz-Kidz offers a range of work placements and internship opportunities as well as work skills days. These are all designed for young, disabled people aged 14 - 25 years old.

Tel: 0800 151 3350

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Willows Centre for Children

The Willows is a community special school which offers integrated education and care for children from 3 months to 5 years. Children who are referred have a wide range of special needs and they learn and play alongside typically developing children who attend the day care provision.

Tel: 023 9266 6918

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Wimborne Infant School

Wimborne Infant is a mainstream infant school.

Tel: (023) 9273 3783

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Wimborne Junior School

Wimborne Junior is a mainstream junior school.

Tel: (023) 9273 3784

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Work Choice - CDG Wise Ability

Work Choice can give you support to get a job and keep it. It can help if you are disabled and have had problems finding work

Tel: 0300 247 2500

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YMCA Portsmouth Day Camps

YMCA Portsmouth Daycamps provides an exciting and active school holiday scheme for children and young people aged between 4 and 16 years old. The programme of activities includes a wide variety of experiences designed to challenge and inspire. We work with Enable Ability to provide support workers for children with additional needs to be able to access the scheme.

Tel: 07789 483709

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You Said - We Did

This entry will contain some of the ways in which we are listening to your feedback and our response. It will be added to on a regular basis.

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Young Carers Service

The Young Carers Service provides support, information and breaks for young people who look after someone at home with any long term illness or disability (including mental health conditions, drug and alcohol misuse).

Tel: 023 9266 1959

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Young Epilepsy - support for 16 - 25 year olds with epilepsy

In this section you will find information about the organisation Young Epilepsy who provide support to 16 - 25 year olds across Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton.

Tel: 07825 188903

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Youth Club for young people aged 11 - 25

We offer provision two evenings a week Wednesday and Thursday's at Charles Dickens Youth Centre. We provide a variety of activities to include cooking, arts and crafts, sport, table tennis, pool, and discussion groups. Young people are free to come and go as they please. Opening times are 6.30 -8.30pm on a Wednesday and 6.00 - 8:30pm on a Thursday.

Tel: 07721244341

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Youth Hub - Enable Abilty: Autism Support

Youth Hub is for all ages up to 18. It is a Social club where children and young people can interact with others, build friendships and take part in games.

Tel: 023 9267 1846

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