Portsmouth Local Offer

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

Information and Support

PALS - Partnership for Active Leisure Scheme

Pals is a social group for 5-12 year olds with mild/moderate disabilities, in South East Hampshire. The group offers a varied programme of inclusive group activities in leisure, sport and recreation.

Tel: 07939 829021

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Parenting Service - Behaviour Management

There are Parenting Advice Surgeries in each of the six Family Hubs which are available for families where the behaviour issue is for children over five years old. Appointments can be made by calling your local Family Hub

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Parents Co production Group

Co-production is working collaboratively to ensure that services are developed to meet the needs of Portsmouth City Council children and families. Parent/carers, children and young people have been consulted with at all stages of the Portsmouth Local Offer, including the design, development, implementation and on-going review. It has meant that they have been able to use their combined skills and creativity to help shape the Portsmouth Local Offer.

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Person Centred Reviews

In this section you will find a leaflet on Person Centred Reviews.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Personal Budgets

A Personal Budget is an amount of money that is used to help children/young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families choose the kind of support and services they think will help them reach the agreed outcomes set out in the child/young person’s Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Tel: 02392 841238

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Personal Budgets Policy

This entry will take you to Portsmouth City Council and Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group's Personal Budgets Policy & Guidance:

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PETA - Full Time Study Programmes

PETA Ltd offers a range of full time study programmes in the following areas: • Engineering (Level 1 and Level 2) • Business (Level 2) • IT (Level 2)

Tel: 023 9253 8700

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Playgrounds, activity areas, skate parks, adventure playgrounds, bmx riding and wildlife areas in Portsmouth

Information on playgrounds, activity areas, skate parks, adventure playgrounds, bmx riding and wildlife areas in Portsmouth.

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Portage and Portage Plus

Portsmouth Portage Team provides an educational service (Portage or Portage Plus) for pre-school children from a very early age up until they are ready to start school.

Tel: 023 9283 4568

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Portsdown Primary School Inclusion Centre - Communication and Interaction

The Inclusion Centre caters for pupils who are presenting with special education needs in one or more areas and who require a further period of assessment.

Tel: 023 9237 8991

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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 Autism Service

The Portsmouth Autism Service provides diagnostic and cognitive and communicative assessments. The diagnostic service from Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust works in close collaboration with the support service provided by Autism Hampshire.

Tel: Jackie Harvey, Community Access Officer 023 9281 4723 .

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Portsmouth Autism Support Network - (PASN)

Support, Advice and Activities for those on the autistic spectrum and their families and carers.

Tel: 023 9298 4035

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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 City Council Leisure Card

If you are a Portsmouth resident receiving certain benefits and support you could get discounts at a range of facilities across the city including sports centres, golf, museums, city arts and various attractions

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Portsmouth College

Portsmouth College offers a broad range of courses for both the 16-18 and 19+ age groups

Tel: 023 9266 7521

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Portsmouth Craft & Manufacturing Industries (PCMI)

Work Choice Department of Work and Pensions provision for unemployed young people 18 years plus. Its' purpose is to give assistance for people with disabilities to access employment opportunities and provide support when entering employment.

Tel: 023 9232 2822

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Portsmouth Disability Forum (PDF)

A user led lobbying and campaigning charity working to ensure disabled people have the same life chances as everyone else.

Tel: 023 9281 5266

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