Wiltshire Local Offer

The Wiltshire Local Offer describes the range of services and support for children and young people, aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The Local Offer information is made available by this website, the SEND Information Service (SENDIS) helpline (01225 764647) provided by Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC), weekly updates from WPCC, and a variety of publications, information and engagement sessions facilitated by WPCC throughout the year.  In addition, individual services provide information about what they provided as part of the Local Offer.

This website contains a wide range of information including, for example, education, health, social care, preparing for adulthood and leisure.

Families are encouraged to get involved by sharing ideas, taking part in user groups and providing feedback.  Your views are important – if you have ideas, comments or concerns about the Local Offer, please tell us using our feedback formWe will publish your  comments, our responses and actions on our Local Offer Response page and  all comments will be anonymous.

NEWS HEADLINES

Wiltshire’s Short Breaks Scheme 2018/19   NOW OPEN

The Short Breaks Scheme is for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and who require additional support to access leisure facilities. The current Scheme covers the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.  Key points:

  • Eligibility age range for the Scheme is 6-18 years.
  • Applications must be received by Wednesday 28 February 2018.
  • Late applications will not be considered unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • Applicants must re-apply for the Scheme every year.

Click here for full details of the Scheme including eligibility criteria and an online application form.  Click here to read this year’s leaflet.

For more information or help with completing the form, please contact the WPCC 01225 764647 / admin@wiltspcc.co.uk.

Are you accessing all the help available for the cost of childcare?

Childcare Choices is a Government website that can help you see what you may be entitled to. To try and make the childcare choices information a bit easier to read and understand, Wiltshire Parent Carer Council have produced some slides that explain the ins and outs of support with childcare costs that you may find helpful. Please click here to take a look.

Foster Caring: Be the difference, with a career in care through Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council is recruiting professional and experienced carers to provide respite for children with disabilities.  To apply or find out more, contact Placement Services on 01225 716510 or email fostering@wiltshire.gov.uk.  Download the Wiltshire Foster Carer leaflet for further details.

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