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Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note that in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, users should take heed of the current information available from GOV.UK:

Therefore, the groups, clubs and societies listed within the Shropshire Community Directory may still be unable to meet, and there may also be a reduced service available from other local and national organisations.

For more information, please contact the individual groups or organisations listed. Stay alert and stay safe.

Shropshire Independent Support


Shropshire Independent Support Service offers Independent Supporters that have completed accredited training to help families and young people through the assessment process of Education, Health and Care Plans. This is a specific area of support - during the conversion from Statements of SEN or Learning Disability Assessments (LDAs) to an Education, Health Care Plan, to support families making a new request for an EHCP, or during a school request. Support is offered throughout the process. Independent Support is a Goverment funded scheme. It provides extra support to Parents/Carers and Young People with the changes being introduced to special educational needs and disability from September 2014. Practical support regarding the information required for the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Help to ensure Parents/Carers and Young People views are reflected in the EHCP process. Support to complete a one page profile. Support in understanding the Local Offer and provide information about personal budgets. Signposting to information, advice and support services across education, health and social care. The level and nature of that support will be tailored to the particular needs of individual families.

All Independent Supporters have completed accredited training. We will be working directly with young people and the parents of children being assessed for an EHC Plan. This will include: New entrants to the system.Children with a statement converting to an EHC Plan.Young people with an LDA converting to an EHC Plan  

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Fletcher House,
15, College Hill,
View SY1 1LY on a map | Get directions to SY1 1LY

Contact Details

01743 280 019
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