Welcome to our new website. You may have previously known us as ‘Southend Information Point (SHIP)'. Don’t worry we have all the same information as the old site.

We are still in the process of moving across and checking all the data so please bear with us.

If you think of something specific that is missing or spot a record that needs to be altered, please let us know  by sending a message through the feedback button.

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Southend Information Directory

Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer

Local offer of support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers.

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Southend's central point for information, advice and guidance on local services and organisations that can help you increase your independence and wellbeing.

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Children and Families

Information and support for families with children and young people aged 0-19 in Southend. Including childcare, free early education, children’s centres, family support and parenting.

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