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Disabled Facilities Grants

A disabled facilities grant (DFG) help towards the cost of adapting your home. This is so you can live safe and free. Visit the Disabled Facilities Grants page on www.southend.gov.uk for more information on: Eligibility What work can be carried out Fee's and Charges Next…

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

Disabled Students Allowance’s (DSA’s) are grants that help towards the extra studying costs or expenses higher education students face as a result of a disability or specific learning difficulty. They aim to help disabled students study on an equal basis. Full-time, part-time and postgraduate students…

Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Young People

Short Breaks are fun, interesting and safe activities for children and young people with disabilities. Short Breaks benefit both disabled children and their parents/carers: children benefit from new interests, relationships and activities parents can attend to their physical and mental wellbeing and maintain and develop…

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is the service which helps people with disabilities keep their independence.  OTs can be based in the community or work in a hospital setting.  They do assessments of patients in hospital or in their own homes. Sometimes they can provide equipment to…

Stay well in Winter

Stay Safe, Well, Warm & Connected this Winter Winter can be seriously bad for our health but there a number of things you can do to keep you and your family well! Cold weather can weaken the immune system, increasing risks of high blood pressure,…

Home adaptations and equipment

Anyone who leaves hospital should be offered an Occupational therapy (OT) assessment. You can be referred for an OT assessment by; Your GP Southend’s Care and Support service on 01702 215008 OT’s will; talk to you about what you find hard look at your home situation…

Children with Disabilities Service Overview

INTRODUCTION Social Care services for children and young people with disabilities in Southend are provided by the Children with Disabilities Team (0-18 Years old). They provide support to children and their families and young people with disabilities such as:  Significant hearing loss Significant visual impairment…

Parent Funding Information

Parent information Pack- help with childcare costs     This pack will explain about support with paying for Childcare. There are a few ways that can help. Use the childcare calculator to work out which type of support is best for you. Funding for 2 year olds Funding…

Personal Education Budget

What is a Personal Education Budget? A Personal Budget is the money needed to cover some or all of the cost of provision specified in an EHC plan.  A Personal Budget can include funding from education, health and social care. The personal budget will depend…

Southend Preparing for Adulthood Team

The SEND Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) Team supports pupils with an EHCP and/or those who are likely to find moving on from school difficult. The team works with young people who are in academic year 9 and above. It also works with settings, colleges, SEND…

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