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Introducing the Local Offer

The Aim of the Local Offer is to provide up to date and clear information for children & young people and their families in Stockport who have a child with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).

Who is the Local Offer website for?   Parents and Carers of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25.  The local offer is also a resource for professionals, volunteers and anyone involved in caring for or supporting young people with SEND.

What will you find here?  The Local offer provides up to date, jargon free information, about support services for children and young people with SEND.  The Local offer has put all this in one place so you can find information on:

  • Education and learning
  • Children’s Health service for young people aged 0-25 with SEND
  • Leisure activities and short breaks
  • Early years advice and support
  • 16 plus support and services
  • Support around Transitions
  • Latest news & upcoming events
  • Money matters
  • Social Care
  • Much more.

Why should you use the Local Offer?  The Local Offer has been developed with the help of parents, carers and young people. It is a ‘work in progress’ and will continually be reviewed and developed based on your feedback, so please keep telling us what you think about the website and the services you use.  You can feedback on the local offer by clicking here. 

The local offer has been designed to make it easy for you to find:

  • Up to date jargon free information
  • The nearest and most suitable services and has numbers and contact details of professionals running these services
  • Information so that you can contact and access support and services directly yourself
  • When to be concerned about your child’s development and how to make a referral to appropriate services
  • Informaton to understand what schools and other organisations are required to do for children and young people with SEND
  • Information on how to feedback about services: where there are gaps, where services are good, where they need to improve and to raise concerns

How to use the Local Offer.  We have designed the local offer so it is very easy to use.  We have grouped services and information into a number of key areas such as Health or family support.  By clicking on the different large buttons on the home page you can find more information about each of the support services behind each button. 

Any problems or comments, please let us know by clicking here.

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