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Just enough support

Being independent, whether that is living independently, earning your own money or choosing how you spend your time, does not mean you are on your own. Families, carers, friends and health professionals should still be there to support you when you need it. The key is…

Buying or renting a home

This is very expensive in Wandsworth and much of West London. Most young people with or without SENDs will need to save up for a considerable time for a deposit on a privately rented home - up to twice the monthly rent - and have…

Staying at home

Many young people  will want to stay close to their families and this might mean living at home. However, this does not mean you cannot live independently within your family home.  This could be with the support offered by Supported Housing. Or by working out with your…

Wandsworth's SEND local offer Map

This new map shows many of the activities and support services that make up Wandsworth’s SEND local offer for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or disabilities (SENDs) and their families.   Side one shows where you’ll find local leisure centres other sports activities, parks…

Residential Care

Residential care is a housing option,  if you are assessed as needing care and support, but this option is only available if you have the highest level of needs.  Or if you or your family can afford to pay for it. Residential care homes vary in size but provide a safe,…

Update on proposed resource base at Riversdale School

On 15th February the Council published statutory proposals to open a resource base for up to 20 pupils aged 3 to 11 with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and / or Speech, Language and Communication Needs at Riversdale Primary School from 1st September 2018.  The…

Statutory Consultation – Ravenstone School

Update on proposed resource base at Ravenstone School On 14th September the Council published statutory proposals to open a resource base for up to 20 pupils aged 3 to 11 with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at Ravenstone Primary School from 1st April 2018.  The…

Leaving Care - What Support is Available?

The following is a guide to leaving care at Wandsworth and the support available.

Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Disability Policy 2015 to 2018

This policy identifies the key principles that underpin the changes that are being made within Wandsworth to working practices and service development to implement the SEND reforms.  Link the Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Disability Policy 2015 to 2018 Local agencies are working to make improvements which include: partnership…

The 30 Hours Extended Childcare Offer - an additional 15 hours of funded childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds

The 30 Hours Extended Childcare Offer - an additional 15 hours of funded childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds Are you a working parent with a three year old child? Does your child attend a nursery or childminder? Would you benefit…