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Independent Support Scheme

Wandsworth's Independent Support Scheme is for young people, 16 to 25 years old, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers, who are having assessments for Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans. This includes personal budgets, direct payments and all related matters.  It is available from ;…

Latin American Disabled People's Project

Latin American Disabled People's Project provides advice and support for disabled Spanish and Portuguese speaking people, their carers and families. Typically, most of their members: are asylum seekers, refugees and migrants; live in households in receipt of means-tested benefits and haven't…

Learning Disability Register

People with a learning disability can join the learning disability register at their GP practice, meaning they will be offered extra support to make things a bit easier. And, importantly, it means it's possible to get an Annual Health Check too. You can find…

Love to Learn

Love to Learn offers support and advocacy enabling young people to access educational rights and opportunities, enjoy learning, and have the confidence and aspiration to fulfil their potential. Love to Learn works with children and young people from refugee backgrounds and their families and…

Merton and Southwest London Dyslexia Association

This association provides a meeting place where adult dyslexics, from 16 years upwards, can come together and exchange ideas and experiences - both good and bad. At each meeting a speaker talks on different aspects of dyslexia and offers some practical advice on how to…

Money and other help for children and young people in Wandsworth with SENDs

Are you  or someone you know missing out?  If you care for a child with a disability you could get extra financial help from the government.  This new leaflet from the DCR and WAND Team sets out what you may be able to claim and who can…

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub is a team of individuals who come from different organisations – for example the council, the health service and the police – working together to protect children and young people from harm. The service is the…

National Autistic Society

This is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.  The charity offers: information; and support. Visit the website for more details.

Navigate

Navigate is designed for parents who have a child on the pathway to diagnosis, or who have a child diagnosed with a disability or impairment within the last 12 months. Navigate offers parents six weeks of phone based and online mentoring designed to provide emotional…

Papworth Trust

Papworth Trust is a charity that supports disabled people and their carers with a range of services and advice. Their aim is to help disabled people to have equality, choice and independence in their lives.The charity describes itself as “pan-disability”, meaning it works…