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SEND Support Organisations

 

OKE

OKE

Oke are a parent run support group for families living in the Tameside area who have a child/young person with special needs/disability. We're a one-stop shop for families to get help, advice and support. We also offer families access to a range of activities and events throughout the year for the whole family

Council For Disabled Children

Council For Disabled Children

The Council for Disabled Children helps disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs to have full and happy childhoods, to fulfil their potential and be active within the community.

Jargon buster

Jargon buster

The Council for Disabled Children provide a jargon buster guide which helps people to understand specialist terms related to SEND.

Disabled Schools Allowance

Disabled Schools Allowance

The Disabled Schools allowance helps students who have learning difficulties, health problems or disabilities.

Together Trust: SENDIASS

Together Trust: SENDIASS

SENDIASS offer free, confidential and impartial support to children and young people with SEND, their parents and carers.

Independent Parental Special Education Service (IPSEA)

Independent Parental Special Education Service (IPSEA)

The Independent Parental Special Education Service (IPSEA) offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI)

National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI)

The NDTI are a social change organisation working to enable people at risk of exclusion, due to age or disability, to live the life they choose.

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. They provide support, guidance and advice and campaign for improved rights, services, and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.

Byte

Byte

Byte is an organisation that specialises in oral health as well as orthodontic care. They are an American based company however, they provide great resource information that will help advise parents with children or young people with developmental disabilities on oral health problems including tooth decay, gum disease and dental injury. The links below take you to two educational dental care guides: one for those with developmental disabilities and another more specifically for those with Autism.

Mencap

Mencap

Mencap have set up their Family Engagement Project in Tameside. The project focuses on engaging with and providing peer support/signposting to parents and caregivers of children with SEND or emerging needs aged 0-5 years. Mencap’s purpose is to work with families to build a community where they and their children can thrive. You can contact Laura Walton at laura.walton@mencap.org.uk or by mobile on 07815 483266. Laura can be reach from Tuesday to Thursday 8am – 6pm.

 

Council Support Services

 
Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is the physical, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse of someone you have a close relationship with. This may or may not be your partner. You can find help here:

Personal Budgets and Money Matters

Personal Budgets and Money Matters

A Personal Budget is an amount of money identified by the local authority to deliver provision set out in an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC). You can find out more and if you’re eligible here:

Children’s Services and Social Care

Children’s Services and Social Care

On this page, you can find lots of support for children and families in Tameside. This includes council services, local organisations and charities that provide information, advice and support for children and young people with SEND.

 

Support for Children and Young People With SEND

 

Commissioned Short Breaks

Commissioned Short Breaks

Tameside has a range of innovative short breaks which are commissioned for children with more complex needs

Childline

Childline

Childline provide information, advice and support on a variety of problems, whatever’s on your mind. They will guide and support you to make decisions that are right for you.

ISCAN (Support for Children with Additional Needs and Disabilities)

ISCAN (Support for Children with Additional Needs and Disabilities)

The service comprises of Health and Social Care staff who offer treatment and support to young people with an additional need and / or complex health need.

Health Mentors

Health Mentors

NHS health mentors re here to support young people and their families. They offer advice on issues that you may face as you get older.

School Nursing

School Nursing

The Tameside School Nursing team support on a variety of issues.

 
 
 

Support for Families

 
Family Information Service

Family Information Service

 

Free Childcare

Free Childcare

 

LGBTQIA+ Information

LGBTQIA+ Information

 

Parent Carer Voice

Parent Carer Voice

 

Support Groups

Support Groups

 

Tameside Carers

Tameside Carers

 

Tameside Service Information Directory

Tameside Service Information Directory

 

Guide to SEND

Guide to SEND

 

Care Closer to Home

Care Closer to Home

 

Family Nurse Partnership

Family Nurse Partnership

 

Health Visiting

Health Visiting

 

ISCAN

ISCAN