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About the Local Offer

The Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families’ information about help and services that are available in Croydon. This includes information about education, health and social care as well as travel, leisure, preparing for adulthood and independent…

Access to work

Access to work funding is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions to support young people and adults with learning difficulties or disabilities into employment. The funding is for equipment or additional support you may need so you can work. You can find more…

Adult social care and services

Croydon’s adult social care service supports adults needing care and their families and carers. You can find more information on Croydon Council's website Health and social care section (external link). Alternatively, if you are over 18 years old or are a professional wanting to make…

Advocacy

Advocacy is about supporting children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities to make sure that their rights are respected, and their views and wishes are always heard. The aim of advocacy is to make sure young people are protected and their rights…

Apply for speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapy aims to support children's fluency, speech, language, communication skills and feeding difficulties, by working with parents, carers and key professionals to provide timely assessment, therapy and advice. Types of provision include: advice and training for parents of children with specialist levels…

Carer's Allowance

You may be entitled to a Carer's Allowance to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You do not need to be related to or live with the person you care for. You can find more information, check your eligibility and apply via…

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): Guidance for Parents and Carers

Covid-19 Pandemic – guidance for patients and families In the wake of unprecedented disruption in our services due to the Covid-19 related restrictions recommended by government, we would like to assure you Croydon CAMHS are doing all they can to maintain safety and continuity of…

Children with Disabilities Service

Croydon’s Children with Disabilities Team provides support for children and young people aged 0-18 years who have a permanent and substantial disability, and their families. The support provided is over and above what is available through universal and community services. The team has the relevant…

Children's centres

Croydon children's centres have a lot of support available to you and there is always someone to talk to. The services are available for everyone and you can register at your local children’s centre as soon as your baby is born – or even before.…

Children's continuing care

Children's continuing care is provided by NHS Croydon CCG and is for children and young people under 18 with complex health needs which arise because of: Disability Accident or illness (including life limiting or life-threatening conditions) and whose health needs cannot be met by existing…

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