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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…

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Join the Disability Register and apply for an Access Card

About Croydon’s disability register The council has a statutory responsibility to maintain a register of children and young people with disabilities who live in the borough. The register is used to provide support to children and young people with disabilities, and their carers. It also…

Choices post-16

Transition to Adulthood - have your say Do you or someone you know have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)? Do you want to have your say on how young people can be supported as they prepare for adulthood in Croydon? Take our survey and…

Transition

The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a stressful time of change, especially if you are a young person with special educational needs and or a disability. You will need to think about and prepare for: Higher education and employment Independent living and housing…

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…

Short breaks and respite

Short breaks provide a child/ young person with a disability and their parents/carers a break from their usual routine and offer new opportunities. Home-based care is where a child/young person visits the carer's home for a few hours per week or overnight stays. Most 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…

Information, support and advice

In Croydon, there are different organisations that can offer impartial help that is reliable and useful. You can find details of organisations in the Local Offer directory, within the Information, guidance, advocacy and support section.

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