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Apply for a school place

Find out how to apply for a Plymouth school place and ensure your child goes to your preferred school.

Dysarthria (difficulty speaking)

Dysarthria is difficulty speaking caused by brain damage or brain changes later in life.

Help with travel costs for 16+ with special or medical needs

If you're a student, 16 or over, with special or medical needs and can't use public transport, the council may be able to help you.

Plymouth school term dates and holidays

View the term dates and holidays for schools in Plymouth.

Quit smoking

You're more likely to stop smoking with the right support - so find out the combination that's right for you in just 3 easy steps.

Safe Places Plymouth

The Safe Places is a scheme that helps people with learning disabilities; it provides them with a 'safe place' to go.


Schizophrenia is a severe long-term mental health condition. It causes a range of different psychological symptoms.

School attendance and absence

As a parent, you're responsible for registering your child at a school or making other arrangements to provide a suitable education.

School meals

If your child attends school or sixth form, and you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to claim free school meals.

School transport for children with special needs or a medical condition

If you're a student, 16 or over, with special or medical needs and can't use public transport, we may be able to provide assistance with transport.


View all schools in Plymouth. Find out all about them and how to get in touch.

Seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern.

Sexual violence

If you're the victim of rape or sexual assault, the police and other organisations are there to help.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

If you're worried you have got an STI, go for a check-up at a sexual health clinic as soon as you can.

Skills Launchpad Plymouth

Working in city wide partnership, Plymouth City Council has set up 'Skills Launchpad Plymouth' as a new virtual FREE one-stop-shop skills service which aims to help local people stay informed to equip themselves with the skills and confidence that they will need to play a part in the city's future, targeting support for young people through the new Youth Hub and supporting those who are facing redundancy through the new Adult Hub.

Sleep and tiredness

Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for "tired all the time".


Stress causes physical changes in the body designed to help you take on threats or difficulties. You may notice that your heart pounds, your breathing quickens, your muscles tense, and you start to sweat.


A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.

Supported living

Supported living services can help if you don't want to live in residential care but you're finding it difficult to cope at home.

Travelling to school

As a parent, it's your responsibility to make sure your child gets to and from school, however in some cases your child could be eligible for free school transport.

Walking aids, wheelchairs and mobility scooters

If you or someone you know has difficulty walking or getting around (mobility), a wheelchair, scooter or walking aid might help.

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