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Benefits, grants and funding

Benefits, grants and funding-related information and advice that is part of Plymouth's Local Offer for young people between 5 and 11 years old with SEND.

Benefits, grants and tax credits

When someone with special educational needs and/or a disability turns 16, 17, 18, or 19 they become entitled to their own benefits and support.

Disabled facilities grants

A Disabled Facility Grant can help pay for home improvements so you can get about easier and remain safe in your house or flat.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

The DLA rate depends on the level of help the child needs and your child may need an assessment to out what help they need.

Blue Badge scheme for disabled parking

A Blue Badge allows people with severe mobility difficulties to park near shops, stations and other facilities. The scheme is open to people who travel as a driver or as a passenger.

What benefits can I claim?

Use the Benefits Calculator to find out which welfare benefits you may be entitled to.

0-25 Statutory Assessment Team

The Council's 0-25 SEND Statutory Assessment Team coordinates the statutory support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

4 Me and My Friends

This group is for young people who are on the Autistic Spectrum and aged 8 and up, they don't have to have been statemented or diagnosed but do need to be on the spectrum. Service provided by Plymouth City council.

About the Plymouth's Local Offer

Plymouth's Local Offer contains information about services and support for children and young people from birth to 25 years old who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND), and for their families and carers.

Accident and Emergency - Derriford Hospital

The Emergency Department at Derriford Hospital is for patients with a variety of urgent and emergency conditions. This is a walk-in service which means at peak times the department can get busy.

ACE Schools Multi Academy Trust

We provide full time education and support for up to 300 pupils aged 4-19 who are no longer engaged in mainstream education. Referrals can only be made by either the local authority or a school, for pupils who are either awaiting a specialist placement, in need of additional provision, or have been excluded from school.

Annual health checks if you have special educational needs or disabilities

Everyone over the age of 14 who is on their doctor's learning disability register should have an annual health check.

Annual review paperwork for schools and parents

Useful documents to help you during the Annual Review process.

Annual reviews for children with special educational needs

An annual review helps to make sure a child, with special educational needs, is getting the right help and support.

Audiology Services - Derriford Hospital

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest provider of adult hearing services in the South West Peninsula, seeing over 30,000 patients each year.

Austin Farm Academy

Austin Farm Academy is proud to be part of the Eggbuckland Community College Academy Trust. Our mission is to be a 'Learning, Caring, Achieving Community'

Beckly Centre - Routeways

Beckly is a Routeways project where disabled children and young people can enjoy positive and inclusive fun social activities in a friendly, caring and supportive environment at our accessible premises located in beautiful Radford Park, Plymstock.

Beckly Sensations - Routeways

A Sensory Room fosters an atmosphere of relaxation which is essential for emotional health; it gives a chance to explore feelings and to become interested in their surroundings.

Beechwood Primary Academy

Beechwood Primary Academy believes in developing a child intellectually, creatively, emotionally, physically, spiritually culturally and morally.

Benefits and financial support if you're disabled or have a health condition

Links to all the Government schemes to help if you're living with a health condition or disability. Includes Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

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