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Help and support available at the touch of a button on Knowsley’s Local Offer

by Laura Johnston

Knowsley’s Local Offer – www.knowsleyinfo.co.uk (click on Local Offer tab) – is a local directory and one-stop-shop of information and support available for children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND).

The Local Offer provides information on a range of services available for children, young people and their families including education, health and social care. As well as giving you more choice, it provides you with control over what support is right for your child.

The local offer provides information on a number of things, including:

  • special educational provision
  • health provision
  • social care provision including the transition from children’s to adult services
  • play and leisure, including short breaks
  • housing
  • employment and training
  • travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education

It also includes eligibility criteria, how decisions are made, who makes them as well as encouraging feedback on the services provided and how you can become involved in service planning.

There’s also information for parents, carers and young people who have requested a personal budget.

If you are looking for something and can’t find it, tell us and we’ll look into it.  You can email send@knowsley.gov.uk

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said, “I know that finding out about the services and support available to you can sometimes be frustrating and confusing if you don’t know where to look, so our Local Offer aims to make it easier for you by having everything in one place.  It really is the one-stop-shop for the services and support available to you and your child if they have special educational needs and / or disabilities.”

In addition, if you are a local provider or organisation, you can also list your services and activities on the Local Offer – it’s a great way to tell the Knowsley community about what you do and what you can offer.  If you have information to share on the Local Offer, please email FIS@knowsley.gov.uk

If you haven’t already, take a look at the Local Offer website today!