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  1. 'You Said We Did'

    The Local Offer is continually developing as services, policies and guidance changes.  Your feedback is essential to the development of the content in the Local Offer and how it looks. We aim to be approachable, transparent and constructive to make sure that all your views…
  2. Accessible breaks, activities and day trips

    As anyone with a disability or their carer will know, planning an outing requires forward planning. Checking whether the destination is accessible for disabled people, whether it can cater to specific dietary requirements, and planning how you will travel all needs to be done in…
  3. Active Lifestyles (Healthy Lifestyles)

    The Active Lifestyles Programme aims to provide the whole community with the opportunity to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Learning more about physical activity, healthy eating and nutrition has never been easier.We have a number of options depending on your health, level of…
  4. Active Sefton Leisure Centres

    Active Sefton offers a host of sport and fitness activities, regardless of age or ability. Whether you are new to sport and fitness or need professional coaching advice, they can help you on your way to a more active lifestyle. Click the logos below for…
  5. Adult Social Care Team

    What is the Adult Social Care team? The Adult Social Care team is a large social work team based across the Sefton borough including hospitals. The team has close links with; health professionals; Sefton Carers Centre and voluntary and charitable organisations. The Care Act 2014,…
  6. Aiming High - Short Breaks Homepage

    The Aiming High for Disabled Children Short Breaks Team delivers and commissions a wide range of evening and weekend group based activities and holiday programmes for disabled children aged 0-19 years. These activities are designed for disabled children who cannot attend universal activities because of…
  7. Aiming High Newsletter

    Please click below for the latest edition of the Aiming High Newsletter.       Please click here to view the previous edition of the Aiming High Newsletter.     We are always looking at improving Sefton’s SEND Local Offer, please click here to give…
  8. Aiming High Newsletter Autumn Edition

    Please click below for the latest edition of the Aiming High Newsletter.   Please click here to view the previous edition of the Aiming High Newsletter. We are always looking at improving Sefton’s SEND Local Offer, please click here to give us feedback.
  9. Arriva Bus Assistance Travel Cards

    Assistance Cards Arriva is pleased to offer Journey Assistance Cards with a range of messages that tell our drivers what help you’d like during your bus journey.   Discreet and easy to use The cards are discreet, easy for you to use and easy for others…
  10. Autism and Social Communication Team

    Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) all coffee, training and face to face sessions have had to be postponed until further notice. We are, however, regularly updating our Local Offer pages especially for parents at this challenging time. We are endeavouring…
  11. Autism Education Trust

    The new AET Good Autism Practice Report 2019 consists of a set of guidelines written by members of the Autism Centre of Education and Research (ACER) at Birmingham University. The guidelines have been generated from a review of the research evidence, current policy documents, expert…
  12. Autism Education Trust Hub

    Sefton Inclusion Service are pleased we are now an official Autism Education Training Hub. We are able to deliver the Autism Education Trust’s programme of training for Early Years and Schools.  
  13. Auxiliary Aids

    Since 1st September 2012 the reasonable adjustments duty for schools and local authorities has included a duty to provide auxiliary aids and services for disabled pupils. This duty is contained in section 20(5) of the Equality Act 2010: ‘… a requirement, where a disabled person…
  14. Carer's Credit, National Insurance and pensions

    Being a carer can make a significant difference to your state or personal pension, especially if you have to give up work to care. Your National Insurance (NI) number is the number used to keep track of your NI contributions and your entitlement to benefits. Your…
  15. Challenging a benefit decision

    If you're not happy with the decision made about the income-related benefit that you've claimed, you must first ask for the decision to be looked at again (this is known as "mandatory reconsideration"). If you're unhappy about the way your claim has been dealt with, you…
  16. Childminding

    If you love working with children and are thinking of setting yourself up as a childminder from your own home, you may be eligible for start-up funding from the Department for Education.  To help you get started on your journey to being a childminder, whether…
  17. Children's Social Care Team

    How to access the Disabled Children's Team: Most children with disabilities and additional needs will have their needs met in universal services and in the early help provision in the Family Wellbeing Centres across Sefton. Trained early help staff offer 1:1 and group support to…
  18. Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

    Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) supports operational effectiveness through the provision of support to service & eligible MOD civilian families. Contents Role Special educational needs and/or disability (SEND/AN) Retention of Service Family Accommodation School admissions and appeals Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) CEA(SENA) Contact Us…
  19. Choosing mobility equipment, wheelchairs and scooters

    If you have a long-term or permanent difficulty with mobility, getting a wheelchair or scooter, or other mobility equipment, may help you to live more independently. Household mobility aids A huge variety of household equipment can help someone who is ill, disabled or frail, including:…
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