Useful Links

Grants/funds Websites


Telephone: 01267 244200


Family Fund

Telephone: 01904 621115

Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired

Disability Grants

Shepherd Street Trust


Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children


Disability Allowance

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who:

  • is under 16
  • has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability

They will need to meet all the eligibility requirements.

The DLA rate is between £21.80 and £139.75 a week and depends on the level of help the child needs. The child may need an assessment to work out what help they need.


Welfare Rights

Support and advice around benefits you may be entitled to

0300 123 6739

Lancashire's Local Offer

The local offer brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. The websites has lots of information website with information which includes support and information for parent carers and activities plus much more

Child and Family Support Liaison Officer

Information, advice
Information on local forums
FIND Service

Norma O'Hagan covers Chorley, Preston and South Ribble
07557 030837
01772 532509

SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) formally parent partnership

Can help around issues with Education

0300 123 6706

Social Care

To request for an assessment 0300 123 6720

Local SEND Office for Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire

01772 531 597

For the East 01252 220 553

Educational Psychologist Helpline (term time only 1:30pm – 4:45pm)

01772 530444

Family Information Service

0300 123 6712

Young Peoples Service

0800 51 11 11

Lancashire Young Carers

0800 51 11 11

Carers Service 

N-Compass North West, Information on peace of mind for carers, advocacy service and carer's assessments if the person you care for is over 17 years. Plus support groups and activities for carers.

T: 0345 0138 208


Barnardo's Independent Supporters

Provide support around the Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

01772 629470


Contact a Family

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children.  They provide information, advice and support.

Autism Awareness Week

Pendle Community High School & College

Pendle Vale Campus, Oxford Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 8LF

Tel – 01282 682260 Fax – 01282 682289 E-mail –

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