Local and National Support Services and Useful Links

There are lots of local and national support services out there but knowing where to start to look for help can feel overwhelming.

We have put together support services for the most common enquiries we receive and to try help you find services quickly and easily we have split in to the following:

Financial Support

Caring for a child or young person with additional needs can mean you encounter more financial pressures. There is support out there, both locally and nationally.

Department for Education


Want to find out what others think about services? Contact a Family run SENDirect. An online service that allows families of children with additional needs to find, compare and buy activities, support and services. SENDirect aims to support families to find out what other people think of services.

York Services

Find out more information about general support services in York, including City of York Council services.

Planning for Your Child's Future

Find out what plans you can put in place to support you child when you are no longer able to care for them.

Family Intensive Rapid Support Team- FIRST

A very small number of families will have support from the Family Intensive Rapid Support Team. This is a home-based agency support service for families with young people with autism and highly challenging behaviours. CAMHS and short breaks work closely together to provide this service. To gain access to this service referral is required from Children's Social Care teams.

Unsure which service to get in touch with?

There are many services out there locally and nationally and it can seem overwhelming narrowing down the information. If you are unsure you can get in touch with Local Area Teams Information Service (formerly York FIS).



York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400


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