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Local Offer Checklist

Following consultation with parents and professionals we have put together a Local Offer Checklist to help guide you through the information on this site.

The Checklist was put together by parents and lists the top ten links new visitors to the Local Offer should go to.

1. What is the local offer?

We have put together a brief overview which will explain what it all means and how to use the site to help you.

2. Max Card

Take a look at the Money Matters information. Here you can apply for a Max Card – a great discount card that will allow you and your family free or discounted entry to a number of attractions around York and the surrounding area. You will also find information on other discounts available and plenty of advice on other benefits and financial advice including Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payments.

3. You are not alone!

We have put together information on Parent Carer Support. Here you can find a wide number of parent carer support groups within the local area and lots of other sources of support and information.

4. What can you do in your free time?

There are a wide range of accessible clubs, sports and things to do listed here with a link to the great Disability Sports Directory, an accessible website with lots of clear and concise information on sports to try out and get involved in.

5. What help is there in school?

Under the Education tab you will find lots of information broken into the Primary, Secondary and Post 16 stages of education. There is advice on choosing and applying for places, transition support and details on the specialist teachers teams – and a lot more. You can also find information on “what you can reasonably expect” from schools and your SEND teams.    

6. My child is pre-school age – is there any support for us?

Take a look at the early years tab where you will find a range of information on pre-school services and support – there is a lot more than you would expect so scroll down to the end of pages!

7. What is a My Support Plan and an EHCP? Help!

The My Support Plan and Education, Health and Care Plan tab will explain the whole process for you and where to go for help – SENDIASS.

8. Is there help to understand all these words and terms?

In consultation with the York Parent Carers Forum we have put together a glossary of terms. Please let us know if there are any other terms that you think should be added.

9. Can I find information about Health care and support?

Yes there is a section on Health with information about a variety of health care services.

10. Remember to sign up to twitter and Facebook updates and reminders from the Family Information Service and the Local Offer for SEND

- FIS Facebook

- FIS Twitter

- Local Offer Facebook