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Education, Health and Care Plans

The Independent Parental Special Education Advice service is a charity that offers advice and support to parents of disabled children. Specifically, it runs regular masterclasses on the information and EHCP should contain, how to achieve that through annual reviews, re-assessments and appeals.

Contact a Family
A national charity for families with disabled children, providing information, advice and support.

The Government 16-19 Bursary Fund

The Government 16-19 Bursary Fund provides financial help for young people aged 16-19 who face barriers to staying in education. It is available to all 16-19 year olds studying in school/academy sixth forms, colleges and training providers in England. There are two types of bursary available:

  • Bursaries of £1,200 a year for the most vulnerable young people who meet the requirements
  • Bursaries are based on financial hardship and factors limiting access to education. Applications are open to learners 16 – 25. Camphill Wakefield administers the Bursary on behalf of the government.

If you require any information you should contact:

Disability rights

Disability Rights UK
A national organisation working to strengthen the voices of people with a wide range of disabilities or health conditions.

Life after college

Transition planning

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.

Social care and housing

Foundation House
National Star’s long-term residential accommodation for people with physical and learning disabilities. It is based in Gloucester.

The National Health Service in England.

Wakefield Supported Housing

Adult social care and Health in Kirklees

Housing support in Barnsley

Social Care for adults in North Yorkshire

Social Care for adults in Leeds


A website that helps people with disabilities find work and has lots of useful online employment services.

Incluzy is the UK’s leading disability jobs board.

Guidance for employers

Even Break
An online job site that matches employers with disabled job seekers.

Business Disability Forum
A not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people.

Grants, Funding and Student bursaries

Disability Grants
A portal website that will signpost you to available grants for young people with disabilities.

The Family Fund
The Family Fund helps young people aged 18 to 24 years old living at home with small grants that can be used to purchase digital/computer and sports equipment, grants towards clubs or activities, transport and recreational activities. They also offer grants for young people with disabilities stating college or undertaking a vocational course.

Support for families

Special Needs Jungle

Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people with SEN, special needs, disability, health conditions and rare diseases.

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums is a network of over 150 Parent Carer Forums in England and is funded by central government.


WESAIL Wakefield Early Support Advice Information Liaison (WESAIL) is available to parents and carers of a child or a young person, who has, or may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years who are living within the Wakefield District.This service is also available to young people themselves and those working with families.

KIAS Kias, Kirklees Information Advice and Support Service, is for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities and their parents or carers. KIAS is a statutory, free, impartial and confidential service, working with Parents / Carers, Children and Young People. The service offers information, advice and support relating to a child or young person’s Special Educational Needs and/or disability and is available to anybody living within the Kirklees area.

Leeds SENDIASS - SENDIASS is a dedicated, statutory service for children and young people 0-25 and their parents and carers. SENDIASS fulfil a local authority duty to provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support on educational law in SEN and the related law on disability, health and social care , the statutory processes for SEND and information about education policy, procedure and local practice.

Barnsley SENDIASS provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to all young people and parents and carers of children and young people who have or might have a special educational need (SEN) or disability, are aged 0-25 years old and live in the borough of Barnsley.

Sendiass North Yorkshire – is a service for parentsand carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational need and/or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves. It is impartial, which means it is bot bias ad gives confidential information, advice and support that is at arms length to the Local Authority.

Other Links
online support and advice for children and young people including relationships, staying health, well being, with loads of practical resources.
Information about what support is available for families locally.
How to report various types of harmful on-line content.