Local Community Links:
There are many organisations that support, advise and 'do'. Within Shropshire and our surrounding areas Edvocation Services have links with the following organisations:
The SEND local offer: is a single place for information, services, and resources for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and / or disabilities, their families, and the practitioners who support them. The SEND local offer is a single place for information, services, and resources for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and / or disabilities, their families, and the practitioners who support them. It's been designed with a family’s needs at the heart of the process.
Citizens Advice Shropshire, Fletcher House, 15 College Hill
Call 01743 280019
Shropshire IASS: Free, confidential & impartial information, advice & support for children, young people (aged 0 to 25) & parents and carers about special educational needs. Shropshire IASS can help you if:
- You live in Shropshire
- You are a child or young person up to 25 years old and have a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) or related health or social care needs.
- You are a parent/carer for a child or young person with SEND or related health and social care needs
Call 01939 291238
PACC (Parent and Carers Council): Shropshire PACC is a voluntary organisation led by parents and carers of children with disabilities or additional needs. We are a registered charity (1150180) and funded by the Department for Education national participation grant and by the Big Lottery Fund. PACC is a pan disability organization that offers support and information to all parents or carers of children and young people with any disability or additional need in Shropshire. We recognise that supporting a child or young person with a disability or additional need can be challenging and inevitably impacts on family life. This can result in families becoming very isolated, unable to access information and lacking in opportunity. The brining together of families into a supportive empowered community can lead to a fundamental change for the better in the quality of life for these families
Empathy for Special Children: Providing the Support and Opportunity for those growing up with a Hidden Disability to unfurl their wings and let their colours shine, because every child deserves an equal opportunity at a fun and full filled childhood. combats the isolation of growing up with ASD and related additional needs through provision of family social opportunities and activities in Shropshire.
Call 07495 947987
Your Space: provides social opportunities, activities and clubs for children and young people who are on the Autistic Spectrum. Our activities give children and young people the chance to make friends, have fun and enhance their social skills. We also provide support to their families and carers, helping them through providing some respite from their caring responsibilities or allowing them to assist in their child’s social development. Your Space seeks to provide a safe and fun place for children and young people on the autistic spectrum or may have related conditions, to enjoy activities and feel supported. We do not require a formal diagnosis for your child or young person to take part in our activities or access our services.
Parents Supporting Parents: This is a volunteer lead peer to peer support group for parents of children with additional needs or SEND based in Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury. Parents Supporting Parents offers support, guidance, signposting, information, regular talks and workshops to inform and enable our members.