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  1. What is the Local Offer?

    Since September 2014 every Local Authority has been required to publish information about services they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from birth to 25 who have SEND and also services outside of the area which they expect children…
  2. Receiving a diagnosis

    All children are individual and will develop at different rates. However, to get a general idea ‘milestones’ are used to help track your child’s development and to give an indication as to whether they are progressing at a ‘typical’ rate. As a general rule, if…
  3. SEND in the Early Years

    It is critical that there is no delay in the early years in identifying the need for, and making any necessary special educational provision. Delay can give rise to loss of self-esteem, frustration and subsequent learning and behaviour difficulties. Early action is crucial to future…
  4. I'm worried my child has SEN

    It is important to identify children who do have special educational needs (SEN) as early as possible. This ensures they get the help they need to learn and develop to the best of their ability. If your child has SEN, they may need extra help…
  5. What are Special Educational Needs?

    From the moment they are born children are developing and learning new skills. They do so at different speeds, and learn in different ways. Some may be slow starters but will usually catch up with other children. Children have ‘Special Educational Needs’ (SEN) if they…
  6. Islington Sensory Team

    Our sensory team provides specialist support to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or have a combined sensory loss (deaf/blind). Our aim is to provide services which are fair and equitable to all depending on the risk. What the sensory team…
  7. Carers Support

    What is a carer?A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. The term ‘unpaid or family carer’ is someone of any age who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without…
  8. Information and Support for People with Learning Disabilities

    Islington Learning Disabilities Partnership (ILDP) Islington Learning Disabilities Partnership (ILDP) is a health and social care team working with people who have learning disabilities. Learning disability Learning disabilities’ describes the challenge that some people have in learning, understanding, and with everyday life skills such as managing…
  9. Health

    Find information about Health services and providers that support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by using the links below or type a keyword into the search box
  10. Emotional wellbeing

    Positive mental health and emotional wellbeing describes how we think, feel, relate to others and interpret the world around us. Having good emotional and mental health helps us manage relationships, cope with stress and manage life changes both positive and negative.  Looking after your emotional…
  11. Staying well all year round

    It is important to stay healthy all year round.  When the weather is very cold or very hot people are more susceptible to becoming ill. This is especially true for people over 65 years of age, people with a long-term condition, such as diabetes or…
  12. Supported Housing in Islington

    Supported HousingSupported housing is a free service that provides a combination of housing and services to help people maintain their tenancies and live more stable and productive lives. This factsheet summarises the different types of supported housing.Sheltered Accommodation Sheltered housing schemes (sometimes called ‘warden controlled’)…
  13. Keeping safe

    This web page gives you information about ways to keep safe at home, on the street and from other people.Islington council, the police and other organisations are working together to make Islington a safer place.They can give advice about protecting yourself from:Street theft and phone…
  14. Help to get out and about

    Staying as active as you can and connecting with other people are an essential part of maintaining good health and well-being. It’s not always easy to do this on your own. Here are someof the ways you can access help and support to get out…
  15. Housing Repairs

    If you need repairs to your home this web page gives information about who to contact to arrange repairs.Council tenantsYou can find out how to report repairs on our webpages. There are different ways to report a repair depending on who manages your property.If you…
  16. Paid carers and Personal Assistants

    Arranging a carer to help you in your own home gives you the flexibility to arrange care when you need it and how you want it. Carers and personal assistants can help with personal care, preparing meals, cleaning, laundry, shopping, helping you go out and…
  17. Carers Support

    What is a carer? A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. The term ‘unpaid or family carer’ is someone of any age who provides support to family or friends who could not manage…
  18. Financial Advice

    In debt and don't know where to turn? Then it is time to think about getting help. You are not alone - there is lots of help and support available in Islington, offering free, confidential and independent advice. Islington Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)You can also…
  19. Homelessness

    If you are homeless or are likely to be become homeless in the near future you can contact the Housing Aid team for some initial advice and assistance. You can also look in the 'Support for Homeless People' category in Links for Living for useful…
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