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Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
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Bid Services Lincolnshire
Organisation Logo Are a charity that work in partnership with children, young people, adults and their families and carers. They support people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss.

Bid Services run activities throughout Lincolnshire called Chance to Meets for families with children with sensory impairments. These events given families an opportunity to meet, socialise and share experiences. Activities include sports events, bowling, music sessions and sensory activities at local parks and nature reserves and much more!

They also have a specialist care and support service to help children, young people and adults with a sensory loss to maintain their independence and improve their lives. They have a team of support workers trained in Deaf and Visual Awareness, BSL and Deafblind communication and sighted guide.
BID services also has as an employment coach for people with sensory impairment.

  Contact(s):- Jorja / Angela (employment coach)   Email:- support@bidlincs.org.uk   Tel:- 01522 848295   Mob:- 07702939170 & 07783809801   Web:- www.bidlincs.org.uk
Bridge House Independent School
Organisation Logo Bridge House Independent School is a SEMH setting, with three schools based in Boston: the Grantham Road Campus, Carlton Road Campus and Great Fen Road Campus.
They pride themselves in supporting Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5 (7-18 years) pupils who disengage from education or (for whatever reason) find themselves outside of mainstream school.
They share the Government’s commitment in helping children achieve more and are fully committed to Safeguarding.

  Email:- admin@bridgehouseindependentschool.co.uk   Tel:- 01205 369111
Buckles Solicitors LLP
Organisation Logo Sarah Westwood and Paul Belliere-Wilson are solicitors from Buckles Solicitors LLP are specialists in providing legal advice to families with disabled children (including adult disabled children) in terms of Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney.

They can provide advice highlighting the importance of making a Will so that a child with disabilities is protected and does not inherit outright under a Will as otherwise benefits and local authority funding may be lost completely.
  Email:- enquiries@buckles-law.co.uk   Tel:- 01780 484570   Web:- www.buckles-law.co.uk
CAMHS Lincolnshire
Organisation Logo Lincolnshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) is a specialist mental health service providing community assessment and treatment to young people and families who experience mental health difficulties.

Carers First
Organisation Logo Carers FIRST is a charity who supports people who look after a relative or friend who could not manage without their help.

Delivers the Lincolnshire Carers Service in partnership with the Lincolnshire County Councils Service Centre.

Together they provide a wide range of services to carers across the County.

  Tel:- 01522 782224
Children’s Links
Organisation Logo Children’s Links provides a range of services to support families for inclusion.

They have a fantastic toy library in Lincoln with a range of specialist sensory toys available to hire and an inclusive play area.

Also they offer support to parents/carers to help them back into work, have a ranging of training programmes, inclusive nurseries and they operate a voluntary sector forum to support those in the sector to support local families.
  Tel:- 07584 341265
Community Learning in Partnership (CLIP)
Organisation Logo CLIP Community Learning in Partnership (CLIP) has a clear goal of widening participation in learning by people from rural, coastal and isolated communities.
They work, with equal commitment, with young people aged 16-18 years who have under-achieved at school and with adults who are looking to refresh their skills – for personal development, family, higher education or work. CLIP is also committed to supporting people who have experienced mental health difficulties. Through their Learning Minds project, they are developing a "recovery approach" through a series of courses on mental health and well-being.

CLIP now works with over 2000 learners a year and has over 40 staff and tutors. Most of their work is located in their community learning centres in Mablethorpe, Market Rasen and Gainsborough. Most of the programmes are publicly-funded and therefore open to quality inspection by Ofsted and other bodies. They were inspected in October 2017 gaining a Grade 2 - Good.

They have a wide range of opportunities available including:
• Study Programmes for 16-18s including work preparation, personal/social skills, Maths and English
• Community Learning for interest and personal development in a wide range of subjects, including Mental Health First Aid, Makaton and Introduction to Counselling
• ICT for beginners and improvers
• Accredited courses in a variety of vocational areas such as L2 Certificates in Understanding Autism, Mental Health Awareness and Counselling
• Job search and work-related skills for people looking for work
• English and Maths from Entry Level to GCSE
• Teacher training

  Contact(s):- Katie Easey /   Email:- katie@cliplearning.com   Tel:- 01673 843489   Web:- www.cliplearning.com
County Care Independent Living Ltd
Organisation Logo County Care is widely regarded as one of the most respected, innovative providers of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health throughout Lincolnshire , Surrey, and West Sussex.

They are committed to providing high quality, person centred services which promote the independence, choice and inclusion of the people they support.

They have an excellent track record for the delivery of services which are truly personalised.
The services provided are

Day Services Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm at their centres in Holbeach and Skegness

Registered with the Care Quality Commission –

Support in the community for Children and Younger Adults
Head Office is situated in Skegness.

  Email:- info@countycare.co.uk   Tel:- 01754 611153   Web:- www.countycare.co.uk/
Dyslexia Outreach
Organisation Logo Dyslexia Outreach is a county-wide service provided by Lincolnshire County Council. The team consists of two specialist teachers who have a wealth of expert knowledge and experience in teaching and supporting students with Dyslexia and literacy/maths difficulties, across the Primary and Secondary phases and beyond.

Dyslexia Outreach offer support, advice and training within schools. They also work closely with parents, supporting and advising through helpline and email contact, this is a free service for parents.

Reassurance and advice can be offered to help develop understanding of literacy and learning difficulties. This includes how to support to children to develop literacy and learning skills through home strategies, transition advice, signposting to other services and available resources

  Contact(s):- Odette Read: North / Helen Lane: South   Email:-  odette.read@lincolnshire.gov.uk : helen.lane@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 07778 534478 (Odette)   Mob:- 07823 535473 (Helen)
Organisation Logo Short Break Caravan Holidays.

These holidays are for families living in Lincolnshire, with children / adult children who have a physical disability, sensory impairment, autism or similar condition which demonstrates challenging behaviour.

The caravans are located at Butlin's in Skegness and are available between March and November each year.

The rental for the holidays has been subsidised by Lincolnshire County Council.

  Mob:-  07741572197
Family Fund
Organisation Logo Family Fund provides grants to families who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child aged 17 or under.

Their grants bring practical and essential help that is often a lifeline to a family such as washing machines, fridges, bedding, specialist toys and much needed family breaks.

They are a registered charity and the UK’s largest provider of grants to families living on low incomes who are raising disabled or seriously ill children.

To find out more or download an application form visit their website
  Tel:- 01904 550055   Web:- www.familyfund.org.uk
Family Graffiti
Family Graffiti believe the best way to help a child who is struggling for whatever reason, is to work directly with their parent or carer. They're the people that not only want the best for that child but also spend far more time with them. With the right knowledge & understanding these people can have a massive positive impact on how their child learns, develops & behaves.

Interactive Parent / Carer Workshops
These will be topic specific & cover issues such as:-
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Transition into Adulthood
• Autism
• Challenging Behaviour etc etc

These workshops will be set up & managed by Family Graffiti and predominantly run across Lincolnshire. However, if you'd like us to come and do a group talk on a specific topic then please get in touch as we'd be more than happy to work with you to arrange this too.
  Contact(s):- Naomi or Morris /   Email:- general@familygraffiti.co.uk   Web:- familygraffiti.co.uk
FocusAbility Support and Care Services
Organisation Logo Support people to live as independently as possible offering new experiences at our Day Opportunities and in Community Supported Living.

They offer opportunities for people to develop in the ways they choose to with daily living and all any other activities.

They are a holistic support service supporting people in the ways they want their support delivered.
  Tel:- 01673 844423   Mob:-  07867434544   Web:- www.focusability.co.uk
Glasshouse Farm
Organisation Logo Day Activities and training for Adults with Disabilities.

  Tel:- 01526 869018
Grantham & District Mencap
Organisation Logo Formed by parents in 1970, Grantham & District Mencap Ltd provides Grantham based residential care and day support to people (18+) with learning disabilities and more complex needs.

Our team will assist you to manage your health and well-being needs and support you to make the most of your life through the activities that are provided to you.

  Contact(s):- Annette Tweedie - Day Centre Manager (Job share) / Sue Crawford - Day Centre Manager (Job share)   Email:- annette.tweedie@granthammencap.co.uk or sue.crawford@granthammencap.co.uk   Tel:- 01476 566 050   Web:- www.granthammencap.co.uk
Healthwatch Lincolnshire
Organisation Logo Healthwatch Lincolnshire is an Independent Champion for patients with any concerns relating to Health or Social Care.

All comments; positive or negative are collated and sent to the providers (no patient details are included.)

They also offer a signposting service should you not be aware of what to do, or where to go.

  Email:- Info@healthwatchlincolnshire.co.uk   Tel:- 01205 820892   Web:- www.healthwatchlincolnshire.co.uk
Healthy Minds Lincolnshire
Organisation Logo Healthy Minds Lincolnshire provides emotional wellbeing support for children and young people up to 19 years old (25 if they have special educational needs/ disability or are leaving care).

Evidence tells us that early intervention, when issues arise, helps to prevent mental health problems developing in the future. That’s why the service is focused on providing children and young people with early interventions to prevent emotional wellbeing concerns escalating into mental health problems.

Healthy Minds provide evidence based brief interventions either on a one to one basis, small group sessions or signposting to other more suitable services (depending on need). Vulnerable children and young people will be given priority. They also offer support and advice to parents and carers and training to education staff and children’s services.
  Tel:- 01522 30977 (Advice line)   Web:- www.lpft.nhs.uk/our-services/specialist-services/healthy-minds-lincolnshire
Home from Home Care
Organisation Logo Created by Parents to Make the Difference; Home from Home Care provides specialist residential care to adults (18+) with learning disabilities and complex needs, including autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), sensory impairment and associated health and mental health needs.

They support and encourage individuals to lead a fulfilled life through active days and meaningful activities.

  Email:- getintouch@homefromhomecare.com   Tel:- 0800 587 0372   Web:- www.homefromhomecare.com
Home-Start Lincolnshire
Organisation Logo Would like to see a society in which families have the support they need to give children they care for the best possible start.

Home-Start Lincolnshire support many parents/carers through home visiting family support mentors (volunteers), all who have had parenting experience so understand the demands of family life.

They aim to support parents/carers grow in confidence, strengthen relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community by providing non-judgemental practical and emotional support.

The family support mentor visits families in their homes once a week at a time that suits both the family and the volunteer. All family support mentors receive training, ongoing support, travel expenses and are DBS checked.

  Email:- enquiries@homestartlincolnshire.co.uk   Tel:- 01507 308030
Imps in the Community
Is a physical activity charity based at Lincoln City Football Club, which aim to provide physical activity opportunities to everybody within the community of Lincoln and surrounding areas.

They aim to inspire individuals through the delivery, provide or help provide facilities and opportunities for participation in sport and promote healthy lifestyles.

They have a variety of weekly sport sessions for children including football and multi- sport activities plus weekly disability specific sessions, inclusive to everyone.

Alongside this, they also offer the opportunity to develop leadership skills through sports awards and qualifications. Get Onside is their newest project aimed to increase social skills, opportunities for inclusive participation and time spent through active, positive participation.

  Contact(s):- Mark Smith /   Email:- mark.smith@lcfcset.co.uk   Tel:- 01522 563792
Inclusion 21
Organisation Logo Day centre for adults with Autism & Learning disabilities.
We are Lincoln's new Day Centre.

We are a privately run day centre for adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism, aged 18 and over. We provide person centred support within a safe and fun environment. We look to promote personal development, social and independent living skills in a setting where everyone and everybody feels welcome.

We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, 49 weeks a year.

Activities we cover range from baking, sports, dance, arts & crafts, bowling, golf, nature walks, lift skills, discos, team building exercises, cinema trips, drama sessions and more!

We love our centre, and we are committed to ensure everybody who attends Inclusion21 loves it too.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

  Contact(s):- Megan / Paul   Email:- megan@inclusion21.co.uk: Paul@inclusion21.co.uk   Mob:- 07469 828584   Web:- www.inclusion21.co.uk/
Independent Travel Training (ITT)
Organisation Logo Is one-to-one training designed to equip young people who are entitled by Lincolnshire County Council to home to school or college transport with the confidence and skills required to travel independently.

ITT is facilitated by Independent Travel Trainers who will work closely with school/college staff, parents, carers and the trainees.

Anyone who is entitled to free home to school transport or Post 16 supported home to school/college transport is able to apply for Independent Travel Training.

Irwin Mitchell
Organisation Logo Irwin Mitchell Solicitors provide a wide range of legal services for you and your family including:

  • Health and education,
  • Court of Protection
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Medical negligence
  • Serious injury claims

Organisation Logo KIDS is a national charity supporting disabled children, young people and their families.
Established in 1970, they work with thousands of families across the country each year, providing a wide range of services. They recognise that in order to support a disabled child, they must also support their family and through their services they aim to do that.

KIDS Positive Activities is a county wide service commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council to deliver fun sessions for children with disabilities age 5 -18 years.
  Email:- Kids.lincolnshire@kids.org.uk   Tel:- 01522 542937   Web:- www.kids.org.uk
Organisation Logo Kooth is a digital service available to all 11- 18 yr olds, this extends up to 25 yrs for Care Leavers and those with SEN.

Kooth provides safe, free and anonymous text based 1:1 counselling and youth support. This is available from 12 - 10 pm Mon - Fri and 6 - 10 pm at the weekend, every day of the year

The Kooth platform is available 24/7 and is a safe and supportive online community where children and young people can boost their wellbeing with access to therapeutic content and peer to peer support via our magazine, live forums, static discussion boards, mini activities hub, journaling, goal setting and much more.
Here is the link to the Kooth video https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de

  Email:- parents@kooth.com   Web:- www.kooth.com
LCC Childrens Centres
Organisation Logo Children's Centres offer child and family health services, and advice and information for families. They provide stay and play sessions to support children's development, including groups specifically for Early Years children with SEND. Some centres have bookable sensory rooms which can be accessed on a 1:1 basis for parent/carers and children.
In addition, Children's Centres can provide adult learning and volunteering opportunities, and support for parents on a wide range of issues, including the delivery of parenting programmes.

Children’s Centre Skills Development Officer
Offers friendly and personalised information, to identify skills gaps and support parents to enter into learning, volunteering, apprenticeships and employment.
Also provides individual support by tailoring a personal development plan for individual parents/carers, identifying next steps and supporting them to achieve their goals.

  Email:- Katie.weaver@eyalliance.org.uk (Skills development officer)   Tel:- 01522 552752   Mob:- 07739362077 (SDO)
LCC Early Years & ChildCare Support
Organisation Logo Early Years Specialist Teachers based in localities provide ongoing support for Childminders, Nurseries and Pre Schools /EY SENCOs who have children with SEND.
Early Years SENCOs can also request support via the Early Years and Childcare website.
Early Years and Childcare support deliver a range of training opportunities such as networks and SENCO training for Early Years Providers to ensure that they meet the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice.
Early Years Specialist Teachers also target their support for Children who are looked after, Vulnerable children on a plan who are behind age related attainment, Children at risk of exclusion, Transition support.
Early Years Specialist teachers are based under the Early Help Locality Teams so can link with Health and Social care.

  Tel:- 01522 552752
Organisation Logo ESCO is committed to improving the delivery of services for children and young people aged 0 - 18 years with significant and complex additional needs who require targeted coordination of services.

This can include:
  • Children who have a greater difficulty communicating
  • Have sensory or physical difficulties
  • Complex health needs including those with a disability
  • Babies leaving hospital with medical and other support needs
  • Children with life-limiting conditions and palliative care
  • Children with multiple and significant factors affecting their learning and development.

All need additional support during much of their daily lives and it is probable that there will be a long term impact on their development and learning.

ESCO keyworkers also offer support through drop-in appointments.
These provide the opportunity for parents/carers to meet with an ESCO Keyworker to discuss the available information, services and support in Lincolnshire.

ESCO offers a bookable one hour session at local Children’s Centres across Lincolnshire.
Parents/Carers can book a drop in appointment directly with Lincolnshire’s Customer Service Centre on:
01522 782 111
  Email:- esco@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 01522 552 389
Organisation Logo A Team manager will be available to talk to parents.
  Tel:- 01522 782030
LCC Specialist Teaching Team - ECLIPS speech and language specialist teachers – plus Dyslexia Outreach specialist teachers
Organisation Logo ECLIPS are part of Lincolnshire County Council's Specialist Teaching Team, they specialise in supporting children and young adults with speech and language difficulties.

They work closely with parents/carers, schools/colleges and other professional agencies such as the NHS Speech and Language Therapy service.

They are keen to promote Makaton training and support options for families and educators. Makaton is an internationally recognised language development programme that supports a multi-modal approach to teaching communication, language and literacy skills.

It can be used to support a wide range of communication and language needs from individuals with profound, moderate or mild learning difficulties, individuals with Developmental Language Disorder, individuals with no or developing speech, individuals with autistic spectrum disorders or sensory impairments to individuals with EAL.

The Dyslexia Outreach specialist teachers are also part of LCC's Specialist Teaching Team and offer advice and support for individuals with Dyslexia.

  Email:- STTenquiries@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 01522 553265
LCC Young Peoples Learning Provision
Organisation Logo The Young People’s Learning Provision (YPLP) offers alternative education to any young person aged 16-19, or to age 24 if you have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

They work at seven different sites around the county: Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Louth, Market Deeping, Skegness and Spalding. Young people come to them for lots of reasons, but all seeking the same thing - something a bit different, that offers support in the transition between education and adulthood.

They work at your pace, as quickly or as slowly as you need to go, and provide you with all you need to take those next steps - whether into employment, onto an apprenticeship, or into further education. With teachers, support workers, employment officers and job coaches, you will be well supported in every area of our work-based study programmes. Your time will be spent improving your level of English and maths if needed, alongside gaining qualifications in ICT and Employability-related subjects. You will also follow your own individualised programme of study designed around your needs and focusing on the skills needed for Adulthood, such as, employability, communication skills, team work, independent living skills, community inclusion and so much more.
  Email:- yplp@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 01476 592169
Organisation Logo Liaise is the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Advice and Support Service for Lincolnshire.

They provide information and advice relating to SEN and disabilities to parents, children and young people which is free, confidential and impartial.

This can include help with understanding SEND law, local SEN and disability policy and procedures, support in schools and colleges, resolving disagreements, education, health and care plans, exclusions and admissions and personal budgets.

They provide initial help and support by telephone and email, and can allocate a Liaise Caseworker if further specific support is required.

  Email:- liaise@lincolnshire.gov.uk.   Tel:- 0800 195 1635
Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society
Organisation Logo Provide support and help to children with a visual impairment from birth to age 19 (and beyond in thier adult service). This usually means giving help, support, and advice to families of children, but they also work with older children and teenagers directly. They can visit you in your own home or can arrange to meet you at another venue if that helps, this may include a nursery, school, or hospital if your child is sick or in supported living.

They have no criteria that you must meet other than the child or young person has a visual impairment or a sight related difficulty for example a neurological disorder.

They can help to support and guide you through thinking about your child’s future and development needs. They can give you advice about gaining the right equipment, education support and refer onto other services such as habilitation. They are a charity and their services are completely free.

  Email:- info@llbs.co.uk   Tel:- 01507 605604   Web:- www.llbs.co.uk
Lincolnshire Cerebral Palsy Society
Organisation Logo The Lincolnshire Cerebral Palsy Society is a local independent charity, here to support everyone in the County affected by Cerebral Palsy.
The experienced team understand the difficulties and pressures of daily life with Cerebral Palsy.
They provide help for treatment, education, training, equipment and welfare. They make grants or donations for the benefit of those with Cerebral Palsy.
They cooperate with local authorities or other organisations providing local services for people with Cerebral Palsy.
They try to make living with Cerebral Palsy easier.
  Email:- dawn@lincolnshirecerebralpalsy.org.uk   Mob:- 07506 340685   Web:- www.lincolnshirecerebralpalsy.org.uk
Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS)
Organisation Logo Russell Outen-Coe is the Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

  • He is representing Lincolnshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which are part of the National Health Service (NHS).
  • There are 211 Clinical Commissioning Groups in England.
  • The CCGs bring together your local Doctors (GPs) and other health professionals (like nurses and therapists) to plan, buy and oversee the quality of the health care services in your area.
  • They aim to improve your health services and respond to the health needs of everyone in the area by including patients and the public when we make decisions.
  • Children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability need really good support across Education, Health and Social Care to help them to be the best that they can be.

He is here to ask you some questions and listen to what you say, to help the NHS make positive decisions around your health services in the future.
  Tel:- 01522 513355 ext. 5461
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust’s Children’s Therapy Services
Organisation Logo Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) Children’s Therapy Service comprises Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy.

The service works across Lincolnshire with children and young people, aged 0-19, who have disabilities or speech and language problems.

It works with children and young people with varying degrees of need at universal, targeted and specialist level. Each service has its own commissioned referral criteria.
  Web:- www.ulh.nhs.uk
Lincolnshire County Council - Children's Health
Organisation Logo We are Children's Health and we consist of a team of Health Visitors and CYPN'S (Children and Young people's nurses).

We support parents in inclusion by working with SENCO'S, ESCO'S and providing continence products.

Lincolnshire County Council - Transitions
Organisation Logo Transitions Quality and Audit Officer
Quality and Standards Team Children Services Lincolnshire. County Council

I work in partnership with schools, colleges, as well as internal and external agencies , supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in transitions and preparing for adulthood.

Although I am not in a key-working role; I can offer information, advice and guidance on transitions planning in individual complex cases.

I attend parent evenings, open events and any parent carer events across the county. I sit on various working groups including the Local Offer, Autism Service Provision Group and the Children and Young People Operational Group for children and young people in care. I meet on a quarterly basis with Operational Leads of the colleges and Transitions Coordinators in the special schools.

My role also involves quality review and monitoring of the transitions planning process.

  Contact(s):- Elita Cozens /   Email:- Elita.Cozens@lincolnshire.gov.uk
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
Organisation Logo Lincolnshire fire and rescue are able to give advice on home fire safety, evacuation plans and the fire setting intervention scheme. The fire service may also be able to offer a free safe and well check in your home which may include the fitting of a free smoke alarm.
  Tel:- 01476 565441   Web:-  lincolnshire.gov.org/lfr
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
Organisation Logo Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum is the official independent parent carer forum in our county and represents parents and carers of family members with disabilities and Special Educational Needs (SEN).

We are tasked by the Department for Education in the SEND Code of Practice(2015) to work alongside Education, Health & Care to help improve the quality , range and accessibility of services. We host coffee mornings and events around the County.
Please see our website events page for more information.

We are always on the look out for volunteers to help with our work.

Please ask the volunteers on our stand for more information.

  Email:- admin@lincspcf.org.uk   Mob:- 07925 232466   Web:- www.lincspcf.org.uk
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Recovery College
Organisation Logo Promoting recovery and quality of life through effective, innovative and caring mental health, social care and specialist community services.
  Tel:- 01522 421659
Lincolnshire Sensory Services
Organisation Logo Lincolnshire Sensory services provides specialist services for anyone in Lincolnshire living with sight and/or hearing loss.

They understand the practical and emotional challenges that people with sensory loss can face in their everyday lives and, through their work, they focus on promoting independence, wellbeing and accessibility.

They aim to help people maintain independence and dignity in every aspect of their lives.

They also work closely with carers families and other professionals to increase their understanding of the impact of sensory loss and to assist them to build a wide network of support

  Email:- contact@lincolnshiresensoryservices.org.uk.   Tel:- 03333 202667
Lincolnshire Wolds Community Trust
Organisation Logo Lincolnshire Wolds Community Trust, manages The Avenue and Lincolnshire Wolds Federation, which consists of two specialist education schools in East Lindsey.
We provide an inspiring, purposeful and personalised education for all students and young people aged 2-25 years. We support learning for life and working for the future to enable our young people to dream, believe and achieve.

Lincolnshire Young Voices
Organisation Logo Lincolnshire Young Voices is a newly formed group of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who provide a voice for young people in the county.

The group is aimed at young people with SEND aged 11-25 years.
Linkage Community Trust
Organisation Logo Linkage Community Trust is a charity delivering high-quality specialist education, day services, care, employment and support services for people with learning disabilities.
Their vision is that people with learning difficulties and disabilities have opportunities and choice, and are supported to achieve their aspirations.
They support and encourage individuals to make decisions about their own lives and enable them to develop skills and behaviours to live the life they choose based on their talents and abilities.
  Email:- transition@linkage.org.uk   Tel:- 01472 372310/372303   Web:- www.linkage.org.uk
Livali Support
Organisation Logo Livali support is a small enterprise based in Louth Lincolnshire.

It offers a wide range of services from supporting people in their own home, social hours and holidays.

Livali Days is a day centre open 5 days a week at Lincolnshire rural activity centre.

We offer a wide range of activities to vulnerable people of all ages,with a personal centred approach.

  Contact(s):- Rachel /   Email:- support@livali.co.uk   Tel:- 07918 969179   Web:- livali.weebly.com/
Nick Markham Travel Counsellors
Organisation Logo Is wanting to get out the message that Travel Is Accessible for Everyone, Everywhere.

Travel Counsellors is a multi- national Tour Operator with contacts throughout the world and they specialise in accessible travel with the view that travel is accessible for all, making it an inclusive experience for all travellers within the party.

Nick has had specialist training in this area.

  Tel:- 01754 867980
NRS Healthcare
Organisation Logo NRS Healthcare work in conjunction with Lincolnshire County Council to provide technology enabled care services across Lincolnshire.
They have a dedicated technology enabled care team including Occupational Therapists who can provide advice and support to parent carers. They can discuss specific situations with parent carers and their desired outcomes and requirements and help with the appropriate combination of equipment to meet these.
There is a technology enabled care website which parent carers can refer to www.nrstelecare.co.uk/lincolnshire which is supported by a dedicated helpline 01476 852492 (option 1).
Their team can also come and talk to groups about how technology enabled care can help their members.

Organisation Logo PAACT is a Lincolnshire-based support group for families with members who are on the autistic spectrum. We are run solely by volunteers and each committee member has a child or other family member with an autistic spectrum condition or is on the autistic spectrum themselves.

Our aim is to provide advice, support and signposting to anyone with queries or issues relating to autism and associated conditions. There is no requirement for a formal diagnosis in order to access this help.

We are a very friendly, informal and non-judgemental group and run our regular support group meetings on the same basis. In addition to these meetings, we have a Facebook group where parents and carers can share their ideas and thoughts.

During term time and holidays, we run regular activities for our younger members: there is a monthly games club, a weekly youth club plus holiday activities such as exclusive use of Fun Farm, bowling, crazy golf, pizza making... the list goes on!

We organise training for parents and professionals, including Makaton, behaviour and an introduction to ASC. We are also available in our Lincoln office between the hours of 10am and 2pm daily to offer support and guidance.

To find out more or get in touch
  Email:- paactsupport@hotmail.co.uk   Tel:- 01522 581915.   Web:- www.paactsupport.com
Pelican Trust
Organisation Logo Pelican Trust Ltd. has been a strong part of the Lincoln community for nearly 30 years. Our services are greatly needed and appreciated in Lincoln and the surrounding areas which we hope to continue for years to come.

We have seen first hand what we can achieve with individuals who use our services and work alongside us. Through patience and perseverance their goals - however big or small - have been achieved at the Trust.

We strive to be an effective and supportive organisation providing meaningful work and training for people with mental health issues, physical disabilities and learning difficulties and disabilities.

Through our various departments and training we provide a service that helps individuals gain skills and confidence.

  Contact(s):- Ms Pat Eastwood /   Email:- pat@pelicantrust.org   Tel:- 01522 513533
Penderels Trust
Organisation Logo Penderels Trust is a charity providing direct payment support services to adults and children with disabilities and long term health conditions.
They provide these services under contract to Lincolnshire County Council. Their friendly and experienced independent living advisers in the Lincolnshire team work with many families with children with disabilities in the county.
A direct payment can make a real difference to a family and doesn’t need to be complicated. They will support you from the very start, making sure your family gets the most from your care and support package, with the peace of mind that we are always there to support you if you need them.

  Email:- lincolnshire@penderelstrust.org.uk   Tel:- 01526 833803   Web:- www.penderelstrust.org.uk   Twitter:- www.twitter.com/the_pttp
Portland College
Organisation Logo Portland College is a vibrant, charitable, independent specialist college based on a large campus in the heart of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.

Portland College offers personalised programmes of education to young people aged 16 to 25 with a wide range of disabilities, including those with autism, PMLD, physical disabilities and acquired brain injury. They also offer support with behavioural and psychological support for more complex needs. Their curriculum can range from sensory (pre-entry) level through to level 2 or 3 qualifications depending on the individual.

Their education is underpinned with multi-disciplinary support including nursing, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy, all within the grounds of the campus.

They can offer an education programme for 3 days per week with the option to use respite provision to stay overnight. They also offer a day service on the campus. The support offered is individually tailored for each learner based on their needs, aspirations and interests, enabling them to achieve the best possible outcomes for learning and transition into adult life.

  Tel:- 01623 499114
Rett UK
Organisation Logo Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder affecting mainly females and very few males. It is present from conception and usually remains undetected until major regression occurs at around one year of age, when children may lose acquired skills and become withdrawn. Genetic but largely not inherited, Rett syndrome is usually caused by a fault on a gene called MECP2 which is found on the X chromosome. People with Rett syndrome have profound and multiple physical and communication disabilities and are totally reliant on others for support throughout their lives.

Rett UK provide free support, advice and resources to anyone affected by Rett syndrome. Amongst their services their Family Support Team offer: help with diagnosis, support groups, advocacy, getting started with communication support and training, regional roadshows, accessing a specialist Rett syndrome clinic, as well as bereavement support.
  Email:- support@rettuk.org   Tel:- 01582 798 911   Web:- www.rettuk.org
Ringrose Law
Organisation Logo Have six offices across Lincolnshire and Newark and have an outstanding reputation for dealing with family matters.

Their caring and experienced team can assist with family mediation, domestic abuse and injunctions, children law and child care proceedings, divorce, separation & finances and mental health.

  Contact(s):- Lorraine Johnson /   Email:- Lorraine.johnson@ringroselaw.co.uk   Tel:- 01529 301334.   Web:- www.ringroselaw.co.uk
Ruskin Mill Trust
Organisation Logo Ruskin Mill Trust provides students with holistic learning by role modelling positive relationships in the fields of arts, crafts, commerce, agriculture, nutrition, living skills and the environment with pathway support onto further education bespoke to the individual student.

Freeman College in Sheffield is one of the four specialist colleges operated by Ruskin Mill Trust offering both day and residential provision. Based in the illustrious metalworking district of Sheffield, the college offers young people a unique opportunity to learn and develop transferable skills through meaningful real-life activities and accredited courses in both the day and residential programmes.
They have expertise in working with children and young people aged 16-25 years with complex behaviour and learning difficulties, including autistic spectrum conditions.

Brantwood School is part of the Ruskin Mill Trust group.
It comprises three sites:
  • Brantwood House for pupils aged 7 to 16,
  • Tintagel House, located a short walk away for sixth-form learners
  • Eyam Centre, an outdoor education provision for all pupils.

By immersing students within the productive aspect of their curriculum, they learn to overcome barriers to learning and to care for their own wellbeing whilst positive outcomes are always linked to outcomes in the areas as detailed in their EHCP. Through this method a student can recognise their capability’s and positively contribute to society. They create their awareness and are empowered to achieve and make positive contributions to society giving back in a self-directed productive way.
  Mob:- 07875 555502   Web:- www.rmt.org
Sensory Traveller ( Accessible Holidays)
Organisation Logo Sensory Traveller is a specialised Tour Organiser company based in Lincoln, United Kingdom. We provide quality, bespoke, accessible holidays combined with activities that integrate elements from various types of expressive therapies (e.g., Dramatherapy, Music Therapy, Therapeutic Photography).

Their vision is to build an inclusive society by shaping a universal design across all aspects of the tourism and hospitality sector, by embracing the diversity of travellers.

Their innovative service utilizes the skills, experience and knowledge of a multidisciplinary team of experts (psychologists, therapists, artists, tourism and hospitality specialists) to provide bespoke holiday and self growth activity programmes.

The aim of their service is to limit challenges associated with travelling transitions and to promote self growth, enhance well-being and support clients to explore the world.
  Contact(s):- Atma Kaur /   Email:- atma@sensorytraveller.co.uk   Tel:- 01522857284   Web:- www.sensorytraveller.co.uk
Steps 2 Change
Organisation Logo steps2change is an NHS talking therapies service for Lincolnshire. We are a part of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

At times, it is completely normal to feel anxious, low, sad, overwhelmed and frustrated. For some people these feelings can persist and have a negative impact on their life, sometimes leading to a common mental health problem such as depression or anxiety.

If you feel that you may be experiencing a common mental health problem, it is important to seek the right help sooner than later. Here at steps2change we are committed to help you with your needs. All of our therapies are recommended by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE recommends that therapy services should provide the least intrusive, most effective intervention first. We offer a range of talking therapies tailored to meet your individual needs. They are free of charge, proven to be effective and helpful and provided by experienced and qualified professionals.

You can self-refer without the need of contacting your GP or another healthcare professional. If you prefer, you can speak to your GP first and they will be able to refer you to steps2change Lincolnshire.
When we receive your referral, we aim to ensure that you receive the support you need. You will be contacted by telephone to arrange an appointment for an assessment. Following the assessment, a decision will be reached about the appropriate treatment available for you, or you may be signposted to other services that may be of benefit to you.
  Tel:- 0303 123 4000   Web:- www.lpft.nhs.uk/steps2change/   Twitter:- @s2c_Lincs
The John Fielding Special School
Organisation Logo John Fielding Special School provides a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of pupils. Pupils range in age from 2 -19 Years old and all have severe learning difficulties.
Staff will be on hand to talk to parents and carers about the work that the school does to support children with a variety of special needs, and to talk about the exciting plans underway to rebuild the school on a new site in Boston.
  Email:- enquiries@johnfielding-cit.co.uk   Tel:- 01205 363395
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)
A national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. Together we overcome the social and educational barriers that hold deaf children back.

They offer the following support;
Families - They help families give the best possible support to their deaf child every step of the way.
Children - Deaf children and young people are at the heart of our work. They make sure their needs come first, and they help others do the same.
Choice - They give expert unbiased support to help deaf children and their parents make informed choices about their lives.
Challenge - They work together with others to positively challenge unfairness.

  Web:- www.ndcs.org.uk
The Sleep Charity
Organisation Logo Sleep deprivation can have a serious impact on emotional, physical and emotional health. The Sleep Charity offer a range of support and services from working directly with families who are approaching crisis point to delivering training to professionals

They help families on a one to one basis within the Lincolnshire area, supporting them and their children to get better sleep. They do this by looking at aspects such as bedtime routines, helping to recognise sleep issues, the causes of those issues and build in strategies to help aid better sleep.

  Contact(s):- Claire /   Email:- claire@thesleepcharity.org.uk   Mob:- 07568 052300
The Thomas Centre
The Thomas Centre provides “Short Breaks” for Lincolnshire families. They focus on providing a break for the whole family with a range of facilities available on site for everyone to enjoy. They offer a safe environment for guests of all ages and abilities and the park near Louth specifically caters for visitors with autism, complex needs, physical disabilities and sensory impairments.
  Contact(s):- Jan /   Email:- enquiries@thethomascentre.co.uk   Tel:- 01507 363463
The Well Head Centre
Organisation Logo Provide free accommodation of up to five nights to adults over the age of 18 years who are currently not coping with the pressure and stresses of life.

Examples of root causes are anxiety, stress, marital or family problems, finance and caring full-time for family members.

  Email:- info@thewellheadcentre.co.uk   Mob:- 07779 361934   Web:- www.thewellheadcentre.co.uk   Twitter:- @WellHeadCentre
The Working Together Team (WTT)
Organisation Logo Lincolnshire’s Autism, social communication SEND outreach service.
The Working Together Team (WTT) is a National Autistic Society (NAS) Accredited service, awarded the Professional Excellence Award in 2014 and Commended Practice December 2017.

Team members are skilled practitioners with specialist training and day-to-day hands on experience of working with youngsters with Autism, Social Communication and a wealth of special educational needs.

They offer high quality, specialist support for schools, academies, colleges and their families with children and young people, aged 4-19, with Autism, social communication needs

WTT provide expertise and practical specialised advice that enables schools to support children and young people to achieve the best possible social and educational outcomes and make the successful transitions to adulthood.

WTT can support the transition into Primary school from Nursery/pre-school (the summer term before entering school) and then further transitions up to college.

The team will support settings to identify the needs of the young person and work with staff and families in schools to tailor approaches to create specific programmes of intervention that they can implement.

Travel Counsellors
Organisation Logo Expert travel planners, who help tailor and book your perfect holiday
The service is also focused on making the world accessible to people of all abilities.
With a level of personal experience you can be confident that I will understand your needs and provide a specialist travel service that is second to none. Whatever your additional access, mobility, sensory or cognitive requirements might be... and wherever in the world you wish to go

  Contact(s):- Sheila Stamp /   Email:- sheila.stamp@travelcounsellors.com   Tel:- 01522 719190   Web:- www.travelcounsellors.co.uk
Your Day-Your Say
Is a non-for-profit daytime provider for adults with Learning Disabilities in Boston, set up by four individuals who shared the same vision of providing day services.

They therefore provide affordable quality, meaningful and fulfilling daytime opportunities and enable individuals to make choices about how they wish to spend their day whilst promoting independence and self-worth in a safe and supportive environment.

They are based at the Len Medlock Centre and occupy a suite of rooms including fully equipped kitchen which allows them to offer a wide variety of activities both in house and within the community.

  Tel:- 01205 355255