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Acis Homeplus   
Organisation Logo At Acis HomePlus we help you to remain in the home you love for longer. We can help prevent slips, trips and falls in the home by installing new home adaptations such as wet rooms, accessible kitchens, ramps, stairlifts and rails.
Our handyperson service is there to help do the jobs you can't. From changing a lightbulb to fitting a new bathroom, we're here to help.
  Email:- erica.watkins@acisgroup.co.uk   Tel:- 0800 027 2057
Organisation Logo Aspens are based in West Sussex and have provided "Behaviour Workshops" for Lincs PCF aimed at helping parents improve Knowledge, Skill sand resilience in dealing with various behaviours as below.

Positive Behaviour Support
As a member of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), Aspens believes that to improve the quality of life, independence and autonomy of the people we support, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) must be a cornerstone of our ethos and values.

Positive Behaviour Support is a multi-component framework for understanding and supporting people who display behaviours of concern. By understanding the context in which these behaviours occur we can implement proactive, evidence-based strategies to enhance all areas of an individual’s life.

(NB Aspens are lot local and do not provide support services in Lincolnshire)

See 3 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

  Web:- www.aspens.org.uk
Believe Sport   
Organisation Logo Believe Sport are specialists with conducting sport sessions for children and adults with special educational needs and disabilities.
The Believe Sport team offers many support services, from weekly clubs around the Lincolnshire area to one to one session and Afterschool club sessions.
In addition to sport sessions Believe Sport offers special services. They are the first coaching company to offer Social emotional & Mental health sport therapy. This service is to support children with SEM and offer key development and support for safeguarding and behavioural concerns.

They have over 5 years experience within their team ensuring that childrens needs are met to guarantee the childrens enjoyment. All children with disabilities ranging from Autism, MLD, ADHD to physical impairment are welcome.

  Email:- Believe-sport@outlook.com   Mob:- 07538877322   Web:- Believesport.co.uk
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
Bishop Grosseteste University    
Organisation Logo Our story began in the 1860s as an Anglican teacher training college for women. We've grown, adapted and modernised over time to become the thriving centre of education we are today, based on a self-contained campus in the heart of historic Lincoln. We're still experts in teaching and education - we have been doing it for over 150 years after all - but we've now got a wider portfolio of exciting degree courses than ever before. We currently educate over 2,000 students in a broad range of subjects, from Undergraduate Degree level to PhD, and much more in between.

People often say that there's something special about BGU, that the people really care. There's a warm and friendly feel to life here, and we do everything possible to look after our students. Studying as part of a close-knit community, you'll have the chance to get to know staff personally and feel confident in being able to approach them for help and advice. Staff will recognise you - not just by sight, but as an individual with unique talents, interests and needs. We'll be there to support you, academically and personally, from the day you start until long after you leave

See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

BRIC ( Building Resilience in Communities)   
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BRIC provides emotional and practical support for vulnerable young children and their families at an early stage to improve their lives and their opportunities. They provide emotional support and practical help to children and their families to get them back on their feet after dealing with issues such as illness, disability, abuse, isolation, and the demands of having a young family.

Bringing up children is not easy and in the current situation is causing many families more anxiety and stress and in the need of some extra support, their family support mentors offer support through phone calls to help work through the issues you are currently facing, working together to achieve the outcomes that are right for your family.

You may feel isolated and struggling with your emotional health, you could be struggling to manage routines and behaviour, be worried about your family finances, or going through relationship issues. You may just need someone to talk to.

BRIC recruits Family Support Mentors, who are currently providing all support remotely, to provide this one-to-one support for families. If you have some time, a non-judgemental and empathetic approach with an understanding of the stresses that family life can bring, we would love to hear from you.

See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

  Email:- enquiries@bric.org.uk   Tel:- 01507 308030.
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.

See 2 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

  Tel:- 01522 782224   Web:- www.carersfirst.org.uk/lincolnshire
Children's Continence Service   
Organisation Logo The new Children's Continence Service provides services to children across Lincolnshire (with a Lincolnshire GP). They see children with day time wetting from age 3 ½ to 19 years, Nocturnal enuresis from age 5 to 19 years, and constipation and soiling from 0 to 19 years.

Children aged 0 to year 1 in school are under the care of the health visitors who are a tier one service. They are able to offer the same baseline support for constipation and day time wetting, especially around developing toileting skills. If tier one staff assesses a need for tier 2 they will then conduct that referral.

For more details on the tiers of support please contact the team.

(Note from LPCF - also See ERIC in listing)
  Email:-  BS_HealthServices@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 01522 843000.
Community Dental Services   
Organisation Logo Community Dental Services in Lincolnshire is a specialist dental provider for residents within the County (excluding North and North East Lincolnshire) with significant medical, physical or mental health disabilities, or people with severe dental anxiety. We are a referral only service, and our acceptance criteria and referral form can be found on our website.

They pride themselves on providing high quality care and treatment for children and adults whose dental care cannot be managed by a General Dental Practitioner. They accept referrals from all healthcare providers, however any referrals for dental anxiety reasons must come from a Dentist.

The Oral Health Improvement Team are part of the service co-ordinating, facilitating and supporting a range of evidence-based interventions to reduce oral health inequalities and promote better oral health.

Oral health is everyone’s responsibility; therefore, training is available to health and non- health professionals.

Sessions are tailored to meet the requirements of specific teams e.g. health visiting, teachers and many voluntary sector areas.

See 4 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

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/
Diversity Adult Support Services Ltd   
Organisation Logo A Lincoln, quality- based day care service for 18 year olds and over, with modern facilities set in a safe and peaceful environment within our own ground. Using qualified and highly experienced care professionals with proven ability and reputation to deliver a wide range of inspiring indoor and outdoor activities.

Specialising in providing a tailored and individual care service forcusing on personal abilities, choice, independence and life skills.

Open daily and alternate Friday evenings. Short term support throughout the summer holidays if required.
  Contact(s):- Charmain Mealor / Angela Farrington   Email:- louise@diversityadultsupport.co.uk   Tel:- 01522 244960 (9-4)   Web:- www.diversityadultsupport.co.uk
Early Years Alliance - Best Start Service   
Organisation Logo Early Years Alliance

A leading early years charity delivering the Best Start Children’s and Family Service across the 48 Children’s Centres of Lincolnshire and outreach venues. Offering Early Years and Skills Development support for families; supporting the understanding of children’s learning and development, offering high quality Early Years sessions for families, and supporting parents and carers on their personal pathways to success.

Additionally, providers of certificated ‘Family Learning’ for families, and sector workshops for practitioners, delivered by experienced and qualified tutors.

See 2 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

Organisation Logo ERIC is dedicated to helping all children and teenagers manage and overcome distressing continence conditions.
Whether it is a toilet-training issue, bedwetting, constipation or soiling problem, ERIC provides expert support, information and understanding to children and young people and enables parents, carers and professionals to help them establish good bowel and bladder health.
ERIC’s family support includes a free helpline, parent and family workshops, online resources and information services
• A free telephone and email helpline
• Clinically correct information and digital resources on potty training, bowel problems, daytime bladder problems and bedwetting
• Training courses for health and education professionals
• Support and information events for parents and carers
• An online shop supplying a range of continence products for children
• Campaigns to raise awareness and to improve support available to children in education settings and the NHS.

See 4 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

  Email:- sarah@eric.org.uk   Tel:- 0117 301 2101   Web:- www.eric.org.uk/
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

See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

  Tel:- 01904 550055   Web:- www.familyfund.org.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   
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Healthy Minds Lincolnshire is an emotional wellbeing service which provide evidence based workshops, groups and one-to-one sessions, working with children and young people aged 0-19 (25 if SEND or Leaving Care).

See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

  Contact(s):- Sophie /   Tel:- 0303 123 4000   Mob:- 0800 234 6342   Web:- www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/
Hil Gibb   
Organisation Logo Hil is a successful Master Practitioner and Coach in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), with a Masters Degree in Leadership.

She loves working with a wide range of individuals facing significant, personal challenge as well as groups of varying sizes across business and education.

Hil offers a fresh perspective, bold problem-solving and unorthodox strategies. Her main strengths lie in her ability to connect with people;motivating and developing them to think actively, flexibly and creatively. She relishes new challenges and is committed to adding value to, and facilitating the growth of individuals and teams.

She is currently the trainer for LPCF's parents workshops - "waving not drowning".

  Email:- Hil@hilgibb.co.uk
Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF)   
Organisation Logo All Local Authorities have received funding from the Department for Education to deliver holiday clubs from 2022 – 2025 following a successful HAF pilot year in 2021. Lincolnshire County Council are seeking new partners to raise the profile of HAF to provide a wide range of qualities clubs and activities across
Lincolnshire for the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays 2022.

This programme is primarily for benefits-related free school meal children aged 4-16 years of age. There is discretion to also fund places for children who are assessed by the LA as being in need, at risk or vulnerable, young carers, looked-after children or previously looked-after children, children with an EHC Plan, children who have low attendance rates at school or who are at risk of exclusion, children living in areas of high deprivation or from low-income households who are not in receipt of free school meals.

The aims of the programme for children who attend the provision are :
 Eat healthily over the school holidays
 Be active during the school holidays
 Take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment
 Be safe and not to be socially isolated
 Have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition
 Be more engaged with school and other local services

The HAF will also support families who participate in the programme to :
 Develop their understanding of nutrition and food budgeting
 Are signposted towards other information and support, for example, health, employment and education

The 2021 feedback from club coordinators, children and families has been amazing with children and young people advising that they have tried new activities and sports, made new friends, tasted lots of different kinds of foods and learned lots of new skills.

Home from Home Care   
Organisation Logo Created by a Family to Make the Difference; Home From Home Care provides specialist residential care to adults (18+) with learning disabilities, autism and complex physical and mental health.

We design bespoke support packages and tailor environments to suit each individual’s needs. We use creative solutions and technology to promote independence and support individuals to lead fulfilled & active lives through meaningful activities – creating a world on their own terms.

See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

  Email:- getintouch@homefromhomecare.com   Tel:- 0800 587 0372   Web:- www.homefromhomecare.com
Hummingbird Hypnotherapy   
Organisation Logo Nicole Woodcock is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and lecturer in her practice Hummingbird Hypnotherapy. Working with adults and children from the age of four.

With a background of working in a social care setting for 15 years Nicole now uses clinical hypnotherapy to work with children with additional needs and neuro diversity.

Offering a supportive and relaxed environment for positive therapy.

Teaching young people how their brain works and incorporating psychotherapy with trance relaxation.
Sessions available face to face and online via zoom.

Nicole runs LPCF's "Learning to see the light after Lockdown" sessions.
  Contact(s):- Nicole /   Web:- www.hummingbirdhypnotherapy.co.uk.
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.

See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

  Contact(s):- Megan / Paul   Email:- megan@inclusion21.co.uk: Paul@inclusion21.co.uk   Mob:- 07469 828584   Web:- www.inclusion21.co.uk/
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 Lincolnshire has 4 projects:
  • KIDS Targeted Positive Activities is a county wide service commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council to deliver fun youth & community sessions evenings & weekends all year round and holiday clubs during school holidays for children with disabilities age 5 -18 years. Families can self-refer.
  • KIDS Early Support & Learning Provision is a county wide service commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council running sessions from Children’s centres Sessions comprise of 1-hour parent support time offering a listening ear, advice and guidance to support the family’s journey and 1hr 59 minutes of respite time from their caring role whilst their child has opportunity to participate in meaningful activities with a focus on learning and development following a bespoke plan. Families can self-refer.
  • KIDS STRUT Projects Service relies on income from fundraising and parental contributions.
    After School Clubs delivered four times a week during term time.
    Offers a wide range of fun-filled and stimulating experiences, bringing exciting and creative learning opportunities to children and young people who have difficulty accessing mainstream groups.
    Activity Days during school holidays provide safe, supportive and most of all, fun experiences where the children and young people can socialise, make new friends, learn new skills, try new things increase their self-confidence and gain independence. Families can self-refer.
  • KIDS Domiciliary Care & Social Inclusion To deliver personal care in the family home to children with disabilities. Supporting the whole family.
    All children are referred through social care.

    See 3 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Email:- Kids.lincolnshire@kids.org.uk   Tel:- 01522 542937   Web:- www.kids.org.uk
  • Kooth   
    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.

    Link to the an explanatory Kooth video https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de

    See 7 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

    KYRA (Mobilise)   
    Organisation Logo KYRA is a thriving partnership of over 60 primary schools across Lincolnshire. It is a training and development hub for educational practitioners at all stages of their career and in all aspects of curriculum learning.

    KYRA is also a Research School, bridging the gap between research and classroom practice, partnering with schools to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils through evidence-informed implementation, robust evaluation, quality CPD and follow-on support.

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Email:-  enquiries@kyra.anthemtrust.uk   Tel:- 01522 287020   Web:- kyrateachingschool.com/
    LCC Children with Disabilities Social Work Team   
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    Lincolnshire County Council’s Children with Disabilities Team are part of the Special Education Need and Disability Service.

    The social work team provides a statutory service for children and young people with a severe and profound disability.

    Services may be available to those that are eligible after being subject of a social care assessment.

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Tel:- 01522 782111
    LCC 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.

    See 5 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

    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 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

    See 4 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      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)
    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.

    See 4 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Tel:- 01522 552752
    LCC ESCO   
    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

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Email:- esco@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 01522 552 389
    LCC 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.

    LCC Local Offer   
    Organisation Logo The Local Offer is part of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms from the Children and Families Act 2014 and is detailed in the Code of Practice for SEND 2015..

    There are two main purposes for the Local Offer:

    • To improve information about services and provision available for families, children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and to make it easier for all families to find this information by making it available in one place.

    • That by working directly with families, children and young people on developing the Local Offer, Local Authorities and Health partners can improve provision.
      Lincolnshire’s Local Offer includes leisure and activity providers, health and care services, education providers and support groups.

    The Local Offer, as with the rest of the Family Services Directory, is provided to help you find services more easily.

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

    LCC Portage Service    
    Organisation Logo Portage is a scheme for teaching pre-school children with special educational needs, new and useful skills in their own homes. The basis of Portage is weekly home visiting, with the Portage worker and the parents/carers working together.

    The Portage Home Visitor works with parents in their home because young children initially learn best in the security of their own home with the people who know them. The Portage Home Visitor visits the family at home weekly or fortnightly and plans activities with the parents/carers.
    Every activity is written down, as is every success. Each child’s progress is reviewed at least every three months and the need for ongoing Portage is discussed.

    Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with special educational needs. These may be pre-school children who have learning difficulties, delays in their development and/or physical difficulties. The Portage Teams aim to help families by working with them in their home, helping them to meet the needs of their child.

    Children can be referred from birth by parents/carers or any agency involved with the child such as health visitors, general practitioners, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, educational psychologists, physiotherapists, paediatricians etc.
    Each area has its own portage team.
      Email:- karen.kitney@garth.lincs.sch.uk   Tel:- 07989 362684   Web:- www.spaldingspecialschools.co.uk
    LCC SEND Employment Project (Employers forum)   
    Organisation Logo The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Team at Lincolnshire County Council has embarked on an Employment project.

    The project is aimed at embedding an employment pathway into our special school's existing Post-16 curriculum offer, which significantly increases young people's chances of obtaining paid employment upon leaving education.

    The project aims to create opportunities; not only for our young people to enter the world of work but also for local businesses to develop and grow themselves in breaking down barriers associated with disability. They are working with schools to develop realistic and aspirational pathways for our young people to follow as they prepare for adulthood.

    In addition, a SEND Employers Forum has also been created to develop a support network for employers, educators and other key stakeholders to benefit young people with additional needs across the county. The Forum is an opportunity to discuss and overcome challenges, explore new and innovative ways of working, drawing upon the skills and expertise around the table to promote and increase Supported Internships across Lincolnshire.

    See 2 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Contact(s):- Scott /   Email:- scott.eley@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 07557 214082
    LCC SEND team   
    Organisation Logo The SEND Team have experience with supporting families, children/young people with a varying degree of SEND that have required support and intervention above that which can be provided in an educational setting.

    The SEND team are co-ordinating and aspirational programme to improve SEND provision through the "SEND Transformation in Lincolnshire" agenda.

    Also new is the development of the "Valuing SEND Toolkit" which seeks to support clearer identification of SEND needs to map against what various provisions can provide.

    See 7 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Tel:- 01522 782030
    LCC Sensory Education and Support Team   
    Organisation Logo This service is delivered by teachers who have specialist qualification in the education of sensory impaired children and young people.

    Experts include teaching assistants working with those with sensory impairment and an educational mobility officer for visually impaired children and young people.

    The team is involved from an early stage soon after birth and through the learning journey to independent adulthood.

    The team work alongside parents to support the development of their child, then with settings and schools to ensure the child or young person can access the full educational curriculum.

    Individual support or advice is available to all children and young people with diagnosed sensory impairment.

    Bespoke training is given to schools and settings with children and young people with sensory impairments
      Email:- sest@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 01522 554211
    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.

    See 13 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Email:- STTenquiries@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 01522 553265
    LCC 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.

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Web:- website.twtt.org.uk
    LCC Young Carers Service   
    Organisation Logo The Lincolnshire Young Carers Service supports young carers up to the age of 19.

    Young Carers may be helping and supporting a family member or friend due to disability, mental ill-health, illness or substance misuse.

    A young carer may be providing support with:

    • Cooking, housework and shopping
    • Physical care, such as helping someone in and out of bed
    • Personal care, such as assistance with dressing, toileting and administering medication
    • Collecting prescriptions and arranging GP or hospital appointments
    • Looking after brothers or sisters
    • Helping with communication
    • Managing the family budget
    • Emotional support

    See 4 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Contact(s):- Sally /   Email:- youngcarers@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 01522 553275
    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.

    See 10 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

    Lincoln College Group   
    Organisation Logo Lincoln College Group consists of Lincoln, Gainsborough and Newark Colleges, which train 11,000 school leavers and adults a year across professional and industry courses, apprenticeships, A levels and Higher Education.

    For more than 130 years they have been adding recognised economic and social value across the Region. Working with more than 1,200 local businesses in the East Midlands, they train 4,200 apprentices a year across a range of delivery models to meet employers’ specific needs. They pride themselves on being the most responsive training provider in the region.

    Lincoln College Group is a not-for-profit charity. Unlike private training providers, their profit does not go to shareholders.
      Email:- studentservices@lincolncollege.ac.uk   Tel:- 01522 876000   Web:- www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/employers
    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.

    LCPS cooperate with local authorities or other organisations providing local services for people with Cerebral Palsy.

    Try to make living with Cerebral Palsy easier.
      Email:- info@lincolnshirecerebralpalsy.org.uk   Mob:- 07518 150707   Web:- www.lincolnshirecerebralpalsy.org.uk
    Lincolnshire County Council Short Breaks   
    Organisation Logo Short Breaks are for families living in Lincolnshire who have a child or young person with a disability and/ or sensory impairment.

    The Short breaks eligibility criteria andinformation on how to access them are explained in the short breaks statement.

    For more information please see the web link
    Lincolnshire Down's Syndrome Support Group (LDSSG)   
    Organisation Logo The Lincolnshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group (LDSSG) are a parent-led charity whose principle aim is to enhance the lives of people with Down’s Syndrome and their families in Lincolnshire.

    Established in 1983 by a group of parents wishing to offer support and share experiences of parenting a child with Down’s Syndrome, they still hold this value at the heart of our group.

    LDSSG love to welcome new members and regularly hold events where families can gather to offer each other support, advice and most importantly, friendship.

    They currently support over 70 families throughout Lincolnshire and see ourselves as one big family joined by a common thread…they all love someone with Down’s Syndrome and value the joy they bring to their lives!
    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.

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Tel:- 01476 565441   Web:-  lincolnshire.gov.org/lfr
    Lincolnshire Neurological Alliance   
    Organisation Logo Lincolnshire Neurological Alliance are a registered charity who support anyone with a neurological condition and their loved ones. Anyone who has needed neurological support in Lincolnshire will know that it is very difficult to get and at times not available locally.

    They push for change with service providers and provide a space for people to share their experiences and frustrations. They act on the information they are given so that they can advocate on the issues facing the neurological community in Lincolnshire. They hold Open Meetings throughout the year (currently virtually) where anyone can come and listen or speak about their experiences and views.
    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.

    See 3 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Email:- admin@lincspcf.org.uk   Mob:- 07925 232466   Web:- www.lincspcf.org.uk
    Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) -Children and Young people(CYP)Services   
    Organisation Logo LPFT provide Children and Young People Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Services in Lincolnshire. The Services range from school based emotional wellbeing services (Healthy Minds Lincolnshire) for young people up to 19 years old (25 years if SEND or Leaving Care ) to more specialist mental health services (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – CAMHS).

    LPFT CYP Services can be contacted directly for advise and young people and parent/carers can self-refer. For self-help advise and information on how to contact the services and things to consider if you’re thinking about self-referring please see website

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Tel:- 0800 234 6342   Web:- www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/lincolnshire/home
    Lincolnshire Sensory Services   
    Organisation Logo Lincolnshire Sensory services provides specialist services for anyone in Lincolnshire living with sight and/or hearing loss.

    The team and service 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.

    LSS 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

    Lincolnshire Wolds Community Trust - The Avenue   
    Organisation Logo Offers personalised day services for young people with complex needs, to develop skills around independence, communication, through ensuring they have a voice and choice, to work on their aspirations.

    The Avenue's vision is to ensure that each individual is supported to make decisions about their lives based around areas of interest and strengths.

    Community inclusion activities play a large role within the offer.

    See 3 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

    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.

    See 4 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

    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.

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Email:- transition@linkage.org.uk   Tel:- 01472 372310/372303   Web:- www.linkage.org.uk
    NHS - Specialist Nurse for Children with Additional Needs/Complex Disabilities   
    Organisation Logo This is a specialist service and is offered to all professionals working with children aged between 0 to 19 years, within the county of Lincolnshire. It has been developed to provide support and education to professionals, to further support families who have children with additional needs and complex disabilities.

    Key aspects of the role are to:
    · Provide up to date information and signpost to appropriate services.
    · Co-ordinate and provide a liaison service between Community Paediatricians and other Health, Education and Social Care Professionals, CAMHS and Educational Psychologists as necessary.
    · Provide training to promote “Autism Awareness” among professionals and increase understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    · Suggest and provide additional strategies to support and manage behaviours, promote sleep, continence and positive diet.
    · Provide partnership training to parents of children with autism to support understanding and promote positive coping strategies.

    In order for a referral to be made to this service, it is necessary that another professional from health, social care or education is already involved and co-ordinating support for the child and their family.

    This service provides additional specialist advice and support to maximise support offered to the family within the local area.
    Referrals to this service can be made by completion of a referral form and returned via email or via Lincolnshire Community Paediatrics Unit, CWD referrals, on SystmOne.

    In order to support families and individual children, it is necessary to receive parental consent.
    Please be assured that all information is treated confidentially and records
    which we hold will be retained as per United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust policies and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

      Email:- joanne.mccardell@ulh.nhs.uk (professionals only)   Tel:- 01522 309679   Mob:- 07790 354895
    NHS - Specialist Nurse for Neurodevelopmental Disorders for Children and Young People   
    Organisation Logo I work with the Community Paediatric Team and cover Lincolnshire County Pan Trust and am Clinic based.
    My role is currently to work alongside Paediatricians in supporting children between the ages of 6 – 18 years and their families with the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).

    This involves:
    1. Ongoing monitoring of their medication for ADHD
    2. Providing the necessary support and guidance relating to diet/education/behaviour and sleep.
    3. Giving Parents of newly diagnosed children the necessary information relating to ADHD. So they have information relating to how ADHD can be managed, according to their child’s needs.

    Children with ADHD, commonly have co morbidities, with the most recognised being Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Therefore, my support and advice also has to be relevant to the needs of both disorders.

    As difficulties with sleep is common to both ADHD and ASD, I have been trained by the Sleep Charity to offer sleep support and advice for children with ADHD and ASD. I run clinics to monitor children who are prescribed medication for sleep, as well as supporting children and Parents without medication, who find sleep induction difficult.
    Paediatricians can refer to the service.
      Tel:- 01522 573177
    NHS 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.

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Tel:- 01522 513355 ext. 5461
    NHS 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.

    See 5 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

    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
    Organisation Logo Peeps is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting those affected by HIE. HIE stands for hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy. It is a lack of oxygen to the brain that can cause injury. Peeps was set up in 2018 by Sarah & Steve.

    The name came from friends who affectionally referred to their daughter Heidi as “Heidi-Peeps”.

    Here’s a quick note from Sarah to explain why they set Peeps up:
    “We found ourselves in the world of HIE when our daughter was born in March 2015. She stopped breathing shortly after birth; without any warning, our NICU journey began. Neither of us had heard of HIE before, none of our friends or family had, and let’s be honest, it was a scary time.
    I googled it (going against the advice of all the nurses of course!). Luckily, I found a Facebook forum for families. Without that group we would still have been wondering what on earth was going on!”

    So, we wanted to change things a bit, reach out to families in the early days, and bring the
    information to them, rather than them having to look for it.

    Every HIE journey is going to be different. There can be similarities, celebrations, uncertainties and worrying times. Peeps can be along-side you whenever you need us, whether that’s today, next week or in a few months’ time.
    We offer practical, emotional and financial support, to anyone in the UK touched by HIE.

      Mob:- 07838 197945.   Web:- www.peeps-hie.org
    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 Jayne Fox /   Email:- jayne@pelicantrust.org   Tel:- 01522 513533   Web:- www.pelicantrust.org
    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.

      Contact(s):- Tammy Priestley /   Email:- lincolnshire@penderelstrust.org.uk   Tel:- 01526 833803   Web:- www.penderelstrust.org.uk
    Project Choice (16+ College)   
    Organisation Logo Who we are:
    Project Choice is a Specialist Post-16 College providing a person-centred, individually tailored Supported Internship to young adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and/or Autism. Through the Internship, 16–24-year-olds gain work experience, develop independence skills and increase their employability.

    What we do:
    Our service is bespoke, offering tailored support to each Intern, and employment opportunities are matched to the individual’s skills. Project Choice aims to empower Interns and build their confidence as individuals in the workplace, while also offering life experience beyond their home and school environments.

    The programme aims to provide young people with the skills and opportunities to enable them to progress into paid employment at the end of the yearlong internship programme, working within a wide range of public, private and independent sector departments/ areas.

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

    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
    Organisation Logo Sense Specialist Services for Children & Young People is a team of specialist teachers of multi-sensory impairment (QTMSI) and Senior/ MSI practitioners with a wide range of skills and experience working with children and young people who are deafblind/multi-sensory impaired.

    The Team Supports:
    • Children and young people who are deafblind/multi-sensory impaired
    • Children and young people who have medical conditions that is likely to cause problems with sight and hearing as they grow older – for example Usher syndrome.
    They also offer some support to children (and their families) that have either a hearing or vision impairment, and additional needs, which impact on access to information, communication and mobility. This could include information and advice, signposting and access to family events and pre-school groups.
    Sense Specialist Services for Children include:
    • Information and advice from a named practitioner within the specialist services team
    • Support with the EHCP/review process including; attendance at educational meetings, joint working with professionals and provision of specialist advice to support access to appropriate learning environments.
    • Support at hospital appointments and health clinics including; support to access appointments, liaison with health professionals and specialist advice regarding their multi-sensory impairment.
    • Supporting letters and reports to help navigate the education, social care and health systems.
    • Reports to identify their multi-sensory impairment, to ensure that they receive the specialist support they need.
    • Holistic assessments to highlight their individual strengths and identification of strategies to support them to develop.
    • Advice and support as they prepare for transition to school/college/ adulthood.
    • Signposting to specialist assessments where appropriate

    Virtual Buddying(Sian) - Our free virtual befriending service matches anyone with disabilities aged over 5 with a volunteer. You’ll meet online once a week with someone who has shared interests, sense of humour and personality. You could catch up about your week, watch a film, do an online class, craft, game or bake together.
    Siblings and Young Carers - We know that being the brother, sister or child of someone who has disabilities can be challenging. Sometimes, it’s nice for these people to be able to chat or do activities with people their own age.
      Contact(s):- Diane Gibling / Sian Stamper (sian.stamper@sense.org.uk)   Email:- diane.gibling@sense.org.uk   Mob:- 07769675043   Web:- www.sense.org.uk/get-support/support-for-children/specialist-services-for-children-and-young-people/
    Siblinks Support group   
    Organisation Logo My primary aim for setting up Siblinks is to offer a structured block of support groups specifically for siblings of disabled children.

    It will be a safe environment for them to talk freely about their experiences as a sibling and the mixed feelings that provokes.

    There will also be esteem building activities, a chance for them to do activities that aren't easy for them to do at home such as arts, crafts or just play games with other children. The most important thing I feel though is to give these children an opportunity to meet other children in similar situations to themselves. Having other children they can relate to will help relieve their feelings of isolation and possibly lead to lasting friendships.

    As the mum of 2 remarkable children, one of severely autistic, I have seen 1st hand the detrimental impact his disabilities & needs have had on my daughter and my relationship with her. I also have friends with SEN children and their siblings are in exactly the same situation as my daughter. Our SEN childs 'needs' have to come before our other child's 'wants'.
    Organisation Logo Snap is an inclusive, support and encouragement group for any individual with any disabilities or additional needs of all age groups, based in Lincoln.
    We also welcome and support parents, carers, families or professionals living, supporting or working alongside them.

    Maybe you have just begun to realise that your baby or child has additional needs, you can also attend Snap. No diagnosis needed. We understand it takes time to get a diagnosis and we never want you to feel you cannot get support.

    You are all very welcome to join us at our "pop in" mornings. The Snap team is looking forward to welcoming and supporting you.
    • We can support, encourage, give advice, signpost or pray for you through our Mobile: 07900 635 366. Call or text The mobile is on office hours Monday-Friday.
    • If you are struggling financially and are in need of a Food Parcel or debt advice we can signpost and support you through a network of organisations ( if you live in the Lincoln area only). You are not alone, please do not be hungry or get overwhelmed, there are organisations who we network with who can support you.
    • Just want a chat, feeling isolated- you can whatsapp video chat us to see a friendly face.
    • We have a dedicated Prayer support team, have a prayer request or need some prayer, please contact us.
    • Texts: Would you like to receive weekly encouraging texts, please text us your name and message us?

    For more details about our "pop in "Meetings please contact us

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      Email:- snap@alivechurch.org.uk   Tel:- 07900 635 366
    Swan UK   
    Organisation Logo
    SWAN UK supports families affected by a syndrome without a name – a genetic condition so rare it often remains undiagnosed. We are the only dedicated support network for these families in the UK and are run by the charity Genetic Alliance UK.

    Our aim is that every family gets the support they need, when they need it, regardless of whether they have a diagnosis or not. We work with UK based families of children and young adults up to 25 years old who are searching for a genetic diagnosis.

    Our network brings families together in a supportive community who understand the unique challenges of life without a diagnosis. We run fun events for the whole family, provide information through events and newsletters and have an extensive network of volunteer Parent Reps.

    We educate professionals about the issues faced by families affected by a syndrome without a name and seek to help improve services so that all families can access high-quality coordinated care and appropriate testing or treatment.

    We also champion the rights and needs of the undiagnosed community through the policy work of Genetic Alliance UK, and through initiatives such as SWAN Europe and the Solve RD Community Engagement Task Force.

      Email:-  info@undiagnosed.org.uk   Tel:- 0300 124 0441   Web:- www.undiagnosed.org.uk/
    The Challenging Behaviour Foundation   
    Organisation Logo Provide information and support to parents and carers of individuals with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.

    They have information sheets, DVDs, a newsletter and a website. Information sheets can be ordered from the office or downloaded from the website.
    Support is provided through email for parents and professionals, and telephone or email support for families.

    Their vision is for anyone with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges to have the same life opportunities as everyone else. They work to improve understanding of challenging behaviour, empower families with information and support, and help others to provide better services and more opportunities.

      Email:- support@thecbf.org.uk   Tel:- 01634 838739   Web:- www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk
    The Children’s Hearing Services Working Group   
    Organisation Logo Improving services for deaf children and young people in Lincolnshire.
    Children’s Hearing Services Working Groups (CHSWGs) bring together people from different services who support deaf children and young people and their families.

    These include audiologists, teachers, speech and language therapists, social workers, local charities and representatives from the National Deaf Children’s Society.

    They aim to make sure that different services work well together and provide the best possible support for deaf children and young people, and their families. CHSWGs operate across England, Scotland and Wales, and there’s one in Lincolnshire

    See 1 item(s) in LPCF Resources Library

      Contact(s):- Lucy Holton /   Email:- Lucy.Holton@mail.com   Tel:- 07725 131495
    The Electronic Assistive Technology Service (EATS),NHS Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust    
    Organisation Logo The Electronic Assistive Technology Service (EATS) provides assessments and equipment for people with complex communication needs across the East Midlands.

    Within Lincolnshire they also carry out assessments and provide equipment for environmental control needs.

    Referrals for Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) are received from the local Speech & Language Therapy (SLT) Service and, following a joint assessment they advise regarding next steps and provide equipment and training as appropriate.

    The services are commissioned by NHS England and have clear referral criteria.

    The Network   
    for young people in Lincoln

    Are you a young person, based in Lincoln or Sleaford, looking for support and advice with your career?

    You may know what career you want, or you might have no idea and just be feeling a little lost. You might be struggling to find a job, or the right training provider, or you might be in work but unhappy with the path you’re on.

    • Planning a career route that works for you
    • Writing an impressive but honest CV
    • Finding local courses and training
    • Finding enjoyable work experience or volunteering
    • Help with searching and completing a job application
    • Interview prep
    • Supporting you to make your own decisions

      Email:- info@networklincoln.co.uk   Tel:-  01522 245002   Twitter:- @NetworkLincoln
    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
    Whole School SEND   
    Organisation Logo We are delighted to welcome you into the Whole School SEND members community.

    Our website has a wealth of information, resources and webinars that cover all things SEND & Inclusion. The Ask, Listen, Do guides for parents and families might be of particular interest. Learner & family voice are at the heart of all we do and authentic, lived experience very much inform and steer our work.

    Our regional team Emily, Jane & Alistair are happy to answer any questions and look forward very much to connecting with you.
    Wills Providence   
    Organisation Logo As you start to contemplate the future, and eventually your death, it is natural that you’ll want to protect your assets and give peace of mind and security to those that matter to you.

    WP is passionate about helping people like you to understand the options available in terms of your Will, Power of Attorney, Trust Funds and Estate Planning.

    They are based in Market Harborough, East Midlands and offer independent advice and Will writing service to people in the local area. As trained solicitors, they have extensive knowledge of what can be done in practice, but more importantly the practicalities for those left behind.

    Seeking advice about your death may feel intimidating, so we will always advise you in a friendly, honest, approachable manner that will prove effectual and cost effective.

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