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Childcare funding for children with SEND

Free early learning For two-year-olds: Two-year-olds qualify for 570 hours of free childcare per year if they receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or have an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan. Some two-year-olds may also qualify if your family claims certain state benefits, for example Income…

Courses for parents and carers

Here are some examples of where you and your family can get some training to better understand and support a child with additional needs. This list is just a start. It includes some common areas of concern for families. Please note: The information on this…

Direct payments for childcare

The Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS) can provide you the option of receiving a direct payment if you would prefer to employ a Personal Assistant (PA) to meet your childcare needs. However, please note that there is no legal requirement for SNIPS to provide…

Direct payments for social care needs

A direct payment is money that is given to you and your family by a public body (like the local authority) as an alternative to a service. You can then use this money to buy support for your child – for example, by employing a…

Help with Caring (Local Offer)

Care services in Sheffield like as respite care, social services, short breaks, equipment and adaptations and specialist care. Narrow your search for care services using the search options above or the filters on the right.Where a care service provider offers support to families of children and…

Personal budgets overview

Personal budgets are intended to give people more choice and control over their healthcare, social care and parts of their education. A personal budget is an amount of money identified by the local authority or the CCG. You and your family may be able to…

Short break services for children and young people with disabilities

What are short breaks? Short breaks are an essential part of a continuum of support for parent carers of children and young people with disabilities, by offering parent carers a break from their caring responsibilities or their usual routine. They include leisure or educational activities…
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