SEND Advice


01799 582030

IPSEA is a volunteer-based organisation and many of the volunteers providing telephone advice and Tribunal support are themselves parents of children with special educational needs who have been helped by IPSEA.

IPSEA’s facebook page is looked after by one of our staff members. All of IPSEA’s staff work part time so the page is not monitored 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Our website has free resources, which you can download, to help families get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).  You can access these resources via our home page, which include model letters

To book advice line appointments see website.


200b Bury Rd

Tel: 0161 672 7444

Fightback4Justice is an award winning, non-profit organisation, providing specialised, expert advice and help on various welfare benefit claims; from advocacy and representation at court to guidance with forms for PIP, ESA & DLA.
Although based in Bury we offer comprehensive nationwide support, both face to face and through our email and phone advice line.


277 High Street
North Yorkshire
Tel: 03444 111 444

Citiens Advice Bureau provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives.


Unit 2
Eclipse Estate
30 West Hill
KT19 8JD
Tel: 01372 725 203

MERU offer an individual design and manufacturing service of disability products for young disabled people when no other product exists to meet their needs. We can make modifications to existing disability products and repair damaged equipment, as well as custom-designing and manufacturing new and complex items.

We also offer a range of ready-made disability products that may be of help


Scope, 6 Market Road
N7 9PW
Helpline: 0808 800 3333

Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter.


Royal Mencap Society
123 Golden Lane
Tel: 0808 808 1111

Northallerton & The Dales Mencap Centre
Goosecroft Lane
Tel: 01609 778894

Learning disability is a complicated subject, and trying to find the right advice for you can be hard sometimes.

We’ve split our advice and information into different topics we get asked about a lot

– Children and Young people
– Diagnosis
– Benefits for people with learning disability
– Relationship and sex
– Wills and trust service
– Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)
– Health
– Social care
– Housing
– Displaying challenging behaviour

The SEND information, advice and support service (SENDIASS) provides free and impartial information, advice and support for children, young people and young adults (up to 25 year old) with special educational needs and / or disabilities as well as their parents or carers. It is at arms length to the local authority.

Bladder and bowel

Burrows House
10 Priestley Road
Wardley Industrial Estate
M28 2LY
Tel: 0161 607 8219

Advice, information and resources for children and young people with bladder and bowel problems

Carers together

23 Queen Street
TS10 1AB
Tel: 01642 488977

At Carers Together we offer friendly and confidential services that aim to ease the pressure of caring.  Our team of staff and volunteers are on hand to help carers with any issues they may face, including benefits, health problems, housing, training, employment, taking a break from caring or concerns about the person they care for.

Our Carers Information and Support workers will listen to carers’ experiences, help them to identify their needs and work with them to find solutions.  We can also attend meetings with carers and link in with other relevant agencies to help carers manage their caring responsibilities.

We provide flexible support that can respond to carers’ changing needs.

British Dyslexia

The British Dyslexia Association
Unit 6a Bracknell Beeches
Old Bracknell Lane
RG12 7BW
Helpline: 0333 405 4567

The British Dyslexia Association provides the only national helpline supporting tens of thousands of people each year. Working alongside our network of Local Dyslexia Associations, we support people of all ages from across the country.

Disabuility rights uk

Disabled student Helpline
0330 995 0414

Equality Advisory Support Service
0808 800 0082

Personal budgets help
Tel: 0808 800 0082

Their Vision – Equal participation for all!

We want a society where everyone can participate equally.



Tel: 0300 302 3731
Tel: 0208 538 3731

We offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

We concentrate on helping people to find their way through the legal and procedural maze which is so daunting to so many who try to obtain satisfactory provision for a child’s special needs.


The National Autistic Society
393 City Road
London, EC1V 1NG
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7833 2299

We are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.

We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

We aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.

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