Services in Life and leisure (89)

  1. Single Route of Redress - National Trial

    In line with Schedule 2 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 all local areas in England are required to publish details in their local offers for ‘notifying parents and young people of their right to appeal a decision of the local authority…
  2. Islington SEND Parent Parliament

    When parents and professionals work together, recognising each-others expert knowledge, better decision are made. Working together helps: Professionals understand how to develop and deliver services to meet the needs of children and families Parents to understand some of the difficulties faced by those who arrange…
  3. Taxi Card

    If you get the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can apply for a taxi card that gives you discounted trips in a licensed cab. You can apply for a Taxi Card from Contact Islington.
  4. Public Transport

    All children and young people who are under the age of 16 are able to get free or discounted travel at any time on public transport. Children aged over 10 require a Zip Oyster photocard to continue to get free travel. Children aged over 16…
  5. Congestion Charge

    If you hold a valid Blue Badge you're eligible to register for a 100% discount, even if you don't own a vehicle or drive. You can register up to two vehicles that you would normally use to travel within the charging zone. This could be…
  6. Travel Training

    Travel training helps children and young people gain the skills that help them travel safely and independently. Many schools and services offer cycle training and pedestrian training as part of their work with groups of children and young people. You can contact your child’s school…
  7. Buying a car

    The Motability Scheme allows disabled people to use the higher rate mobility component of their Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to buy a car, powered wheelchair or scooter. When you join Motability you get more than just the car, scooter or powered wheelchair of your choice, you…
  8. Accessibility Strategy and Accessibility Plans

    Duty placed on schools The Equality Act 2010 and related Equality Duty 2011 reiterate the duty on schools as laid out in the previous Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to produce an Accessibility Plan. The accompanying guidance for schools confirms that schools continue to have a…
  9. Choosing Activities

    Like everyone else, children and young people with additional needs and/or disabilities should have a social life and take part in activities they enjoy. Like everyone else you as a parent will want to know that they will be welcome, safe and supported. Your child…
  10. SEND Discount Cards

    Many people use a recent Disability Living Allowance (DLA) letter or a copy of the EHC Plan to prove that they or a member of your family has a disability. Having proof of a disability may help to: get concessionary rates or free entrance for a…
  11. Holidays and Trips

    Tourism for All (TFA) have a website with travel advice, transport information and is a useful directory that lists places to visit, accommodation to stay in and much more. Open Britain is a directory of accessible accommodation and travel in the UK. It’s available online…
  12. Independent advice and support

    Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) provide advice and information to children with SEN or disabilities, their parents, and young people with SEN or disabilities. They provide neutral and factual support on the special educational needs system to help the…
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