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Gloucestershire’s Local Offer

The Local Offer is the publication of the local provision available to children and young people up to age 25 years with special educational needs & disabilities (SEND), and to their families.   The Local Offer  designed to support you in navigating services in Gloucestershire. That may be support groups for parent carers, booking home to school transport for your child, finding local holiday playschemes that are designed for children with additional needs or helping your child plan for adulthood.

The Local Offer is available on the GlosFamilies directory.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on the GlosFamilies Directory website, you can call the Family Information Service on 0800 542 02 02  or 01452 427 362 or email and the friendly team can offer information and guidance and can signpost you to people who can help.

Gloucestershire Autism Services

The local Autism Network Group, made up of Parent Carers have worked together to develop a guide to Autism Services in and around Gloucestershire. It can often be difficult to navigate the different types of support and services you or your family need, so this has been developed by like minded people to make that search a little easier.

Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is run by people with disabilities, to help people with disabilities. The service is there to provide support and advocacy to individuals and families. Inclusion Gloucestershire works very closely with Gloucestershire County Council and also provides quality checking on care providers and training courses for individuals and services, to ensure Gloucestershire is a disability friendly county.

Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum

Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum is a Parent Carer led organisation which brings together families of disabled children to hear their views on services and represents these at key meetings when services are being developed, reviewed or improved. The Forum offers opportunities for families to meet (online and in person) for social and peer to peer support whilst gathering their feedback. Membership is free for any family in Gloucestershire with a disabled child including those with a diagnosis of autism or whose child is experiencing issues which may be due to a neurodevelopmental condition.

Page updated: 04/05/2021 Page updated by: GCC

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