ST HELENS CARERS CENTRE
Registering at the Centre as a Carer of a child with a disability under the age of 18, means you can access many of the services at the centre - see
the "our Services" section at the top of the page, or ring the centre for more information 01744 675615. You may be eligible to apply for a carer break award, which is funded by St Helens Council & CCG,
and facilitated by St Helens Carers Centre.
LISTEN 4 CHANGE - PARENT PARTICIPATION FORUM
St Helens Carers Centre have led the way in
developing the Parent Participation agenda in St Helens and established
the Listen 4 Change parent forum. The Forum is fully established meeting every
three months - any parent who cares for a child with additional needs under the age of 18 is welcome. For more information,
contact details & more - click the Listen4Change button on the right.
CHANGES TO SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN)
& ENTITLEMENT TO A PARENT CARERS ASSESSMENT
The Children and Families Act 2014 introduces changes to how services for children and young people who have SEN will be agreed and delivered. St Helens Council has
prepared a "local offer" detailing services to support children and young people with SEN and their families. Additionally, EHC (Educational Health and Care Plans) will replace Statements of SEN
and Learning Difficulty Assessments. All families whose child has an EHC plan will have the right to request a personal budget from St Helens Council Children & Young People's Service. The personal budget will allow young people or parents to buy support identified in the plan directly.
You may also be entitled to a Parent Carer Assessment - details on the St Helens Council website below.
Or Ring Children & Young People's Service on 01744 676600.
Further details about EHC Plans, personal budgets, parent carers assessments & the St Helens Council
Local Offer can be found by clicking here .