Support for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities

In addition to the support available to all children and young people and their families in Surrey, there is also extra help available for those who have additional needs and disabilities and their families.

Our Local Offer has all of this information in one place, we have highlighted some of this information below that may be particularly useful:

  • Our Local Offer directory: where you can search for local and national services and organisations that offer support to children and young people with additional needs and disabilities and their families.
  • The carers guide to support: carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help, the care they provide is unpaid. While all parents must provide care to their child, parents who have a child or children with additional needs and/or disabilities may have additional care responsibilities. Parent carers are entitled to support which will benefit both themselves and their child. This includes information about carers assessments, emergency cards and local support organisations.
  • Support for siblings and young carers: advice and information about the support available locally and nationally for sibling carers, as well as suggestions for activities for siblings to do together.
  • Funding grants and financial assistance: financial support and payments that you may be able to claim for your child including disability living allowance, carers allowance and disabled facilities grants.
  • Short breaks for disabled children: Short Breaks are a variety of activities for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities and their families in Surrey. Activities run throughout the year during daytimes, evenings, overnight, weekends and school holidays and may take place in the child's own home, or in facilities or residential settings. Find out more about the play and leisure activities currently available, the Surrey Children's Disability Register and registering for a carers discount card (MAX card).
  • Children's services: information about the varying support available, referral and assessment processes.
  • Transition from child to adult social care: information about preparing for adulthood, including thinking about support from adults' services post-18.

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