The Local Offer gives information about support available in Essex for children and young people aged between 0 to 25, with Special Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

You can use the Local Offer to:

  • understand what to do if you’re new to SEND
  • browse for local support such as support groups, fun activities or specialist healthcare
  • find out what to do in a complex situation, for example if you need to appeal a decision
  • get advice for young adults with SEND, such as housing and employment support

EFF are working with Essex County Council to ensure that the Local Offer is up to date and includes the information that parents/carers need as well as meeting it’s statutory obligations.

We are currently focussing on the Preparing for Adult Section of the website and ensuring that as many support groups and services are included.

If you would like to give us your views on the current Local Offer or have any suggestions on what could be included please let us know on this link, click to leave a comment and select ‘Finding support and information’ as the category. Feedback Wall – Essex Family Forum

You can access the Essex Local offer here. Essex County Council: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) | Essex Local Offer