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Please note that our online payments system will be unavailable on Sunday 10 July between 9.00am and 11.00am. We apologise for the inconvenience.

We're encouraging young people, parents and carers to share their views on the recent government green paper, which affects what is offered to those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Have your say at Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Review: Right support, right place, right time before 5.00pm on 17 June 2022.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) - Money and benefits

Families who have children with complex needs and disabilities can now apply for funding from a £37million pot announced by the government to help during the lockdown period.

The grants can be used to buy equipment designed to make social distancing measures easier to live with. Most grants range from £400-500 and can be put towards anything from washing machines and computers to specialist equipment and educational toys. This is to help parents educate and look after disabled or critically ill children who are staying at home more than usual.

To find out more and apply for the funding please visit: Family Fund: Apply for a grant.