SEND Advice & Information
At a glance
1) IPSEA2) Fightback4Justice3) Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire4) MERU5) Scope6) mencap7) SENDIASS8) Bladder and Bowel UK9) Carers Together
10) British Dyslexia11) Disability Rights UK12) SOS!SEN13) National Autistic Society14) ADHD Foundation15) Child Poverty Action Group16) EntitledTo (online benefit calculator)17) Turn2us (online benefit calculator)18) PDSA (Help with vet bills)



IPSEA is a volunteer-based organisation and many of the volunteers providing telephone advice and Tribunal support are themselves parents of children with special educational needs who have been helped by IPSEA.

IPSEA’s facebook page is looked after by one of our staff members. All of IPSEA’s staff work part time so the page is not monitored 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Our website has free resources, which you can download, to help families get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).  You can access these resources via our home page, which include model letters

To book advice line appointments see website. 


Fightback4Justice200b Bury RdTottingtonBury
Tel: 0161 672 

Fightback4Justice is an award winning, non-profit organisation, providing specialised, expert advice and help on various welfare benefit claims; from advocacy and representation at court to guidance with forms for PIP, ESA & DLA.

Although based in Bury we offer comprehensive nationwide support, both face to face and through our email and phone advice line. 


277 High StreetNorthallertonNorth YorkshireDL7 8DWTel: 03444 111

Citiens Advice Bureau provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives. 


Unit 2Eclipse Estate30 West HillEpsomSurreyKT19 8JDTel: 01372 725 

MERU offer an individual design and manufacturing service of disability products for young disabled people when no other product exists to meet their needs. We can make modifications to existing disability products and repair damaged equipment, as well as custom-designing and manufacturing new and complex items.

We also offer a range of ready-made disability products that may be of help 


Scope, 6 Market RoadLondonN7 9PWHelpline: 0808 800 

Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. 


Royal Mencap Society123 Golden LaneLondonEC1Y 0RTTel: 0808 808
Northallerton & The Dales Mencap CentreGoosecroft LaneNorthallertonDL6 1EGTel: 01609 

Learning disability is a complicated subject, and trying to find the right advice for you can be hard sometimes.

We’ve split our advice and information into different topics we get asked about a lot


SENDIASS North Yorkshire.

An arm’s length, confidential and impartial statutory service offering information, advice and support to parents, carers of children and young people with SEND from 0-25 years old and young people from 16-25 years 

We have regular information and offer at least once a month coffee & chat sessions for you to join us and ask questions and get involved in SEND discussions.  

Our Advice line is open Monday to Friday 9:30-1pm during term time and  open Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-1pm during school holidays except over the Christmas school holidays when it is closed.

There are a number of ways to contact us, You can leave your contact details and a brief message and someone will call you back within three working days.


Burrows House10 Priestley RoadWardley Industrial EstateWorsleyM28 2LYTel: 0161 607 

Advice, information and resources for children and young people with bladder and bowel problems 


23 Queen StreetRedcarTS10 1ABTel: 01642 

At Carers Together we offer friendly and confidential services that aim to ease the pressure of caring.  Our team of staff and volunteers are on hand to help carers with any issues they may face, including benefits, health problems, housing, training, employment, taking a break from caring or concerns about the person they care for.

Our Carers Information and Support workers will listen to carers’ experiences, help them to identify their needs and work with them to find solutions.  We can also attend meetings with carers and link in with other relevant agencies to help carers manage their caring responsibilities.

We provide flexible support that can respond to carers’ changing needs. 


The British Dyslexia AssociationUnit 6a Bracknell BeechesOld Bracknell LaneBracknellRG12 7BWHelpline: 0333 405 

The British Dyslexia Association provides the only national helpline supporting tens of thousands of people each year. Working alongside our network of Local Dyslexia Associations, we support people of all ages from across the country. 


Disabled student Helpline0330 995 0414
Equality Advisory Support Service0808 800 0082
Personal budgets helpTel: 0808 800 

Disability Rights UK Vision – Equal participation for all!

We want a society where everyone can participate equally. 


Tel: 0300 302 3731Tel: 0208 538 

We offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

We concentrate on helping people to find their way through the legal and procedural maze which is so daunting to so many who try to obtain satisfactory provision for a child’s special needs. 


The National Autistic Society393 City RoadLondon, EC1V 1NGUnited Kingdom+44 (0)20 7833 

We are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.

We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

We aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives. 


ADHD Foundation151 Dale StreetLiverpool L2 2AHTel: 0151

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlen’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s Syndrome. We also provide training for GP’s, Teachers, Social Care agencies and other professionals, raising awareness to bring about positive change and inclusion in mental health, education and employment. 


Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty.

It doesn’t have to be like this: we work to understand what causes poverty, the impact it has on children’s lives, and how it can be prevented and solved – for good.

Our vision is of a society free of child poverty, where all children can enjoy a childhood free of financial hardship and have a fair chance in life to reach their full potential.

Check out for a comprehensive list of online CPAG publications on benefits and what you could be entitle to.


We are the leading provider of online benefit calculators in the UK today. We help people determine what they can claim from national and local government via our self-serve calculators.

Our calculators are authoritative and accurate and we are entirely independent of government. We provide a reliable estimate of benefit entitlements based on our in-depth knowledge of the UK's social security system. By using our online benefits calculators, users can determine whether they are receiving the right amount of money in their benefit claims, whether they are eligible for other types of benefits, as well as understand what their position will be as Government welfare reforms take effect.

(Click check benefit entitlement)

Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. 

Anyone can be a missed pay-cheque, illness or bereavement away from a real financial crisis, which is why we can help you find the support you need to get back on track.

The Benefits Calculator takes less than 10 minutes to complete and it will tell you which means-tested benefits you may be entitled to, including tax credits. 


Whitechapel WayPriorsleeTelfordShropshireTF2 9PQ Tel: 0800 0199 166

We are the UK’s leading pet wellbeing charity, supporting pets and their owners throughout the country. At PDSA we believe that every pet deserves to live a happy and healthy life and we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment.

PDSA has been saving pets and changing lives for 100 years, since 17 November 1917. In that time the charity has helped more than 20 million pets, providing 100 million treatments. It’s all down to our fantastic team: our devoted vets, nurses and their support staff, our charity shop teams, fundraisers and volunteers. 

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