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Access to Work support

In-work support, including for an Apprenticeship, Traineeship, or Supported Internship from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Who can get Access to Work support? Any young person aged over 16 who is on or about to start the work part of a supported internship,…

Benefits and support for carers

If you are looking after someone regularly, including your spouse or a family member, because they're ill or disabled, you are a carer. Financial Support As a carer, you may be entitled to one or more state benefits to help you with the costs. These include…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit paid for children who need additional care or supervision because they have a disability or health condition. DLA is awarded based on mobility and care needs, not based on diagnosis. From the age of 16, Personal Independence Payment can…

Funding for young people aged 16 to 25 with SEN or disabilities

Please note: this information is currently under review

Personal Budgets (SEN and disabilities)

Personal Budgets are a way of providing support that meets the needs of young people and their parents. They will allow young people and parents to have greater choice and control over how you receive support and allow you to: Control some or all of…

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

If you are over 16, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs associated with having a long term ill-health or disability. For children aged under 16, Disability Living Allowance can be claimed.

Support for SEN or Disabled Students in Higher Education

Taking a degree, HND, HNC, PGCE or Diploma of Higher Education or any qualification at RQF level 4 or above Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) will cease once a student begins studying at RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) level 4 or above. Similarly, students without an…

Supporting young people with SEN or disabilities into adulthood - transition

Young people aged 14 to 25 with SEN or disabilities Preparation for adulthood pathways Young people approaching adulthood and their families may want an overview of the choices available as they prepare for adult life and learn where can find helpful support and guidance.  The Merton…
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