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What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area.

The Local Offer is split into directory categories, To view services click onto the relevant category.

If you come across some information that is out of date or inaccurate, or you can’t find some information you were looking for, just let us know and we will investigate it and make amendments. Click the feedback tab on the right of the page.

Who is it for?

The Local Offer is for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND, as well as the young people themselves. It is also a resource that individuals, groups or organisations can draw on in the work that they do in supporting children, young people and their families, by highlighting other resources, services or guidance that may be accessed.

How does it help me?

The Local Offer makes it easier to find out what you need to know and when you need to know it, so you’re less reliant on other people or word of mouth suggestions.  

The Local Offer identifies your nearest and most suitable services, it also gives you the opportunity to provide feedback to Blackpool Council. The information available contains information and links to organisations which may help you. Blackpool Council do not endorse or recommend services.

Problems with accessing the Local Offer?

The Local Offer can be accessed through computers at your local library, your own computer or your mobile phone.

Should you be aware of someone struggling to access the Local Offer through technology, please contact us and we will arrange to send out advice and information through the post.

Blackpool Central Library

Palatine Library

Contact us

You can complete the feedback form on the right of the page.

If you prefer you can contact Blackpool's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities department by writing or emailing:

Blackpool Council
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
P O Box 4
Blackpool
Lancashire  FY1 1NA  

Email:  send@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone:  01253 476602 or 01253 476553

 Last updated: 06 Jul 2020