Blackpool Council are involved with a large number of families who have extra need of support for various reasons. Our SEND provisions link with Social Care from childhood into adulthood.
We use the term carer to describe someone who provides unpaid care and support for a partner, relative or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health or memory loss. The person who is cared for would not be able to manage day to day living without this care and support. In Blackpool there are more than 16,000 people who provide unpaid care for another person.
More information is available on the Blackpool Council website page Caring for Someone.
If you are a carer you are entitled to a carers assessment. There is no charge for a carers assessment and you can request an assessment using the online referral form or telephone us.
If you would like to request help for a child contact us on 01253 477299
Supporting Children with Complex Needs Team
Head of Service
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
P O Box 4
Telephone: 01253 477672