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Local Offer

As part of the Children and Families Act 2014, every Local Authority must produce a Local Offer. A Local Offer is a guide to the services that are available for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.

Each service must also publish a full description of their service(s). Please click through the tabs below for information about Full of Life’s services.

For the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Local Offer, please click the following link: http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/educationandlearning/supportservices/specialeducationneeds/ourlocaloffer.aspx

Full of Life’s Independent Advice and Support Service (I.A.S.S)

WHAT DOES THIS SERVICE DO?

Full of Life’s Independent Advice and Support Service (I.A.S.S) offers independent advice and information about all issues relating to Special Educational Needs. The service informs parents about their rights and the rights of their child under the education law.

The I.A.S.S also offers practical help and support with the following:

  • Helping parents understand the new Education, Health and Social Care process and transferring from Statements and LDAs to EHC Plans.
  • Helping parents understand the Annual Review process.
  • Supporting parents to represent their views at meetings, via letters or forms.
  • Filling in forms and replying to letters if parents are unable to.
  • Requesting information on your child’s special educational needs.
  • Helping parents to understand the system for supporting your child’s special educational needs.
  • Where there are disagreements, The I.A.S.S can provide advice and help to get your views across.
  • Able to provide advice around SEN tribunals, but cannot act as a representative.
Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities

WHO IS THIS SERVICE AVAILABLE TO?

The I.A.S.S is for parent carers of disabled children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs, living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

HOW DO YOU ACCESS THIS SERVICE?

The majority of Full of Life’s services are categorised as universal services, which means that it is available to all children/adults with disabilities and special educational needs.

Full of Life’s Services for Young People is categorised as a specialist service, meaning that it is only available to young people with complex needs.

To access all of Full of Life’s services, parents must be parent carers of children or adults with disabilities or special educational needs living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Parents can self-refer, or be referred by a relevant professional at any time by contacting Full of Life via phone or email, 0208 962 9994 / info@fulloflifekc.com

HOW DO WE ENSURE THE QUALITY OF THIS SERVICE?

All of Full of Life’s services are quality assured by quarterly monitoring, management committee meetings with professionals from Education, Health and Social Care in attendance, annual reports/reviews and parent carer service evaluations via an online survey. Parents are also given the opportunity to share their views during the Parent Forums.

The young people and staff are also given regular opportunities to give feedback on Full of Life’s Services for Young People. All of this information is used to shape and develop services.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Full of Life
Kensal House Annex
379 Ladbroke Grove
London
W10 5BQ

Allison Ambrogi (Independent Advice and Support Service)

T: 0208 960 9064
E: sen@fulloflifekc.com

Website: www.fulloflifekc.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fullofliferbkc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FOLKCINFO

Full of Life’s Independent Support Service (I.S.S)

WHAT DOES THIS SERVICE DO?

Full of Life’s Independent Support Service (I.S.S) offers help and advice in relation to the new Special Educational Needs System.

  • This is an impartial service, supporting parents through the process of The Education, Health and Social Care (E.H.C) Assessment and Planning.

The I.S.S supports parents when transferring from Statements of Special Educational Needs and Learning Disability Assessments.

  • The I.S.S also supports parents with navigating the Local Offer.

This service will signpost to the I.A.S.S for any further help with Education.

 

Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities

WHO IS THIS SERVICE AVAILABLE TO?

The I.S.S is for parent carers of disabled children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs, living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

HOW DO YOU ACCESS THIS SERVICE?

The majority of Full of Life’s services are categorised as universal services, which means that it is available to all children/adults with disabilities and special educational needs.

Full of Life’s Services for Young People is categorised as a specialist service, meaning that it is only available to young people with complex needs.

To access all of Full of Life’s services, parents must be parent carers of children or adults with disabilities or special educational needs living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Parents can self-refer, or be referred by a relevant professional at any time by contacting Full of Life via phone or email, 0208 962 9994 / info@fulloflifekc.com

HOW DO WE ENSURE THE QUALITY OF THIS SERVICE?

All of Full of Life’s services are quality assured by quarterly monitoring, management committee meetings with professionals from Education, Health and Social Care in attendance, annual reports/reviews and parent carer service evaluations via an online survey. Parents are also given the opportunity to share their views during the Parent Forums.

The young people and staff are also given regular opportunities to give feedback on Full of Life’s Services for Young People. All of this information is used to shape and develop services.

Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Full of Life
Kensal House Annex
379 Ladbroke Grove
London
W10 5BQ.

Celine Jones

T: 0208 962 9994
E: info@fulloflifekc.com

Website: www.fulloflifekc.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fullofliferbkc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FOLKCINFO

Full of Life’s Family Support Service

WHAT DOES THIS SERVICE DO?

Full of Life’s Family Support Service is an independent advice and support service for parent carers of disabled children.

The Family Support Service offers practical support with the following:

  • Benefits, such as Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance.
  • Issues relating to Housing, Health and Social Services.
  • Preparation for meetings.
  • Support with complaints.
  • Liaising with various Statutory Departments that support families such as Social Services and Health.

For continuity of support, this service will automatically refer families to Full of Life’s Carers’ Advocacy Service when required.

Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities

WHO IS THIS SERVICE AVAILABLE TO?

The Carers’ Advocacy Service is for parent carers of disabled children under the age of 14, living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

HOW DO YOU ACCESS THIS SERVICE?

The majority of Full of Life’s services are categorised as universal services, which means that it is available to all children/adults with disabilities and special educational needs.

Full of Life’s Services for Young People is categorised as a specialist service, meaning that it is only available to young people with complex needs.

To access all of Full of Life’s services, parents must be parent carers of children or adults with disabilities or special educational needs living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Parents can self-refer, or be referred by a relevant professional at any time by contacting Full of Life via phone or email, 0208 962 9994 / info@fulloflifekc.com

HOW DO WE ENSURE THE QUALITY OF THIS SERVICE?

All of Full of Life’s services are quality assured by quarterly monitoring, management committee meetings with professionals from Education, Health and Social Care in attendance, annual reports/reviews and parent carer service evaluations via an online survey. Parents are also given the opportunity to share their views during the Parent Forums.

The young people and staff are also given regular opportunities to give feedback on Full of Life’s Services for Young People. All of this information is used to shape and develop services.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Full of Life
Kensal House Annex
379 Ladbroke Grove
London
W10 5BQ.

Celine Jones

T: 0208 962 9994
E: info@fulloflifekc.com

Website: www.fulloflifekc.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fullofliferbkc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FOLKCINFO

Full of Life’s Advocacy Service

WHAT DOES THIS SERVICE DO?

Full of Life’s Carers’ Advocacy Service supports parent carers of adults with a learning disability and offers continuity of support when children transition to adult services.

The service ensures that parent carers know their rights and the rights of the person they care for. Parents are empowered and supported to continue their life long role as a parent carer.

The service provides independent practical support, advice and information on the following:

  • Benefits and Form Filling.
  • Issues relating to Social Services, such as Carers Assessments, Needs Assessments and access to services.
  • Issues relating to Housing.
  • Support attending meetings/reviews.
  • Complaints (support and advice).
  • Liaising with services and professionals to access the best support for families.
  • Provides a Quarterly Newsletter for parent carers.
Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities

The Carers’ Advocacy Service also works to ensure that parent carers and their families are at the heart of service development.

WHO IS THIS SERVICE AVAILABLE TO?

The Carers’ Advocacy Service is for parent carers of disabled young people and adults over the age of 14, living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

HOW DO YOU ACCESS THIS SERVICE?

The majority of Full of Life’s services are categorised as universal services, which means that it is available to all children/adults with disabilities and special educational needs.

Full of Life’s Services for Young People is categorised as a specialist service, meaning that it is only available to young people with complex needs.

To access all of Full of Life’s services, parents must be parent carers of children or adults with disabilities or special educational needs living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Parents can self-refer, or be referred by a relevant professional at any time by contacting Full of Life via phone or email, 0208 962 9994 / info@fulloflifekc.com

HOW DO WE ENSURE THE QUALITY OF THIS SERVICE?

All of Full of Life’s services are quality assured by quarterly monitoring, management committee meetings with professionals from Education, Health and Social Care in attendance, annual reports/reviews and parent carer service evaluations via an online survey. Parents are also given the opportunity to share their views during the Parent Forums.

The young people and staff are also given regular opportunities to give feedback on Full of Life’s Services for Young People. All of this information is used to shape and develop services.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Full of Life
Kensal House Annex
379 Ladbroke Grove
London
W10 5BQ.

Samantha Peters (Carers’ Advocate)

T: 0208 962 9917
E: advocacy@fulloflifekc.com

Website: www.fulloflifekc.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fullofliferbkc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FOLKCINFO

Full of Life Centre for Young People with Complex Needs

WHAT DOES THIS SERVICE DO?

Full of Life’s Services for Young People, offers a Day Service, Afterschool Club and Holiday Activities for young people with complex needs. This service operates 6 days a week with a focus on communication and personal development, new experiences and learning new skills.

The service offers an array of individualised opportunities both in the Full of Life Centre and in the local community. Young people are encouraged to make choices and develop skills through a variety of activities and shared experiences.

Through a range of individualised communication aids young people are also able to shape their own futures through the use of person centred planning. These communication aids include iPads, P.E.C.S and objects of reference.

Full of Life’s partnership work with parents, schools, colleges and other services helps to ensure that young people retain personal, social and independence skills

 

Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities

WHO IS THIS SERVICE AVAILABLE TO?

This service is available for young people with complex needs aged 14 and above. The young people must be residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This service is aimed at those who require 1:1 or 2:1 support.

 

HOW DO YOU ACCESS THIS SERVICE?

The majority of Full of Life’s services are categorised as a universal services, which means that it is available to all children/adults with disabilities and special educational needs.

Full of Life’s Services for Young People is categorised as a specialist service, meaning that it is only available to young people with complex needs.

To access all of Full of Life’s services, parents must be parent carers of children or adults with disabilities or special educational needs living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Parents can self-refer, or be referred by a relevant professional at any time by contacting Full of Life via phone or email, 0208 962 9994 / info@fulloflifekc.com

 

HOW DO WE ENSURE THE QUALITY OF THIS SERVICE?

All of Full of Life’s services are quality assured by quarterly monitoring, management committee meetings with professionals from Education, Health and Social Care in attendance, annual reports/reviews and parent carer service evaluations via an online survey. Parents are also given the opportunity to share their views during the Parent Forums.

The young people and staff are also given regular opportunities to give feedback on Full of Life’s Services for Young People. All of this information is used to shape and develop services.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Full of Life
Kensal House Annex
379 Ladbroke Grove
London
W10 5BQ.

Jenna Fashola (Centre Manager)

T: 0208 969 9993
E: jenna@fulloflifekc.com

Website: www.fulloflifekc.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fullofliferbkc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FOLKCINFO