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Supporting the health and well-being of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities



If you are worried about any aspect of your child or young person's development or health and well-being, it may be helpful to talk to your health visitor or GP in the first instance, who will be able to refer you to other more specialist services, if required.

In this section you can find information about universal health services that can be accessed by everyone as well as more specialist services provided by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

BHFT provides health visitors, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, dieticians, school nursing, community nursing, the community dentist, mental health services and respite care. 

Please see video link below from the Young Carers event the video also includes how schools can raise awareness of Young Carers.


How to search for information:

  • Use the purple 'view all Health Local Offer Services' box on the right to see all services in this category and then narrow your results, for example by filtering by age or location or
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  • Click on one of the quick links below.


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Useful links on the Local Offer 

  • To find out more about Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans, go to the EHC page of the Local Offer.
  • To find out about groups which support parents and carers' well-being, please go to the Advice and Support Section.
  • Please go the Short Break section for details of all short breaks and respite services for families.

Useful links to other websites