Useful Links

Thurrock Local Offer

Every Local Authority is responsible for producing a Local Offer website that gives information for families in one place.  The Local Offer aims to provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about what services and provisions are available in Thurrock for parents and young people.  Please click the link below for more information:

National Organisations

There are many national organisations that provide support and information to parents and carers of disabled children and young people. Some of these are listed below, but for a more comprehensive list, please look at the Contact a Family website (details below).

Contact A Family 
209-211 City Road
London EC1V 1JN
Tel: 020 7608 8700
Helpline: 0808 808 3555


Council for Disabled Children
8 Wakley Street
London EC1V 7QE
Tel: 020 7843 1900


Every Disabled Child Matters 
8 Wakley Street
London EC1V 7QE
Tel: 020 7843 6082


Together for Short Lives 

4th Floor, Bridge House
48-52 Baldwin Street
Bristol BS1 1QB
Tel: 0117 989 7820
National Helpline: 0808 8088 100


Transition Information Network 
Tel: 020 7843 6006


IPSEA – Independent Parental Special Education Advice
Hunters Court
Debden Road
Saffron Walden CB11 4AA
Tel: 01799 582030
General Advice Line: 0800 018 4016
Tribunal Help Line : 0845 602 9579


National Parent Partnership Network
8 Wakley Street
London EC1V 7QE
Tel: 0207 843 6058


Department for Education
Contact details at


Sesame Street and Autism


Family Fund

Family Fund is a UK charity which supports families raising disabled children with grants for a range of items including family breaks, white goods, clothing, computers and tablets.

More information can be found at: