Salford has a dedicated sensory impairment team to provide specialist support to children with hearing impairments and deafness. They work closely with families, schools and other support organisations.
Young people with hearing difficulties can also get help from Salford’s paediatric audiology department. They’ll monitor the extent of any hearing loss and provide hearing aids and other equipment to help young people succeed.
If your child has difficulty with their vision, including permanent sight loss or blindness, there is lots of specialist help available in Salford, with a dedicated visual impairment support team.
They help children, families and schools to adapt to situations at home and in the classroom, putting extra provisions and support in place to ensure young people can lead normal lives and achieve success in all they do.
Young people with disabilities may need additional help when they’re at home, and parents or carers can benefit from extra support too. Salford has a number of services available to help children manage at home, and you may be able to get a Disabled Facilities Grant to help with the cost of home adaptations specific to your child’s needs.
As well as specialist equipment and personal assistants, Salford also has home educational support to help young children with developmental delays. There are many other charities and groups who can offer help and advice too.
There are many different options for financial support, specific to the circumstances of each young person. Salford Care Services can help advise you on the best options for you and your family.
Some support is available free of charge, whilst others you may have to contribute to. But you could be eligible for extra child tax credit, a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children, and direct payments to arrange the services you need.
If young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) are unable to walk to school, they are entitled to free transport. And if your child is over two years old, you can apply for a blue badge on their behalf to allow you to use disabled parking bays.
Any young person who attends a special school or has a statement of special educational needs can also claim a bus pass from GMPTE, for free travel across Greater Manchester.
Ring and RideDoor-to-door transport for people who struggle to use public transport, with journeys from as little as £1.
Salford Community Leisure - accessible sportsChoose from different venues across Salford all offering sports and activities for those with additional needs.
RemployProvides support for people with a disability looking for employment or in work.