Disability support for young people

If you’re raising a disabled child or young person in Salford, help and support is available for you. Find out about Salford’s Local Offer, and get the specific advice and information you need to help young people live a normal, everyday life.

Salford’s Local Offer

You can have a say in the type of support available for a child with special educational needs and disabilities.

Every young person is different. A Local Offer ensures that you can work closely with the local authority to make sure the right kinds of support and specialist services are in Salford. This might include choices on leisure activities, social groups and ways to become more independent.

Support for hearing impaired

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.

Support for visually impaired

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.

Get support in your home

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.

0161 607 1415

Get Support

Get Financial Support

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.

0800 88 22 00

Get support with travel

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.

0161 244 1050

Support Services

Salford Local Offer

Directory of support available in Salford for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.


Ring and Ride

Door-to-door transport for people who struggle to use public transport, with journeys from as little as £1.


Salford Community Leisure - accessible sports

Choose from different venues across Salford all offering sports and activities for those with additional needs.



Provides support for people with a disability looking for employment or in work.


Salford Autism

Eccles Old Town Hall Church Street Eccles M30 0LH


Disabled Living

Showroom and advice on home adaptations.


Salford Talking News

Sending out free news recordings on memory sticks each week to blind, partially-sighted or otherwise reading-disabled people, throughout Salford.


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