Find out what support is available when preparing for adulthood to enable you to be independent.
- Active Independence
- Courses and Apprenticeships
- Online Protection
and Cyber Bullying
- Council Tax discounts and exemptions
Finding Somewhere to Live
Independent Living Guide - Doncaster Council
18+ Service (Part of Doncaster Children's Services Trust)
Please visit the information for young people page for further details or contact the team using the contact number below.
T: 01302 737559
Doncaster Council - Home Improvements and Grants
They can provide items including stair lifts and hoists, ramps and rails, bathing adaptations and any improvements that they would deem helpful.
Our Home Improvement Agency (HIA) helps older, disabled and vulnerable homeowners or private tenants to repair, improve, maintain or adapt their homes.
The prime purpose is to help people continue to live in their own homes in comfort, safety, security, maintaining their independence and improving their quality of life.
Should you have any queries, comments or questions regarding the HIA Agency you need to complete an enquiry form.
South Yorkshire for Inclusive Living (SYCIL)
• Occupational therapy
• Support at appointments
• Help to increase confidence and reduce social isolation
For more information, visit the Sycil website, or:
T: 01302 892949
Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
• Long-term health condition
• Mental health condition
• Specific learning difficulty like dyslexia
The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income.
Please see the following link for more information:
W: Disabled Student Allowance
Local Mainstream Colleges Colleges and Training Provider courses / information can be found on the Connect U2 website
- Mobility and wheelchair access
- Visual and hearing impairment
- Specific learning difficulties – dyslexia, dysphasia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia
- Medical conditions – eg diabetes, epilepsy
- General learning difficulties
- Literacy, language and numeracy support
- Personal assistance/Personal Care
- Hidden disabilities – ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Mental Health
- Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
For more information, visit the Doncaster College website or T: 01302 553553 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dearne Valley College
T: 01709 513114
Or visit the Dearne Valley College website.
New College Doncaster - Delivering Excellence in Sixth Form Learning
Study Support Provision
The Study Support Team aims to help students maximise their educational achievements during their time at New College. The welcoming and professional staff will give you individual help with any aspect of your studies. We actively promote a policy of inclusion, so specialist support is available for students with a special educational need, disability or health care need.
We embrace the ethos that young people have the right to high quality teaching and learning and that through personalised support we will help remove the barriers to learning. We identify at application students whom have a special educational need or disability, and once identified we work closely with parents/carers and external agencies to ensure that these young people are safe and fully supported to achieve their potential.
The welcoming and professional tutors will give you individual help to support you in accessing your learning and will work closely with your subject teachers and external agencies. Support is provided in small groups, ‘one to one’ or in-class, according to the needs and wishes of the student.
We actively promote a policy of inclusion, so our provision often includes access arrangements for examinations, such as extra time and the use of word processors. It is very important that you disclose any disabilities or difficulties on your college application so we can plan in advance to meet your needs.
Please contact us about any of our services and support. We welcome any feedback, and would be happy to hear from you if you have any enquiry. You can contact us via the information below:
Trust SENCo – Sharon Scholes
SENCo National Award PGCE level 7
CPT3a Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment & Access Arrangements level 7
Member of British Psychological Society Certificate of Registration Test User:
Educational Ability/Attainment RQTU Membership No. 451683
Mathematics and Computer Science Department – Computer Science Teacher
Registered Master Teacher of Computer Science as Lead School of Computing at School – Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science
Tel: 01977 702139 Ext 683
Out of Area Mainstream Colleges
There is also support available on all mainstream provision subject to an ALS initial assessment which will help to determine the appropriate individualised support package.
T: 01226 216769
E: email@example.com W: Barnsley College
Independent Specialist Provision
If a child’s parent or a young person makes a request for a particular nursery, school or post-16 institution in these groups the local authority must comply with that preference and name the school or college in the EHC plan unless:
• it would be unsuitable for the age, ability, aptitude or SEN of the child or young person, or
• the attendance of the child or young person there would be incompatible with the efficient education of others, or the efficient use of resources.
The child’s parent or the young person may also make representations for places in non-maintained early years provision or at independent schools or independent specialist colleges or other post-16 providers that are not on the list located on the link below and the Local Authority must consider their request. The Local Authority is not under the same conditional duty to name the provider but must have regard to the general principle that children should be educated in accordance with their parents’ wishes, so long as this is compatible with the provision of efficient instruction and training and does not mean unreasonable public expenditure. The Local Authority should be satisfied that the institution would admit the child or young person before naming it in a plan since these providers are not subject to the duty to admit a child or young person even if named in their plan.
List of independent and non maintained special schools
Training and Apprenticeships
Doncaster Council Apprenticeships
The Apprenticeship Programme qualifications provide the skills needed to help people into jobs and lifelong employability enabling enthusiastic people to make a contribution to the organisation.
The 18+ Service is a dedicated service for young people who have left the care of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust (or formerly the local authority), and meet the definition of being a ‘care leaver’, as described below.
We want every young person who has been looked after in the care system to be successful and to know that they have someone on their side who can support them up to the age 21. This can extend to the age of 25 if they want to pursue education training or employment.
The service provides each young person with a Personal Advisor to help and support them, and offers a wide range of support and information to help them make positive choices.
We work with each young person to draw up a Pathway Plan which focuses on the following areas: personal support, health, education, training and employment, information and guidance, finance and accommodation.
In order to be eligible for support from this service a young person will have been in care for at least 13 weeks from the age of 14 and beyond the age of 16.
Please visit the Doncaster Children's Services Trust website linked below for further details or contact the team using the contact number below.
T: 01302 737559
This site is aimed at 13 to 19 year olds (including those with Special Educational Needs) giving you a range of learning opportunities and accurate, up-to-date careers information to help you make well informed choices at 14 and / or 16 years of age.
W: Connect U2
Participation and Transition Service
The Participation and Transition Service aims to ensure suitable Post 16 provision and support for young people to continue and progress into learning.
We support young people aged 16 - 19 who require support to engage into:
We undertake this by working with young people to understand their needs and support them to progress.