What is the Local Offer?
If you are under 25 years of age, live in Suffolk and have a special educational need and/or disability, our young person’s area has been created for you with other young people.
The local offer can help you find out about support and services for: education, health and care, activities and things to do, help and finding a job and much more!
If you'd like to get involved by sharing your experiences, contact the Suffolk Young Person’s Network who can talk to you about how you would like to take part.
How can I find help?
We have worked with young people to develop the categories of information below, based on what they've told us is important to them.
Annual health check
There are a wide range of things to do in Suffolk, from shopping to visiting the cinema with your friends or taking part in sports with local clubs.
You can use our website to search for ideas. Type in things you are interested in, and your postcode at the top of the page. The website with suggest ideas based on where you live. Use the map to find out how far away it is from you and find suggested travel routes
Topics to include:
Help with a CV
Chat with a trained careers adviser in complete confidence through the National Careers Service.
If you're age 13 – 18 you can talk to an adviser about careers and learning. The web chat is available 7 days a week, from 8am to 10pm. You can also call the national young people's helpline between 8am – 10pm on 0800 100 900.
- Talk with an NCS adviser through web chat
Get in touch with the National Careers Service: text on 07766 413219, textphone number 08000 968 336, or fill out a contact form. Same opening hours as listed above, apply.
Building confidence to use public transport is a big step towards independence. Being able to travel on public transport is a key life skill. It lets you make choices about how you live, go about your daily life and fulfil your potential.
Visit www.suffolkonboard.com for more information.
A young person aged 16-19 can get an Endeavour Card so they can receive up to 25% discount on the cost of travel on most local bus services.
If you’re eligible you can get up to a third off rail tickets by applying for a disabled person’s railcard. You must provide evidence of a relevant disability.
You can give National Rail train companies advance notice if you think you’ll need any help from staff.
You can also check if a station has accessible facilities.
Being on the internet, using the latest tech, apps, games and vines, that's everyday life, right? Anything is possible, but sometimes things can start to get tricky or even scary.
Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family however, it is important to make sure you are safe online. Foundation for people with learning disabilities have a downloadable easy read guide with information about social media and the internet.