Welcome to Luton’s Local Offer website - this is where you can find support or information.
There are 3 ways to find what you are looking for:
- You can use the search facility at the top of the page
- You can search by topic
- Or, you can read the answers to these frequently asked questions by clicking on them (below)
Most people want to make friends and many of us want to get involved in clubs and activities. This is not always easy and it can be even harder sometimes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. There are places to go in Luton that are suitable for those of us with special needs where we can meet people, make friends and do lots of great activities. So, why not take a look!
- Tokko youth space
- Friends of bright eyes
- Families United Network (FUN) Youth Club (ages 10 - 17)
- The Base club (18+)
- OK2B (13 – 18)
- Active Luton
- Adult art classes
- Autism Bedfordshire social activities
- Autism Bedfordshire evening social group
- Ahh Geek Out (social gaming community)
- Luton disabled sports and social club
- Sight concern (social club)
- Yes We Can sports club
- Luton Deaf Centre (social club)
- BIG Health and Fitness
- BOLD (wide ranging activities for people with learning disabilities)
- First Note (music and movement)
- Living it up (performing arts – Bedford)
- Luton Ramblers
- The Rotary Club
- Luton Scrabble club
- Mencap limitless (social group)
- Mind BLMK well-being centre (activities)
- Rising stars youth club
- Stardust (theatre company for learning difficulties / disabilities)
- Sunnyside (horticultural activities – Berkhampstead)
- Tennis with Mindful U
- Short Breaks
The thought of leaving school or college may be scary or worrying. It may be that you don’t know what options are available to you in and around Luton. Find out what you can do when you leave school here.
Full time education after school does not necessarily mean you will attend for five days a week. The Transition Team can help guide you through the education options open to you. The Learning Disability Team can help guide you through social care options open to you.
- Transition Team
- Learning Disability Team
- Barnfield College
- Central Bedfordshire College
- Luton Sixth Form College
- Cardinal Newman Sixth Form
- Stockwood Park Academy Sixth Form
- The Chalk Hills Academy Sixth Form
- Elite Day Services
- Heywood House
- SENSE College
- Really Flexible Care
- Community Choices
- Yawn Life
- Thrive (DT Careplus)
- Hanger View
- Bedford College
- University of Bedfordshire
Want to find out what training you can get or what job options are available when you leave school, college or finish your apprenticeship? Find out who can support you with this here.
Find out more about what an EHCP is and how to get one with this easy read guide for children and young people.
A personal budget is money set aside for a young person with an Education, Health and Care Plan or a parent of a child or young person by their local council.
It can be used to buy some of the support a child or young person gets in their education, health and care plan.
Sometimes a local council will keep this money and use it to buy some support that a young person or their family might need.
Find out more about personal budgets here. Don’t forget you can also ask SENDASS for help to understand this information.
Most of us want to live as independently as possible and this can include living on our own. Sometimes we don’t want to live completely on our own and we may need some support. Find out more about the support you can get to help you achieve your goal of living as independently as possible.
If you would like to find out about organisation or clubs that can help you get fit and healthy see the links below. Also check out what’s available in the social clubs and activities section:
- Total Wellbeing Luton
- Family Food First
- Nutrition and dietetic service for children with special needs (under 18)
- Nutrition and dietetic service for young people with special needs (18 – 25)
- Caraline eating disorders counselling and support
- British Heart Foundation
- Luton Ramblers
- TOKKO Youth Space (fitness activities)
- BIG Health and Fitness
- Luton Sexual Health
- Health facilitation
Many of us feel sad, lonely, worried, angry or unhappy at times. Most of the time these feelings pass after a short while. If we feel these things a lot or for a long time it is important to find someone to talk to about how we are feeling. You may be able to talk to a friend or family member, someone at school or college or maybe your doctor. As well as doing all of this there are services and organisations who can also offer help and support. Find out where you can get help here.
We want all our services to be excellent, but we know things can go wrong sometimes and although no-one likes to get a complaint, these can help improve services and service user experiences.
It is also nice to know when we are getting things right, and that people are happy with our services.
We will record your compliment and share it with the individual or team that you are complimenting. These are shared with senior managers who will congratulate the staff.
We welcome your views. We will record your comments and let you know if we use them.
Interested in finding out more about or getting involved in the work that is going on to improve the services and experiences of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Luton?
We really welcome feedback from children and young people. Use the feedback buttons on the Local Offer.
You can also get involved in giving your views on surveys and consultations that are often online on the Local Offer.
We are always keen to work together and with children and young people to improve the experiences, services, provision and outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You can find out about our SEND improvement work and how to get involved here.