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Possible Funding Sources

Local Authority Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs):

Under the SEND Code of Practice 2014 EHCPs have replaced Statements of Special Educational Needs, and the EHCPs cover children and young people with Special Educational Needs aged 0-25 years. Children and Young People undergo Statutory Assessment with their Local Authority. Low Farm will be happy to support families of children attending the Centre with applying for Statutory Assessment.  

Suffolk County Council EHCP information: Here 

Norfolk County Council EHCP information: Here

Funding for Low Farm Therapy Centre may be able to be accessed through an EHCP plan and the Personal Budget attached to this, and parents should discuss this with their Local Authority.

Disabled Living Allowance and Carers Allowance:

Families may also be entitled to these. More information can be found here.

Charity funding:

Charitable organisation, Cerebra, may fund up to £500 towards the cost of private speech therapy and language therapy for eligible children.  To find out more about your eligibility for this scheme, you can look on Cerebra's website here. Families have also accessed funding for our services through other local charities. Children’s Centres and Nurseries have been helpful in providing information regarding these. We can also help with signposting to those we know. Tree of Hope http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/ may also be able to help with fundraising. 

 

Health Insurance:

Speech and language therapy is covered by some Health Insurance companies. We are registered providers for BUPA, Aviva and AXAPPP, and are also happy to accept enquiries from other companies if appropriate. However parents will need to check directly with their insurance company regarding this, and the amount and type of cover. A membership and authorisation number should be provided prior to commencing therapy.

 

Early Years Pupil Premium/ Pupil Premium:

Under this scheme nurseries and schools are entitled to claim additional funding for children who are ‘looked after’, where the family receive certain benefits, and/or where the child has been eligible for free school meals in the last six years. More information can be found here and here.


SEN Support/Higher Tariff Needs funding (School age children):

Schools receive funding to support children with identified special educational needs. More information can be found here.

 

Higher Tariff Needs Funding (Early Years children):

Early Years settings can apply for additional funding to support the needs of children with special educational needs. More information can be found here.

 

Activities Unlimited:

Low Farm Therapy Centre are a registered provider for Activities Unlimited, which provided information and funding for services for families in Suffolk. More information, including how to register as a member, can be found here: https://www.access-unlimited.co.uk/activitiesunlimited/

 

Alternative Provision Register:  We are registered as a provider for Suffolk County Council for children who are out of school or at risk of exclusion. Funding may be able to be accessed via the IYFAPP panel or through the school where the child is on role. This should be discussed with the school SENCO and/or the Local Offer Broker.

 

Looked After Children (LAC): We are registered as a LAC provider with Norfolk County Council, and it may also be possible to children in Suffolk to use their funding towards our services. This should be discussed with the relevant Children’s Services/ Social work team. 

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