People Matter IW alongside the Special Education Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) have a team of specially trained Independent Support Practitioners who are able to offer Parents and Young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) independent and impartional information and support. The service is mostly aimed at those who are undergoing the Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessment and planning process - both new and those who are moving over from a statement.
Independent Supporters are a team of friendly, experienced individuals who are able to work with you whilst you are going through the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessment and planning process, to provide impartial information and support. Support is tailored to you and your family.
The Independent Support Programme on the Isle of Wight is being delivered by People Matter IW, which is an independent voluntary sector organisation outside of the local authority. We also work in partnership with people who support you too;
>> IOW local authority
>> Parents Voice IW
>> SEND information, advice and support service (IW Parent Partnership)
Although we are working together, all the information you give to the Independent Support Programme will remail confidential and will not be shared with anybody without your permission, unless there are safeguarding concerns.
If you would like support information from one of our team, you can request this by telephoning or emailing us directly. Our contact details are:
Telephone: 01983 823898
Visit/Post: Isle Help Centre, High Street, Newport, PO30 1UD