Independent Support in Wigan


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Independent Supporters provide additional support to families during the introduction of the new assessment process and the development of EHC plans.

They can help:

  • When your child is being assessed for an EHC plan
  • If your child has a statement that needs transferring to an EHC plan
  • If your child has a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) that needs transferring to an EHC plan


ages 0 to 25

Once a request for an EHC has been agreed an Independent Supporter (IS) will automatically be offered.

For further information on IS please call: EMBRACE Tel: 01942 233323 
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Who can access Independent Support?

If you live in the Wigan and Leigh Borough and are a parent or carer of a child with special education need or a disability and need advice and support around the Education, Health and Care process please give us a call.

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