The Local Offer increases access to specialist SEND services for parents, carers, schools and those seeking to commission specialist support. It provides a membership platform for specialist & targeted education, health & social care services and search features allowing provision to be found across the 9 regions of England.
As a SEND Consultant, Heather Stack provides support, advice and bespoke services to the following groups:
Local Authorities and councils
Schools, including independent specialist provision, Academy chains, private sector schools
Early years settings and post-16 provision
Parents & carers, parent support groups and community groups
Disability charities and specialist services working in the third sector
Private sector specialist services across the breadth of SEND
The Museums, Galleries & Heritage sector, advising on Inclusion, Diversity, SEN, Disability & Disadvantage
The British Armed Forces, working on behalf of Service Families
Consultancy support may take the form of short or longer term projects of work, including, but not limited to -
Cognition and learning, Communication and Interaction, Sensory and/or physical development difficulties , Emotional, social & mental health difficulties.
Early years, Primary, Secondary, Post 16, Transition to adult services.
Consultancy Service, Education Service, Information, Guidance & Advocacy Service , Specialist Educational Setting and/or Outreach Service, Targeted Service & Specialist Practitioners .
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Entrust Care Partnership are delighted to be part of the Local Offer and have been members since 2014. The Local Offer launch was timely and intuitive. Membership has built up our connections with like-minded organisations and inspires partnership working.
We really appreciate the support our charity receives from The Local Offer with social media mentions, newsletter spotlights and inclusion in a feature on Art, Creativity & Cultural Engagement. These are just some of the benefits of membership of The Local Offer which have helped raise awareness of our work within the special needs' community.
I approached Heather after hearing her speak at a Royal Academy conference and invited her to work with Purple Patch Arts as a consultant. Her consultancy centred on re-visioning our work with SEND schools: an area in which she is clearly expert. Her approach fluidly combined hands-on training, coaching, creative facilitation and 1:1 conversation and it was received incredibly well by the team. In particular, I valued her gentle and intuitive style and ability to respond to the sticking points presented knowledgeably. Heathers work with us has radically shifted the way we think about our practice and do business, and has inspired us to approach the future with confidence. For any individual or organisation wanting to evaluate their practice or make a change I couldn't recommend Heather more highly.