Early Help Advice

Independent support for parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Advice, information and support at the earliest point of identified need

Our Early Help Advice service provides information for parents on what services are available, helps parents navigate the Education, Health and Care Plan process and can act a point of contact for clinicians and social workers.

Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with SEND and their families to enable children to reach their full potential and families to have a better quality of life.

We work with families to help develop a quality of life and experience, for themselves and their young children, in which they can learn together, play together, participate and be included in their community in their own right.

We aim to play a part in minimising the disabling barriers that confront young children and their families.

We do free home visits to deliver Portage service to early years children (0-5 years old) with any delay, educational difficulty or disability. We support children with or without a diagnosis. The service is available to families living within the Bi-Borough of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea.

The aim is to support the family as a whole and enable parents to gain a better understanding to their children’s special needs and to discover and adopt their unique approach to a functioning way of living a fulfilling family life.

To access our Early Help and Advice service please fill in the online form in the link below about the support you need and we will get back to you

Enquiry Form


We now offer Early Bird Training for parents of 0-5 year old children with ASD starting May 2023.

If you are a parent/carer of a 0-5 year old child with a diagnosis for ASD and you live in the Bi-Borough of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea you can attend our free courses.

Through the EarlyBird programme, parents and carers will learn more about autism, and discover new ways to support their child, following a diagnosis. Topics include: improving communications and interactions with children under five. using structures to support their child in a range of settings and situations.

To register your interest in the next course or to find out more please contact Alexandra by clicking the link below
Early Bird Registration

We would love to hear from you

To find out more contact
Alexandra Lizardi, Education, Early Help Advisor, LDN Community Hub 389a Harrow Road, W9 3NA

alizardi@ldnlondon.org | 07801 832 319

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