Funding and the Local Offer

Our educational packages for young people aged 18 – 25 years are normally supported through government funding.

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College student Nathan learning about accessible microwaves during a cooking class.

Funding your programme

Most of our students in this age group can access the necessary funding to support their studies and wider support services. For many students, this can also include residential accommodation on site or transport to and from College.


The local offer

The Children and Families Act 2014 aims to transform the system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. As part of the reforms, local authorities must provide a local offer of support. The local offer brings together information about services young people and their families can access from birth to 25, including providers of specialist education, healthcare and social care.

The services we provide at Henshaws College will form part of every local authority’s local offer. The document below contains answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about how we deliver our programmes as part of your local offer.

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Explore more

Find out more about visiting and applying to Henshaws Specialist College

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Learn how to get involved

From fundraising events to volunteering, there are plenty of ways to give to make a difference at Henshaws

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