The Harrow Local Offer sets out the services and support available in our borough for children and young adults under the age of 25 with special educational needs and those who are disabled. It also provides information about a young person’s transition into adulthood.

The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. Knowing what is available and how it is accessed gives more choice and control to families and young people.

The Local Offer provides:

  • One place to find information about the support available across education, health and social care
  • Details about how to access services
  • Clear and easy to understand information

The Local Offer and you

The Local Offer has been developed in partnership with parents, carers, children and young people. We are continuing to develop the Local Offer to make our services easier to find and understand.

If you live in Harrow there is lots of help and friendly advice available. Some of the groups are run by parents who have children with learning difficulties and disabilities, and through their experience they may understand the problems you may face.

Disability register

If you’d like to receive information on local and national services sign up to the disabled children and young adults register.

Autism-friendly shopping

Find out more about a ‘Quieter Hour’ in all Morrisons stores.

Useful Harrow based organisations

Please note that sometimes links can change or no longer be available. If you find there is a link that doesn’t work, please let us know and we’ll update the information.

Resources and downloads

Support cards and systems

Please note that sometimes links can change or no longer be available. If you find there is a link that doesn’t work, please let us know and we’ll update the information.

Mental Health UK: Mental Health UK supports people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers. Working across the UK, we bring together over 40 years of expertise from our four national founding charity partners to improve understanding and provide vital care.

UK Mind: We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.


This website signposts to emotional support for parents and carers of children with special needs. Many parents of disabled children or children with special needs face additional associated challenges in practical, physical and emotional terms.


029 2081 0800

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.


Carers Club is a resource established by Virgin Care to highlight information, advice and support in a one-stop shop format.



0845 65 85 258

Offering information on local mediation services. Mediation is the involvement of an impartial person who is trained to help resolve disputes. They can help you identify and discuss issues that need resolving, consider possible ways forward and reach a decision that feels fair to everyone involved.


Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.


InfoLine: 0300 123 3393


The Mental health charity in England and Wales


0300 100 1234

The UK’s largest provider of relationship support. Services include:  relationship counselling for individuals and couples  family counselling  mediation  children and young people’s counselling. They also provide informal workshops for people at important stages in their relationships


Call free: 116 123 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call on the phone.


Samaritans is a well known organisation that provides a listening ear to people going through relationship and family problems, loss and bereavement, financial worries, stress, loneliness, depression and pain, etc.


01455 883300


BACP can provide a list of accredited counsellors in your area.

has teamed up with one plus one to create an online relationship guide for carers of adults

It is full of loads of evidence based support to help you cope with the strain caring puts on your relationships with people who are important to you, whether that’s your partner, family, friends or somebody else.


Over the last 40 years One Plus One has been investigating what makes relationships work (or fall apart).