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Independent and Impartial Information and Support with your Education Health and Care Plan Journey

People Matter IW alongside the Special Education Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) have a team of specially trained Independent Support Practitioners who are able to offer Parents and Young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) independent and impartional information and support. The service is mostly aimed at those who are undergoing the Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessment and planning process - both new and those who are moving over from a statement.


Independent Support Service

Independent Supporters are a team of friendly, experienced individuals who are able to work with you whilst you are going through the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessment and planning process, to provide impartial information and support. Support is tailored to you and your family.


Click here to view our Independent Support leaflet and find out more information on our Independent Support Programme.


>>What are Independent Supporters?

The Independent Support Programme on the Isle of Wight is being delivered by People Matter IW, which is an independent voluntary sector organisation outside of the local authority. We also work in partnership with people who support you too;

>> IOW local authority

>> Parents Voice IW

>> SEND information, advice and support service (IW Parent Partnership)


Although we are working together, all the information you give to the Independent Support Programme will remail confidential and will not be shared with anybody without your permission, unless there are safeguarding concerns.

>>How do Independent Supporters work with the local authority and other people who might be involved in my child's EHCP journey?

>>How do I ask for Independent Support with People Matter IW?

If you would like support information from one of our team, you can request this by telephoning or emailing us directly. Our contact details are:

Telephone: 01983 823898


Visit/Post: Isle Help Centre, High Street, Newport, PO30 1UD


To download an Independent Supporters Leaflet, please CLICK HERE.


To download an Independent Suport Parent/Carer Service Request Form, please CLICK HERE.


To download an Independent Support Young Person Request Form, please CLICK HERE.


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