Advice and Support

Young Disabled People

Your Transition Plan is one way you can plan for what you want to achieve in your teenage years, as you move into adult life. They are usually first drawn up in Year 9 to help you prepare for the future and are reviewed each school year.

View the help available through the Your Future Your Choice Directory.


WIRED (Wirral Information Resource for Equality and Disability) is an organisation of and for disabled people and carers that provides a range of services to people, acts as an umbrella organisation for other local disability groups and promotes the inclusion of disabled people into society.

Wirral Autistic Society

For support with Autism, you can contact Wirral Autistic Society, who have been dedicated to caring exclusively for people with autism for over 40 years. They are committed to understanding each individual with this complex condition and to providing each with the structure to live life to the full, based on their personal needs and aspirations.

Short Break Services for Disabled Children

Wirral Council provides Short Break Services for Disabled children. Short breaks provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers. These include day, evening, overnight or weekend activities and take place in the child's own home, the home of an approved carer, a residential or community setting.

Short breaks can also be activities offering a fun based experience for the family as a whole. Parents/carers can be present at these activities but there will be qualified and experienced deliverers leading the session to offer a break to them as primary carer. These activities offer a positive leisure experience for the whole family to access.

You can access short breaks by :

  • contacting the provider directly; each service has clear eligiblity and access policy
  • contacting the short break services team to request information on appropriate short breaks; individual searches can be provided.

You can contact the Short Break Services Team on 0151 606 6801. You can find out more about Short Break services and download the service directory online at Wirral Council's main website.

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