Wales Council of the Blind

Local Education Authority

Definition: A local education authority (LEA) is a local authority in England and Wales that has responsibility for education within its jurisdiction. Since the Children Act 2004 each local education authority is also a children's services authority and responsibility for both functions is held by the director of children's services.

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Services mentioning Local Education Authority

Age Cymru Advice Line - (Age Cymru) Helpline

Helpline for advice on money matters, benefits and entitlements, income and tax, pensions, legal issues and consumer advice.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Gwynedd - (Cyngor Gwynedd) Transport

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance. (NB The website below leads you to the Transport for Wales page, but you will still need to contact the local authority.)

Social Action - (Sight Cymru) Training

We work with individuals with sight loss to support them to run individual social action projects. This project equips people with sight loss with the skills and confidence to make a change in society. Individuals will learn a suite of skills such as campaigning, marketing and networking and they will be supported to lead their own social change project on a topic that is important to them, for example, improving access in their local community centre or public transport, creating more recycling facilities in their community or working with a service provider to make their written materials more accessible.

Support & mentoring - (Society of Visually Impaired Lawyers (SoVIL)) Support Group

Provides support for visually impaired people working in the legal profession, including a student mentoring scheme. They also share information/knowledge about IT solutions to information gathering; accessing printed material and legal material in alternative formats.

The Rowan Organisation Direct Payments - (The Rowan Organisation) Direct payments / personalised budgets

The Rowan Organisation provides a wide range of support services created to help you manage your Direct Payments. This can include: supporting you to decide whether to employ a Personal Assistant (PA) or to use other services; support with setting up the scheme; support with paperwork required by the scheme; support with finding and recruiting staff; providing you with information and advice on the legal requirements of being an employer.

Library records mentioning Local Education Authority

All-Wales standards for accessible communication and information for people with sensory loss Guidance - [Library Type]

Under the Equality Act 2010 there is a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure equality of access to healthcare services for disabled people. Public bodies need to take positive action so that all access and communication needs are met. The document sets out the standards of service delivery that people with sensory loss should expect when they access healthcare. These standards apply to adults, young people and children.

Best Value: Services to People with a Visual Impairment Report - [Library Type]

Bridgend County Borough Council's participation in the Wales Evaluation Study on best value, via its pilot project on Service to People with Visual Impairment, affords the Council the opportunity to help develop the concept of Best Value and adopt a co-ordinated approach to the delivery of all services to people with a visual impairment. This approach is intended to lead to improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and economy for the user as well as ensuring equal and equitable access to services. Report conducted by BCBC with Wales Council for the Blind.

Growing Up & Moving On Report - [Library Type]

Anecdotal evidence suggests that some young visually impaired (VI) people may have a good level of education but lack independence and life skills needed to move onto the next phase of their lives. Reports from some individuals reflect that there is a lack of information about services and entitlements, lack of skills training and lack of support. This report presents a picture of how VI specialist services are addressing the mobility, independent living and social skills needs of children and young people. It maps habilitation, specialist social work and LEA support across Wales.