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Support for People with SEND Applying for Higher Education

Support for young people with disabilities applying for Higher Education

Liverpool is often described as a city of students. This description not only reflects the choice in educational opportunities in and around the region but also the opportunities the city presents for all young people to engage in a wealth of different  cultural, social, religious and historical experiences.  Universities provide additional support for young people with disabilities. Follow the links to individual websites to find more information about how you can fulfil your learning potential.

Liverpool University

 http://www.liv.ac.uk/studentsupport/disability/index.htm

Liverpool John Moores University

 http://www.liv.ac.uk/studentsupport/disability/index.htm

Liverpool Hope University

http://www.hope.ac.uk/lifeathope/studentsupport/disabilityanddyslexia/

Edge Hill University

http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/inclusiveservices/

Chester University

http://www.chester.ac.uk/campus-life/support-for-students/disability-support

Financial support for students with disabilities

You may be eligible for additional financial support while you are studying. Disabled Students’ Allowances are grants to pay for the extra costs you may have as a result of your disability. These grants do not have to be paid back.

Student Finance England is a service provided by the Student Loans Company on behalf of the government. The link to a guide below from Student Finance England tells you everything you need to know about Disabled Students Allowances.

http://www.sfengland.slc.co.uk/media/664653/sfe_dsa_guide_1415_d.pdf

 

 

You can also find information about the Disabled Students’ Allowances follow the links to the government website.

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/what-youll-get

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/eligibility

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/how-to-claim