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SEND and Inclusion Service - The Portage Home Visiting Service

Who to contact

Contact Name
Bev Appleby
Contact Position
Senior Portage Home Visitor
01642 527817
Parent Organisation
SEN and Engagement Service- The Portage Service

Where to go

Early Support
Thornaby Family Hub
Tedder Avenue
TS17 9JP

Local Offer


Portage Service

The Portage Service is part of the SEND and Inclusion Service and provides input for children aged 0-4 years (discharge term after they turn 3) who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Portage is a step by step teaching approach which is used as part of a home visiting service. The Portage Home Visitors provide support and advice to enable parents to help their children to engage in play based activities and to make progress.

If children receiving Portage attend a setting, then Portage staff will work with the setting, providing advice and guidance on how to best meet individual children’s needs.

Families receiving Portage can also meet together at Portage family groups or receive support to access community/leisure activities. 

Contact Name
Bev Appleby, Senior Portage Home Visitor
Contact Telephone
01642 527817
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type

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