Children and Families Service

Get free advice and guidance on getting support for a child or young person aged between 5 and 18 years old in Lincolnshire.

Linkage Children and Families Service provides free information, advice, guidance and support to parents, carers and families of young people with additional needs and learning disabilities, aged 5-18 years old.

We work in partnership with a wide range of services across Lincolnshire, guiding and supporting families through finding the most appropriate support or service for their child or young person.

Our service helps families to explore:

  • The right support in school
  • Strategies to use in the home
  • Preparing to leave school or college
  • Planning for the future – supported employment, training courses, day services, supported accommodation
  • Available leisure activities

Our Children and Families Development worker, Heather Learwood-Griffiths, has supported families find long-term solutions to issues they are facing.

In some cases families have received short-term support from us; we have simply provided information on the possible options which families have then been able to explore themselves. For others, support has been provided for longer periods of time as we guide them through the process of accessing help.

The amount of support provided to each family depends on the complexity of the issues involved. The frequency and length of the support is decided by the family during the initial contact with us and forms the ‘action plan’. This can be changed at any time.

If you are not sure if this free service is for you, just call or email for an informal chat about how we may be able to help. We also take referrals from professionals.

Contact our Children and Families Development Worker on:

Tel: 01472 372311 


Linkage has given me a busy, wide world.
Suzanne, Client
Contact us today for
more information:

0800 612 4430