For families of children and young people with SEN and disabilities helpline 01273 772289

how amaze can help

Amaze offers a range of advice and support services to families with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Amaze supports parent carers in Brighton and Hove

Telephone helpline

Our telephone helpline is an information and advice line for parents who would like to speak to someone who has an understanding of their situation. Find out more about our the helpline opening hours.


We produce a range of publications for parent carers who like their information on paper. This includes handbooks, factsheets and our termly newsletter, Out of Amaze. Read more about publications

We also produce some literature specifically for young people with additional needs.

One to one help

Our IAS caseworkers provide parent carers with one to one advice and support on any issues related to their child’s additional needs. Read more about one to one help

Independent Support

Independent Support offers parents and young people extra advice and support while they go through the process of getting an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. Read more about Independent Support in Brighton & Hove and Independent Support in Sussex.

Help with DLA claims

We offer specialist advice and help with making DLA claims, ranging from a factsheet to telephone advice to individual help with completing the forms. Read about help with DLA

The Compass Card and Database

If your child is under 20 and has a disability, special educational need or illness that significantly affects daily living, you can apply for a free Compass Card which gives cut-price leisure across the city. The card is linked to the Compass database. Visit the Compass Card website for more information.

Training and support groups

Amaze offers workshops, courses and information sessions for both parents and professionals. Read about our courses and training.

The Parent Carers’ Council

The Parent Carers’ Council is a city-wide group of parent carers that works to improve local services, supported by Amaze. Visit the Parent Carers Council website.

For more information go to our Services and Support page.


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