We offer a welcoming environment where you can come for a drink and a chat, to look at the resources and equipment we have on offer and discuss your specific needs. We house a library of the latest professional publications and educational resources and books.

The Learning Support Centre (LSC) is designed to be flexible as well as visually inviting and relaxing. This enables us to work supportively and collaboratively with professionals, parents and our local community to ensure the best possible provision for children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs.

Membership is free for parent carers and families that care for someone with a Special Educational Need. A small annual membership fee of £100 is chargeable for nurseries, schools, residential settings and other organisations.

Membership includes:

  • The loan of equipment and books
  • Visual aids such as a feelings book
  • Help to find and access support groups

Some of the equipment available to loan:

  • Sensory toys and equipment
  • Weighted items
  • A wide range of books and professional publications
  • EAL Resources ‚Äì supplied by the Somerset Early Years EAL Advisory
  • Puppets
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Big Books
  • Worksheet based resources
  • Assessment Tools
  • Sensory activities
  • Story Sacks
  • Sleep boxes
  • Topic boxes
  • Role play
  • Access boxes

New and updated resources are added on a regular basis. Staff are available to advise and help when members are looking for something specific.

Support for Schools
In addition, the LSC membership offers specialist support that aims to support other settings in meeting the needs of those with special educational needs. The LSC is home to many educational resources available to borrow free of charge for parent carers with children with special educational needs. Schools and organisations can become members of the LSC for a small annual fee of £100. We aim to provide resources that will support stimulating and engaging lessons. Intended for special educational needs in mainstream schools, they can enrich the provision for a wide range of pupils.

Type of provision

Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families

Contact details

SEN information report

Centre information

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access No
Information about wheelchair access
Additional SEN information


Address C/O Robert Blake and Elmwood School, Hamp Avenue, Bridgwater, TA6 6AW