Wokingham Borough Council is pleased to announce this year’s Local Offer Live Day (previously named CAN Family Fun and Information Day) will take place on Saturday 12 October, between 11am and 3pm at St Crispin’s Leisure Centre in Wokingham.
It is specifically designed for children and young people, with any special educational need or disability, aged 0 to 25, and their parents and carers. The day showcases the support, activities and information that are available across the borough and is a chance for families and carers to find out more about the range of services in the local area, and how to access them. This event is also open to all families who are waiting for a diagnosis.
SEND Voices Wokingham organised the event in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council and Places Leisure. It is an opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas and meet with a network of parents and carers alike. A number of organisations will also be on hand to offer face to face advice, including Wokingham & Bracknell Mencap, Autism Berkshire and SportsAble to name a few.
Attendees, will also be able to enquire about the Children with Additional Needs Network (CAN) Card, which if eligible, permits concessions and discounts at local attractions and leisure facilities.
There will be a whole lot of fun activities available across the day, including a climbing wall, a trampoline, a bouncy castle and even face painting. The event is free to attend and light refreshments will be provided. For more information about the event, and to book your free tickets head to SEND Voices Wokingham’s website at www.sendvoiceswokingham.org.uk .
“I’d like to take this opportunity to invite all families of children with additional needs to this wonderful event where they can discover the range of activities, services and help available. I am very proud of our Local Offer and remain committed to providing quality services to families in the borough,“said Cllr UllaKarin Clark, executive member for children’s services.