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Special Needs roadshow set to come to Harlow

Education / Tue 13th Feb 2024 at 08:39am

FOUR roadshows are being held across Essex to provide free support for parents and carers of young people with SEND.

Roadshows in Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester and Harlow are giving parents and carers free access to support for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The Essex Local Offer recommends expert help and services for children and young people up to the age of 25 with SEND.

As well as support with education, activities, health and wellbeing, the Essex Local Offer provides information on employment and training opportunities.

Parents and carers are invited to attend the Essex Local Offer roadshows between 9:00am and 11:45am on the following dates:

Monday 4 March – Basildon, The Holiday Inn, SS14 3DG
Thursday 7 March – Chelmsford, Hamptons Sports and Leisure, CM2 9FH
Wednesday 13 March – Colchester, JobServe Community Stadium, CO4 5UP
Tuesday 19 March – Harlow, The Harlow Hotel, CM18 7BA

Attendees will be able to discover local support such as parent groups, meet other carers and parents, find out about help available in schools and learn about different services.

Councillor Tony Ball, Cabinet Member for Education Excellence, Lifelong Learning and Employability, said: “It’s important we physically go to our local communities through these roadshows so every parent and carer can access free SEND support for children and young people.

“As well as learning from experts and discovering support services, meeting fellow parents and carers in similar situations can go a long way. You can make real connections and find local groups you never knew existed.

“I strongly encourage every parent and carer of young people with SEND to see what these roadshows can do for you. You can also visit our new Essex Local Offer website to access a wide range of guidance and services.”

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3 Comments for Special Needs roadshow set to come to Harlow:

Kim Oconnor
2024-02-13 09:45:40

Why only up to the age of 25. ??

Jennifer Mathew
2024-02-14 15:24:05

I'm one of those carers/parents who has a day job outside of caring for their loved ones, and therefore , it's not feasible to attend such roadshows when they are mid- week and at a time of the day that this road show is taking place. Wish there was a way to access the info shared in such forums and details of organisations participating, on one event page for us to follow up and establish contact for more details.

Jennifer
2024-02-14 15:24:21

I'm one of those carers/parents who has a day job outside of caring for their loved ones, and therefore , it's not feasible to attend such roadshows when they are mid- week and at a time of the day that this road show is taking place. Wish there was a way to access the info shared in such forums and details of organisations participating, on one event page for us to follow up and establish contact for more details.

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