2020 events TBC - please check back
Come along and have a chat and a tea/coffee and tell us your experiences. There will also be a Christmas craft session for the kids run by Creative Minds, who you may have met at our Local Offer Live event in October
Members can also pick up their FREE Max Card*.
Date: Saturday 30th November
Time: 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Venue: Wokingham Masonic Centre, 7 Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EG
Please remember to bring PROOF of your child's SEND as this will be required to collect a Max Card.
More information about the Max Card and where it can be used can be found on their website: www.mymaxcard.co.uk.
SEND Voices Wokingham are hosting an IPSEA Foundation SEND law training session for Wokingham Borough Parent carers. This training will provide parent carers of children & young people with all types of special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) with an introduction to the law relating to the education & training of children & young people with SEND.
SEND Voices Wokingham (formerly REACH Wokingham) in Partnership with Wokingham Borough Council CAN Network and Places Leisure are hosting the Local Offer Live 2019 - Family Information & Fun Day, on Saturday 12th October 2019, 11am - 3pm at St Crispin's Leisure Centre, London Road, Wokingham RG40 1SR. This event has previously been know as the CAN Day.
This event is open anyone living in the Wokingham Borough who has a child or young person with any special educational need or disability (SEND), including those who are on waiting lists for diagnoses. It is FREE to attend. On the day there will be numerous information stalls where parents and carers can find out more about support, services and activities that are available locally to help families who have a child with SEND. There will also be representative from Wokingham Borough Council CAN Network, ASSIST, SEN and DCT attending as well as CAMHS from Health.
Your FREE ticket can be booked here: LOL 2019. Please book a ticket for everyone from your family attending, including children/young people.
There will also be activities to keep the children entertained including Quirks Animal Roadshow, martial arts (timings TBC), face painting, trampolines*, bouncy castle*, sports activities*, and a climbing wall* (* there will be a booking system available on the day for these activities and availability will be limited). Tea, coffee, squash and cake will also available (and we will be happy to refill your own personal reusable cup or bottle).
Keep up to date with what is happening on the day via our Facebook page: SendVoicesWokingham
Saturday 20/7/19 at Our House BFTF, Toutley Rd, Wokingham RG41 1QN. 11-1pm (physical disability session) 3 - 5 PM (ASD session)
Please remeber to bring your childs proof of disability
Max Card collection and registration evening this Wednesday 17th July, 7-9pm at The Acorn Community Centre, (meeting room 3), Fernlea Dr, Woosehill, Wokingham RG41 3DR (behind Morrisons). Don't forget to bring proof of disability. Sarah and Terri will look forward to meeting you there!
Helen will be at the ASD family Help Coffee Morning on Monday 15th from 10.30 - 12 and then Sarah will be at the same venue from 12.30 - 2.30pm during the ASSIST drop in.
Location - Woodley Airfield Youth Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley, RG5 4UX
Come along to our membership day on Saturday 29th June, 2.00 –4.00pm at Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Drive, RG5 4LY. Find out more about what SEND Voices Wokingham do, sign up for membership and collect your FREE Max Card*
Membership to SEND Voices Wokingham is FREE and open to any parent carer living in the Wokingham Borough who has a child aged 0-25 years old with ANY Special Educational Need or Disability. Members will receive email updates on events, training courses, consultations,surveys and information. All member will also receive a FREE Max Card*. Proof of your child's SEND will be required to collect your card. Full details on our information sheet:Max Card Information sheet. or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Already a members (including members of REACH Wokingham)? You can also collect your Max Cards on 29th June. Max Cards will also be available at other SEND Voices Wokingham events throughout the year. Dates of these will be advertised on our website and social media.
*The Max Card is the UK's leading discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs age 0-19. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission http://www.mymaxcard.co.uk/. Proof of SEND will be requested to collect your Max Card. (proof can include EHCP, DLA, diagnosis letter, Blue Badge, letter from health or social care professional, letter from education. If you don't have any of these, we have a Proof of SEND form, which you can get signed by health, education or social care professional)
Please join us for tea or coffee, cake and a chat.
We will be joined by Kate Egginton, the Associate Director of Nursing – Children & Young People at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Kate would love to hear from parents about communication between the hospital and young people what is working and how things can be improved.
No need to book, just turn up and share your experience
REACH Wokingham are very pleased to host Steve Broach. Steve is a public lawyer who advises and represents individuals, charities, companies and public authorities. He has particular interest and expertise in health, education and social care, with a focus on disability and children's rights cases. Steve has successfully challenged a number of funding cuts to public services in recent cases involving West Berkshire (short breaks for disabled children), Bristol (special educational needs provision) and Northamptonshire (libraries). More information about Steve can be found here: Steve Broach
In this training session Steve will cover the key legal duties in relation to health, education and social care for children and young people aged 0-25. Issues covered will include social care assessments and rights to short breaks and other services, Education Health and Care needs assessments and plans and the rights of children with complex health needs. Steve will also cover broader issues of general relevance, such as discrimination law and duties around fair consultation.
This FREE session is very interactive and there will be lots of opportunities for people to ask general questions, although Steve cannot advise on individual cases during the training. You do not need any previous knowledge of SEND Law, but MUST BE the parent carer of a child/young person aged 0-25 years with SEND and live in the Wokingham Borough.
Tickets MUST BE booked in advance via Eventbrite: Steve Broach: The Law in a Day
A buffet lunch will be provided. Please email Terri at email@example.com if you have any dietary requirements.
Wokingham Borough Council are currently consulting on their new draft strategy for supporting children & young people with special educational needs & disabilities (SEND) 2019-2022.
Come to our evening drop in and discuss important matters
No need to book, just come along to this FREE event today.
St Paul's Parish Rooms, St Paul's Church, London Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH
It’s nearly here…….the Local Offer Live 2018 Family Information & Fun Day. We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday and just wanted to share some information about the day.
Please join us for tea or coffee, cake and a chat.
We know that the Local Area OFSTED inspection is likely to happen in the next few months. We want to ensure that we collect the views of as many parents as possible so that when OFSTED come, even if you cannot make it to the actual OFSTED meetings, we know your experiences and views. Therefore we invite parent carers of children with SEND in the Wokingham borough to come along and share their views on the SEND services provided by the council, health and education in the borough.
REACH Wokingham – IPSEA Foundation SEND law training session for parent carers
Once again REACH Wokingham in Partnership with Wokingham Borough Council CAN Network are hosting the Local Offer Live – Family Information & Fun Day, on Saturday 30th September 2017. This event has previously been know as the Children with Additional Needs (CAN) Day.