What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer provides information on the services in the Wokingham Borough available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25. The Local Offer was published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.

Links to our Local offer here:

Wokingham Borough Council Local Offer

Local Offer Explained leaflet

Local Offer What's On Guide

Local Offer Survey

How will the Local Offer help me?

  • Provide you with clear and accurate information about the local education, heathland care services making it easier to choose and access the services you need.
  • Help you find the nearest and most suitable services, support groups and leisure activities.
  • Make service provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations

What makes the Local Offer different?

It is more than a directory of services. It brings everything together in one place. It provides all the information you need to help you identify suitable support. You can then make informed decisions about the resources needed, to enable the child or young person with SEND to participate and achieve their outcomes.

The Local Offer is being collaboratively developed by children, young people, their parents and their carers.

The Local Offer will inform joint planning and commissioning of services within Education, Health and Social Care. It is constantly developing based on the feedback received by the local authority.

Links & Support Groups

Local Authority Contacts

Wokingham Borough Council

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or young person, a general enquiry about their social care, or an enquiry about an assessment for a direct payment or personal budget.


SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service, formerly Parent Partership) provide impartial advice and information to parent and carers of children who have SEND.

Wokingham SENDIASS

Email: sendiass@wokingham.gov.uk

Telephone: 0118 908 8233

The CAN (Children with Additional Needs) Network

The Children with Additional needs (CAN) Network is an information and support service for children and young people with additional needs and their families.

Looking after parent carers - Carers support Wokingham

Berkshire Carers Hub provides information and support for carers in Wokingham. Visit www.wokinghamoutreachcarersservice.org.uk

Emai: ask@berkshirecarershub.org

Telephone: 0118 324 7333

CARERS HEALTH TEAM at Wokingham Borough Council

Web Link: Wokingham Support for Carers


For help with accessing government benefits for children with SEND.


Provides fun, leisure and social activities for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities outside of the school day. There are certain criteria to be able to access Short Breaks, emails the for more information.

Web link: Wokingham Short Breaks & Respite Care

Other Local Authorities

Reading Borough Council

Bracknell Forest Council

Charities/Support Groups

All Disabilities

Building for the future

Camp Mohawk

Dingley's Promise

Parenting Special Children

Go! Great Opportunities - Wokingham

Me 2 Club

Wokingham Healthwatch

Berkshire Carers Hub


National Autistic Society

Autism Berkshire

ASD Family Help

The Autism Group


Physical Disabilities


Learning Disabilities

Wokingham & Bracknell Mencap

Downs Syndrome

Hearing Impairment

The National Deaf Children's Society

Visual Impairment

Berkshire Vision

General Information

Thinking ahead : ABOUT ME a planning guide for families

National Network of Parent Carer Forums

Local Offer Jargon Buster

The Local Offer Survey