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.
Local Offer Guide booklet
Local Offer Guide 2022 (update from 2021)
Like so many things in the past couple of years, we haven't been able to run our Local Offer Live event so instead, we have produced these Local Offer Guides.
Although not exhaustive, it gives you information about some of the organisations and services locally that can provide activities, help, information and support to you and your child aged 0-25years with any Special Educational Need and/or Disability.
Thank you to all the local groups and services who provided information for the guide.
Thank you also to Pam Breslin and the team at the CAN Network who we have worked in partnership with to post the guide to all those registered with the CAN Network. If you would like to receive a hard copy of this guide please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your copy
More links to our Local offer here:
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.
We have produced some information leaflets with QR links to webpages to give you more information on help and services that are available for families in the Wokingham Borough.