Family service information a click away

Published October 28, 2014 at 15:26

The Council has launched a brand new web resource for families of children and young people under 25 who have special educational needs or disabilities.

The online directory – called the Local Offer – includes details about what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. It is available at www.bwd-localoffer.org.uk.

The Local Offer includes information about:

  • Education, like nurseries, schools and colleges
  • Health, including doctors, school nurses and therapists
  • Social care, including respite services and children’s disability services
  • Voluntary groups, including charities, support groups and youth clubs
  • Preparing for adulthood, including where to live, education, training and employment
  • Leisure and recreation, such as sports and social clubs, food and entertainment

To list your organisation or service in the Local Offer, email: local.offer@blackburn.gov.uk.

Listen to Mel from Appletrees, a short breaks facility for young people with complex health needs, talk about the facility and also how the Local Offer will help children and their families.

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