What We Do
Lancashire Break Time Contract
We offer an activities service for children with disabilities across 10 different areas of Lancashire. Currently this is for both school holidays and term time evening and weekend groups and is for any child or young person with SEND aged 5-18 who is is unable to access universal services.
We also offer individual packages of care within a group setting from our base in Lostock Hall enabling children and young people aged 3-18 to access a range of activities and develop skills including social communication and understanding.
This contract began in October 2012 and is open to young people and adults from 3-25 years old who have disabilities, SEN and/or children in care or care leavers. The staff team has worked tirelessly to develop the contract and reach children and young people. We now have 83 active Children in Care council (LINX) members and 110 SEND (POWAR) members. We work out of various venues across the whole of Lancashire. Both councils have taken part in a wide variety of consultations, events, meetings, interviews and activities.
Independent Support Contract
The Independent Support Service provides information and support through the changes to the SEN statutory assessment process to the new EHC plan introduced in September 2014. Independent Supporters work across Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool supporting both parent/carers and children and young people with SEND enabling them to participate as fully as possible in the process and ensuring their views, wishes and feelings are included. Practical support includes assisting with paperwork and supporting during meetings.