Sefton Local Offer Live Event – 1 March 2023
Sefton Council teams will be out in force next week as they head down to Local Offer Live at Aintree Racecourse on Wednesday 1 March.
Council teams will be joined by colleagues from health services, third sector and voluntary organisations as well as specialist charities to learn more about each other and offer information about their services to people in Sefton.
The event, organised by Sefton Parent Carer Forum, is a chance to bring together services from across Sefton who work with children and families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The event will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Wednesday 1 March. Families are invited to drop in anytime between 9.30am to 6pm. It will be a very informal market place style event where parents can gather information at their own pace and to have some of their questions answered. Parents will have the opportunity to speak to any service provider that may be involved with their child and to find out more about services they may not know of.
Attendees will include: Sefton Parent Carer Forum, NHS/ MerseyCare, Alder Hey, Sefton Adult Learning Services, Sefton Children’s Services, Sefton CVS.
Cllr Mhairi Doyle, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services in Sefton said:
“Our teams are looking forward to meeting our families and chatting through how we can best support them.
“Events like these are inspiring as everyone in the room has the same passion for overcoming challenges and supporting children and families with SEND better.
“I hope our families will get the time to attend and learn more about the huge range of services on offer in Sefton.”
Jenny Grimes, clinical lead for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital said:
“Health professionals from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital will be on hand to talk with families about the range of health services available, including child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), speech and language, occupational therapy, dietetics, and physiotherapy, and how to access them.
“We are keen to listen to families and learn about their experiences and are grateful to Sefton Parent Carer Forum for organising the event.”
Sefton Parent Carer Forum – is a group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with the local authority, education, health and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families.
They listen to the views of other parents in the local area to make sure they know what is important to them.
They run workshops, information days, coffee mornings and craft sessions as well as one day special events on a regular basis throughout the year and provide regular information to help increase parental knowledge via social media.
They are based at Cambridge Family Well Being Centre Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays – Term time. Cambridge Road, Bootle, L20 9LQ.
For more information on Local Offer Live, please contact Sefton Parent Carer Forum at firstname.lastname@example.org