Children and young people in Solihull with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families can now benefit from improved information about support and services.
The Local Offer website has been refreshed using feedback from young people and their parents and relaunched by Solihull Council and NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The website provides a whole host of useful information about services and support available locally for children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND, from social care, community health, education and voluntary organisations
It explains the support young people are entitled to, and showcases the wide range of services on offer that can assist young people in preparing for adulthood, social activities and employment.
Councillor Ken Meeson, Cabinet Member for Children, Education & Skills, said:
“We are committed to ensuring all children and young people with SEND and their families get access to all the services and support they need.
“This new website is a brilliant resource as it is a one-stop-shop of useful information and guidance, enabling people to make informed choices about their education, health or social care. We’ve worked closely with young people and parents of children with SEND to develop the website and make sure it meets their needs.
“Based on their feedback we’ve also worked with students from Solihull College & University Centre to make some short video clips, which feature young people talking about their experiences and the SEND services or support they receive.
“I’d really encourage all children, young people and their families to visit the website and find out more about the fantastic support and services we have available in Solihull.”
Solihull Council is committed to regularly reviewing the website, adding and updating information. The feedback from children, young people and their parents will also be used to support the continual improvement of this resource.
David Coles, Lead for Maternity, Children & Young People's Commissioning Team - NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCGs said,
“We are delighted that this website has been created as a platform which gives easy access to up-to-date information about local health services relating to SEND. The website relaunch gives Solihull residents greater access to updated resources, to help them understand and access the services they may require.
“We value our collaboration with Solihull Council and will continue to work closely with them to provide the best support for our local population.”
Visit the website at http://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/