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Accessing our local community can be difficult as my child is not understood, and we need to have some activities which are disability specific
The activity calendar outlines activities we have available which are SEND-specific and we continue to look for new providers who could offer activities under our umbrella.
We are not confident to go to activities on our own, we like being with other families who understand as this helps. We like there to be staff on hand if needed
We have some great family-based activities which offer that supported approach to accessing community activities to have fun and meet new people
Transport to get to activities is limited if you do not drive
Community transport options are available
We need more for the 14+ years and the under 8’s in some areas of Somerset
We continue to engage with new providers of activities across all of the 0 to 18 age range
Changing place toilets can be limited in some areas of Somerset. which make it difficult for my child’s personal care on a day out
We are doing some joint work with…
We need more activities for siblings of disabled children and young people
Many of the activities offered through the Activity Calendar include siblings.
Buddies could help our young people access more in their community
We piloted a volunteer project to offer buddies to support some of our young people access their community
We would like more accessible parks and open spaces, more inclusive soft play sessions, and more disability awareness in the community
Accessible parks – we have a few parks within Somerset which offer accessible play equipment…
There are more limited options for children with complex physical needs
We recognise that we don’t have enough provision to meet the needs of our most complex needs…
Some of the activities only go up to 18 years
Short Breaks is part of Children’s Social Care which is a 0 to 18 service
Short Breaks is part of Children’s Social Care which is a 0 to 18 service. We offer information about opportunities and activities for 18 to 25, but this is not something covered by the grants programme. The Max Card Scheme is a 0 to 25 years opportunity.
We need help with getting to places and transport.
Community transport options are available at…
Some of the activities can be too busy
How busy an activity is likely to be is hard to predict…