Your Local Area
Here you will find further information on resources available in the area where you live:
Bracknell's Parent Carer Forum (BPCF) is a group which meets regularly to discuss the real issues that affect SEND children and young people.
For news from the forum please subscribe to their fortnightly newsletter the BPCF Bugle.
If you would like to get involved do fill in this form #getinvolved.
Instagram: @bracknell.pcf, Twitter: @BracknellPCF
Click here for Hampshire’s guide to Preparing for Adulthood.
Hampshire Parent Carer Network (HPCN) is an organisation working throughout the county. Members are parent carers of children and young people with additional needs aged 0-25 years, associated professionals, and affiliated groups. They support and train parent carer representatives to work alongside professionals who provide health, education, adult and social services to children and young adults. Please do join the mailing list and you will receive monthly newsletters, access to a range of training and regular opportunities to have a say. It is FREE to join and together you can use your collective voice to influence decisions and shape services, improve outcomes, and make a difference for all our children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Hampshire.
Surrey's Local Offer website is for children and young people with additional needs, their families and the practitioners who help them. On it you will find helpful information and the details of support services in your area.
Surrey have put together a guide to the various post-16 education options available which is designed to be used alongside guidance from your SEND Caseworker. Next steps: your transition guide to Surrey’s post 16 training, employment and vocational pathways for young people with additional needs.
Wokingham Borough Council have produced a range of resources to support parents, carers and young people with transition, all of which are available on their website see Becoming an adult - Wokingham Borough Council. A copy of their information guide is attached below.
SEND Voices Wokingham is the parent carer forum for SEND young people in Wokingham running various events.
The forum is a group of parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. They work with local authorities, education settings, health and social care providers to make sure that the planning and provision of services for families takes full account of parent carer views and experiences, so that those services can be effective, timely and the best use of resources.
Membership is FREE to parent carers living in the Wokingham Borough with a child or young person aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs or Disability. You will receive their newsletter and e-bulletins with updates on their work, events, consultations and relevant information that may affect you and your family. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with; your name, address, disability and the year of birth of your child, and they will add you to their list. You will then be amongst the first to hear about events, training, information and consultations which are running.