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Things to do for children and young people with SEND

We all want to have fun, enjoy our hobbies, follow our interests, relax with friends, or go out for a day trip with our family.

Search the Norfolk Community Directory for things to do for children and young people with SEND that are suitable for the whole family. You can also find mainstream clubs and activities which are accessible to children and young people with SEND. 

The Garage have published their Summer term activity programme, which is being carried out virtually.

Take part in a range of of activities from dance, ballet, performing arts, pilates and theatre for a variety of ages and abilities.

Find out more and book at on The Garage website.

A weekly get together for young people with inclusion difficulties aged 10-18. We have a chat, talk about school, do quizzes, random facts and bad jokes and lots of fun interactive stuff like indoor scavenger hunts!

When: Every Monday and Thursday, 6-7pm

Where: Zoom

Cost: Free (funded by Children in Need)

How to book: contact Jacqui Starling on 07806 392254 or jacqui@lolastaffordconsulting.co.uk or Claire on 07955 574774 or info@lolastaffordconsulting.co.uk
Learn about the UK Parliament and how to get your voice heard!

These highly accessible sessions typically last 60 minutes, adjusted around the needs of your group. They’re designed for a minimum of 10 people, including carers, and look at how the House of Commons and House of Lords work as well as how to get your voice heard.

They are interactive with activities and quizzes promote engagement and encourage adults with learning difficulties to develop active citizenship skills for life.

Find out more about Empower via the UK Parliament website

When: Your choice

Where: Online, eg MS Teams, Zoom, etc

Cost and booking: Free. Booking via the UK Parliament website

Contact: Nikki Luke, UK Parliament Outreach Officer – East of England: luken@parliament.uk / 0207 219 0243

UK Parliament’s local outreach officers have taken their adult community workshops online. Their sessions are designed to show groups in the East of England how the House of Commons and House of Lords work, as well as offering first-hand expertise on how to influence decisions made in UK parliament, get their voices heard and campaign for change. The workshops are hosted by Nikki Luke, the outreach officer for the East of England and can be tailored to suit the individual needs of each group.

There are a range of online workshops available throughout the rest of the year, suitable for groups with different accessibility levels and experience in engaging with UK Parliament.

People, power, and UK Parliament: An introduction

This 60-minute online workshop is packed with quizzes and activities. Designed for a minimum of 15 people, groups will get a full overview of how UK Parliament works for them, covering:

  • How they can get their voices heard by MPs 
  • What the House of Lords does 
  • How MPs and Lords raise issues on their behalf 

Are you influential? Get your voice heard in UK Parliament

This 60-minute workshop is designed for a minimum of 10 people and has been created especially for those who have had some basic engagement with Parliament before. Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of how to raise the issues which mean the most to them, including:

  • How they can take action 
  • What tools help influence debates, decisions and legislation 
  • How they can build relationships with MPs and Lords 

Find out more about outreach via the UK Parliament website

When: Your choice

Where: Online, eg MS Teams, Zoom, etc

Cost and booking: Free. Booking via the UK Parliament website

Contact: Nikki Luke, UK Parliament Outreach Officer – East of England: luken@parliament.uk / 0207 219 0243

BUILD have published their Summer programme of activities for people with disabilities to enjoy.

There are a range of activities on offer, including quizzes, bingo, karaoke, crafting and gaming. They are beginning to introduce outdoor activities again in line with COVID regulations, such as gardening, workouts and treasure hunts!

Check out their whole Activity Programme here.

Cost: Free for members (membership is £20 a month). Non-members £5 admin fee per activity. 

Contact: Ros at admin@buildcharity.co.uk or call 01603 618029 to discuss bookings.

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