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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. 

Come along on the first Saturday of every month to enjoy a guest storyteller for an accessible storytime, where they will read a book and an interpreter will sign in British Sign Language.

This event takes place in Norwich Millennium Library’s Children's Library and is free to attend.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Sessions are limited to thirty children plus accompanying adults, so attendees are advised to arrive up to 30 minutes before the session begins to collect an admission sticker.

Dates and times: Saturdays from 4 January, 11.30am to 12 noon

Venue: Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW

The Prince's Trust, in partnership with The British Racing School in Newmarket, is offering a free one-week residential course next year.

16-25 year olds who are not in education, employment or training have the unique opportunity to work alongside thoroughbred race horses and learn all about the horse racing industry.

Learn about horse behaviour, horse handling and practical horse care, riding, yard work and best turned out training. And your accommodation, travel and meals are all provided for free!

Dates have yet to be confirmed. To express an interest in joining this 2020 programme, please contact peter.hennessey@princes-trust.org.uk.

Breckland & West Norfolk YAB would like to invite young people to participate in our forthcoming Summer Activities Programme for 2020. The main purpose of the programme is to bring all young people from Breckland and West Norfolk together for fun activities and training (priority to some activities and training will be given to our existing Young Commissioners). We hope that some of you will be interested in joining our YABs.

Details of activities:

  • Gender or Cultural Awareness Training
    When: Monday 27 July, 2 hour workshop, times to be confirmed
    Where: Zoom
    About: Training provided by Norfolk LGBT. Improve your knowledge around prejudice
  • Campaign with Breckland YAB
    When: Tuesday 28 July, 10am-12pm
    Where: Zoom
    About: Find out how Breckland YAB has achieved social change through their campaigning and prepare yourself to be a change-maker in the future
  • Sexual Health Project
    When: Wednesday 29 July, times to be confirmed
    Where: Zoom
    About: NHS consultation to gain young people’s opinions
  • Canoeing & Survival
    When: Thursday 29 July (Morning Session/Afternoon Session)
    Where: Thetford Forest
    About: Provided by Bush Adventure (Covid-19 safe procedures in place)
  • Canoeing & Survival
    When: Friday 30 July (Morning Session/Afternoon Session)
    Where: Thetford Forest
    About: Provided by Bush Adventure (Covid-19 safe procedures in place)
  • Gender or Cultural Awareness Training
    When: Monday 3 August, 2 hour workshop, times to be confirmed
    Where: Zoom
    About: Training provided by Norfolk LGBT. Improve your knowledge around prejudice
  • Mental Health First Aid Training (15+ ONLY)
    When: Tuesday 4 August, times to be confirmed
    Where: Zoom
    About: An additional consent form is required prior to attending the training
  •  RISE Transition Training
    When: Wednesday 5 August, 2pm & 5pm
    Where: Zoom
    About: Training provided by Kidscape. Addressing young people’s concerns on returning to school post Covid-19
  •  Ready, Steady, Cook
    When: Wednesday 5 August, times to be confirmed
    Where: Zoom
    About: Food challenge, feed a family of 4 for £5
    YAB can provide the ingredients – please contact for further details
  • Escape Room (Lockdown: Beat the Hacker)
    When: Thursday 6 August, 10.30–11.30am
    Where: Zoom
    About: Provided by Greenhat People
    Lockdown: Beat the Hacker’ is a fun, virtual team building game. Great fun, come and have a go
  • Street Dance
    When: Monday 10 August, 2–3pm
    Where: Zoom
    About: Ever wanted to try your hand at Street Dance? Now is your chance
    Come along and join in the fun! Delivered online by Premier Education
  • YAB Active
    When: Dates between 10–21 August
    Where: Locations throughout Breckland and West Norfolk
    About: Activity fun days provided by Premier Education. For further details and to book your place head to https://www.map.uk.net/yab-active/
    If you do not have access to the internet contact Roger Partridge 07736 561973 or Karen O’Sullivan 07876 864282

Participants:

Numbers are limited for some events, we will try to ensure every young person has the chance to take part in at least one event. Many events are shared with other Youth Advisory Boards from across Norfolk.

Cost of Activities:

There is no cost for any of the events (funded by The Youth Advisory Board), including transport and activities.

For further information please contact

Michelle Bibby, Breckland Youth Advisory Board
Tel: 07384 510997, Email: MichelleBibby@map.uk.net

Or

Bob Casey, West Norfolk Youth Advisory Board
Tel: 07341 774680, Email: BobCasey@map.uk.net

Online sessions to build your employability skills and improve your wellbeing! Open to anyone aged 16-24 not in education, employment or training.

  • Wellbeing
  • Goal setting
  • Next steps

1 x 45 minute session a day, these short sessions are designed to help you climb that mountain and boost your confidence!

This programme will be based online and delivered by On Track.

Why is it that we know a lot about the presentation of autism in boys, yet comparatively little about these conditions in girls? Although girls presenting with autism were noted by Kanner as far back as the 1940s, past research on autism has mostly focused on boys.

This course explores the differences in the presentation of Autism in Males and Females, as well as looking at the best way to support through life, relationships and puberty.

Date and time: Monday 24, Wednesday 26 and Friday 28 August 2020, 2-3pm

Only 10 places available! To join the course or find out more, email: peter.hennessey@princes-trust.org.uk

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