Would you like to know more about the support available for Kirklees children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)?

Kirklees Council is hosting a fantastic free event for people to meet up with a whole host of activity providers and other services.

Local Offer Live is on Thursday November 17 (10am to 3pm) at the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield. It has been organised with local parent/carer forum PCAN (Parents of Children with Additional Needs) and will help families to find out more about the support available to them.

Local Offer Live is open to everyone and will include over 60 stalls featuring a range of services and activity providers. These cover early years through to post-16.

There are also short workshops on subjects that families have said they would find useful – including emotional wellbeing, sensory needs at home, behaviours that challenge and financial help.

It will be the perfect opportunity to talk directly with some of the friendly teams across Kirklees who can support children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs.

Cllr Carole Pattison, Cabinet member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said: “We are excited to bring together so many different people who support and work with families with SEND – they will all be in the same place, at the same time, so that it’s really easy to chat with them.

“Local Offer Live will be a brilliant event for families across Kirklees who would like to ask questions or find out what sort of help is on offer.

“We are transforming SEND services and making a huge difference in young lives for many years to come, so please join us at Local Offer Live and find out everything you need to know.

“Supporting all children to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances, is a major priority for the council.”

There is no need to book if you would like to attend Local Offer Live at the John Smith’s Stadium (Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG). For full details – including about the range of stallholders and workshops – please visit www.kirkleeslocaloffer.org.uk

The Local Offer is a popular online resource containing a wealth of information. It’s a one-stop-shop with support, services and activities for children and young people with additional needs.