St Margaret'sC of E Primary School

Inclusion  »  Services and support

Activities and support for SEND children and their families.
 
SEND coffee morning
Are you the Parent or Carer of a child with ASD, ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or any other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? Please join us for a relaxed chat, a supportive ear, and a cuppa.
                                                                                  
Where: Brownlee Stone Centre, 
Town Street, Horsforth, LS18 5BL. (Ring the buzzer for Horsforth Children Services to gain entry) 
When: 1st Friday of every month during term time.
Drop in anytime from 9-10.30am. 

Local Authority activties and short breaks. 
Fun-Activities-and-Short-Breaks-Catalogue-2021-2022Download


Autism friendly activities.
Dimensions Autism Friendly Environments – https://dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/dimensions-autism-friendly-environments/

Dimensions Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings – https://dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/autism-friendly-cinema-screenings/


Cinema Card (CEA Card)

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).


The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

The Card is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability, cinema staff should make them for you whether you have a CEA Card or not.

The Card is developed by UKCA’s Disability Working Group, whose members include film exhibitors and distributors, and national disability charities such as RNID, RNIB, Dimensions and Whizz Kidz.https://www.ceacard.co.uk/

West Leeds Activity Centre – https://www.westleedsactivitycentre.co.uk/
“At West Leeds Activity Centre, we offer fantastic experiences focused on challenge and adventure”     


Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme – https://www.aireborough-scheme.co.uk/
“Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme (ASAS) is a registered charity providing playschemes and residential breaks”

Breeze Inclusion Information and Events – https://breezeleeds.org/about-breeze/inclusion-information-and-events
“Information to try to help make Leeds events and activities for children and young people with additional needs that little bit more accessible.”

Autism Angels – https://www.autismangels.co.uk/
“We are a registered Charity and we offer a range of programmes and events to support any individual or families’ needs”

Leeds Weekend Care Association – http://www.lwca.co.uk/
Leeds Weekend Care Association is a local charity that provides weekend and evening social clubs for children and young people with disabilities.

Endorphins – https://endorphins.uk
Whether it’s dance, drama, arts & crafts, gaming, or other games and activities, our safe and supportive inclusive sessions are a great way for SEND children and young people to have fun, make friends and flourish.
Endorphins Booking information 2020

 
Youth Leeds Hub Youth Club – https://breezeleeds.org/southleedsyouthhub/short-breaks
A Youth Club for 8-18 years on a Wednesday evening.


Herd Farm Residentials – https://www.herdfarm.co.uk/youth-groups/short-breaks-residential
These opportunities are designed to give the family and indeed the child a short break. Your child will enjoy a two night full board activity residential in the countryside.

Leeds adapted cycling – https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle-centre/leeds-adapted-cycling
his programme is co-ordinated by Leeds City Council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles department and involves all partners across the city. Leeds Disability Sport offers an extensive range of sports activities and recreational opportunities for disabled children, young people and adults of all ability levels.

Junior Disabled Swimming Lesson –  https://active.leeds.gov.uk/classesandactivities/swimming/junior-disabled-swimming-lessons  

To join these lessons children are required to be assessed and will then be placed in the most appropriate group for their ability, we have 5 options available and so we are able to accommodate most children’s needs.
 

Parent/Carer Support

  • Family Support:- Daisy Chain Project 

           Family Support Service - Daisy Chain Project

             Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children claim form - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 Carer's Allowance claim form - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) The Time for Carers fund can provide an unpaid carer with a payment of up to £250 so that you can have a break from your caring role. The scheme is funded by Leeds City Council and administered by Carers Leeds.
Criteria
You must be an unpaid Carer – someone who, without payment, provides support to a friend or family member who due to illness, frailty, disability, mental health issues or substance misuse cannot manage without their help. Any unpaid carer is potentially eligible for a grant, it is not means tested.
Aged 16 and over.
The person with care needs must live in the Leeds area.
Former carers can apply for a grant up to a year after the person with care needs has died or gone into permanent residential care.
Only one application can be made every 3 years. Where more than one carer in a household provides care for the same person, only 1 application can be made. We cannot accept multiple applications from carers who care for the same person. Applications can be made every 3 years subject to the return of receipts.
For more information on how to apply, visit the Carers Leeds website: https://www.carersleeds.org.uk/time-for-carers/#:~:text=The%20Time%20for%20Carers%20fund,and%20administered%20by%20Carers%20Leeds

Autism Support services.
ZigZag Leeds –
    • Autism sessions across Leeds and surrounding areas in various venues.
    • Email: ljanejames@yahoo.co.uk
    • Call: 07733 129695
    • Also has a Facebook page – search “ZigZag Leeds Autism Support Group”
  • Leeds and District ABC Support Group – https://leedsabcgroup.wordpress.com/
  • SNAPS – https://www.snapsyorkshire.org/
    • “SNAPS (Special Needs and Parent Support) provides leisure support services for children with special needs of all kinds, and their families”
 

Charities

  • Family Fund – https://www.familyfund.org.uk/
    • Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
  • Turn 2 Us – https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/
    • If you are looking for a grant for a child or young person, do a search using their details
  • Mencap – https://www.leedsmencap.org.uk/
    • Leeds Mencap are a charity that supports children and young people with a learning disability, their parents and carers, from across Leeds.
  • People in Action – https://people-in-action.com/
    • People In Action is a charity based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We work with people with learning disabilities and autism to support happy, healthy and independent lives.”
  • People Matters – https://peoplemattersleeds.co.uk/
    • “People Matters creates opportunities for people with learning disabilities and other hidden disabilities who experience disadvantage to be more independent and enjoy life in the same ways as anybody else”

Autism Services: