Activities and groups
A Spectrum Connection: Young person’s peer support group (16+)
Lancashire Break Time
Details of what’s on offer during the summer term and half term holiday are now on the Local Offer: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/things-to-do/lancashire-break-time/
Unique Kidz and Co http://www.uniquekidzandco.org.uk/
Term time and school holiday groups available.
Baking, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, sports, sensory activities, music etc
Mo Ro’s https://www.morecambe.lancsngfl.ac.uk/clubsandactivities/out-of-school-clubs/
Morecambe Road School, Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Term time)
Outdoor activities including trikes and bikes, adventure trail, playground games
Indoor: film night, IT activities/gaming, arts and crafts, cookery, sensory equipment
01524 414384 or 07772 081042
Disability Friendly sessions at Jump Rush https://www.jump-rush.com/
Thursdays 4.00-5.00pm, £6.00 per jumper (carer jumps for free)
‘During these sessions we bring down our level of sensory and auditory stimulation with appropriate sound and lighting, and also have a “quiet room” where people can go if they need the
space to re-balance and process. We also have a wheelchair lift up to the trampoline area though it is not permitted to take wheelchairs onto the trampolines.
We welcome both children (from aged 2) to adults to this session.
X-Height climbing wall at Salt Ayre leisure centre https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/salt-ayre-leisure-centre/xheight-gravity/xheight
Thursdays 5.00 – 5.50pm / 6.00 – 6.50pm, £6 per child, aged 5+, siblings welcome
‘We use fun sensory activities on the wall to improve climbing and confidence. This is also a fun session that helps to give a comfortable place to socialise. All children must be accompanied by a non climbing adult (parent/carer/ guardian)’
Support for parents
Our aim is to provide accessible, relevant information to parents and carers of children with additional needs or disabilities in the North Lancashire area
NLDG Facebook page for information https://www.facebook.com/NLDGAdditionalNeedsSupport/
NLDG Facebook group for advice on services and support from 600+ local families with children with various additional needs https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthLancsDirectionsGroup
AOK – Parent Peer Support Group
Peer support group for parents/carers of children with additional needs with or without a diagnosis from birth to 8 yrs Come for a chat with other parents/carers. Bring your children along to play, do craft activities. The group meets every Wednesday term time and school holidays at Lune Park Children’s Centre from 1 – 3pm Parent supporter is Lucy Ellis. Phone Claire on 01524 581280 for more details
CHATS (Carers . Help . Advisory . Training . Support)
For anyone looking after a child or young person with any kind of emotional or mental health problem.
‘CHATS is a support group for parents / carers who have children or young people experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties. We run a local group on the second Thursday of the month 10am, at 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe, LA3 1QT. We also run online support groups, please keep and eye on the events section of the group.’
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook: C.H.A.T.S Parent Support Group (Lancaster and Morecambe area) https://www.facebook.com/groups/598047137613422/about/
E-Newsletter for families on the school aged assessment pathway in North Lancashire for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
This edition includes:
· Workshops on offer to families on the pathway or for those who have recently received a diagnosis.
· Links to local activities and groups
· Autism and Girls
· Autism and Gender Identity
· Films and TV series featuring Autism story lines and characters. PLEASE ensure a parent carer watches the film / series before showing to a child / young person to ensure it is suitable for them.
· Mindfulness advice and Mental Health links
Moving to high school
Lancashire SENDIAS – Transition workshops – online
Lancashire SENDIAS have commissioned Transition Workshops for parents of children with additional needs, who will be transferring from primary to high school in September.
Joining an online workshop will enable parents to prepare their child for some of the changes they will experience and help children to be confident that they are ready for their new school.
There will be 3 online sessions for each workshop with a mixture of discussions with other parents and practical tips that families can work on at home together, these will run on the same day and time each week.
For more information or to sign up to 3 sessions of the workshops email Joan Bill at Trinity Special Needs Advice Partnership
Please click the link below to access a poster with further information
North Lancs Directions Group – transition tips
Please click the link below to access a number of tips and resources to support transition from primary to secondary. Even if your child isn’t moving up this time, it’s good to know there are resources available for when they get to this point. If your child is already at high school, there might be some tips that would support them further.