Supporting families with SEND needs

by Lena's One for All in Barnsley, England, United Kingdom

Supporting families with SEND needs

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To cover the cost of office space, and to provide resources for families in need. Providing the best service for SEND families in Barnsley

by Lena's One for All in Barnsley, England, United Kingdom


Lena's One for All began in 2017 has a family support service. Providing support for parents and carers who have children with SEND. We initially started as a toddler group and a SEND drop in service. 

We soon realised that these services where in effective and closed all groups down and focused on campaigning for SEND children.

In March 2019 I was approached by parents I had previously helped and was told our services were still needed in Barnsley. After speaking with other SEND parents and services I decided to launch Lena's One for All again but with a different approach.

Lena's One for All has taken on one permanent volunteer and 2 students from Barnsley Adult Skills and Learning. This means we have a team of 4 people at the moment all bringing a range of skills. 

We are currently offering:

- 1 to 1 support

- Home visits

- Support at meetings with school, local authorities and other professionals

- Online and telephone support 

 - Advocacy service empowering parents and their children

- Youth peer support service

- Regular workshops

- Inclusive service. 

We have been offered a fantastic opportunity to move in to a space that is just incredible and that means that more families will be able to access our service has there will be no barrier.


Let's make 'Supporting families with SEND needs' happen

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