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.