SEND Social Opportunities for Children and Young People
BURY2GETHER have put together a document of social opportunities and accessible venues for children and young people with SEND in Bury and the surrounding areas. Click the button below to open the spreadsheet. The tabs at the bottom of the document can be used to navigate through the different types of activities.
We would love to hear any parent/carer feedback, comments and suggestions of additional social opportunities. You can add a comment directly to the document or email any suggestions to email@example.com.
Bee Inclusive is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.
We provide social opportunities for children and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
We were founded in Greater Manchester and are based in Bury.
Are you aged 16-25 and identify as disabled or neurodivergent? Are you interested in pursuing a career in the arts industry?
Our No Barriers programme offers a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience in the music and arts sector!
Get paired with a pro mentor and access recording studios, filming equipment, events and more during this free 3-month opportunity
Let's break down barriers together!
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'Wheels for All' provides people of all ages, that have additional needs, the opportunity to engage in a quality, fun cycling activity by using specially adapted cycles.
Where? Clarence Park Bury, BL9 6LL
When? Every Thursday, 10am - 1pm
Cost? £4 (cash only), no need to book, just turn up!
The HAF (Holiday Activity and Food) programme.
HAF is a government initiative designed to support children who are receiving 'means tested' free school meals and who are primary or high school age. Additionally, there are places for children who are classed as 'vulnerable'. The following categories may be classed as being vulnerable: SEND, LAC, young carers and refugees.
This year HAF activities will need to be booked via a government website. To book an activity, you will need a HAF voucher code. For those on 'means tested' free school meals and/or those children who have SEND and attend a Bury school, the voucher code will be automatically generated directly from the school via an email or text.
Please check with your school if you haven't received your voucher.
We're excited to be able to offer 2 weeks of funded Twinkleboost sessions in Bury at West & North Children's Centre!
These sessions are suited to those aged 18 months - 3.5 years and focus on supporting speech, language and communication. They are led by a Twinkleboost Speech and Language Therapy Assistant and involve sensory play, puppets, songs and signs!
You can book your place here: https://bookwhen.com/twinkleboost/e/ev-s7p7-20230209143000
Often Twinkleboost sessions are fully booked and we have a long waiting list. If you'd like to join the list for future sessions, you can click here: https://sprw.io/stt-4bd528
Booking is now open for Twinkleboost classes for children with additional needs in Bury! Sessions are open to children aged 0-5 years who have additional needs and their grown up. Sessions are fully funded and led by Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, Matthew.
Sessions will take place on Thursday afternoons at 1.30pm starting this week and last for 40 minutes.
Join them for 6 weeks from 10th November at West & North Children’s Centre, Brandlesholme Road, Bury, BL8 1AX (next to Woodbank Primary School).
Twinkleboost sessions for children with additional needs are multi-sensory fairytale-themed sessions including lots of sensory play, puppets, songs and signs and supported by specialist speech, language and communication development strategies created by a Speech and Language Therapist
Bury Youth service is now running these sessions for SEND children and young people.
Did you know that Ramsbottom pool has a weekly quiet SEND family swim sessions on Sundays? Booking is essential via Ramsbottom pool. Tel: 0161 253 7000 (ask for SEND swim)
Secondary School Age and Post 16 Social Opportunities
STARS Social Transition Advocacy Recreational Support (STARS) run a Thursday night youth group and a Tuesday lunch club for young people with disabilities in Bury. http://www.burystars.org.uk/
Bury Gateway Bury Gateway exists to advance the personal development of people with learning disabilities through a diverse range of opportunities, promoting personal choice and independence and encouraging their full participation, integration and involvement in their organisation and community. http://burygateway.co.uk/index.html
Bury Creatives Bury Creatives, is an outreach initiative that aims to encourage young people (14-24 yrs) to explore their creativity, develop important social skills and be better prepared for university and/or employment within the creative sector. https://buryartmuseum.co.uk/Bury-Creatives-2
Youth National Children's Bureau Group of children/young people aged11-25 with additional needs who get together to decide what work the NCB do including the issues it deals with and the activities it runs. https://www.ncb.org.uk/what-we-do/involving-children-young-people/recent-projects-children-young-people/young-advisory
Bury People First Self-advocacy group for young people aged 18+ who have a learning disability and live within Bury. http://www.burypeoplefirst.org/
Castle Knights Sports group for disabled adults 18+ in Bury. Club meets weekly at Castle Leisure. https://www.facebook.com/Castle-Knights-1429488173930172/?ref=bookmarks