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Family Fun Day to promote Disability Services

 

Published 07 August 2014

 

Disability Services funded by Families First are holding a Family Fun Day for children with additional needs, their siblings and families.

 

Taking place on Friday 15 August from 11am to 3pm, the fun day will have lots of activities on offer such as games, messy play, performances, face painting and much more.

 

Kids enjoy arts and crafts activitiesThe event will be held at Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Cadoc Crescent, Barry, CF63 2NT. There will be refreshments available and children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

The aim of the day is for children to have fun and to let families know what services and support is available in the Vale. They can also sign up to the Disability Index to make sure they receive information about what’s available to them.

 

Up until now, children had to be receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in order to be included on the Disability Index. But now it applies to any child or young person who has a diagnosed disability or is in the process of being diagnosed.

 

Families that sign up will receive the quarterly newsletter ‘the Index’, packed full of information on play schemes, groups, events and information on benefits and services available to them.

 

Beth Wade, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at St Bride’s Major Primary School commented: “The Vale family service has provided support to our school that has enabled our parents and governors to understand the services that are available for children and their families within the local authority. The response we have received from parents has been very positive because they have now been able to access resources that they did not know about before. As a SENCo it has provided me with a wealth of information that I can pass onto parents confidently, even though I know that the FIS team will be at the end phone if I need further advice.”