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Six-week consultation re Travel needs re Children and Young People with disabilities

Start Date:
18th March 2019

End Date:
26th April 2019

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Shropshire Council have begun a six-week consultation on proposed changes to travel assistance for nursery pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and post-16 students.

The council is proposing a change to the policy about how post-16 transport is funded and proposing to reduce the subsidy for mainstream post-16 transport, and to introduce contributions for SEND children that are in line with the mainstream scheme. It’s also proposed to remove the council’s financial support for nursery SEND transport over time.

The consultation itself will seek feedback from members of the public and from all the relevant stakeholders and interested parties, including councillors, town and  parish councils, schools and colleges, parents and students.

All responses to the consultation will be carefully considered before the consultation findings, and recommended next steps, are considered by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on 22 May 2019

Any changes would come into effect from 1 September 2019 and will be applicable to new applicants only.

To read more click here: https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/proposed-changes-from-september-2019-to-the-policy-on-travel-assistance-for-send-nursery-and-post-16-students/

Shropshire Council Equality and Social Inclusion Impact Assessment (ESIIA) download the document by clicking this link: esiia-part-one

How to respond to this consultation. If you have any comments or views on these proposed arrangements from September 2019, please use one of the following methods of communication to put forward your views.

Email: special.transport.team@shropshire.gov.uk

Reply by post to: 

Transport Consultation
Passenger Transport Commissioning Group, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, 
Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Note this Consultation ends on Friday 26th April 2019

Little Rascals-Sessions for Children with Disabilities and their families

Little Rascals is an indoor play centre for children, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment. They have an interactive baby area, a fun play frame for toddlers, an exciting adventure play frame for older children and an indoor football pitch and basket ball court.

They have a specifically designed Sensory Room for Little Rascals, offering huge benefits to a wide range of users regardless of their age or ability. This is especially beneficial for babies ad children with learning disabilities. It is a calming room but at the same time it can be interactive and stimulating.

They also have sessions for children with disabilities and their families. For further information click here: http://www.uklittlerascals.com or call 01743 240258 or email info@littlerascals.com

Little Rascals

All-in Summer 2017 Programme

This Summer edition of All-in is packed with activities available to children who find it hard to use a standard activity (like cubs or brownies) but still want to enjoy sports, clubs, and activities with other children like them. 

The All-in programme offers a wide range of activities, clubs, and groups where staff and facilities are equipped to support children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.

To find out what is available including days out, horse riding, cricket, activity days, short breaks and many more click hereall-in-newsletter-summer-2017-final