July 2019

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Wolverhampton Information, Advice, and Support


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​Local Offer help for children and young people with SEND


The City of Wolverhampton Council's Local Offer website brings together in one place a wealth of information about education, health and social care provision for children and young people aged 0-25 in Wolverhampton who have special educational needs or a disability.

The website – www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/localoffer – has sections devoted to advice and support relating to SEND; education; care; childcare; Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs); health; leisure services; travel; and moving into adult life. 

For more information please visit Wolverhampton Local Offer.


Programme is helping build resilience of young people


​A programme designed to help improve the emotional mental health and wellbeing of 10 to 16 year olds in Wolverhampton is helping to build resilience of the city's young people.

City-wide help is available through the HeadStart Wolverhampton Support and Guidance Directory which provides emotional mental health and wellbeing resources from different organisations, including information targeted at young people, parents and carers, and professionals.

For more information visit the Headstart website

Tea Tree Room

Tettenhall Wood Coffee Morning 


The next coffee morning will be held on Friday 12th July 2019 in 'The Tree Room' coffee shop from 9.30am till 11.30am

For further information please click here.

Rake Gate Play Area

Children’s play area gets a thumbs-up after makeover 

Rake Gate play area has officially reopened with new upgraded facilities, designed for children of all ages and abilities.   

The newly refurbished play area includes a new multi play unit with climbing ropes, a slide, a large dish roundabout, cradle swings and a springer.  

The equipment has been installed on a new multi coloured rubber safety surface and is surrounded by new fencing and 2 self closing gates. 

Wildside Bike Ride

Wildside Activity Centre

There is a short led bike ride on Saturday July 6th from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on Saturday July 6th with experienced ride leaders. Age 10 plus, open to all. Easy off road route. Cost £4. Take your own bike for a free safety check beforehand or let Wildside know if you want to borrow a bike.

Wildside also have Cycle Road Safety Training from 10am to 4pm on Saturday July 13th. Cost £6. So if you want to be more confident on the road, give Wildside a ring to book.

Visit the Wildside Activity facebook page for contact details and more information

The Way Summer 2019

Mander Centre

Giant Sandpit Fun

Great weatherproof fun activity for children this school holiday in Wolverhampton City Centre in the Mander Centre. Relax in a comfy deckchair while the kids play in a giant sandpit.

From 22nd July 2019 until 1st September 2019 From 9.30 am

Free - No booking required - Just turn up

Around the World

Around the World

Childrens Arts Week


Mix and match exciting workshops in children’s arts week, designed especially to keep your young ones entertained. 

Something suitable for children of all ages.

At Newhampton Arts Centre (NAC)

5th August 2019 until 9th August 2019 From 10am

Some activities are FREE others charge £3 - £4

For further information please click here

Give us a Break

Give us a Break provide activities for diabled children and young people.

For futher information visit their website


S.N.A.P. Cannock

Special Needs Adventure Playground (S.N.A.P) provides a safe, secure and non-judgemental play area for children and adults with special needs. Siblings without special needs are also welcome.

At SNAP you will find

* Indoor soft play area with ball pool

*Outdoor adventure playground with wheelchair equipment

*Cycle track with a variety of bikes, trikes and scooters

*Activity / craft / computer room / party room

*Sensory room

*Wide range of toys

*Kitchen facilities

For further information visit the S.N.A.P website

Include Me Too Mat Hatter

Going to School

Top tips for transition

Now that the end of term is upon us, you may be starting to think about the new school year.

Please take a look at the factsheet on our website with plenty of

"Top tips for transition"


Help Shape SEND Services

Voice4Parents Wolverhampton’s parent carer forum annual survey is now live.

The forum wants to hear from parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) who live in Wolverhampton. The survey is an opportunity to share your views and experiences and help make a positive change to local services .

Click here to complete the survey.