August 2019

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Wolverhampton Information, Advice, and Support



E-bulletin August 2019


Summer Squad


Summer Squad


There are still activities for the remainder of the Summer Holidays

Check out the Summer Squad website

Space Chase

Join the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge

There is still time to take part in the Space Chase summer reading challenge.

See the timetable below and for more details you can access the information page.

Library Events

Central Library

Library Reading Groups


Storytime 5+

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August at Central Childrens Library 12.15-13.00

A themed story and craft session


Storytime for under 5's

6th, 13th and 27th August at Warstones Library 14.30-15.00

Listen to stories with parents/carers and a craft session


Teentastic for 12 - 15 year olds

8th August and every second Thursday of the month at Central Library 17.00-18.00 


Chatterbooks Reading Group 7-11 years

Every first Thursday of the month at Central Library 17.00 - 18.00 

Every first Tuesday of the month at Warstones Library 15.00 - 16.00


Free sessions - no need to book

Please contact the library to confirm dates and times as these may be subject to change

Tettenhall Wood Pool

Tettenhall Pool opens on 1st August


Works are now completed on the pool. As part of the work a new filtration system has been put in, new pipework has been laid and the pumphouse has been extended.


Aldersley Leisure Centre - SEND Family Fun Day

See below for details

Aldersley Family Fun Day

Wednesfield Canalfest

Wednesfield Canalfest

at Bentley Bridge Moorings, Wednesfield

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August

11am till 5pm


Family Fun and Activities


Charity Stalls

Boat Trips

Live Music

West Midlands Police Drones

Kids Activities


Find out more information on their facebook page

The Kingswood Trust

The Kingswood Trust has a calendar of Events

Outdoor Education Programmes

Follow their Facebook Page for information

East Park Rocks

Inflatable World


Inflatable fun for the whole family at Fantastic Inflatable World


A giant world of inflatable fun has opened up in Wolverhampton at the Four Ashes Pub, Station Drive, Four Ashes, Wolverhampton WV10 7BU until Bank Holiday Monday (August 26).

The event is open to all ages and abilities, seven days a week, from 10am - 5pm.

For further information including fees, click here

Headstart Summer Acrivities

Headstart summer activities

HeadStart Wolverhampton's programme of summer activities is now underway.                  

The programme is designed to support the emotional mental health and wellbeing of young people and families.

The activities are open to children and young people aged between 10 to 16 who live in the 4 Headstart areas – Low Hill, The Scotlands and Bushbury South; Springfield, Heath Town, Old Heath and Eastfield; All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall, as well as Bilston East.

For a full round-up of all events and further details, please visit HeadStart What’s On.

Please visit HeadStart to find out more about the service.          

NAC Around the World

​Newhampton Arts Centre

A week of Children's Arts and Crafts

Everything covered from arts and crafts, drama and dance, to Bhangra and dinosaurs and you will find something suitable for children of all ages.


Please visit the website for more details.

Animal Craft

Northycote Farm Craft Sessions

Venue - The classroom at the end of the yard

Wednesday 7th August - Minibeast Crafts   

Wednesday 14th August - Leaf Crafts

Drop in session between 10am - 1pm.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All donations gratefully accepted.

For further information visit the Facebook Page

EHC Hub Workshop

For parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disability who currently have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or those going through the EHC needs assessment process

Tuesday 24th September 2019 10-11.30am

The City of Wolverhampton Council’s Special Educational Needs Statutory Assessment and Review Team (SENSTART) invites parents and carers to find out more about the new EHC Hub the team will be using with families and professionals for the EHCP assessment and review processes. For more details and how to book your place see the flyer below

EHC Hub Workshop

Spotlight on SEND

Friday 4 October 9.30am-2.30pm

A free event for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) which will help shape a collective vision for SEND services in Wolverhampton.

Parents and carers will have the chance to join representatives of the City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group to work together and shape the Board's SEND Strategy for 2020-25. Representatives from voluntary and community organisations, Voice4Parents and young people from Wolverhampton Challenge Board will also be taking part in the day.

See flyer for details and how to book your place

Home to school travel and transport:

statutory guidance

The Department for Education is consulting on revised statutory guidance for local authorities on home to school travel and transport. The guidance was last updated in 2014. There have been no changes to the law. The revised guidance seeks to clarify local authorities’ statutory duties in relation to home to school travel and transport policy, in response to feedback from local authorities and other interested parties. 

Click here to read the updated guidance and give your views

The survey will close 31st October 2019.

SEND Children


Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – Living a Good Ordinary Life


Children and Young People are encouraged to tell the City of Wolverhampton Council what they need to live ordinary, happy, healthy lives.

The survey runs until 2nd October and you can find out more about the survey here

Disability Grants

Beach Wheelchairs For Hire


So many of us enjoy the pleasure of sitting on the beach and paddling in the sea.

For wheelchair users this is often denied as you struggle to move through sand and stones - even with a helping hand!

More resorts are addressing this problem with improved access, slopes, wheelchair friendly beach huts and more recently beach wheelchairs.

To find out more about hiring wheelchairs visit the Disability Grants website.

Changing Places


Launch of application process for Changing Places toilets


July marked the launch of the application process for motorway service stations across England to apply for funding to install Changing Places toilets. This funding project is being delivered in partnership between co-chairs of the Consortium, Muscular Dystrophy UK, and the Department for Transport. The £2million funding was made available by the Government as part of their Inclusive Transport Strategy which launched last Summer. The Strategy explicitly addressed the issue of Changing Places toilets because of the strong feedback they had during their consultation.  Changing Places hope this funding will improve accessibility across the motorway network so that disabled people can travel with greater ease.

Visit the Changing Places page for more information