Somerset Parent Carer Forum

We receive lots of emails about activities and we share them where we can. We use social media on facebook and twitter to share stuff as quickly as we can, as we are parent carers too.

Over the last 24 hours we have received an influx of activities, that were just too good not to share to the newsletter community as well as our social media one!

Brean is now having a SEND evening on the back of their successful SEND afternoon. For a copy of their poster, please click here.

The next fab opportunity is from the Somerset Football Association and they have their England Talent Day is the first step of the England Talent Pathway for players with a disability. It will allow coaching staff and an FA Talent Selection Officer to identify and signpost players to the appropriate football environment, as well as identifying players with the potential to progress into the England Talent Pathway, The England Talent Day is open to players with the following impairments:
·         Amputee (Male)
·         Blind (Male and Female)
·         Cerebral Palsy (Male)
·         Deaf (Male and Female)
·         Partially Sighted (Male)
Details of the England Talent Day:
·         Date: Saturday 2nd June 2019
·         Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
·         Venue: Strode College Sports Centre, Street, BA16 0AB.
·         Cost: Free
·         Age Groups: 7 – 11 years old & 12-16 years old.
This is a fantastic opportunity for young players with a disability to receive support to find the appropriate grassroots environment and potentially access an elite programme of football. Previous players from Somerset FA disability talent programmes have gone on to represent England in impairment specific squads.
To register players for the England Talent Day please complete the player registration form and return to Somerset FA either by email to or by post to: 

Somerset FA
Charles Lewin House
Unit 5 Wirral Business Park
BA6 9FR.
Please note all player registration forms should be returned by Friday 29th May 2019.

For the registration form, click here.

There is also an opportunity in Baltonsborough, The irresistible outdoors family club are running a limited amount of activities, details of which can be found here.

Lifeworks are very pleased to offer their 2019 Breaking the Barrier Summer Events for young people with learning disabilities from age 8 years + and their families:

  • Surfing at Saunton one-to-one and family surf sessions: 12 May
  • Family Cycle at Torbay Velopark: 1 June 
  • Family Paddleboard at Broadsands, Torbay: 9 June
  • Surfing at Bigbury one-to-one and family surf sessions, BBQ and entertainment on the beach: 30 June

 These events are free and bookable with a refundable deposit, but places are limited.  Please download the application form from our website or complete and return the attached form. There is no upper age limit. If you require hard copy leaflets or any further information please do get in touch.  If you have a newsletter or Facebook page could you also include mention of the above events.
The Breaking the Barrier Legacy Project.  This year Lifeworks Young Volunteers are learning skills to help them lead regular Breaking the Barrier events now and in the future:

  • A monthly inclusive family cycle session at the Torbay Velopark on the first Saturday in every month.
  • Out of season surf sessions with Discovery Surf School, Bigbury Sept/Oct 2019 and Feb/March 2020.

To find out more please contact: – Tel: 01803 861 069. There is a full application form that is available here. The activity flyer is available here.
And lastly, Frome Active present their Sports Fest. All the activities are free. For more details click here, and their flyer is here.

If you know of activities that could be shared to the wider SEND network, please email us! 

Events Team @ Somerset Parent Carer Forum


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