All Your Stories on The Local Offer for SEND

Welcome to your stories. Here you can find links to all "Your Stories" made by young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). These stories cover different topics such as work, education, using the local Offer and becoming an adult. Some stories are written while others are videos. 

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Young people's activities on the Local Offer

In this video we meet young people who attend activities they have found on the Local Offer and learn what they think of them. Meet Josh who loves swimming at DASH Swimming Club, Ethan at Chiltern Music Therapy, James at Marlow Inclusive Football Club, and more!

Watch Young people's activities

Young people's take on the Local Offer 

Information on the Buckinghamshire SEN Local Offer for Young People explained by Young People.

Watch Young people's take on the Local Offer


Education (Post 16)

Leaving school is a scary time and a big change. For those with SEND, it can be even more daunting and anxious time for their family too.  Young people from specialist educational settings have said that their main worries were around the new environments, new people, and losing specialist care that they may be used to.

Buckinghamshire SEND Post 16 provision aims to maintain this help and support for young people in education as well as aiding more opportunities for employment and independent living. The videos below share the experiences of young people in Bucks who have moved into post 16 education such as college.


Community Learning: Road Safety Training at TalkBack | Video

In this film, we follow a road safety awareness session with TalkBack. We hear from the staff about the importance of learning basic skills such as walking across a busy road and the success stories of the young people who have attended. 

Watch Road Safety Training at TalkBack


Therapies in Education | Video

This film explores the therapies that are offered on the college site. We hear from a physiotherapist, music therapist, and Speech and language therapists, we are also invited in to see therapy sessions in action. Therapists tell us about how they support students in college and how young people can access their service.  

Watch Therapies in Education 


Residential Placement at Astor Lodge | Video

A tour of Aster Lodge supported living service for young people aged 16 and over. We hear from staff about how the service supports young adults put into practice the independent living skills they have learned at college. We also see the residents preparing dinner together while telling us about their lives outside of Aster Lodge. 

Watch Residential Placement


Related Content and Information

My Education Health and Care Needs Assessment booklet (PDF 2.61MB) 

Booklet created by the VIBE group of young people.