Knowsley council’s children’s services, adult services and NHS held a special ‘moving on’ event for the parents of young people with disabilities or special/ additional needs.
Over 40 families attended the events at the Kirkby suite where professionals from Knowsley agencies were there to offer information and answer any questions about the support available for children ‘moving on’ from children’s services to adult services support.
The sessions were so successful that there are now plans to make in an annual event. Meanwhile, Knowsley’s Aiming High for Disabled Children programme has achieved some great things in its first 12 months.
There is now a tailor-made swimming and activity programme for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which will soon be available in all Knowsley leisure centres. The programme has funded specialist equipment and facilities in playgrounds around the borough, and bought an adapted caravan for holidays in Wales.
Over the next year the programme, along with the Adult Health and Adult Social Care, is contributing funding for a centre for independent living, which will provide specialist equipment and storage facilities. The programme will also provide exclusive changing facilities for disabled children and adults across the borough.