Sensory Service Consultation is open and closes December 4th 2019


The Sensory Support Service is part of the South West’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision. Bristol City Council manages the Sensory Support Service for the joint local authority areas: Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) and South Gloucestershire.

Parents, carers, professionals alongside children and young people with sensory needs in the west of England, are being asked to share their views about how to improve support in a consultation launched yesterday (Wednesday, 9th October 2019). This consultation closes on December 4th 2019.

The proposals:

Five proposals to redesign the Sensory Support Service provision have been put forward for public consultation:

  • To extend the Sensory Support Service to help children and young people up to age 25 years.

  • To replace 30% of one-to-one family learning sessions with group family learning sessions for Early Years, School Age and Post-16 parents and carers.

  • To implement joint local authority funded sensory impairment awareness training programme for Early Years, School Age and Post-16 education settings.

  • To use a wider range of ways to provide information to children and young people and their families all year round; including a hotline, telephone and video conferencing and improved local offer websites.

  • To commission a new contract with the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind for the provision of the habilitation service. This service provides training to children and young people and involves developing personal mobility, navigation and independent living skills. The provision of this service will be extended to include all four joint authority areas: Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset (BANES).

South Glos Drop-ins for Parents, Carers and Young People.

Here you will have opportunities to ask questions and give your feedback in person.

Monday 28 October

15:00 – 17:00 PM

Orchard Room t Baileys Court

Baileys court Rd

Bradley Stoke


BS32 8BH

Wednesday 13 November

15:00 – 17:00 PM

Armadillo Youth Café at

Yate Shopping Centre

Yate Town Council

Station Rd


BS37 4FW

Together we are stronger!

Be sure to make yourvoice heard!