Wokingham’s SEND Youth Forum

Wokingham’s SEND Youth Forum is called Say YES (Youth Engagement Squad). It is open to any Wokingham young person 8 – 25 years old with additional needs and their siblings.

Say YES meets every half-term, so 6 times per year. Young people can attend all or just some of the sessions.

Have your say on local services, meet new friends and enjoy a takeaway!

As a recognition of the contribution our young people make to local services, they will receive a £10 Amazon voucher.

Say Yes Youth Forum in Wokingham for children and young adults


For more information or to book yourself/your young person onto the next session, please email ramona@me2club.org.uk

What Young People Said, What We Did

DateWhat Young People SaidWhat We Did
Jan 2022Improve the Local Offer. Include more information about getting help at school and with colleges, employment and activities outside school.  Wokingham Borough Council is using Safety Valve money to improve the Local Offer. They are due to visit Say YES again in Nov 2023   Me2 Club arranged for SENDIASS to talk about how they can help young people with school and college and Adviza’s BEEP project about options after school and college.   We have also arranged for Ways into Work to speak at Say Yes in Sept 23.
Mar 22Adviza’s BEEP project spoke about options after school and college.   
May 22You told us how GP and hospital appointments can be improved.We have passed your views on to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the health commissioners – the BOB ICB.
July 22Young people told us what they wanted the national SEND reforms to look like.Wokingham Borough Council gave Say YES’s views to the national government. This is the government’s response. SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Sept 22Educational Psychologists talked about managing our mental health and coping with bullying. 
Nov 22You told Wokingham Borough Council how  they can make Wokingham more child friendly. Young people also said that they often didn’t feel safe at school or college.Me2 Club have passed this information on to the Community Safety Officers, the people revising the Wokingham SEND strategy.
Jan 23We heard for Arc Counselling and SENDIASS about how they can support young people. 
Mar 23Make the introduction video for the new Keyworking team shorter and more engaging.   Make  a Youth Social Action team on improving awareness of additional needs in Wokingham and ReadingThe Keyworking team have made a new video and will show it to Say YES in Nov 23   The new youth social action group: Include Me2 started in June 23.
May 23Young people talked to No 5 about what they want from a youth centre.   They also voted on logos for the new Keyworking Team.No 5 will be using young people’s views in the design.   You can see the winning Keyworker logo here: Keyworking Team, Berkshire West | Children Young People and Families Online Resource (berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk)
Jun 23Young people told us how they want Wokingham Borough Council to improve preparing for adulthood support.Me2 Club are meeting regularly with the council to develop this work.

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