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Leisure and Things to Do

Leisure and things to do - general

Leisure and things to do - general

The Government has released new guidance for parents and carers attending out-of-school setting. Please read the guidance (external link).

Youth Forum for young people with SEND

A new Youth Forum for local young people (16-25) with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will be starting in January 25, 2021. The forum is a chance for young people to make new friends, to have fun together, and to share their views and wishes. It will also help young people understand and exercise their rights.

The first meeting will be on Google Meets (which includes closed captioning) on January 25, 2021 from 6-7pm. The forum aims to be inclusive as possible, but meetings will be online for the time being to be as “Covid Safe” as possible.

If you know a young person who would like to join the SIASS Youth Forum, please email laura.haupt@siass.co.uk or text 07432663262 to receive the meeting link. 

The forum is run by SIASS (Sutton Information, Advice, and Support Service), a service designed with Sutton young people in mind, so that they can have the best information, advice, and support in the most accessible way for young people with SEND. 

For more information, please visit the SIASS website.

Sutton library

Sutton library has a series of entertaining and accessible bitesize books written by the very best contemporary authors and aimed at emerging readers. There is also a dyslexia collection called "Read OK" of children’s and young adults books identifiable by their bright orange spine stickers. Each library has a labelled shelf, look for the "Read OK" and "Quick Reads" labels or ask the library staff.

Quiet Days at Whitehall Historic House (external link). 

Whitehall Historic House will now be open outside of regular hours on special 'quiet days' for visitors with Special Education Needs and Disabilities and their families and carers. For more information email whitehallmuseum@sutton.gov.uk.  Sensory sacks, including ear defenders, fidget toys and puppets are available to borrow at the museum's front desk. To help prepare for your visit, you can download a printable visual guide to the museum. In addition the museum also offers Spotter's Guides and audio guides. Accessibility and Welcome to Whitehall videos in makaton will soon be released. To help prepare for your visit, you can download a printable visual guide to the museum (PDF, 1.36MB). 

Park Runs (External link)

Park Runs are a weekly, free, fun and friendly chance to be active. You can run, walk, jog, volunteer or just watch! The 5km run is every Saturday at 9am at Nonsuch Park, Cheam. There is also a 2km run for 4 to 14 year olds every Sunday at 9am at Nonsuch Park, Cheam. Find out about the Junior run. You can email nonsuch@parkrun.com to discuss any needs or worries you have before you go. 

Sutton Town Centre Guide (PDF, 5.57MB) 

An easy read guide to Sutton borough, including shopping and eating, things to do and where to go for help. 

Action Voices Zoom Sessions (PDF, 595.03KB) 

Zoom meeting sessions for young people with a learning disability living or learning in Sutton. 

Sutton Leisure Centres

Sutton has 4 main leisure centres which offer a variety of activites. Please contact the centres directly to check the dates and times of activities. 

Our Preparing for Adulthood pages have details about local leisure centres. 

 

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