20 November 2013

Information for parents and carers of children with disabilities is just a click away.

Amaze, a charity for parents and carers of children with disabilities, is unveiling new web pages to go on the Brighton & Hove City Council website along with a demonstration of how iPads are used in schools at its annual information fair this week.

Amaze, a charity funded by Brighton & Hove City Council, will be hosting the annual event on Friday 22nd November from 9.30am – 1pm at The Bridge Community Centre in Moulsecoomb. The event will include the launch of new web pages on the council website to support parent/carers, as well as 20 stalls promoting all the key local services as well as workshops and focus groups to be run throughout the day.

The charity offers information, advice and support to parents/carers of children and young people with special needs in Brighton & Hove. The charity works to empower parents/carers to get the best for their children also to support families through the emotional and practical demands of getting the right services in finance, education, health care and leisure.

The new web pages include information about a wide range of services, from hearing tests to physiotherapy and short breaks services to counselling for parent/carers.

The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Denise Cobb, will be opening the event at 9.45am. She will be launching the new Brighton & Hove City Council website pages on children’s disability services as well as the new Amaze website that currently supports thousands of families looking for information about services and support for them and their children.

Young people with special educational needs from Hove Park School will be on hand to demonstrate how SEN ‘apps’ used through tablets such as iPads are supporting their learning at school and home.

Cllr Ruth Buckley Deputy-Chair of Children & Young People Committee said; “I am delighted that we have provided the funding for Amaze charity. The charity has been a great success throughout Brighton & Hove supporting a lot of families and developing skills for young people with disabilities.”

Council website- www.brighton-hove.gov.uk

New web pages- www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/disabledchildren

For more information contact the Brighton & Hove media team on 01273 291 555 Or Amaze on 01273 772289