Here I am interviewed on SEND provision nationally and here in Bury. It is an issue very close to my heart and an important issue for Bury, Ramsbottom and Tottington.
£37 million has been allocated to support children with SEND in 2020-21, with £10 million committed specifically in response to the unique difficulties posed by the Coronavirus pandemic. This fund will provide the means for computers, specialist equipment and educational toys.
Programmes have also been delivered to help those who may require additional support during the pandemic. The ‘See, Hear, Respond’ partnership, spearheaded by Barnardo’s, has received over £11 million in funding from the Government to help quickly identify and support children and families who are struggling to cope with the impacts of Coronavirus.