A Nash Mills councillor has awarded a grant of more than £500 to help provide special educational needs (SEN) training across the borough.
County councillor Jan Maddern has been awarded a grant of £598 to help provide Level 4 SEN training to Youth Booth staff, a charity which provides safe spaces for children and young people to socialise and learn important life skills.
The grant is part of cllr Maddern’s locality budget, from which councillors across the borough provide extra support to the community.
Cllr Maddern is delighted to help support the charity through her budget.
She said: “The Youth Booth offers a vital service to young people across Hemel Hempstead. Having visited their hub and discussed their plans to provide a new service for SEN children and their families, I am delighted to be able to support the staff training for this service and look forward to watching the Youth Booth go from strength to strength.”
With this funding, weekly sessions will be provided in an anonymous but controlled environment to offer support and understanding. Roughly 50-60 parents will benefit weekly from this service and the benefits would include networking, additional resources and approaches to SEN behaviour, as well as the mental health benefits of stress relief and adult interaction.
Photo credit: Councillor Jan Maddern