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Gloucestershire Local Offer

We are delighted to share the new Glosfamilies Directory and ‘Support for families with special educational needs SEND’ (Gloucestershire’s Local Offer) with you.

Please find attached a powerpoint which provides an overview of improvements and great new features, together with how you can help us to spread the word with children, young people and families.

About the new website

Families and young people can find support and services and things to do in their local area using new digital tools and webpages. It is a one stop shop for everything families need to know about childcare, education, activities, and support in their area.

Created in partnership with parents, young people, Gloucestershire County Council and the NHS, the website has been updated and relaunched as an interactive online hub to help people find what they need in an accessible way.

The County Council and NHS also worked in partnership with the Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum to relaunch the site and make sure information and resources are more accessible to young people and families with SEND.

  • New features include a helpful activity checker so families can find things to do today, tomorrow and this week, or see all the activities happening in their area. They can filter by time of day, day of the week and location to find groups, clubs, and days out for their child. Inclusive activities are now highlighted with a Local Offer flag to make them easier to see.
  • ‘Parent Carer Approved’ logo is now displayed throughout the site, so families can have confidence the information is supported by parent carers who have experience with SEND in Gloucestershire.
  • Families can use search tools to find registered childcare providers in their area, information on support services such as post-natal groups, free resources like relationship support and parenting workshops, along with things to do with the family across the county.
  • Young People with SEND have developed, designed, and provided content for part of the directory named ‘Future Me’. This is made by young people, for young people, and covers everything from education and training, managing money, and preparing for adulthood.
  • The site now also includes engaging videos and podcasts.

Visit the Glosfamilies Directory now at and see the ‘Support for families with SEND (Gloucestershire’s Local offer)’ and Future Me (Young People’s Local Offer) 

If you have any queries at all, please contact