Activities and Events
i-go (Register and Free Leisure Discount Card)
i-go: The Children and Young People’s Additional Needs Register is a register and free leisure discount card for 0-25’s with additional needs living or studying in East Sussex. This could include learning, physical, or social, emotional and mental health needs. A diagnosis isn’t always necessary.
The i-go leisure discount card gives you:
- Exciting offers from i-go partners at leisure centres, attractions, activities and clubs.
- Accessibility information to help you plan your visit.
When you apply for a free i-go leisure discount card, you also join The Children and Young People’s Additional Needs Register.
Previously, the register in East Sussex was known as the Children’s Disability Register and all local authorities in England have a duty to keep a children’s disability register.
The top 3 benefits of joining the register include:
- Improved and Targeted Services: the information from i-go helps our teams build a clearer picture about the need for certain services. We use this information to provide better and more targeted services for families.
- Exclusive Access to over 100 Offers and Discounts: families who are on i-go have access to all the available discounts from i-go partners. i-go currently gives cardholders access to over 100 offers. The offers include discounts for eating out, activities, leisure and more.
- Have Your Voice Heard: being on i-go is an easy way to get involved with feedback and evaluations. You don't have to get involved, but being on i-go makes it easier for you to help us help your family in a more impactful way.
You can find out more about i-go: The Children and Young People’s Additional Needs Register on their website:
Short breaks, also known as respite, are a range of services that support children, young people and their families. These allow children and young people some time away from their families, while enjoying new experiences.
Find out more by visiting our page on short breaks.
The short breaks page also explains the process for providers on how they can apply for grants.
CLASS+ Coffee & Chat Sessions
CLASS+ regularly offer sessions for parents and carers of an autistic child or a child who is on the autism pathway to listen, share questions, ideas and experiences with other parents and carers.
Upcoming sessions are:
- Thursday 8 June 2023, 1:15pm to 2:45pm at Ore Village Primary School
- Tuesday 13 June 2023, 9am to 10:30am at Laughton School
- Wednesday 14 June 2023, 9:15am to 10:30am at Iford & Kingston Church of England Primary School
- Tuesday 20 June 2023, 9am to 10:30am at Hellingly Primary School
- Wednesday 5 July 2023, 9:15am to 10:30am at Plumpton Primary School
You don't need to book to attend these events, you just need to turn up.
This section is updated regularly with upcoming CLASS+ sessions. You can also visit the CLASS+ Facebook page for more updates on CLASS+ sessions and workshops.
East Sussex Local Offer Directory of Services
Our SEND-specific online directory, hosted on East Sussex 1Space, lists many different activities and events for children, young people, and their carers:
Amaze are a charity that have various upcoming workshops, groups, clubs and events:
You can also stay up-to-date with their upcoming events by following them on Facebook:
Amazing Futures East Sussex
Amazing Futures (part of Amaze) is for young people aged 14 to 25 with SEND, living in Brighton & Hove or East Sussex.
They run face-to-face peer support activity groups for young people with additional needs. Events on offer include games, art, seafront walks, an LGBTQ+ group, and much more.
These events are a great opportunity to meet people of a similar age and to get involved in a range of activities. You will also have the opportunity to talk to a trained peer support volunteer at the groups. They are not there to tell you what to do, but instead they are happy to listen and support you to find your own solutions to any problems you may have.
Parent Voice Newsletter
Our Parent Voice Newsletter includes ISEND updates, news, ideas and activities and events for children and families for each season of the year:
The Parent Voice Newsletter is created by the ISEND communications team. For any queries or feedback on the newsletter, please email ISEND.email@example.com
ISEND Social Media
ISEND East Sussex on Facebook and Twitter
The ISEND Facebook and Twitter pages are a great way of keeping up to date with the latest news, information and guidance surrounding all things SEND. They also ensure followers are informed about upcoming activities and events that can be enjoyed by children, young people, parents and carers:
ISEND are running a new Instagram project, known as inspireAble, for young people with neurodiversity to get involved and contribute to for a social media community.
If you, a young person or a young person you know would like to get involved with the Instagram project, please contact:
Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms
Some of the terms used on this website are explained on our page, Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms.