What has the Local Offer Officer been up to?

  • After meeting with a lovely parent from YADDA, it was decided that posters in school would help to spread the word of the Local Offer - these posters have been created and will be sent to schools to be displayed.
  • A new layout for the Local Offer main page has been created, to make sure that the site is easier to use. The feedback which has been collected so far by our young peoples group and parent groups, suggested ways which the site could be easier to use. This is going to be put into place in the near future.
  • Local Offer Survey - A survey has been created to ask parents, carers, staff and the public their opinion of the Local Offer and its name. Hopefully, in the near future the 'Local Offer' will have a name which is more recognisable to York's public.


Hello, my name is Laura and I am the new Local Offer Officer. I began working in this role on the 12th February and I have so many new ideas on how to spread the word about the Local Offer and make sure it's content is the best it can be. So far in my role I have:

  • Been to collaborative meetings with Live Well York to help create a smoother transition between Children and Young people services to Adult Services.
  • Met with the York Parent Carer forum chair and gained constructive and positive feedback regarding the Local Offer. A big aim of next month is to redesign the main page and how public navigate the site, so that it is easier to use.
  • Local Offer Review meeting, where 8 other Local Authorities attended. The purpose of this was to review each other's Local Offers and ensure that they met the statutory requirements.
  • Individuals from different teams within York City Council have been in contact with me to organise meetings with to ensure that their information on the site is the best quality it can be and that the information is up to date. These meetings have been going very well and it has meant that each section of the site will be the best quality it can be.
  • Parent Carer Forums and groups to share the word about the Local Offer and ask for feedback on the new design of the site (This will be shared soon).


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