A new charity has opened a base in Launceston in the hope of helping those affected by special educational needs. 

At the weekend, LanSEN Together, which was officially granted charity status back in 2019, opened a new premises on Race Hill in Launceston. 

The aim of the organisation is to help prevent social isolation of people affected by special educational needs and thereby reducing the impact on individuals’ health and general wellbeing. This would be achieved by providing a full range of services. 

A spokesperson for the group said: “We at LanSEN Together support the whole family, not just the SEN children. We like to help and guide in anyway we can, from the parents, siblings and extended family.” 

The new base for the charity hopes to offer a space for those supported by the organisation. 

Maria Lawson, founder of LanSEN Together, told the Post: “We are based on Race hill and will be running youth groups, art groups, music therapy sessions, home Ed groups and coffee mornings for the parents (support and advice). We are also linked to a therapist, who does complete complementary healthcare therapy. 

“We are also hoping to run mother and toddler groups if anyone is interested? 

“All our information is on our website: lansentogether.com or you can find us on all social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Everything is updated with what we have going on each week.”