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Summer News, Information & Events

PODS Events over the Summer

There’s still time to book your tickets for PODS Forum Annual Picnic in the Park and our Fun & Floats Swimming Session.

PODS Forum Annual Picnic in the Park - Monday 7th August    

This year the Mayor, Cllr Stephen Reynolds has kindly accepted our invitation to our Annual Picnic in the Park, we are inviting you and your family to join us too! Come and join us for fun and family activities from 10am – 3pm. Admaston House, Wellington Road, Admaston, Telford. TF5 0BN. To book tickets please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pods-forum-picnic-in-the-park-tickets-36186633194      

PODS Forum Fun & Floats Swimming Session - Saturday 26th August 2017

Our Fun and Floats Swimming session is being held at Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre, Wellington, TF1 1LX. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer at all times, as they remain parent/carer’s responsibility. This will be bookable through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pods-forum-fun-floats-swimming-session-tickets-36186501801                             

Our Family Groups are still running over the summer, come and join us on the following dates:

7th August: Admaston Family Group: 10.00am – 12.00pm, Admaston House, Admaston,Telford, TF5 0BN. This month Family Group will host a ‘Picnic in the Park’ which will run from 10 until 3pm.

10th August: Dawley Evening Family Group: 7.00pm – 9.00pm – Elephant and Castle Pub, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2ET

16th August: Randlay Community Centre: 9.30am – 11.30pm (this session replaces our Hollinswood one for this month only)

31st August: Dawley Daytime Family Group – 9.30am – 11.30am at Dawley Christian Centre, High Street, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2EX

Useful Information and websites.

ERIC - The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity

ERIC is the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK. Our vision is that every child and teenager with a bowel or bladder condition can access support and live free from embarrassment, shame, isolation and fear. Helpline: 0845 370 8008.

You can find details of their website, and upcoming First Regional Roadshow on PODS Website, National Links Page: https://www.podstelford.org/national-links/

Dimensions - Autism friendly cinema screenings                                                     

Dimensions work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to host Autism Friendly Screenings at over 250 cinemas nationwide. On Sunday mornings throughout August, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment.


SNAP – Special Needs Adventure Playground   

S.N.A.P. is a Special Needs Adventure Playground in Cannock, they offer a safe, friendly environment where children and adults can come with their families. They have recently been refurbished and have a new website: www.cannocksnap.com                                                                      

Funky Friday @ The Red House 

A disco for young adults aged 15+ with SEN/Disabilities, they are currently being held on 1st Friday of every month (04.08.17 / 01.09.17 / 06.10.17) from 7pm – 9.30pm. For more information contact: Val 07946 717963, Liz 07481 568524 or email: adamswinnerton@gmail.com

Finally we would like your thoughts on First Aid Training…  

We are interested to know if you have attended first aid training? Or if not, what would you like to be included on a first aid course in the future? Please email us with any information or ideas you may have at info@podstelford.org                                                       

Thank you for reading our latest bulletin.

Kerrie Seagrave

Project Administrator on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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