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Play Doctor Workshops, PODS Pan Disability Event and Lots More...

Play Doctor Workshops - Thursday 21st September

The Play Doctor workshops will be taking place on Thursday 21st September. There are two workshops, 24 places on each. Parent/Carers are more than welcome to book onto both, the workshops are 2 1/4hrs each, with half an hour for lunch between. To book your place on the workshops please click on the eventbrite links below:

9.30am-11.45am - Managing Challenging Behaviour including de-escalation techniques for older children and teenagers 12 years + 
It's not easy to manage behaviour when children rise quickly and want to demonstrate how they feel with physical behaviour.  This course looks at how to use de-escalation techniques for older children and teenagers to bring emotions down to the stage where young people are able to communicate and articulate their difficulties.  *Note we DO NOT cover restraint procedures in this training.  We can adapt this training to meet your own requirements.


12.15pm-2.30pm - Supporting children to deal with social situations they find difficult.
Some children and young people find it hard to share, take turns, line up, keep to their own personal space or talk without interrupting.
This workshop looks at how we can support children who find social interaction hard. We provide ideas, techniques and coping strategies to help children manage situations they find difficult.  We will share with you lots of ideas and tools that you can take back and use to help children cope and learn to be better in social situations and support them to build social relationships and make friends.
Suitable for  children 5-12 years who find social situations hard 
*Kit available Social Skills Bingo


PODS Pan Disability Event - Friday 29th September from 9am - 6pm at Telford Town Centre, New Street Square (near Poundland)

We are planning to raise awareness of a number of disabilities and additional needs. We have invited a range of stands to raise awareness, please check our Facebook page for updates.

Please send an email to kerrie@podstelford.org if you would like more information on having a stall at our event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Conkers Trip - Saturday 16th September - Spaces Available!

We have space for 2 more families on our trip to Conkers! If you would like more information or to book, please contact our Project Officer, Liz, by email: liz@podstelford.org

Conkers offers 120 acres of adventure with indoor and outdoor play areas and over 100 interactive exhibits. There’s the Conker Choo II train, barefoot sensory walk, activity trails, woodland walks, adventure play and sky viewing tower – so something for all ages.
There is a café, but you are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks.
For more information please see: http://www.visitconkers.com/

Short Breaks Discussion - Your Views - Wednesday 27th September

PODS are going to be holding Short Breaks discussions, on Wednesday 27th September, they will take place at The Wakes, Theatre Square, Oakengates, TF2 6EP. There will be two discussions held, 10am-12pm or 6pm-8pm to enable everyone to have their say. All views will be taken to the Local Authority, with the hope that moving forward things will improve. Please book your place through the link below:


Contact - The New Name for Contact A Family

Contact, is the new name for Contact a Family, there's lots of information available on their website for anything SEND related, www.contact.org.uk

Kreative Kidz - Saturday 9th September

Kreative Kidz is back! At their new home at Ketley Community Centre.

The workshop will include: clay, tile making, sensory play, and a special treat of CHALKBOARD SLIME!! To book a place for your child please call: 01952 382365

Help Shape the Future of Midwife-Led Units

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGs are reviewing local Mid-Wife led units and are holding workshops throughout September, to enable people to meet key professionals and have their say. For more details on the workshops please see the flyer below:

Upcoming Family Groups for September

Please come and join us at our upcoming Family Groups…

Thursday 14th September: Your Voice + Family Resources Showcase from 7pm-9pm at Elephant & Castle Pub, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2ET.

Wednesday 20th September: Your Voice + Family Resources Showcase and Invited Speaker from 9.30am-11.30am at Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW.

Thursday 28th September: Your Voice + Family Resources Showcase from 9.30am-11.30am at Dawley Christian Centre, High Street, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2EX.

Thank you for reading our latest bulletin.

Kerrie Seagrave

Project Administrator on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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