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December News...

***Places Still Available for the EHCP and Annual Review Workshop on Tuesday 5th December***

This workshop has been arranged for anyone who has an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) and has, is or will be going through the Annual Review Process at some point at any age.

This workshop will guide you through the process and help you to understand how the EHCP paperwork fits in with Annual Review paperwork and vice versa.

Trainer is coming from Contact (previously Contact A Family) to run this workshop as part of the implmentation of the wider SEND Reforms.

Lunch will be available at 12noon and the workshop runs 12.30pm until 2.30pm. To book your place please click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ehcp-and-annual-review-tickets-40110953943

BBC Breakfast - #BBCSend

All this week BBC Breakfast have been shining a light on Special Educational Needs and Disability. They have been sharing inspirational videos, asking people what has worked for them, sharing videos of thanks, parents difficulties in getting their child/children support, talking about SEND Reforms, tribunals and lots more. For all the videos and information visit the BBC Breakfast Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/bbcbreakfast

Confide Counselling Service Telford

Confide provides counselling services to people who need support with problems such as depression, anxiety, low-confidence, bereavement and stress. They are at The Glebe Centre, Glebe Street, Wellington, Telford. TF1 1JP. For more information on the services they provide, please visit their website: https://www.confide.org.uk/

PODS Forum Fundraising Team's Upcoming Christmas Events...

Christmas Craft Workshops on Monday 18th December from 10am-12pm and 1pm til 3pm

You will be making hot chocolate, snow cones, sock snowmen, decorating Christmas hats and lots more. Two Christmas Craft Workshop sessions will be running, session one will be from 10am-12pm and session two will be from 1pm-3pm. Please only book onto one session as both sessions will be the same.

All families who have a child or young person with a Disability, Additional Need or SEND (aged 0-25yrs) are welcome.

Please just book your child in for these sessions, there are 12 child places available. When booking your child a ticket please can you state their age and sex. Parents are required to stay with their child/children.

To book onto the morning session please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pods-forum-fundraising-team-christmas-crafts-workshop-morning-tickets-40183186994

To book onto the afternoon session please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pods-forum-fundraising-team-christmas-crafts-workshop-afternoon-tickets-40183340453​

Festive Event at Jungleland, on Saturday 30th December from 6pm-8pm

Come along and join us for some Festive Fun! The Cafe will be open if you wish to purchase food and drinks. Parents are required to stay with their child/children.

All families who have a child or young person with a disability/additional need aged 0-25 are welcome.

When booking your tickets please can you state the age and sex of your child/children. To book please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pods-forum-fundraising-team-festive-event-tickets-40180752713

Funky Friday Christmas Disco on Friday 1st December 2017

Funky Friday are having their Christmas Disco (Fancy Dress) on Friday 1st December from 7pm-9pm at The Red House Inn, Wellington Road, Lilleshall, TF10 9EW. The Disco is for young adults aged 15+ with SEN/Disabilities. For more information please contact, Val on 07946 717963, Liz on 07841 568524 or Adam on 07931 210941.

We are Hiring... 

We’re looking to recruit a dedicated Project Officer to work with our team (16hrs/week);  This role is funded through our BIG Lottery grant and we are looking for a self-motivated person, who is passionate about the work that PODS Charity does.  For more information on the role of PODS Charity alongside our Face 2 Face Befriending Scheme, please visit our website www.podstelford.org.  To review the Job Description please click on this link https://www.podstelford.org/team-view/we-are-hiring/. To apply for this position please send a covering email and your CV demonstrating relevant experience and skills to liz@podstelford.org.  Closing date is 5th January with interviews taking place during January.

Thank you on behalf of Trustees of PODS Charity.

Upcoming Family Groups...

Please come and join us at our upcoming Family Groups…

Monday 4th December: Your Voice + Family Resources Christmas Special from 10am-12pm at Admaston Community Centre, Wellington Road, Wellington, TF5 0BN.

Thursday 14th December: Your Voice + Family Resources Christmas Special from 7pm-9pm at Elephant and Castle Pub, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2ET.

Wednesday 20th December: Your Voice + Family Resources Christmas Special from 9.30am-11.30am at Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW. 

Monday 8th January: Your Voice + Family Resources from 10am-12pm at Admaston Community Centre, Wellington Road, Wellington, TF5 0BN. 

Thank you for reading our latest bulletin.

Kerrie Seagrave

Project Administrator on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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