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Transition Event, Distance Learning Courses & lots more...

The Transition Event Midlands 2018

The Transition Event Midlands 2018 brings together practitioners, parents and leading experts to support young people with disabilities or mental health needs through transition. It will be held on 17th May at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The one-day conference and exhibition enables delegates to debate the future options for young people and help find new and existing pathways to their future and independence. Focusing on all main transition topics, including EHCPs; education; housing; care and support; and employment, the conference is chaired by Caroline Bennett, Associate Director for Social Care at the Council for Disabled Children, a leading champion for young disabled adults’ transition and their future choices.

For further information on the event and to register, please go to: https://www.myfamilyourneeds.co.uk/event/transition-event-midlands-2018/ 

Distance Learning Courses

Distance Learning Courses are free of charge and you can complete them from home. 

Reading material and assessment paperwork are provided to enable independent study, the duration of the course can be between 2-4 months, depending on the chosen course. If you are interested in any of the courses below, please email Christine.warfield@telford.gov.uk or Nationalcareers@telford.gov.uk

You can also call them on 01952 382888 for further information or to book a careers appointment.

Transport Pre-Market Engagement/Consultation

We have been asked by Telford & Wrekin Council to collate responses from families for a pre-market engagement/consultation exercise around School Transport.  This survey focusses on families whose children travel to school via coach or taxi only (not fleet transport).

Please open/click on the survey to read more about the process. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JXGMSYY

If you have any questions please contact Jayne Stevens on info@podstelford.org who will respond after the Easter Break due to holidays.

Support in Hospitals by Contact

Contact have their 'Our Hospitals Project' they know that having a child in hospital can be a time of overwhelming stress. Their parent advisers are now based at six children's hospitals across the UK, providing families with emotional and practical support when they need it most. Please click on the following link to find out more https://contact.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/our-hospitals-project/

SEN Sessions for the Holidays

Little Rascals: Little Rascals have several SEN Sessions on over the Easter holiday, their regular sessions are on every Wednesday at 6.15pm and Saturdays at 8.30am. They are also holding 2 extra sessions on the Mondays throught the holiday from 8.30am to 11am, for more information visit their Facebeook page https://www.facebook.com/uklittlerascals/

Pirates & Princesses: Pirates & Princesses are holding their regular Exclusive SEN Sessions on Tuesday 10th April from 4pm-6pm.

Airea51: Airea51 have SEN Sessions on this week, please check their Easter Holiday timetable for timings and details https://airea51.co.uk/timetable/

Come and join us at our Family Groups...


Wednesday 18th April 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW
Free car parking available at front of shops.

Friday 27th April 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Dawley Town Hall (opposite Langley School/CAMHS) New Street, Dawley, Telford, TF4 3JR

Monday 30th April 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 5pm-7pm at Pirates and Princesses, Unit 17, Cedar Court, Halesfield 17, Telford, TF7 4PF

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Project Administrator on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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