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Healthwatch Board Meeting, Kreative Kidz Update & More...

Healthwatch Board Meeting

Healthwatch represent the local community in matters relating to health and social care.  They are holding a public board meeting on 25th April at teatime. To find out what they do and for more information see link below:


Kreative Kidz Update

As of May Kreative Kidz will no longer be taking bookings via Facebook, or Julie. To book a place please call Young People’s Services on 01952 385119 or A2Abookings@telford.gov.uk. Please call Monday-Friday, between 9am-5pm. Payment will be taken over the phone and sessions can be booked and pre-paid for in advance. Kreative Kidz also have some exciting news! They now start at 5 years old. The Junior sessions are ages 5-11years from 10am-12.30pm and Senior Sessions are ages 12-18years and they are held from 1pm-3.30pm. The cost is £4 a session.

Home Education Consultation from Department for Education

Home Education: Call for evidence and revised DfE guidance (Department for Education) This consultation has two parts. First, it is a call for evidence on issues connected with elective home education, in particular: registration of children educated at home; monitoring of home education provision; and support for home-educating families. Secondly, it seeks comment on draft versions of two DfE guidance documents about elective home education, one designed for local authorities and one for parents. The consultation closes on 2 July 2018. The online survey can be accessed here: https://consult.education.gov.uk/school-frameworks/home-education-call-for-evidence-and-revised-dfe-a/  

The Department for Education announced a package of measures to help make sure children receive the best possible education either at home or outside of school on 10 April. See Measures to deliver quality education across all settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/measures-to-deliver-quality-education-across-all-settings#2018-04-10T16:52:22+01:00​

Think Autism Strategy Refresh for Adults

The way that the Department of Health and Social Care and other organisations monitor the progress of the autism strategy has been updated: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/think-autism-strategy-governance-refresh-2018#2018-04-03T13:05:17+01:00​

Cerebra Workshop - Friday 11th May

We're running a Cerebra Workshop on Friday 11th May - Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshop. Places are limited - please book quickly through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/accessing-public-services-toolkit-workshop-tickets-45425397587​

Weekly Update from Jayne Stevens (Participation Co-ordinator)...​

Week back at school and glorious sunshine - hope some of you have had chance to enjoy it too...We started the week with Participation Steering Group meeting and I have finalised the CAMHS (Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service) Report and shared it with key stakeholder, our trustees and via our PODS Forum closed group. Tuesday saw me supporting Face 2 Face Training and then midweek I spent the day in Birmingham at a PDA Society Conference - lots and lots of notes to type up and share with families in due course (although the website is fantastic too!). A midweek 'something different' for me with my first bit of exercise for many years - on the Badminton Court no less - great fun and opportunity to spend time with hubby and other parent carers. Thursday we had a meeting regarding Transport proposals (have you remember to complete the survey yet?) and then onto a speed-networking event in Donnington linking up with community groups. We shared information that families had been talking to us about needs for SEND children and puberty and looking after themselves support - so we will be following this up in due course. I've ended the week in a day's training 'Mentoring and Coaching' part of a 12 month course to support my team in the future.

Come and join us at our Family Groups...

Friday 27th April 2018: PLEASE NOTE ALTERNATIVE VENUE FOR THIS MONTH ONLY. WE APOLOGISE BUT THIS IS ON THE FIRST FLOOR WITH NO LIFT ACCESS (Accessible venue will return next month). Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Dawley Christian Centre, High Street, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2EX

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

Thursday 10th May 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 7pm–9pm at Elephant and Castle Pub, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2ET
Free car parking: Station Road Car Park (Entrance just after Royal British Legion. Postcode TF4 2NW)

Monday 14th May 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 10am–12pm at Admaston House, Admaston,Telford, TF5 0BN
Free car parking on site.

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Kerrie Seagrave

Project Administrator on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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