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PODS Inclusive Trips, Picnic in the Park and Lots More Exciting Events!

PODS Inclusive Trips - Chester Zoo & Blue Planet

We are organising 2 inclusive trips which will take place over the summer holiday, Chester Zoo Saturday 4th August and Blue Planet Wednesday 22nd August. The cost of each trip is £5 per family, which includes the entrance fees and coach travel (where required), Please note this is non refundable.

If you would like a place on a trip (unfortunately you can only go on one) Then email Elaine at elaine@podstelford.org with your trip choice, email address, phone number, number of adults/children and their ages plus how many have additional needs.

There will be a coach for both trips but if you prefer to travel by car please let me know. Spaces are limited and when all seats are filled we will be operating a reserve list. 

PODS Picnic in the Park - Monday 6th August with Special Guests from Pirates and Princesses!

We are hosting this years Picnic in the Park on Monday 6th August at Admaston House, Admaston. We will be having some very special guests from Pirates and Princesses!! We will also have, Quad Bikes, a Bouncy Castle and lots more! This year is an extra special year for PODS as we are celebrating 10 years! Come and help us celebrate at what will be a fantastic day for all our families! We look forward to seeing you!

PODS Parent/Carer Night Out - Friday 14th September

Come and join us as we celebrate our 10th Anniversay! The celebration is being held at St George's Cricket Club, there will be a live band and a DJ!

The tickets are £5 and will include a drink and food. To book your tickets please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pods-parentcarer-night-tickets-47108661274

This is an Adults only event.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Fun & Floats Swimming Session - Sunday 19 August 2018 from 4pm-5pm

PODS Forum Fundraising Team are hosting a Fun and Floats Swimming session, this 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 the parent/carer’s responsibility.

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

To book your tickets, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pods-forum-fundraising-team-fun-floats-swimming-session-tickets-47710455256

Summer Craft Sessions - Tuesday 24th July 2018

PODS Forum Fundraising Team are holding two Summer Craft Sessions on Tuesday 24th July at Telford Town Park Visitors Centre. The morning Summer Craft session will run from 10am-12pm and the afternoon session will be from 1pm-3pm

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

Please just book in your child for the session (1 ticket). Please book either the morning or afternoon session as both sessions will be the same.

To book your child/children on the MORNING session, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pods-forum-fundraising-team-summer-crafts-session-morning-tickets-47710874510​

To book your child/children on the AFTERNOON session, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pods-forum-fundraising-team-summer-crafts-session-afternoon-tickets-47711124257​
All children MUST be accompanied by an adult parent/carer.

There is a café on site if you wish to purchase food or drink, however there will be free refreshments at the event.

Arleston Community Day - Sunday 22nd July

PODS Forum Fundraising Team will have the PODS stall at Arleston Community Day, being held at Arleston Community Centre, St. Giles Close, Arleston, Telford, TF1 2AB. Come and join them for a day full of fun!

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

WOW - what a week that was and still it's too hot (for me anyway!)... Most of the week has been spent in planning and behind the scenes stuff culminating in our Question Time Event on Wednesday with 12 professionals from LA (Education and Social Care) and Health partners answering your direct questions - all this will be written up in due course and shared with you. Thank you again to all my reps who helped out on the day, for wider staff and team members too.

Remainder of the week has been spent with our Admaston Family Group where we welcomed our local commissioner for the BeeU (CAMHS) service to talk to families about what is needed from the service - were you there? what do you think? Further comments are also welcomed and feed into wider discussions that we are having on a weekly basis! On Friday we attended the NASEN Live (National Assciation of Special Educational Needs) and spoke with a local link for the SEND Education consortiu - see further down our facebook page for more information. I also want to say that if I haven't replied to your inbox message in full, I will do over the next day or so.

I'd also like to add a good luck message for any families who have a child transitioning into Secondary School today or this week. Hope that transition plans have gone well and you have been supported to do this through communication links between schools.

Today I am attending training with Autism Education Trust alongsdie LA and Health colleagues and then tomorrow it's our planning day with Participation Steering Group and team of reps, with an update from CVS CEO about IASS Service.

Have a good week everyone and if you have any 'stay cool' tips please share them.

Come and join us at our Family Groups...

Thursday 12th July: Your Voice + Family Resources from 7pm-9pm at Elephant and Castle Pub, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2ET

Wednesday 18th July: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW

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


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