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A Chance to WIN £100 Shopping Voucher by Completing our Annual Survey & Lots More...

Extended Deadline for our Annual Survey with a Chance to WIN £100 Shopping Voucher in our Prize Draw

We have extended the deadline for our Annual Survey until the beginning of September, this gives more people a chance to win in our prize draw for £100 shopping voucher (Telford families only).


Mark Taylor Support Ltd is Excited to Announce a Brand New Piece of Work – The Life Skills Project.

The Life Skills Project sessions will run on a Monday between 9am and 3pm and will be based at the Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downmead, Telford TF3 2EW

The initial ‘Introduction to Life Skills’ programme will be running across a 14 week term from Monday 17 September to Monday 17 December 2018.

There are 8 user places available on the initial programme, which is open to users 16 years and over.

The project will be led by the Project Manager – Jodie Sands and supported by a minimum of 2 support assistants, thus meaning the project will be working within a ratio of 1 member of staff to 3 service users. The project will provide a progression pathway from the Introduction to Life Skills programme via a range of user led choice programmes.

Support costs from £62 per day based on users accessing a full-term programme. This cost is inclusive of all programme content, activities and lunch.

1:1/2:1 support and transport support will be available on request, with additional charges applicable.

A more detailed outline of the Introduction to Life Skills Programme is available within 
The Life Skills Project Overview:

A PDF version of The Life Skills Project Flyer can also be accessed here: https://marktaylorsupportltd.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Life-Skills-Project-Flyer-2.pdf​

If you would like to register a firm interest or have any questions about any of the information outlined please email enquiries@marktaylorsupportltd.co.uk or telephone Mark Taylor Support Ltd on 07512 213521.

Readers Group for the NHS - How to get Involved

As a member of the Readers Group you will be sent copies of patient information leaflets to help the trust to ensure that they are clear and easy to understand before they are published. Please see the poster below for more details:

Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group’s Annual General Meeting and Care with Confidence Awards

Join Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group’s Annual General Meeting and Care with Confidence Awards. To book a place please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telford-and-wrekin-ccg-annual-general-meeting-tickets-46718256563​ 

Please see the poster below for more details:

Independent Report - Residential Special Schools and Colleges: Support for Children

We were involved in the review and experiences of children and young people in residential schools and colleges* that led to a report from Christine Lenehan (Council for Disabled Children). *The report actually considered wider matters including specialist and alternative provision and home schooling. This report has now been replied to by the Secretary for State (see below) for report and responses from Government. This demonstrates the power of the parent carer voice and our voices from Telford were included too. Thank you again to everyone. 

Please find the report here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/residential-special-schools-and-colleges-support-for-children?utm_source=e3b38d55-f301-43a3-9b82-94ea7392b12e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate​

PODS Parent Carer Forum Party Night: 10th Year Anniversary Celebrations on Friday 14th September 2018

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. You can now buy PODS Party Night tickets at our Family Groups or Events.

Come and join us at our Family Groups...

Friday 31st August 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 3rd September 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 10.00am-12.00pm at Admaston House, Admaston,Telford, TF5 0BN

Thursday 13th September 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 7pm-9pm at Elephant and Castle Pub, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2ET

Wednesday 19th September 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW

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Kerrie Seagrave

Project Administrator on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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