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Short Breaks Forum Meetings & Lots More...

Short Breaks Forum Meetings

Please see the dates for the Short Breaks Forum Meetings below, the next Short Breaks Forum Meeting is on Friday 4th March from 12pm-2pm at The Pavilion, Hollinswood. 

For any enquiries or to book a place, please use the email on the flyer. 

PODS Forum Family Group

Tuesday 15th March 2022 from 10am-12pm at PODS Office, Suite 14, Hazeldine House, Central Square, Telford Centre TF3 4JL

Join us at our friendly Family group, a chance to catch up on updates, discuss services and access non-judgemental befriending peer support with fellow parent carers. Any family members welcome to join us and we'll supply the refreshments and treats too (donations welcome). The places are limited and need to be booked.

To book your place, please click here: PODS Forum Family Group

 

Newport's Community Cafe turns 2 Years Old!

Extract...'The Hub Community Cafe in Newport is celebrating its second birthday this week. Opened in February 2020 by local residents Val Edgley and Liz Bickford-Smith, the cafe is staffed entirely by volunteers and gives work experience and training to young people with learning disabilities and additional needs and enables them to be an active part of the local community. The café also offers various community activities such as toddler’s story time, a wellbeing cafe, and a knit & natter group, with the goal of reducing loneliness and social isolation.'

What's on Kooth in March 2022

The upcoming Live Forums on Kooth for young people to access during March are as follows:

  • Friday 4th March – Emotions - Alternative ways to explore and manage.
  • Wednesday 9th March – Speaking up about crime.
  • Monday 14th March – Neurodiversity Celebration Week: All kinds of different minds.
  • Wednesday 30th March – Social Takeover: What makes you, you?!

Ironbridge Early Bird Sessions

Once a month Enginuity opens early for families who would benefit from visiting at a quieter time 

There is no upper or lower age limit for this, but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Numbers are limited to reduce noise. The sessions begin at 8.30am and lasts for 90 minutes.

Pre-booking is essential, but if you need to cancel they will move your booking to another date as they understand that things can change.

Please note - Enginuity opens to the public at 10am; you are welcome to stay after this time but should be aware that noise levels and numbers will increase.

To book on the Early Bird sessions, please click here: Ironbridge Early Bird Sessions

Kooth: Supporting Young People with Eating Disorders Webinar

Thursday 3rd March 2022 from 12.30pm-1.30pm

Kooth are holding this webinar in Eating Disorders awareness week. This webinar will outline how Kooth supports young people with eating disorders and how healthcare professionals can utilise Kooth's support.

To book your place on the webinar, please click here: Kooth: Supporting Young People with Eating Disorders Webinar

PODS Forum Admaston Family Group

Monday 7th March 2022 from 10am-12pm at Admaston House, Wellington Road, Admaston, TF5 0BN

Join us at our friendly Family group, a chance to catch up on updates, discuss services and access non-judgemental befriending peer support with fellow parent carers.

Any family members welcome to join us and we'll supply the refreshments and treats too (donations welcome).

To book your place, please click here: PODS Forum Admaston Family Group

Cerebra - Positive Family Connections – Take Part

Shared from Cerebra...

"We are inviting family carers of a child with a learning disability, autism, or both aged 8-13 years to take part in a study of a new online programme, Positive Family Connections. The programme aims to enhance family relationships and wellbeing in families of a child with a developmental disability. Positive Family Connections is funded by Cerebra and has been co-produced by family carers and researchers at the University of Warwick. 

The programme involves six online sessions facilitated by two trained family carers with groups of adults from 6-8 families. From each family, one or two adults can take part in Positive Family Connections. The sessions involve group discussion and activities to equip participants with new knowledge and skills to apply in their relationships and build friendships with other families.

This study will help us to learn whether Positive Family Connections benefits families and will help us to plan a larger study of Positive Family Connections in the future."

You would also need to be able to attend one of the following online Positive Family Connections groups:

  • Tuesdays 11am-1pm from 3rd May 2022 for 6 weeks
  • Tuesdays 6pm-8pm from 3rd May 2022 for 6 weeks
  • Wednesdays 7pm-9pm from 8th June 2022 for 6 weeks
  • Thursdays 12pm-2pm from 9th June 2022 for 6 weeks

To find out more, please click here: Cerebra - Positive Family Connections – Take Part

Soft Play at Telford Ice Rink SEN Sessions

The Soft Play at Telford Ice Rink run SEN Sessions on Wednesdays from 5pm-6.30pm and Sundays from 10am-11.30am.

To book on the sessions, please call: 01952 382650 (5 days in advance). You pay when you attend the session and TLC Card holders pay a discounted rate.

Beam Drop In Session

Please see the poster below for Beam's Drop In Sessions.

Action for Happiness Calendar - Friendly February 2022

 

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