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Invitation To Meet Senior Leaders, Councillors and Directors & Lots More...

Invitation To Meet Senior Leaders, Councillors and Directors

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE ARRANGED A SPECIFIC SEND APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH LEADER/COUNCILLORS/DIRECTORS OF TELFORD & WREKIN COUNCIL. 

They will be there to listen to parents and carers, to get their views on SEND provisions in Telford and Wrekin.

The session takes place on Thursday 15 February from 5pm to 7pm at PODS Hub (private rooms/spaces)

To ensure this opportunity is shared with as many families as possible, we ask that you please book one appointment with one of the following attendees.  We have been assured that responses will be given as a collective from Telford & Wrekin Council

PLEASE BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING, USING THE LINK BELOW.

Appointments are available with:

Please note:

  • This is a closed event and appointment basis only.
  • Each 1:1 appointment will last 15 minutes.
  • If you have any questions ahead of the session, please email helloshaun@telford.gov.uk

PODS February and March Activity Sessions

Join PODS this February and March for a variety of activity sessions! Booking is essential and parent/carer attendance is required. Open to children and young people, including siblings.

To book, please click on the following links:

Crafts and Planting

Inflata Nation 

Freestyle Drawing 

Blists Hill 

Trains and Construction 

Cooking 

Inflata Nation 

Crafts and Fire Service Visit - To be Confirmed

PODS Stop Motion Video Club

Monday 5th February from 4pm-5pm at PODS Hub, 1 Hawksworth Road, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TU 

PODS Stop Motion Video Club resumes from Jan 2024. The children/young people will be provided with Lego and Ipads to help make the stop motion videos. Cost is: £3 per child/young person.

Please contact Uma at uma@podstelford.org for any details.

To book please click here: PODS Stop Motion Video Club

PODS Minecraft Club

Tuesday 6th February from 4pm-5pm at PODS Hub, 1 Hawksworth Road, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TU 

A chance to come together and enjoy a session of Minecraft. Please note Minecraft will be accessed via PODS iPads which are linked to one another to allow multiplayer options. Children will not be able to access their own Minecraft accounts for safety reasons. Sessions open to children and young people of all ages who are members of PODS including their siblings.

Drinks and biscuits provided. Session costs are non-refundable, parent/carer/PA must remain on site for the duration of the session. Please ensure every Child/young person attending has a ticket, those attending without a ticket will be turned away. Adult tickets are NOT required.

To book, please click here: PODS Minecraft Club

PODS Lego Club

Wednesday 7th February from 4pm-5pm at PODS Hub, 1 Hawksworth Road, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TU 

PODS Lego Club is running sessions for children from 5-14 years old during Term Time. The children will be building as well as be able to improve their  to social and communication skills. 

Session costs are non-refundable, parent/carer/PA must remain on site for the duration of the session. Please ensure every child/young person attending has a ticket.

To book, please click here: PODS Lego Club

PODS Forum and Befriending Scheme Social Support Group

Wednesday 21st February 2024 from 10am-11.30am at PODS Hub, 1 Hawksworth Road, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TU

Do you fancy a cuppa and a natter in a friendly, non-judgemental environment? Join us at our PODS Forum and Befriending Scheme Family Group.

For a chance to have a catch up, find out more about the Befriending Scheme and access non-judgemental befriending peer support with fellow parent carers. Places must be pre-booked. We look forward to seeing you there.

To book, please click here: PODS Forum and Befriending Scheme Social Support Group

PODS Social Support Group at Blists Hill

Wednesday 28th February 2024 from 10am-12pm at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford, TF7 5UD

Come and join us at PODS Family Group in Blists Hill Victorian Town for a chat, relax  and meet with friendly faces. Ask us for some advice or just enjoy a walk around the village. Tickets are available at a subsidised cost of £3 per person. PODS will provide 1 tea/coffee/soft drink to each person booked, however you will have to purchase your own other refreshments if required.  

Places are limited and booking is essential, open to all PODS members living in Telford and Wrekin. Please note that the tickets are non-refundable. Children, of any age, are welcome however if they are under 2 years old, no ticket is required. We will be meeting at the entrance at 10am, please let us know if you will be late or can no longer make it so as the group can enter on time.

To book, please click here: PODS Social Support Group at Blists Hill

PODS Online SIBS Workshop - Understanding the Needs and Experiences of Siblings

Monday 19th February 2024 from 10am-11.30am - Online

PODS is hosting an online workshop by SIBS for parents carers on Understanding the needs and experiences of siblings. The session is being run at two times to cater to maximum parents carers. The registered participants will be emailed the zoom link to join a few days before the workshop.

The workshop will cover:

  • Insight into siblings needs
  • Practical ideas for giving siblings attention 
  • Further sources of information

To book, please click here: PODS Online SIBS Workshop - Understanding the Needs and Experiences of Siblings

Supporting the Home Learning Environment Conference

Monday 11th March from 9.30am-3.30pm at Mercure Telford

Do you want to help your child’s speech, language, communication and literacy at home? Or do you work closely with children or in a school setting?

This event is suitable for:

  • Parents and carers who play a key role in children’s learning
  • Professionals working with early years children (0-5)
  • Social workers
  • Health professionals
  • Health visitors and community nursery nurses
  • Voluntary organisations which support families
  • Schools
  • Workers in early years settings

Guest speakers from national organisations (including Speech and Language UK and NSPCC) are attending and a buffet lunch will be provided.

To find out more about the event and to book your place, please email: talkingchildcare@telford.gov.uk

Short Breaks Newsletter - February

In February’s Short Breaks Newsletter you will find information on Pony Pals Wrekin, Boardroom Gaming Cafe, Cinema CEA Card and lots more.

To read the newsletter in full, please click here: Short Breaks Newsletter – February

Short Breaks Forum

Tuesday 6th February from 10am-12pm at PODS HUb, 1 Hawksworth Road, Central Park, Telford TF2 9TU

The Short Breaks Forum (activities, ican2, MyOptions, etc) is open to all families in Telford & Wrekin. Come along to find out what is going on, how to access, ask questions and find out more about the service.

Event is 'hosted' by PODS at their office hub in Central Park. Free Car Parking and Refreshments available.

SENDIASS Survey

Shared on their behalf - extract below of information they would like to gather.  All experiences are welcomed to help to develop the service.

"We provide impartial information, advice and support for Parents and Carers of children and young people 0-25 years who have or may have Special educational Needs and Disabilities.

We are currently requesting feedback to help inform and shape future service developments and to ensure that we continue to meet our National IASS Minimum Standards.

Please can you take a few minutes to answer some questions for us. We really do value your feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, your views will contribute towards SENDIASS Service Development. Telford and Wrekin SENDIASS Parent /Carer Survey 2024 (office.com)"

PODS Warm Hub

Join us at our Warm Hub this winter!

A haven for the community, where we come together for activities and support in the face of the cost of living crisis.

Lets make a difference, warm hearts and share the warmth!

Everyone is welcome.

Please see the poster below for dates and times, you will find us at 1 Hawksworth Road, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TU.

Information from Telford & Wrekin Community Champions

Menopause Support

Keep the conversation going!!! Menopause affects us all in one way or another.

It could be affecting you or you may be supporting your partner / friend / colleague - Get the right information, advice and support on the Balance website. Balance Website

The HealthHub

Action for Happiness Calendar -  Friendly February 2024

 

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on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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