1:19 pm, Friday, 12th May 2023

SEND Newsletter- Friday 12 May 2023

Shortlisted candidates in running to win SEND Award are online!

Have you been nominated for a SEND Award?

All shortlisted candidates have been contacted and their names are on the SEND Awards page of the SEND Local Offer website. NELC SEND Local Offer | SEND Awards (nelincs.gov.uk)

If you are one of the lucky candidates who’s nomination made it through to the next round then you are in the running to win a SEND Award!

There were 184 nominations from around the borough for this exciting event so congratulations to everyone who received a nomination, it’s a huge accomplishment to be recognised.

What are the SEND Awards?

The night is a chance to recognise children and young people’s achievements in sports, arts, and education as well as important things like friendship and community spirit, and of course the best adults who help them.

SEND takes centre stage on Wednesday 5 July 2023 from 5pm-7:30pm in the Assembly Room at the Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square.

At the event you will get to share in the winners journeys and hear their stories through the award ceremony which is followed by food and and a dance.

YPAG Group

If you’ve just been reading about the SEND Awards then you may be wondering how the winners are picked.

Shortlisted candidates are being ranked by the YPAG group with a panel of special guests.

Want to know more about YPAG?

Learn more about how YPAG shape what we can offer in our borough and the other fun activities they take part in. NELC SEND Local Offer | Young Persons Advisory Group (YPAG) (nelincs.gov.uk)

Project Search Supported Internships

Local young people reap rewards from successful supported internship programme.

See what’s in store for people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) interning at Grimsby Hospital.

NELC SEND Local Offer | DFN Project Search in North East Lincolnshire (nelincs.gov.uk)

Supported Internships webinar

Join a free webinar to learn more about supported internships and how they can benefit your child/young person.

Free webinar: Spotlight on supported internships – NDTi

Applications are now open for the successful supported internship programme, Project Search at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.

Visit the SEND Local Offer page on preparing for adulthood to find out more about local internships.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood (nelincs.gov.uk)

Foresight half term SEND kids club

Foresight is running a kids club for children aged 8 to 17 with learning disablities during May helf-term.

“Are you looking for something fun for your child over half term? Look no further! Our kids scheme is back and better than ever.

We have a jam-packed schedule of exciting activities, including nerf wars and a trip to the trampoline park. Plus, we’re providing much-needed respite for parents and caregivers.

The scheme runs from May 30th to June 2nd, and spaces are limited on a first come, first serve basis.

This service is specifically for children with learning disabilities.

To register your interest or find out more, contact us at bailey.ford@foresight-nelincs.org.uk or call 01472 269666. Don’t miss out!”

Tangled-SEND Sensory Cinema

The next Sensory Cinema event at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre will be Tangled on 21 May from 2pm to 4pm

There will be sensory activities and lots of fun alongside the film to sing along to!

Sensory Cinema is a SEN adapted cinema experience for all, passionate about inclusion and adapting. You’ll feel safe here!

Book tickets: Sensory Cinema – Tangled | CineShow

Our Future Starts Here presents: Dream Setting – SEND / Relaxed performance

Audiences are invited to enjoy this experience of improvisational storytelling and dance, in a show that makes use of the Minster’s beautiful grand piano and invites those present to be active participants in creating a dreamlike musical world with future themes.

Book tickets for the all ages ‘SEND/relaxed performance’. Our Future Starts Here presents: Dream Setting – SEND / Relaxed performance Tickets, Fri 26 May 2023 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

Find out more about activities on from 26-28 May What’s On – Our Future Starts Here

Autism Hour

Did you know that every Saturday from 9am – 10am is #AutismHour at Freshney Place Shopping Centre?

This means that all rides, hand dryers and background music will be turned off in the centre for one hour to support this wonderful cause.

The Rock Foundation

The Rock Foundation provides young people and adults with learning disabilities with opportunities.

They are opening a shop in Freshney Place and are looking for volunteers.

Please contact Jileen via email jilleen@rockfoundation.org.uk.

Parent Led Advocacy Course for Family members living in Yorkshire and Humber

Bringing Us Together is delighted to be able to bring you a team of highly skilled and experienced trainers including those with lived experience for a special six-session course designed for Yorkshire and Humber families and parent carers. The sessions are welcoming, supportive and informative.

Open to any parent or family member with an autistic child and/or a young person with a learning disability.

For more information, please see the attached flyer here or email katie@bringingustogether.org.uk.

To book a place, please contact tony@bringingustogether.org.uk.

Parent Carer Forum- NELPCF

NELPCF is a brand new opportunity for having your say and bringing about change and improvement for children and young people with SEND. Led by parents, for parents, passionate about making a difference, we aim to make the voices of parents just like us, heard, right where it matters.

Visit the NELPCF website.

What’s new?

“Tuesday Talks! Starting in May, we will be providing a weekly opportunity to tell us your views and experiences on all things SEND, hear updates on current co-production opportunities and more… join our members group for details coming soon!”

For updates like this, and to join their members group, follow them on Facebook. North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum | Grimsby | Facebook


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Call- 01472 326363
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If you have questions about SEND we are always here to help. Please don’t hesitate to email sen@nelincs.gov.uk. We always try to make sure that children and parents/ carers voices are heard.

These Weekly SEND parent/carer newsletters are shared with teams within education, health and social care as well as parents/carers SENCOs, the DfE and local charities.

If parents/carers or young people over 16 do not have access to the internet or if they prefer to receive paper copies only please contact sen@nelincs.gov.uk.