1:39 pm, Monday, 21st November 2022

SEND Newsletter- Monday, 21 November 2022

Free SEND guide from Contact

Parent carers shouldn’t have to navigate the complicated SEND system by themselves. That’s what our Helpful Guide is here for!

Our 92-page booklet has all the advice and information you’ll need about accessing support for your family β€” from your child’s early years through to their adulthood transition.

It’s highly recommended by hundreds of UK families… and it’s 100% free! Order your copy πŸ‘‰contact.org.uk/helpful-guide

Extra payment on benefit claims

If your disabled child gets DLA/PIP and you’re on Universal Credit or child tax credits, then you qualify for extra payments as part of your benefit claim.

This extra payment is called the disabled child addition. It is paid at 2 different rates depending on the level of your child’s disability benefit award.

But many parents aren’t automatically flagged as eligible β€” so make sure to add a note to your Universal Credit journal or call the Tax Credits Office to tell them about your child’s DLA/PIP.

This also applies to families whose children get the Scottish Child Disability Payment or Adult Disability Payment.

Get more advice about this here:

On Universal Credit, the addition must be fully backdated to when your benefit claim started or to when your child’s DLA/PIP award started (whichever is most recent). If this doesn’t happen, talk to us: contact.org.uk/helpline-details

For those on tax credits, backdating is normally limited to 1 month only. Find out why here: bit.ly/TaxCreditsDisability


Free ‘Understanding Sensory Processing

NELC SEND Local Offer | Free Understanding Sensory Processing Workshop (nelincs.gov.uk)

Free ‘Support for parents and carers of children with anxiety

NELC SEND Local Offer | Support for parents and carers of children with anxiety (nelincs.gov.uk)

Free sleep training

On completion of the workshop, parents can then access one-to-one specialist sleep support via the telephone, if they still feel they need more support.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Sleep Training (nelincs.gov.uk)

Makaton taster session

Or you can jump right in to Level 1 and take this further in Level 2.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Makaton in the Community Taster Session (nelincs.gov.uk)

Updated transitions guidance on the ETHV page

There is updated transitions guidance on the Educational Team for Hearing and Vision page for young people moving into adulthood.

NELC SEND Local Offer | Hearing and vision (nelincs.gov.uk)

Breakfast with Santa

There is an exciting event for families with children with SEND. Have breakfast with Santa.

Why is it SEND friendly?

  • Quieter environment. There are fewer places available for the SEND Session to ensure that there’s less hustle and bustle but still plenty of festive fun.
  • Bring along your own cup, plate, or cutlery, favourite blankets, sensory toys, or anything that will help you to enjoy the session.
  • Part of the venue will be kept free for a break-off area if you need a quiet space.
  • Breakfast is self-serve but trained staff are happy to lend a helping hand if you need it.
  • The VR Sleigh rise is option and can be enjoyed with or without headsets.

Adults- Β£11.95
Children- Β£15.95

Booking now: Events – Grimsby Garden Centre.

Free speech and language support workshop from Contact

Free Speech and Language Support workshops for parent carers of young disabled children.

Book your place via the links below:

23 November (7pm) bit.ly/Speech23Nov

If your child is aged around 0-5 and has any communication difficulties related to a disability, this one’s for you.

The virtual workshop is run by an experienced speech and language therapist who will help you to think about your child’s communication needs and how best to support them β€” both at home and at school.

Contact – For families with disabled children | London | Facebook

Carers Support Centre peer support group

Monday 28 November from 11am to 12:30pm.

We have a Peer Support Group for Parents and Guardians who care for a child with any additional needs.

The group meets once a month. If you’d like to come along or find out more please get in touch.

Carers’ Support NEL | Facebook

YMCA Humber

We have received funding to run a free Christmas holiday club.

We have spaces for 18 children per day, to confirm eligibility and to book your child(ren) on, please head to the following link:

Find out more at YMCA Humber.

Scout group taster session

4th Cleethorpes (St Peters) Scout Group will be holding taster sessions for prospective new Beavers (age 6 to 8) at the Scout Hut, Albert Road, Cleethorpes.

Thursday 24 November
Thursday 8 December
From 5-6pm

To register your interest email: fourthcleebeavers@gmail.com.

4th Cleethorpes Scout Group | Cleethorpes | Facebook

Autism training

EarlyBird Plus for children aged four to nine.

NELC SEND Local Offer | EarlyBird Plus (National Autistic Society training) (nelincs.gov.uk)

Teen Life for young people aged 10-16

NELC SEND Local Offer | Teen Life Autism Programme (nelincs.gov.uk)


SENDIASS provide support for SEND, across education, health and social care.


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Call- 01472 326363
Email- ask@nelsendiass.org.uk

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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.