1:39 pm, Monday, 21st 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 — 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 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 — 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.
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‘
Free ‘Support for parents and carers of children with anxiety‘
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.
Makaton taster session
Or you can jump right in to Level 1 and take this further in Level 2.
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.
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.
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 — both at home and at school.
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.
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
To register your interest email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EarlyBird Plus for children aged four to nine.
Teen Life for young people aged 10-16
SENDIASS provide support for SEND, across education, health and social care.
If you have questions about SEND we are always here to help. Please don’t hesitate to email email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.