1:41 pm, Friday, 17th May 2024

SEND Newsletter- 17 May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

For mental health awareness week 2024 we wanted to remind you of some of the great resources and services available to care for your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Young People

Parents and carers

Travel Training

Did you know that if your child has an EHCP they can take advantage of travel training to help them become independent in going to and from home and school or college as part of their preparation for adulthood journey.

Contact Annie to learn more:

Text: 07585 122306
Email: askannie@nelincs.gov.uk

Free Maternal Wellbeing Service

We are a free, friendly Maternal Wellbeing Service that can support women with their wellbeing throughout their journey to motherhood.

We help support mothers wanting to conceive, those who are pregnant and post-birth up to the infants first birthday (after this date would be a normal referral to the wellbeing service).

We provide the opportunity, time and space to talk. We can support with low mood, anxiety, stress management, confidence, self-esteem, daily routine and finding focus in life.

Learn more:

NELC SEND Local Offer | Do you know about the free Maternal Wellbeing Service? – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

Fledglings- Sensory products

Do you want to enhance your sensory resources and support your students or community members with special needs? We’re on a mission to provide funding for sensory products in your area! We want to hear from you if you’re interested in receiving support from us, especially if you’re looking to set up a Sensory Toy Lending Library.

Simply tag your school, SENCO, or group in the comments below and confirm your interest. Remember to include the name of the main contact person, their email address, and your organisation’s website.

We’re eager to support initiatives across all four nations, so let’s work together to make a difference!

(4) Fledglings –  Calling all schools, community groups, and PCFs! 🌟… | Facebook

Next Sensory Cinema- this weekend!

It’s this Sunday!

Have you got your tickets to our next Sensory Cinema? Super Mario Bros Movie, 2pm at @_lincsinspire Cleethorpes Leisure Centre.

See you there!

Tickets available here: https://www.sencinema.com/…/sensory-cinema-super-mario…

SEND Financial matters online workshop

Financial matters, and the benefit system can seem very confusing at the best of times. This online workshop will help you to make sense of financial matters and opportunities for you and your family.

This workshop will cover:

  • DLA, Carer’s Allowance and other benefits – dispelling common myths
  • Grants and discounts available on utility bills, leisure activities and for carers
  • Services available to support you with making applications
  • How to get further help and guidance if you need it

Register to attend here: https://ow.ly/yWoF50RnONm 

Kids eat cheap or free

Find places that kids can eat cheap or free over the holidays. Places Kids Eat Free in the Summer Holidays 2024 (moneysavingcentral.co.uk)

SEND Jiggle and Wiggle

SEND Jiggle and Wiggle takes place every other Saturday at East Marsh Community Space CIC from 9.30am – 10.30am.

YMCA SEND Youth Club

YMCA are trialling a SEND youth club which will be taking place on Tuesday 28th May, 4pm – 5pm.

We only have 12 spaces available for this session so please book in advance so you do not miss out >> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/send-youth-club-at-ymca…

If you have any questions, please email youth@ymca-humber.com

Nunny’s Farm Mini Farmer sessions and farm entry

Entry to the farm is free after Mini Farmer Sessions.

Nunny’s Farm Facebook

SEND drop-in’s postponed until September

Abi’s SEND drop-in sessions on Monday’s at Central Family Hub are postponed until September because the hub is being refurbished.

Abi’s last session will be Monday 20 May from 9:30-11:30.

If you still want to get involved Abi runs the SPACE Forum with Nicola Chapel which is a platform for parent carers and professionals to come together to share insight and ideas, gain experience from guest speakers and meet others like them. You could use this space to get information, advice and guidance and be signposted to support.

Learn more: NELC SEND Local Offer | Settings, parents and carers for education- SPACE Forum – NELC SEND Local Offer (nelincs.gov.uk)

You can find other events and training on the Local Offer NELC SEND Local Offer | Events and Training (nelincs.gov.uk) or Families First Facebook.

Catch up

In case you missed last weeks newsletter, here are some things that you might like to know about:

Disability Liaison Nurses

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust | Learning Disabilities (nlg.nhs.uk)

Annual Health Checks and Training

People aged 14 and over on the GP’s Learning Disablity Register should have a free health check every year: NHS England » Annual health checks. Training is available if you’d like to know more: Monday 17 June 2024, 10:00am-11:30am.

SEN Parkour Sessions

Team Reality Parkour Facebook 

Preparing for adulthood- Ask Annie

Email: askannie@nelincs.gov.uk

Text: 07595 122306

Are you a young person with Special Educational Needs?

Do you have any questions about post 16 education, training and employment or do you want to know more about preparing for adulthood?

You can always “Ask Annie” about…

  • Planning for the future
  • Employment
  • Transport
  • Leaving school & starting college
  • Daytime activities
  • Health
  • Training & work experience
  • Living independently

Find out more about preparing for adulthood and transitions. NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood (nelincs.gov.uk)

Your Parent Carer Forum- NELPCF

NELPCF is a collective group of parents passionate about driving positive change, we have come together to rebuild a Parent Carer Forum. Our aim is to be a true representation of the voices of parent carers of children with additional needs and disabilities. We strive to have a positive impact on the planning and provision of services and decision making for the families of North East Lincolnshire- now, and in the future.

Find out more about the forum and how to get involved by visiting their Facebook North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum | Grimsby | Facebook, or the NELPCF website.


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


Sendiass North East Lincolnshire | Facebook

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

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To receive this newsletter by email please contact lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk.

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.