1:32 pm, Friday, 22nd July 2022
SEND Newsletter- Friday, 22 July 2022
This is the SEND Newsletter for 18-24 July, 2022.
Help to access holiday activities
Tax Free Childcare is for working families with Children aged 0-11, or 16 if the child has a disability who do not claim Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, or Child Tax Credits.
It can be used for out of school activities, formal childcare, and before and after school care.
This can include Holiday Activities, as long as the provider is registered for Tax Free Childcare.
This can also be used alongside 30 Hours Childcare for 3 & 4 Year Olds.
To find out more please follow the link- Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Free Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK.
SATURDAY 30 July! Tattershall SEND Event
On Saturday 30 July we are opening our doors early exclusively for SEN families to enjoy the park at a time when it is at its most beautiful, tranquil and serene.
Find out more: Tattershall Farm Park – Posts | Facebook
Families First Information Service post updates on their social media everyday. These include new activities, information on childcare, and more.
It’s a great page to follow to find activities that your children might enjoy this summer.
They have recently posted about a pirate event at the Railway this Sunday 24 July, Pop Up Play Village – Cleethorpes summer events, a creative writing competition and summer wellbeing event at Centre4, an activity from Linkage College, engagement opportunities for you to have your say about the school nursing service, Early Years jobs and more.
Follow them on Facebook, Families First | Facebook.
SEND Sensory Cinema
The next Sensory Cinema is on the 15 August from 4pm-6pm. Watch the little mermaid at Grimsby Minster. Sensory Cinema UK | Facebook
Football summer camps
Soccer Camps: Grimsby Town SET (openplay.co.uk)
Discover NEL has a great calendar of events to keep you up to date with the latest fun things to do for your family. Discover North East Lincolnshire | The Official website for Cleethorpes, Grimsby and surrounding area
Where’s the loo? Plan your day
Read the Council’s page on local things to do to find local walks and public attractions as well as practical things like public disabled toilets to help you plan your day.
Changing Places UK
Thanks to the amazing Changing Places UK campaign, the UK is now home to 1,300 toilets that meet the needs of disabled people — so Tuesday’s Changing Places Awareness Day was a chance to celebrate how far we’ve come.
It’s also a great chance to get your £4 Radar Key for access to over 9,000 public toilets and Changing Places facilities across the country fledglings.org.uk/products/radar-key
There’s still a long way to go: only 1% of visitor attractions, 2% of train stations, and 5% of parks in the UK have Changing Places toilets, for example.
Contact encourages everyone to raise awareness and take action by contacting MPs, journalists, transport providers and local venues using the campaign packs and template letters available here: changing-places.org/get-involved
Find your local toilets here including disabled and changing facilities. Public toilets – NELC | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)
LGBT+ Peer Support Group
NAViGO has a group for LGBT+ young people and allies. Join them to take part in activities and meet people like you.
The next event is 28 July 2022, 4:30pm to 6:30pm in The Attic on the top floor of the Carers Support Centre. Find out more Inclusion LGBT+ group :: NAViGO (navigocare.co.uk)
Are you a parent, partner, or carer of an LGBT+ individual?
Make friends and take part in activities with like minded people on the first Thursday of every month from 6:15pm at Suzie’s Cup of Joy, Cleethorpes.
Early Bird and Teen Life Autism programme update
The Community Educational Psychology Service are facilitating the National Autistic Society’s EarlyBird Plus and Teen Life Programmes as usual in the new academic year.
All programmes will be held in-person at Grimsby Town Hall.
EarlyBird Plus Programme: There are places available from November this year.
Teen Life Programme: There are places available for April next year.
If you are interested in taking part or require further information on the programmes, please contact us at EPtraining@nelincs.gov.uk.
Parent representatives needed
Parent carer representatives are needed to co-produce the autism strategy that will be going out to consultation soon.
If you are the parent of someone with autism who is over the age of 18 we would like to work with you to create the new autism strategy.
The autism strategy gives our services a strong direction to help adults with autism lead happy and fulfilling lives. Your experience is the expertise that we need to help to make our offer better for all local people.
You are needed right now so please get in touch soon to find out more.
Please contact Angie Kershaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offer your feedback on eating disorder services
An annual mapping exercise of Children and Young People’s Eating Disorder Services is currently being undertaken as part of the Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Network, Children and Young People’s Eating Disorder Learning Collaborative.
Offer your feedback as a young person or parent carer.
North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (NELPCF)
NELPCF are involved at local community events to give you lots of opportunities to meet with them, share your experience, and get involved.
Stay up to date, visit their Facebook: North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum | Facebook
SENDIASS team at the Immingham Summer Wellbeing event on 1 August. Check their Facebook for more updates. Sendiass North East Lincolnshire | Facebook
We love hearing about new places that you’ve found that are accommodating to those with SEND. Share what you’ve found by emailing email@example.com.
If you have questions about SEND we are always here to help. Please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.