10:45 am, Tuesday, 21st November 2023
SEND Newsletter- Tuesday 21 November 2023
Early Years workshops for parent carers
Book your place on an Early Years workshop.
- Friday 24 November – 10:00 am – Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour
- Monday 27 November – 7:00 pm – Money Matters (benefits/grants/finance)
- Tuesday 28 November – 10:00 am – Supporting Children With Anxiety
- Thursday 30 November – 10:00 am – Early Years Education
- Thursday 30 November – 7:00 pm – Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour
- Tuesday 5 December – 7:00 pm – Support For Speech and Language Issues
Note: you do not need an access code to book a place, if you see a box asking for a promo code please ignore it, you will be able to continue with your booking.
Please check back to the Local Offer for new topics next term.
Please note, the content of these workshops is specifically for families in England with children aged 0 to 5. If your child is older or you don’t live in England you may find it more useful to visit Help For Families or contact our helpline.
If you have any questions please contact Mary Mulvey-Oates, Project Manager at 07421451696.
NEXT WEEK: SEND Employment Forum Launch
We’ve been working hard to grow our supported internships offer. Part of this work is the launch of the new SEND Employment Forum.
There is a new page on the SEND Local Offer for organisations to learn what goes into a supported internship or supported employment and the benefits for both organisations and their new recruits.
Become a forward thinking business, join the forum on Wednesday 29 November from 8:30am-12pm at 155-159 Freeman Street, Grimsby, DN32 7AR (Learning4Life building).
Did you know that the Trin has inclusive sessions? Join inclusive football for children and young people with SEND and additional needs. Wednesday 5-6pm at The Trin Centre, Trinity Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8UN.
Book your place: The Trin | Cleethorpes Community Sports and Education (ccse.org.uk)
Creative Schools Pilot Programme launched this month
An exciting new six-month programme between local creative talent and community groups and schools started this month.
Funded through Create North East Lincolnshire, with the support of five local creatives working in various media, including mixed media and textiles, illustration, graphic design, music and theatre have been paired up with local schools and youth clubs to help engage young people in the creative sector.
Read more about this exciting project: Creative Schools Pilot Programme launched this month | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)
Carers Support Centre events
Peer support group for young adult carers
There’s a new peer support group for young adult carers aged 18-25. The group will meet on the last Friday of every month from 2-4pm.
Join the first meeting on Friday 26 January 2024 to let them know what you’d like the group to look like.
- Phone: 01472 242277
- Carers Support Centre, 1 Town Hall Square, Grimsby
Carers’ Voice hospital guide launch event
Come along and join us for the launch event of our new Hospital Guide. Designed by the Carers’ Voice Forum, the guide has been created to support anyone looking after a loved one who has a stay in hospital.
Friday 24 November from 10am-2pm at Carers Support Centre, 1 Town Hall Square, Grimsby. Open to all. Refreshments provided.
Healthy parent carers
If you’re the parent/carer of a child with additional needs or a disability and would like to take positive action to improve your health and wellbeing, the Community of Experience may have a free course for you.
Healthy Parent Carers is a 12 week (two hour, group based) online programme. It is created by parent carers, delivered by parent carers and is for parent carers.
They are enrolling people for their January cohort.
If you’d like to be considered for these courses email email@example.com or call 01482 467540.
Free welfare & benefits advice
There are ongoing, free welfare and benefits advice sessions. Get support to complete forms, understand your entitlements and learn about unclaimed benefits including PIP and DLA.
Tuesday from 1-3pm at:
East Marsh United,
Kitchen Table, Courtyard
Freeman Street Market,
Wednesday from 10am-1pm at:
West Marsh Community Centre,
Friday 11am-2pm at:
HEY Credit Union Office, Courtyard
Freeman Street Market,
For more information or to book a free appointment contact Community Connector Nicola at: Nicola.Stephenson@NSPCC.org.uk.
Share your views- Activities for kids with SEND/SEMH
CLIMB 4 Limited are doing some research about what kind of activities they could deliver for those young people with SEND/SEMH needs age 11-25.
Young people, parent carers, and professionals are all invited to share their views.
Did you know the NSPCC’s Together for Childhood team run weekly parent cafe’s on both the East and the West Marsh in Grimsby?
Wednesdays, 1pm – 2pm at the Grimsby in Bloom Cafe, Duke of York Gardens.
Thursdays. 1.30pm – 2.30pm at The Canopy, Grant Thorold Park.
EHCP Annual Review
Is your child’s EHCP Annual Review coming up? Remember what you can do to prepare for an Annual Review. You and your child should look through their EHCP. Write down any questions that you want to discuss at the meeting. Encourage you child to share their voice. Use the online EHCP Feedback Form after the meeting so that we can continue to improve. The feedback form asks things like:
- I understand what an annual review meeting is and why it is important to me/my child.
- I was given enough time and help to decide what I wanted to say at the meeting.
- I felt confident to say what I wanted.