Monthly Archives: June 2015

Community and School Nursing Services CCG sessions – Springfields, Crewe

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS Vale Royal, NHS South Cheshire & NHS Eastern Cheshire) are working together to better understand the current nursing support provided to children and young people in their areas.

The aim is to understand what works well for individuals, families and carers and the services providing the care to support ongoing planning, commissioning and delivery.

There are three sessions:

  • Tuesday 30 June, 5:30 to 7:30pm  – Hebden Green Community Special School, Winsford, CW7 4EJ
  • Wednesday 1 July, 9:30 to 11:30am – Park Lane School, Macclesfield, SK11 8JR
  • Thursday 2 July, 6:30 to 8:30pm – Springfield School, Crewe, CW1 5HS

For more info, please click this link: AICNCYP-Parents&carers sessionsV1-1

Community and School Nursing Services CCG sessions – Park Lane, Macclesfield

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS Vale Royal, NHS South Cheshire & NHS Eastern Cheshire) are working together to better understand the current nursing support provided to children and young people in their areas.

The aim is to understand what works well for individuals, families and carers and the services providing the care to support ongoing planning, commissioning and delivery.

There are three sessions:

  • Tuesday 30 June, 5:30 to 7:30pm  – Hebden Green Community Special School, Winsford, CW7 4EJ
  • Wednesday 1 July, 9:30 to 11:30am – Park Lane School, Macclesfield, SK11 8JR
  • Thursday 2 July, 6:30 to 8:30pm – Springfield School, Crewe, CW1 5HS

For more info, please click this link: AICNCYP-Parents&carers sessionsV1-1

Community and School Nursing Services CCGS session – Hebden Green

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS Vale Royal, NHS South Cheshire & NHS Eastern Cheshire) are working together to better understand the current nursing support provided to children and young people in their areas.

The aim is to understand what works well for individuals, families and carers and the services providing the care to support ongoing planning, commissioning and delivery.

There are three sessions:

  • Tuesday 30 June, 5:30 to 7:30pm  – Hebden Green Community Special School, Winsford, CW7 4EJ
  • Wednesday 1 July, 9:30 to 11:30am – Park Lane School, Macclesfield, SK11 8JR
  • Thursday 2 July, 6:30 to 8:30pm – Springfield School, Crewe, CW1 5HS

For more info, please click this link: AICNCYP-Parents&carers sessionsV1-1

Community & School Nursing Services – Meetings with CCGS

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS Vale Royal, NHS South Cheshire & NHS Eastern Cheshire) are working together to better understand the current nursing support provided to children and young people in their areas.

The aim is to understand what works well for individuals, families and carers and the services providing the care to support ongoing planning, commissioning and delivery.

There are three sessions:

  • Tuesday 30 June, 5:30 to 7:30pm  – Hebden Green Community Special School, Winsford, CW7 4EJ
  • Wednesday 1 July, 9:30 to 11:30am – Park Lane School, Macclesfield, SK11 8JR
  • Thursday 2 July, 6:30 to 8:30pm – Springfield School, Crewe, CW1 5HS

For more info, please click this link: AICNCYP-Parents&carers sessionsV1-1

Max Cards FREE for members of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum

We are offering a Max Card FREE to members of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum!
(Numbers are limited, so we will give them out on a first-come-first-served basis)
Max cards promotion
What’s a Max Card?
It’s a discount card for looked-after children and children with additional needs at 0 – 19 years, giving discounted admission into a variety of attractions all across the UK. Attractions can be browsed on the Max Card website – click here to visit the Max Card website
How do I get my Max Card?
Please click to open the  Max Card Application  Print the form, complete it and return it to us, and we’ll get your card to you!We can only give them to Forum members, so the form includes membership. If you are already a member we do know you may have already done this, but this is a chance to update our database so that we can fill in the grant monitoring forms. If you do not want a Maxcard, your membership will not be affected.
You can post it back to us at the address on the forms, or scan the completed form and email it back to us at cheshireeastpcf@gmail.com
Alternatively, if you go to any of the Carers’ Trust’s parent carer coffee mornings, there will be forms for you to fill in and get your card straight away.

Education, Health and Care Plans OPEN FORUM

We are holding an Open Forum looking at Education Health and Care Plans.

The agenda for the day will be:

  • EHC Plans – One year on, feedback so far
  • Independent Supporters – How can they help?
  • Mediation, Appeals and Tribunals – Information from Kids and Liz Perry (Solicitor with Slater & Gordon)
  • Lunch (and a chance to chat with professionals)
  • Person Centred Approach – workshop session

To book your place please email cheshireeastpcf@gmail.com or call 07794431768 (make sure you tell us about any dietary requirements).

The event is open to anyone, so please share with anyone who may be interested.

Members can reclaim any travel and childcare costs in line with our expenses policy.

If you need a lift, or if you are able to offer a lift to another parent, please let me know.

Education, Health & Care Plans Open Forum: 7 July

Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum are holding an Open Forum looking at Education Health and Care Plans
The event is on Tuesday, 7 July 2015, from 10am to 2pm at St Peters Church Hall, Elworth , Sandbach, CW11 3HU

The agenda for the day will be:

  • EHC Plans – One year on, feedback so far
  • Independent Supporters – How can they help?
  • Mediation, Appeals and Tribunals – Information from Kids and Liz Perry (Solicitor with Slater & Gordon)
  • Lunch (and a chance to chat with professionals)
  • Person Centred Approach – workshop session

To book your place please email cheshireeastpcf@gmail.com or call 07794431768 (make sure you tell us about any dietary requirements).

The event is open to anyone, so please share with anyone who may be interested.
Members can reclaim any travel and childcare costs in line with our expenses policy.
If you need a lift, or if you are able to offer a lift to another parent, please let us know.

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Family Funday! Congleton, Sat 13 June

Parent carers of children with disabilities or additional needs, you are welcome to join us during Carers’ Week to enjoy free activities including adapted bikes, arts and crafts, multisports, games, hand massage, nail art, refreshments, information stands and more.

We will be there with lots of information about what we do and events coming up, and max cards – it would be great to see you there!

NO NEED TO BOOK – FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE WELCOME!

Saturday 13 June, 1.30 to 3.30pm at Congleton Leisure Centre, CW12 1DT

The event is being run in partnership by Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust, Everybody Sport & Recreation and Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum

Summer? Already?

Wow, it’s officially Summer now we’re into June – where has the year gone?

I hope you all managed to enjoy the half term break (and the return to school!). We also took some time off from Forum work, but back now and raring to go.

I’m happy to tell you that the MaxCards have arrived and as soon as we have signed off the application form we can start sending them out. Until then you can check out their website here.

The next date for your diary is 7th July, when we have our next Open Forum. We are continuing our look at Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and hope to draw together all the feedback we have received so far. Liz Perry, Solicitor (Disability Rights) at Slater and Gordon, will be speaking, and we will also have information about Independent Support. A session on Person Centred Planning will help us all stay focussed on our young people and as usual we offer you all a free lunch and travel and childcare expenses. Don’t forget if you have an EHCP, or are going through the process, we would really value your opinions. Our survey is still open here. Details of how to book a place will be out soon.

Back in March this year, Friday 13th actually, the Forum held an event with Mencap called “Hear My Voice”. It was about the General Election and Edward Timpson MP came along to answer some questions and meet some of our parent carers. Mencap regularly publish personal stories and requested one to present on the day. I decided to write about my son George and something I have been involved in, the #LBBill. Suzanne very kindly read it out for me as I was too emotional and you can find it here:  My story

The #LBBill means a lot to me and I am proud to have been part of the crowdsourcing and discussion that led to the first and now second draft. We are currently trying to lobby MPs and I am asking you to take a few minutes to contact your MP and ask them to support a Private Members Bill.

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STAND TALL FOR VISYON

*STAND TALL FOR VISYON*
Wednesday 3 June, 6pm, at Fellowship House, Congleton, CW12 1DP

An event launching Visyon’s year long campaign to significantly reduce waiting times:
401 children and young people on our waiting lists and a wait of up to 16 months

Help Visyon help them!

Come for coffee, cake and a catch up, find out about the campaign and how you can help

Get in touch for more info  – call 01260 290000 or email enquiries@visyon.org.uk

Visyon provides a range of services to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.  Follow this link to the Visyon website for more information

Stand up tall for Visyon

*STAND TALL FOR VISYON*

An event launching Visyon’s year long campaign to significantly reduce waiting times:
401 children and young people on our waiting lists and a wait of up to 16 months

Help Visyon help them!

Come for coffee, cake and a catch up, find out about the campaign and how you can help

Get in touch for more info  – call 01260 290000 or email enquiries@visyon.org.uk

Visyon provides a range of services to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.  Follow this link to the Visyon website for more information