Monthly Archives: December 2017

Autumn 2017 Members’ Survey – the results!

Over October & November 2017, we ran a survey asking the members of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum what issues are affecting their families most.

Thank you to everyone who responded – it is really useful for us to know what issues we should be looking at, and gives the parent representatives real examples so that they can better represent all the members.

We have now reviewed all the responses, and written a summary which you can read here:

Autumn 17 PCF survey results

The top five issues were:

  1. Accessing support for your child / young person’s mental health
  2. Schools
  3. Diagnosis
  4. Education Health and Care Plans
  5. Activities for your child / young person

 

 

School Transport: Statement from Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council has issued a statement in response to the problems experienced by many of our members at the beginning of the school year, and they have asked us to share it with you.

Tracey Beardmore-Evans (SEND Service Manager) says:

Cheshire East Council has taken the concerns raised about transport by parents/carers very seriously. 

A senior member of staff attends the Client Side Meetings monthly and the issues experienced by several parents/carers have been discussed and taken away for action by operational members of staff.

A representative from TSS has been invited to attend the January Parent Carer Forum to provide an update. A Transport Review has also recently been undertaken and, in order to improve collaborative working, Cheshire East Council and TSS are fully represented on each of the 3 work streams.  

Key areas of work currently underway are: –  clarity of roles across all areas to avoid parents/carers feeling like they are being passed around and ensuring that the EHCP review process incorporates changes in support requirements relating to transport

We will, of course, update you again following our meeting with the TSS representative. If you have any additional feedback you would like us to pass on, please email cheshireeastpcf@gmail.com or call 07794431768

Parent Carer Support Group/Coffee Morning- Crewe 5th February 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust Parent Carer Support Group/Coffee Morning- Crewe
5th February 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Unit 8 (in Autism Inclusive “Relax Lounge”)

Brierley Business Centre, Mirion Street, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 2AZ

10.00am-12.00pm Refreshments are provided at all our groups free of charge.  Representatives from local organisations such as Cheshire East Autism Team, CEIAS, Edge Inclusion and local voluntary organisations are often on hand to offer information, advice and support in an informal setting. All welcome!

Parent Carer Support Group/ Coffee Morning- Congleton 10th January 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parent Carer Support Group/ Coffee Morning- Congleton
10th January 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ruby’s Fund, Worrall Street
Congleton, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
10.00am-12.00pm Refreshments are provided at all our groups free of charge. Volunteers are welcome to help befriend carers and help with refreshments. Representatives from local organisations such as Cheshire East Autism Team, CEIAS, Edge Inclusion and local voluntary organisations are often on hand to offer information, advice and support in an informal setting. All welcome- if you would like to speak to a member of staff before coming along to a group please get in touch.

Parent Carer Support Group/ Coffee Morning- Macclesfield 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parent Carer Support Group/ Coffee Morning- Macclesfield
Wed 3rd January 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Space4Autism, 1B Lowe Street
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 7NJ + Google Map
Free
10.00am-12.00pm NEW VENUE: SPACE4AUTISM, 15-17 Mill Lane Macclesfield SK11 7NN Refreshments are provided at all our groups free of charge. Volunteers are welcome to help befriend carers and help with refreshments. Representatives from local organisations such as Cheshire East Autism Team, CEIAS, Edge Inclusion and local voluntary organisations are often on hand to offer information, advice and support in an informal setting. All welcome-

Parent Carer Support Group/Coffee Morning- Crewe @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parent Carer Support Group/Coffee Morning- Crewe

10.00am-12.00pm
Refreshments are provided at all our groups free of charge. Volunteers are welcome to help befriend carers and help with refreshments.
Representatives from local organisations such as Cheshire East Autism Team, CEIAS, Edge Inclusion and local voluntary organisations are often on hand to offer information, advice and support in an informal setting.
All welcome- if you would like to speak to a member of staff before coming along to a group please get in touch.

Autism Consultation – we need your voices – 12th Dec 2018 Macc pm

Autism Consultation – we need your voices – 12th Dec 2018 Crewe am Macc pm

We need as many parents/carers to come to the following consultation events to let the authorities know your viewpoint regarding support/provision for young people with Autism in Cheshire. This is being hosted by Ian Donegani – Head of Service

As part of a consultation exercise, the council are running two consultation sessions to get your viewpoint regarding support/provision for young people with Autism in Cheshire (up to 25)

Session 1: Tuesday 12th December 11am-2pm at Autism Inclusive (Crewe)
Session 2: Tuesday 12th December 5pm-8pm at SPACE4Autism (Macclesfield)

As part of a consultation exercise, we are running two consultation sessions to get your viewpoint regarding support/provision for young people with Autism in Cheshire. One at Autism Inclusive and one at Space4Autism

Hosted by:
Ian Donegani – Head of Service (SEND & Inclusion
and
Cheryl Knupfer – Autism Behaviour Consultant

We need as many parents/carers and also youths to come along and have your say to let the team know of your experiences of Autism in Cheshire. I know we have been there before but again this is your chance to have a voice

Autism Consultation – we need your voices – 12th Dec 2017 Crewe am

Autism Consultation – we need your voices

We need as many parents/carers to come to the following consultation events to let the authorities know your viewpoint regarding support/provision for young people with Autism in Cheshire. This is being hosted by Ian Donegani – Head of Service

As part of a consultation exercise, the council are running two consultation sessions to get your viewpoint regarding support/provision for young people with Autism in Cheshire (up to 25)

Session 1: Tuesday 12th December 11am-2pm at Autism Inclusive (Crewe)
Session 2: Tuesday 12th December 5pm-8pm at SPACE4Autism (Macclesfield)

As part of a consultation exercise, we are running two consultation sessions to get your viewpoint regarding support/provision for young people with Autism in Cheshire. One at Autism Inclusive and one at Space4Autism

Hosted by:
Ian Donegani – Head of Service (SEND & Inclusion
and
Cheryl Knupfer – Autism Behaviour Consultant

We need as many parents/carers and also youths to come along and have your say to let the team know of your experiences of Autism in Cheshire. I know we have been there before but again this is your chance to have a voice