Monthly Archives: May 2017

Family Fun Event (Congleton)

Lots of fun activities for children & young people, plus information stands for parent carers.

We (Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum) will be there, with cakes, drinks and information to share – come and say hello!

As usual, Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust have a busy itinerary for Carers Week

  • Monday 12 June: Information, Drop in & Coffee – Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre (Time TBC)
  • Monday 12 June: Nordic Walk for Parent Carers @ Poynton Methodist Church, 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: Information, tea & chat in the garden room (joint event with Carers Trust4All) : Overton House, Congleton, 11 am to 3 pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: A carers celebration @ Carers Centre, Brierley Centre, Crewe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday 14 June: Parent Carer Coffee morning with crafts @ Ruby’s Fund, Congleton, 10 am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 15 June: East Cheshire Carers Garden Party (joint with Sunflower Centre Hospice) The Sunflower Centre, Macclesfield, 4 pm to 7 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Thursday 15 June: Legal Advice and Benefits Workshop, Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Friday 16 June: Davenham British Legion Fundraiser
  • Saturday 17 June: Family Fun Event, Congleton Leisure Centre, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Legal advice and benefits workshop (Knutsford)

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust are hosting a legal information session with SAS Daniels solicitors with questions and answers followed by a session covering basic information and updates around benefits.

Booking is essential for this event: please call 01270 257331 to book your places

As usual, Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust have a busy itinerary for Carers Week; other events include:

  • Monday 12 June: Information, Drop in & Coffee – Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre (Time TBC)
  • Monday 12 June: Nordic Walk for Parent Carers @ Poynton Methodist Church, 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: Information, tea & chat in the garden room (joint event with Carers Trust4All) : Overton House, Congleton, 11 am to 3 pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: A carers celebration @ Carers Centre, Brierley Centre, Crewe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday 14 June: Parent Carer Coffee morning with crafts @ Ruby’s Fund, Congleton, 10 am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 15 June: East Cheshire Carers Garden Party (joint with Sunflower Centre Hospice) The Sunflower Centre, Macclesfield, 4 pm to 7 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Thursday 15 June: Legal Advice and Benefits Workshop, Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Friday 16 June: Davenham British Legion Fundraiser
  • Saturday 17 June: Family Fun Event, Congleton Leisure Centre, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

East Cheshire Carers Garden Party (Macclesfield)

As usual, Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust have a busy itinerary for Carers Week

They are holding their annual garden part at the East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield.
Come along for a bite to eat, chat to other carers and enjoy the entertainment. Carers are welcome to bring the person they care for to this event.
Booking is essential: call 01270 257331 to book your places

Other C&WCT events for carers week

  • Monday 12 June: Information, Drop in & Coffee – Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre (Time TBC)
  • Monday 12 June: Nordic Walk for Parent Carers @ Poynton Methodist Church, 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: Information, tea & chat in the garden room (joint event with Carers Trust4All) : Overton House, Congleton, 11 am to 3 pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: A carers celebration @ Carers Centre, Brierley Centre, Crewe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday 14 June: Parent Carer Coffee morning with crafts @ Ruby’s Fund, Congleton, 10 am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 15 June: East Cheshire Carers Garden Party (joint with Sunflower Centre Hospice) The Sunflower Centre, Macclesfield, 4 pm to 7 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Thursday 15 June: Legal Advice and Benefits Workshop, Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Friday 16 June: Davenham British Legion Fundraiser
  • Saturday 17 June: Family Fun Event, Congleton Leisure Centre, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Carers in Employment Information Day (Crewe)

Cheshire East Council are hosting a Working Carers event called “I care”

Click here to view the poster: Carers in Employment Event

The event is for both carers and employers, to highlight the importance of those carers who combine a paid job with their caring role. It runs from 1 pm to 7 pm to try to make it accessible to as many as possible

Free tea and coffee is served on arrival, with afternoon tea at 3pm

Local employers are invited to come along to find out how they can better support their staff who are carers.

There will be a key note speaker from Employers for Carers, an afternoon tea, as well as information stalls from other organisations in Cheshire East who provide services for carers.

 

A Carers Celebration (Crewe)

As usual, Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust have a busy itinerary for Carers Week

For more information please contact them directly on 01270 257331

  • Monday 12 June: Information, Drop in & Coffee – Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre (Time TBC)
  • Monday 12 June: Nordic Walk for Parent Carers @ Poynton Methodist Church, 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: Information, tea & chat in the garden room (joint event with Carers Trust4All) : Overton House, Congleton, 11 am to 3 pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: A carers celebration @ Carers Centre, Brierley Centre, Crewe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday 14 June: Parent Carer Coffee morning with crafts @ Ruby’s Fund, Congleton, 10 am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 15 June: East Cheshire Carers Garden Party (joint with Sunflower Centre Hospice) The Sunflower Centre, Macclesfield, 4 pm to 7 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Thursday 15 June: Legal Advice and Benefits Workshop, Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Friday 16 June: Davenham British Legion Fundraiser
  • Saturday 17 June: Family Fun Event, Congleton Leisure Centre, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Information, Tea & Chat (Overton House, Congleton)

As usual, Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust have a busy itinerary for Carers Week

For more information please contact them directly on 01270 257331

  • Monday 12 June: Information, Drop in & Coffee – Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre (Time TBC)
  • Monday 12 June: Nordic Walk for Parent Carers @ Poynton Methodist Church, 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: Information, tea & chat in the garden room (joint event with Carers Trust4All) : Overton House, Congleton, 11 am to 3 pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: A carers celebration @ Carers Centre, Brierley Centre, Crewe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday 14 June: Parent Carer Coffee morning with crafts @ Ruby’s Fund, Congleton, 10 am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 15 June: East Cheshire Carers Garden Party (joint with Sunflower Centre Hospice) The Sunflower Centre, Macclesfield, 4 pm to 7 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Thursday 15 June: Legal Advice and Benefits Workshop, Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm (booking essential – 01270 257331)
  • Friday 16 June: Davenham British Legion Fundraiser
  • Saturday 17 June: Family Fun Event, Congleton Leisure Centre, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Carers Drop-in / Information / Coffee (Holmes Chapel)

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust – Carers Week

  • Monday 12 June: Drop in / information / Coffee @ Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre
  • Monday 12 June: Nordic Walk for Parent Carers @ Poynton Methodist Church, 6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: Information, tea & chat in the garden room (joint event with Carers Trust4All) : Overton House, Congleton, 11 am to 3 pm
  • Tuesday 13 June: A carers celebration @ Carers Centre, Brierley Centre, Crewe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday 14 June: Parent Carer Coffee morning with crafts @ Ruby’s Fund, Congleton, 10 am to 12 noon
  • Thursday 15 June: East Cheshire Carers Garden Party (joint with Sunflower Centre Hospice) The Sunflower Centre, Macclesfield, 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Thursday 15 June: Legal Advice and Benefits Workshop, Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm
  • Friday 16 June: Davenham British Legion Fundraiser
  • Saturday 17 June: Family Fun Event, Congleton Leisure Centre, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

 

Achievement for All conference: Every Child Included (Newbury)

Achievement for All want to invite you to attend their conference: Every Child Included to ensure your voice is heard in the debate on how every child is included, regardless of background, challenge or need.

On Wednesday 14th June, they will be bringing together experts, teachers and leaders in education, parents and home educators from early years to post 16, at Newbury Racecourse to explore how we can make a difference:

Download our agenda for the day here.

Tickets cost £65 per delegate, with a special discounted rate of £25 for all Achievement for All schools and settings. Parents can join those schools attending at no extra cost and parents and carers of SEND children and home educators are invited to attend the conference for free.

CLICK HERE to book your tickets.

The event, in association with Oxford University Press, provides attendees with real life examples of how the lives of children and young people have been transformed through inclusion. You’ll also walk away with advice and proven strategies for:

  • Achieving best value and high impact from pupil premium allocations
  • Improving resilience, outcomes and employability for all children and young people
  • Improving staff well-being and morale.

Our stellar line up of speakers and panelists can be found HERE.

Contact enquiries@afaeducation.org for more information on free places.

For further information click here or follow @AfA_Education #everychildincluded

AGM 2017 – Minutes, reports & slides

Tuesday 23 May saw our Annual General Meeting held at Sandbach Cricket Club

You can click here to read the minutes from our AGM 2017

We heard:

 

 

2017 AGM – Steering Group Review of the Year

At our AGM on Tuesday, Claire Johnson (a member of the PCF steering group, and one of your parent reps) presented a very brief summary of our forum’s very busy year!

My name is Claire. I am a member of the Steering Group, and this year I have also become a ‘Parent Rep’, working with Cheshire East to represent our members’ views and interests in finding better ways to work with our children & young people.

We are all parent carers and we are all volunteers. We know first hand how hard it can be to have a child or young person with additional needs, and the additional pressures that we face in making sure they get the health, educational and social service support they need.

In a moment we will hear from Sherann Hillman, who is Co-Chair of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums. Sherann is going to talk to us about ‘co-production’ and how we can work together with the Local Authority, CCGs and service providers to make things better.

After Sherann we’ll hear from Ian Donegani, who is Head of SEND at Cheshire East Council.

A lot of you came along to the consultation sessions we held in September and October last year, where Ian met you all and asked three questions: “What’s working well? What’s not working well? What does good look like?”

Ian will be talking about the work that has taken place since then, trying to learn from our experiences address the issues raised.

I am one of more than twelve parent representatives who has been involved in this work with Cheshire East, going to regular meetings to contribute and challenge. This has really got going since this year, and we’re still learning as we go, but it’s been a great opportunity. We have all agreed that it is great to be able to share our members’ views, and find ways to take some of the negative experiences and frustrations we have had and channel them into something more positive and constructive.

Through the forum we are able to offer support to other parent carers – sometimes just sharing advice on over the phone and at coffee mornings or on our Facebook group, but also by arranging training sessions.

We also hold Open Forums to look at a specific topic in greater detail. In November we held an Open Forum on Transition / Preparing for adulthood, where we brought together speakers and providers to meet parents and young people and share information.

This year we have held training sessions for Parent Representatives, legal training from IPSEA on SEND law and also some Confidence training sessions looking at strategies for discussing things that can be quite emotional while in meetings with professionals.

Our final speaker today will be Chris Wee, who – as well as being a member of our steering group and a parent representative, is also a Consultant Child Psychiatrist.  We know that Sensory Processing is an area where it is very hard to access support in Cheshire East, so Chris has kindly agreed to run a short workshop to share some of her expertise.

Sadly Nicola Bartzis, our Chair, had to step down from the position in February, due to personal circumstances. She is greatly missed by us all, both for all her hardwork , and also for her friendship and support, and we would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank her for all that she did. She is not able to be here with us today, but she has sent a short statement for us to share with you.

Hello everyone.

 I’m sorry that I can’t be there, but just wanted to add a few words.

This year has seen a lot of changes – and challenges!

We have been joined by several new parents on the steering group and I’m encouraged by the interest in becoming parent reps.

Our workload has increased dramatically, mostly thanks to Ian’s tireless work raising our profile and making sure that we have been included in the new SEND workstreams. We have risen to the challenge and then some – we are always in need of more parent carers who have some spare time and would like to make a real difference.

Austerity is unfortunately still with us and will be for some time. The cuts to local government funding (and the NHS) are dreadful not just to us and our families, but to all those whose job it is to help us. I really do believe that if we work together we will have a much better chance of making the most of what we have left.

A big thank you to all the parents who have donated their time and energy over the past year, without them there would be no parent voice. And thanks also to all the professionals who have made us feel included and valued.

I stepped down as Chair because of family circumstances, and wish the new Chair and the Forum continued success for the future.

 Nicola

A few other important people have decided it’s time for them to step down, so we would like to say a big thank you to Lucy Lee, our Treasurer, as well as steering group members Julie Wolfendale & Suzanne Hoxworth.

Overall this has been a very busy year for the Forum. At times we have been very stretched trying to do so much. It is great to feel like we are making a difference, and we would love to start getting more involved in working with health and with the regional parent carer forum, but we need do more people to do that.

If you think you might be interested in joining the steering group or representing parents please let us know

Autism & Social Skills (4/4: AI day course, Crewe)

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While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 10th August 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 24th August 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 1st September 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Social Skills: 14th September 2017 12noon-2pm

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Autism & Sensory Processing (3/4: AI day course, Crewe)

anding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.

While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 10th August 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 24th August 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 1st September 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Social Skills: 14th September 2017 12noon-2pm

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Autism & Gender Differences (2/4: AI day course, Crewe)

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While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

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Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 10th August 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 24th August 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 1st September 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Social Skills: 14th September 2017 12noon-2pm

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Autism & Mental Health (1/4, AI day course, Crewe)

anding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.

While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 10th August 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 24th August 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 1st September 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Social Skills: 14th September 2017 12noon-2pm

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While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

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Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 3rd August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 17th August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 31st August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Social Skills: 7th September 2017 6pm-8pm

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While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 3rd August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 17th August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 31st August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Social Skills: 7th September 2017 6pm-8pm

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Autism & Gender Differences (2/4: AI eve course, Crewe)

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While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 3rd August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 17th August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 31st August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Social Skills: 7th September 2017 6pm-8pm

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Autism & Mental Health (1/4: AI eve course, Crewe)

anding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.

While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 3rd August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 17th August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 31st August 2017 6pm-8pm

Autism and Social Skills: 7th September 2017 6pm-8pm

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Autism & Social Skills (4/4: AI daytime course, Crewe)

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While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 8th June 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 22nd June 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 6th July 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Social Skills: 20th July 2017 12noon-2pm

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Autism & Sensory Processing (3/4: AI daytime course, Crewe)

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We at Autism Inclusive are offering FREE Autism Driving Lessons, what is an Autism Driving Lesson, I hear you ask?

As you may be aware people say all the time that Autism is a journey, sometimes that journey can be like driving a car down a country road that has more potholes than a freshly tarred motorway. It can be daunting, but like any journey, understanding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.

While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 8th June 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 22nd June 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 6th July 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Social Skills: 20th July 2017 12noon-2pm

Come along and learn more about Autism – Click here to book your place

Autism & Gender Differences (2/4: AI daytime course, Crewe)

Do you or someone you know have Autism? Do you work with people with Autism? Do you have a list of questions as long as your arm about this complex condition? Ever wanted to know more about Autism? Then join our Autism Driving Lessons today!!

We at Autism Inclusive are offering FREE Autism Driving Lessons, what is an Autism Driving Lesson, I hear you ask?

As you may be aware people say all the time that Autism is a journey, sometimes that journey can be like driving a car down a country road that has more potholes than a freshly tarred motorway. It can be daunting, but like any journey, understanding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.

While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 8th June 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 22nd June 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 6th July 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Social Skills: 20th July 2017 12noon-2pm

Come along and learn more about Autism – Click here to book your place

Autism & Mental Health (1/4: AI daytime course, Crewe)

Do you or someone you know have Autism? Do you work with people with Autism? Do you have a list of questions as long as your arm about this complex condition? Ever wanted to know more about Autism? Then join our Autism Driving Lessons today!!

We at Autism Inclusive are offering FREE Autism Driving Lessons, what is an Autism Driving Lesson, I hear you ask?

As you may be aware people say all the time that Autism is a journey, sometimes that journey can be like driving a car down a country road that has more potholes than a freshly tarred motorway. It can be daunting, but like any journey, understanding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.

While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.

Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.

Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:

Autism and Mental Health: 8th June 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Gender Differences: 22nd June 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Sensory Processing: 6th July 2017 12noon-2pm

Autism and Social Skills: 20th July 2017 12noon-2pm

Come along and learn more about Autism – Click here to book your place

Autism & Social Skills (4/4 AI: evening course, Crewe)

Autism Inclusive: Autism Driving Lessons
Do you or someone you know have Autism? Do you work with people with Autism? Do you have a list of questions as long as your arm about this complex condition? Ever wanted to know more about Autism? Then join our Autism Driving Lessons today!!
We at Autism Inclusive are offering FREE Autism Driving Lessons, what is an Autism Driving Lesson, I hear you ask?
As you may be aware people say all the time that Autism is a journey, sometimes that journey can be like driving a car down a country road that has more potholes than a freshly tarred motorway. It can be daunting, but like any journey, understanding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.
While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.
Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.
Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:
Autism and Mental Health: 1st June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Gender Differences: 15th June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Sensory Processing: 29th June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Social Skills: 13th July 2017 6pm-8pm

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Autism and Sensory Processing (3/4: AI evening course, Crewe)

Autism Inclusive: Autism Driving Lessons
Do you or someone you know have Autism? Do you work with people with Autism? Do you have a list of questions as long as your arm about this complex condition? Ever wanted to know more about Autism? Then join our Autism Driving Lessons today!!
We at Autism Inclusive are offering FREE Autism Driving Lessons, what is an Autism Driving Lesson, I hear you ask?
As you may be aware people say all the time that Autism is a journey, sometimes that journey can be like driving a car down a country road that has more potholes than a freshly tarred motorway. It can be daunting, but like any journey, understanding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.
While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.
Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.
Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:
Autism and Mental Health: 1st June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Gender Differences: 15th June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Sensory Processing: 29th June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Social Skills: 13th July 2017 6pm-8pm

Come along and learn more about Autism – click this link to book your space 

Autism and Gender Differences (2/4: AI evening course, Crewe)

Autism Inclusive: Autism Driving Lessons
Do you or someone you know have Autism? Do you work with people with Autism? Do you have a list of questions as long as your arm about this complex condition? Ever wanted to know more about Autism? Then join our Autism Driving Lessons today!!
We at Autism Inclusive are offering FREE Autism Driving Lessons, what is an Autism Driving Lesson, I hear you ask?
As you may be aware people say all the time that Autism is a journey, sometimes that journey can be like driving a car down a country road that has more potholes than a freshly tarred motorway. It can be daunting, but like any journey, understanding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.
While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.
Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.
Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:
Autism and Mental Health: 1st June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Gender Differences: 15th June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Sensory Processing: 29th June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Social Skills: 13th July 2017 6pm-8pm

Come along and learn more about Autism – click this link to book your space 

Autism & Mental Health (1/4 – AI evening course, Crewe)

Autism Inclusive: Autism Driving Lessons
Do you or someone you know have Autism? Do you work with people with Autism? Do you have a list of questions as long as your arm about this complex condition? Ever wanted to know more about Autism? Then join our Autism Driving Lessons today!!
We at Autism Inclusive are offering FREE Autism Driving Lessons, what is an Autism Driving Lesson, I hear you ask?
As you may be aware people say all the time that Autism is a journey, sometimes that journey can be like driving a car down a country road that has more potholes than a freshly tarred motorway. It can be daunting, but like any journey, understanding is key to making the journey that little bit smoother. Understanding the potholes are there and why they are there, can make that journey a bit easier.
While we can’t promise that we can solve all your problems, we can promise we can give you a bit of an insight into the world of Autism.
Taking you to such destinations as Mental Health, Gender Differences, Social Skill Development and Sensory Processing.
Our four 2 hour sessions will start you on you journey to learn more about the enigma that is Autism.

Our dates are as follows:
Autism and Mental Health: 1st June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Gender Differences: 15th June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Sensory Processing: 29th June 2017 6pm-8pm
Autism and Social Skills: 13th July 2017 6pm-8pm

Come along and learn more about Autism – click this link to book your space 

Parent Carer Coffee Morning (Congleton)

Cheshire & Warrington Carers’ Trust Parent Carer Coffee Morning

Meet other parent carers. Staff from various local organisations who can support you and your family. Join Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum. Find out how Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust can support you

Parent Carer Coffee Morning (Macclesfield)

Cheshire & Warrington Carers’ Trust Parent Carer Coffee Morning

Meet other parent carers. Staff from various local organisations who can support you and your family. Join Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum. Find out how Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust can support you.

Parent Carer Coffee Morning (Crewe)

Cheshire & Warrington Carers’ Trust Parent Carer Coffee Morning

Meet other parent carers. Staff from various local organisations who can support you and your family. Join Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum. Find out how Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust can support you.

This month we will have a delicious home baked cake sale on behalf of the AT society in memory of Jenni Gallagher. All proceeds to the AT Society.

Parent Carer Coffee Morning (Congleton)

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust – coffee morning for all parent carers:

Meet other parent carers. Staff from various local organisations who can support you and your family. Join Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum. Find out how Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust can support you.

1st Monday of each month: Crewe

1st Wednesday of each month: Macclesfield

2nd Wednesday of each month: Congleton

Parent Carer Coffee Morning (Macclesfield)

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust – coffee morning for all parent carers:

Meet other parent carers. Staff from various local organisations who can support you and your family. Join Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum. Find out how Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust can support you.

1st Monday of each month: Crewe

1st Wednesday of each month: Macclesfield

2nd Wednesday of each month: Congleton

Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum Annual General Meeting 2017

CEPCF AGM 2017

Sandbach Cricket Club, Hind Heath Road, CW11 3LZ
Tuesday 23 May, 2017 from 10am
for tea / coffee (10.15 start) finishing with lunch (provided)
You are invited to join us at your parent carer forum’s annual general meeting.

We will be joined by:

  • Sherann Hillman MBE (Co-Chair of the National Network of ParentCarer Forums), speaking about effective co-production
  • Ian Donegani (Head of Service: SEND & Inclusion for Cheshire East) speaking about the SEND consultations and an update on changes to SEND services in Cheshire East
  • Chris Wee (Consultant Child Psychiatrist) will run a short workshop: Introduction to Sensory Processing

We will also have the Treasurer’s report for 2016 / 17, an update from the Parent Representatives about the work they’ve been involved with, and the election of officers and steering group members. If you are interested in any of these roles, please get in touch.

We will finish with lunch, and the chance to chat with the speakers and other attendees.

Members of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum can claim their travel / childcare in line with our expenses policy.

RSVP : We really hope that you can join us! As lunch is provided, we need to know how many are coming – if you would like to come please email cheshireeastpcf@gmail.com or call 07794431768 to let us know. Please make sure to mention any dietary requirement

CEPCF Annual General Meeting

Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum Annual General Meeting 2017

Sandbach Cricket Club, Hind Heath Road, CW11 3LZ
Tuesday 23 May, 2017 from 10am
for tea / coffee (10.15 start) finishing with lunch (provided)
You are invited to join us at your parent carer forum’s annual general meeting.

We will be joined by:

  • Sherann Hillman MBE (Co-Chair of the National Network of ParentCarer Forums), speaking about effective co-production
  • Ian Donegani (Head of Service: SEND & Inclusion for Cheshire East) speaking about the SEND consultations and an update on changes to SEND services in Cheshire East
  • Chris Wee (Consultant Child Psychiatrist) will run a short workshop: Introduction to Sensory Processing

We will also have the Treasurer’s report for 2016 / 17, an update from the Parent Representatives about the work they’ve been involved with, and the election of officers and steering group members. If you are interested in any of these roles, please get in touch.

We will finish with lunch, and the chance to chat with the speakers and other attendees.

Members of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum can claim their travel / childcare in line with our expenses policy.

RSVP : We really hope that you can join us! As lunch is provided, we need to know how many are coming – if you would like to come please email cheshireeastpcf@gmail.com or call 07794431768 to let us know. Please make sure to mention any dietary requirement

Free Max Cards for members of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum

We are delighted to be able to offer a free Max Card to members of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum!

The Max card is a discount card for children with additional needs who are aged 0 – 19, and their families. It offers discounts on attractions and days out across the UK, as well as great deals on some products.

For full details on the discounts available go to www.mymaxcard.co.uk

Numbers are limited, so we can offer one card per household. The easiest way to sign up is to click here and complete our online application form. It should only take a few minutes.

If you have any questions please email us cheshireeastpcf@gmail.com