Monthly Archives: June 2019

PT in the Park – Friends for Leisure (Congleton)

Try an outdoor workout with professional trainer Matt and finish with a small picnic to cool off – £5
Aimed at 10 -21 year olds
Meeting point to be confirmed – please wear comfortably clothing and appropriate footwear. 

Junk Art Creations – Friends for Leisure (Congleton)

Make a junk art modelling creation to take home
£5 – all ages welcome

Friends for Leisure:

  • Ages between 5-21
  • You must be registered with Friends For Leisure to attend the activities they provide.
  • Siblings are welcome to all our holiday activities
  • We only have limited places so please call 01260 275333 to book
  • If you’d like to go to FFL activities but aren’t registered already then please get in touch at least 2 weeks before

Film Club – Friends for Leisure (Congleton)

Enjoy a film and popcorn with your friends – £4
Film to be confirmed

Friends for Leisure:

  • Ages between 5-21
  • You must be registered with Friends For Leisure to attend the activities they provide.
  • Siblings are welcome to all our holiday activities
  • We only have limited places so please call 01260 275333 to book
  • If you’d like to go to FFL activities but aren’t registered already then please get in touch at least 2 weeks before

 

Bowling & a burger – Friends for Leisure (Macc)

Bowling & burger, Bowl with your friends and enjoy a meal at the end of the game. £10
All ages welcome

Friends for Leisure:

  • Ages between 5-21
  • You must be registered with Friends For Leisure to attend the activities they provide.
  • Siblings are welcome to all our holiday activities
  • We only have limited places so please call 01260 275333 to book
  • If you’d like to go to FFL activities but aren’t registered already then please get in touch at least 2 weeks before

Which Craft Workshop – Friends for Leisure, Crewe

Which Craft Workshop: Get creative in Clare’s workshop and take your masterpiece home with you. All ages welcome – £4

Friends for Leisure:

  • Ages between 5-21
  • You must be registered with Friends For Leisure to attend the activities they provide.
  • Siblings are welcome to all our holiday activities
  • We only have limited places so please call 01260 275333 to book
  • If you’d like to go to FFL activities but aren’t registered already then please get in touch at least 2 weeks before

Segway & Bounce! Friends for Leisure (Congleton)

Try out a 30 minute Segway experience and enjoy an indoor bouncy council
£10 – for ages 9 – 21 Please wear comfortable clothing and closed footwear 
Friends for Leisure:

  • Ages between 5-21
  • You must be registered with Friends For Leisure to attend the activities they provide.
  • Siblings are welcome to all our holiday activities
  • We only have limited places so please call 01260 275333 to book
  • If you’d like to go to FFL activities but aren’t registered already then please get in touch at least 2 weeks before

White Light Ceramics – Friends for Leisure, Middlewich

White Light Ceramics: Visit Rebecca’s ceramic and pottery studio and make your own models. £5 All ages welcome 

Friends for Leisure:

  • Ages between 5-21
  • You must be registered with Friends For Leisure to attend the activities they provide.
  • Siblings are welcome to all our holiday activities
  • We only have limited places so please call 01260 275333 to book
  • If you’d like to go to FFL activities but aren’t registered already then please get in touch at least 2 weeks before

Friends For Leisure Fiesta (Macclesfield)

Friends for Leisure Fiesta – £4
Come and join in the fun with all  things Mexican!
Fancy dress welcome – all ages welcome

Friends for Leisure:

  • Ages between 5-21
  • You must be registered with Friends For Leisure to attend the activities they provide.
  • Siblings are welcome to all our holiday activities
  • We only have limited places so please call 01260 275333 to book
  • If you’d like to go to FFL activities but aren’t registered already then please get in touch at least 2 weeks before

Picnic in the Park – Friends for Leisure (Crewe)

Picnic in the Park – joined by CAT radio
£4 – Enjoy a picnic and games in the park with your friends in the park
All ages welcome – meeting point to be confirmed

Friends for Leisure:

  • Ages between 5-21
  • You must be registered with Friends For Leisure to attend the activities they provide.
  • Siblings are welcome to all our holiday activities
  • We only have limited places so please call 01260 275333 to book
  • If you’d like to go to FFL activities but aren’t registered already then please get in touch at least 2 weeks before

SEND High Needs Funding Consultation for parents

To book your place please email SENDpartnerships@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Cheshire East Council say: “We are looking to improve the system for allocating high needs top-up funding to children & young people with an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan in Cheshire East

We would like views from schools, SENCOs, parent carers and other partners / professionals on this, and are holding a number of events to gather your input and work with you to develop an improved model. 

Purpose of the events:
to provide an update on a proposed new model for high needs top up funding
* to consult and gather feedback on the proposed model and its implementation

SEND Voice Matters – Secondary

SEND Voice Matters event for secondary age
An event designed specifically for primary school age SEND Children and Young People to have their voice heard.  (A SEND Voice Matters event – Primarywill run in the morning)

Schools are invited to bring along their students to meet the Participation Team and get involved with some fun activities.

It will be an opportunity to develop and improve wider SEND support within Cheshire East.

* Arts & Crafts * Meet new people * Opportunities for children to have their say * Interactive games & activities *

BOOKING DETAILS: 

  • Although it is intended that schools should take children to this event, CEPCF has had confirmation that parents can bring their children if schools are not participating.
  • There are limited spaces available so please book on no later than Tuesday 25th June.
  • If you would like to book spaces please send a request to: fiona.ellis@cheshireeast.gov.uk or call Fiona Ellis on 07794 437078 or 01625384343

SEND Voice Matters: Primary age

SEND Voice Matters event – Primary
An event designed specifically for primary school age SEND Children and Young People to have their voice heard.  (A SEND Voice Matters event for secondary age children & young people will run in the afternoon)

Schools are invited to bring along their students to meet the Participation Team and get involved with some fun activities.

It will be an opportunity to develop and improve wider SEND support within Cheshire East.

* Arts & Crafts * Meet new people * Opportunities for children to have their say * Interactive games & activities *

BOOKING DETAILS: 

  • Although it is intended that schools should take children to this event, CEPCF has had confirmation that parents can bring their children if schools are not participating.
  • There are limited spaces available so please book on no later than Tuesday 25th June.
  • If you would like to book spaces please send a request to: fiona.ellis@cheshireeast.gov.uk or call Fiona Ellis on 07794 437078 or 01625384343

SEND Partnership update, PCF update and feedback

LISTENING TO YOU: PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS SEND COFFEE MORNING

On Tuesday 11 June Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum invited parents and professionals working in SEND services to come together for a coffee morning so that people could share information and chat.

We started with an update from Mandy Dickson, Chair of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum explaining what CEPCF does, what we have worked on in the last year and what we have planned for next year
Click here to see the PCF update

Jacky Forster, Chair of the SEND Partnership Board then shared an update on what progress has been made in the SEND Partnership
Click here to view update on SEND Partnership Board from Jacky Forster

We then sat down with coffees, teas (and some very good cakes!)

Parents were able to book ten minute appointment slots with some of the professionals attending, or to chat more generally with each other, with the PCF, CEIAS and the other professionals.

It was a trial run, and the feedback was really positive: Parents said “I’m really pleased I came” “Very useful, thank you” [What worked well?] “Everything! Great format!” and the important feedback “lovely cakes!”

We got some great suggestions and ideas on how to make the next one even better, and we were delighted that 100% of those who replied told us that if we run another parent & professional coffee morning they’d come so watch this space for the next one 🙂

 

Volunteering with the Parent Carer Forum

Have you ever thought about volunteering with the PCF?

Steering group, parent representatives, promotions, signposting, events planning and more behind the scenes – all our volunteers are parent carers too, so we know that these responsibilities always come first.

It’s a great way to use your experience to try to improve services for children & young people with special needs in Cheshire East (and their families). You’ll find out more about what’s happening and meet and support other parents.

Click this link to find out more about all the different ways, times and places you can volunteer with Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum

Planning for your future – transitions information event

It is a drop in event for young people with additional needs and their families (services aimed from year 9 upwards) no need to book.

It is never too early to start thinking about what you might like to do in the future!

This event will help you start thinking about what matters to you and help you find out all about what is available.

* Representatives from Further Education * Adult Social Care * Health * Community * Travel and transport * Fun things to do * Lots of information for young people, parents and carers *

Cheshire East  Council and Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum are holding this event to help prepare SEND young people with planning for their future.

EHCP survey for children & young people

Cheshire East Youth Support Service would like to hear about children & young people’s experience of Education Health Care Plans

The survey is for children and young people who have (or used to have) an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) so that they can tell Cheshire East about the impact the EHCP has had on them and their lives.

If your child or young person would like to share their views please click here for the Cheshire East Children and Young People’s EHCP Survey

Coffee Morning & AGM: listening to you

Please join us for tea / coffee, cake and a chat with other parents and professionals from the LA and health about the issues affecting our families as parents of children & young people with additional needs in Cheshire East.

We have decided to try something new for our AGM this year; rather than having a topic and speakers, we are going to try something less formal.

We have invited representatives from the services our families use (Cheshire East SEND, short breaks, commissioning, CEIAS, NHS, charities and more) to come along and meet Cheshire East parents who have children / young people with SEND. There’ll be information about Contact, services for carers and of course the expertise of all the other parents too.

We’d like it to be a constructive event: we all need to “tell it like it is”, but we also need to recognise we can’t change what’s has happened and to focus our energy on what can be done to make it better.  Hope to see you there! Did I mention cake….?

Members can claim their travel and childcare expenses in line with PCF policies.