Events
  1. Bluebell House

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    Bluebell House (Short Breaks Service) Greenwich Bluebell House provides children and young people with complex health needs with short breaks. The team understand that having a child with complex health needs can be very challenging and demanding at times, and recognise that parents and carers need a break from their caring role. Taking a break from caring does not mean you do not care. A break can allow you to catch up with family or friends, have a rest or do all the things you cannot do while you are caring for your child Children also benefit from having a...
  2. ‘Parent to Parent’ ASD support

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    Parent to Parent (P2P) is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing confidential, emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. It is run by the National Autistic Society. Info below comes from the NAS website: “The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult with autism. Volunteers are based across the UK so you don’t have to share information with someone in your local area. Our volunteers have personal experience of autism and the impact it has on their own families. They can give other parents the...
  3. Booking now: summer holiday schemes

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    Willow Dene Special School, Greenwich Toy Library Association and Charlton Athletic Community Trust have just released their registration forms for the Summer holiday activity schemes. Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Willow Dene Summer Play Scheme Age Range: 5-12 years This play scheme is aimed at Royal Greenwich children who are working at early P Levels with sensory needs and communication difficulties. We have planned a programme of events which will include visits, outdoor play, soft play, cinema, on site swimming, art and play activities. The programme runs on the weeks commencing 25th July...
  4. SENDIASS

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    Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is a free service available to parents, children and young people living in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. They can help by providing access to impartial and confidential guidance and support on matters relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including education, schools, national and local policy and practice, statutory assessment and Education, Health and Care plans. Eligibility The service is provided to parent or carers with a child or young person aged 0-25 who: • Believe their child may have a special educational need (SEN). • Have a...
  5. May 20: Coffee Morning ‘Understanding ASD’

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    Come and join us this Friday at Millennium Primary school at 9.30am. Meet other parents and carers in this friendly, non-judgemental group. Hot drinks and chocolate biscuits provided! Our special guest will be ASD Outreach’s John Hogan who will be talking about ‘Understanding Autism’. This is useful not just for parents of children with a diagnosis but any parent who thinks that their child might be showing the signs of ASD. John will be myth-busing, answering your questions and talking about how to get to grips with this condition. If your child does not have ASD this group is still...
  6. The latest Short Breaks information

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    With half term coming and parents already starting to make plans in advance for the long summer break we thought it would be a good time to publish a link to the latest short breaks summary for Greenwich. Click on the link below to see this: Short Breaks in Royal Greenwich-3 Short breaks provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their families. These breaks are designed to give parents and carers a break. They also give children opportunities to try new activities, make friends and have fun. A short break could be for a...
  7. 13 November: Coffee morning at James Wolfe school with ASD Outreach

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    All parents and carers are invited to our next school coffee morning on 13 November at 10am at James Wolfe Primary School, Royal Hill Campus, Greenwich SE10 8RZ. Join us for a hot drink and biscuits and meet other parent carers in a relaxed environment. Your child does not need to attend James Wolfe School. Our guest speaker will be Roz Weeks from the ASD Outreach service in Greenwich and she will be giving a brief talk and can answer any questions you might have about her service and ASD support in general. If you want to come, let us...
  8. Children’s Society Survey: The Local Offer

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    The Children’s Society is consulting with young people and children with disabilities on how they can best use the new upcoming Local Offer website. The Royal Borough of Greenwich has commissioned them to find out which services on the site they feel are the most important. The survey also looks at what other websites people use and what features are helpful. We encourage parents and carers to complete the survey with, or on behalf, of their child or young person with special needs and disabilities, or to assist their young person in completing the survey. We will collate findings, pass...
  9. Home-to-School travel policy: Govt response

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    The Government has now published their response following the submission of everyone’s views on their home to school travel and transport policy proposals. The introduction to the document says: “The Home to School Travel and Transport Guidance is statutory guidance. This means that local authorities are under a duty to have regard to it when carrying out their duties in relation to home to school travel and transport, and sustainable travel. The aim of the guidance is to outline the statutory requirement and then go on to discuss the ways in which this can be delivered and the discretionary powers...
  10. 2 August: exciting disability and sports event

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    Come and try out activities and sports you might never have though possible! Greenwich Get Active are holding an amazing free event at Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Road, SE18 on Saturday 2nd August between 12-4pm. It’s aimed at people of any ability or age, so this is a chance for your child to have a go at fully inclusive sports and physical activities including rowing, cycling, wheelchair tennis, football and judo…and many more! * Football: with Charlton Athletic Community Trust * Judo: with Metro Judo Club including a guest appearance from Ben Quilter Paralympic Medalist * The Greenwich Get Active...

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