Events for parents this Spring term

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GPV Walk in Royal Greenwich Park

February 9th, March 15th
Always at 10am-11am, Meeting Point: Greenwich Park, Blackheath Gate
Walk with us around beautiful Royal Greenwich Park, find peace and companionship in this glorious natural space. The route is step-free and buggy accessible. We will end up at the Pavilion Cafe, where you may enjoy a hot drink on us!

Knit Stitch and Make free creative drop-in

27th Jan, 10th Feb, 24th March 2017
Starting at 10am at the Scullery Cafe, 48 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 7QJ
Enjoy a friendly creative session with plenty of tea, coffee and cakes supplied. Bring your own project to work on or use some of our materials to have a go at something crafty. Or just sit with a hot drink and watch!

Workshop for parents: Using the CEREBRA Problem-solving toolkit 

February 28th from 10am until 2pm
Venue – Tramshed Theatre, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES
Limited place, booking required.
The charity Cerebra have developed a Problem-Solving Toolkit that supports disabled people and their families & carers, who are encountering difficulties in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services.  The toolkit aims to unpick these problems and develop effective strategies for resolving them.

To help you get the most out of the toolkit we are pleased to be hosting a workshop which will assist you in using the information and resources to access the services your child needs.

This workshop will be delivered by Cerebra together with a parent of a child with a brain condition who has first-hand experience of accessing services.  The workshop is limited to a small group of 25 parents so there will be plenty of opportunity to share experiences and interact with others.

Sandwich lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited so please book using eventbrite here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cerebra-problem-solving-toolkit-workshop-tickets-31414653073?aff=es2

You can find out more about the Problem-Solving Toolkit & Workshop here:
http://w3.cerebra.org.uk/information-and-advice/free-workshops/

Coffee morning with senior staff from Royal Borough of Greenwich Children’s Services Team

Monday 27 March 11am-1pm
10am til 12 noon
Coffee Lounge, Equitable House, Greens End, Woolwich, SE18 6AB
Come and meet some of the team who run the Royal Greenwich Children’s Services Department. There will be representatives from the SEN Team, Social Care, Commissioning & Outreach services. They will give us some insight into how the departments work and there will be plenty of opportunity to chat informally. The Coffee Lounge is situated in central Woolwich close to the train station and on many bus routes. As usual we will provide free tea, coffee and cakes too.

School visits this term

GPV visit schools across the borough every term to host coffee mornings specifically for parents of children with special needs. You don’t need to have a statement or plan for your child to join us. We usually bring a guest speaker on a topic that’s relevant for example ASD Outreach, the SaLT service or a charity such as Young Epilepsy. Our meetings are relaxed, informal, chatty and we always make sure there are hot drinks and cakes supplied!

6 February: Charlton Park Academy School Joining us will be art therapist Julie Watson and our free creative session Knit, Stitch and Make. Open to parents at CPA.
20 February: St Patricks Primary School. Nicola Allwood from the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be showcasing the Local Offer website for parents. Open to all Greenwich parents.
TBC: Bishop John Robinson School. This termly meet up is hosted by Jo Tontoh (Parent Leader for GPV) and is of special interest for parents and carers from black minority ethnic families with any kind of SEN or disability in the Thamesmead area. Open to all Greenwich parents.
3 March: Millennium Primary School. Guest speaker from SENDIASS. Open to all Greenwich parents.
10 March: Willow Dene School: Joining us will be art therapist Julie Watson and our free creative session Knit, Stitch and Make. Open to parents at Willow Dene.
13 March: Waterside School. Joining us will be art therapist Julie Watson and our free creative session Knit, Stitch and Make. Open to parents at Waterside School.

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