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    10 June: GPV walk in Oxleas Wood

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    Come on a walk with us around Oxleas Wood, a site of Special Scientific Interest, the woodlands are over 8000 years old. We will walk at a gentle pace through the woods of oak, silver birch, hornbeam and coppice hazel.  The walk will start and finish at the recently restored Severndroog Castle, where will stop for a drink in the cafe. Wednesday 10 June, 10-11am, Severndroog Castle, Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, SE18 3RT . Buses 486, 89 and 244 stop at Memorial Hospital on Shooters Hill which is a short walk away.  There is also a small carpark. For more details on...
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    Family walk and picnic Saturday 6 June

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    GPV family walk & picnic in Greenwich Park 6 June from 11am, Greenwich Park, Blackheath Gate Join us for our first family walk around Royal Greenwich Park. We will walk at a gentle pace, the route will be step free and wheelchair and buggy accessible. We will finish with a ‘bring and share picnic’ in the Flower Garden – bring along your favourite picnic food to share with the other walkers.
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    June 22: GPV Book club starts in Abbey Wood

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    GPV are launching a Book Club. Everyone is welcome and the first group is in Abbey Wood on June 22nd from 10.30am at The Crafty Cafe, 106 McLeod Road, SE2 0BS. To kick us off, one of our parents has chosen ‘The Namesake’ by Jhumpa Lahiri as our first read. Spanning three decades and crossing continents, The Namesake is the story of a boy brought up Indian in America. There will be plenty of tea, coffee, cake and biscuits to accompany our discussion about the book. You don’t need to be a big reader to join in though, if you...
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    22 May: Knit, Stitch and Make creative drop-in

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    Join us in the Parlour, a cosy private area of the Scullery Cafe in Blackheath Standard for a creative session with plenty of tea, coffee and cakes supplied. The next group will be on 22nd May at 12.30 – 2.30pm at The Scullery Cafe, 48 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 7QJ Bring your own project to work on or use some of our free material to have a go at something crafty. This could be knitting, sewing, drawing, collage or whatever else you feel like doing. Come along and join in or just sit with a hot drink and watch! No experience...
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    GPV walks in Greenwich this term

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    We’ve been talking to parents and in response to what you have said we are holding some new events. In addition to the monthly walk in Greenwich Park we are taking the GPV walk to different green spaces across the borough and beyond. As working parents can’t always manage a week day walk, we have scheduled a family picnic on a Saturday too. As well as the creative drop-in at the Scullery Cafe we will be holding a GPV get-together in Abbey Wood. We really hope you’ll be able to join us at one of these events. GPV walk in...
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    Parents turn out in force for GPV info day

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    Thanks to nearly 100 parents and carers who came to our legal changes information day with top disability law Barrister Steve Broach. It was great to see so many parents from every part of the Royal Borough coming together to find out about the Children and Families Act and the Care Act and what it means for our children. Lots of questions were answered on hot topics such as transport, Direct Payments, eligibility for the EHCP assessment, and many more. The afternoon’s session provided a clear summary of what we need to know about the Care Act. This included issues...
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    16 March: #SENDparentvoices

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    We gave parent views from across the SEND spectrum to local politicians at a reception for councillors, Parliamentary Candidates and our member of the London Assembly on 16 March. We wanted to make sure that the issues facing families of children with special needs are on the agenda in the run up to the Election in May. On the night, we described the work that GPV does in Greenwich, highlighted priority topics for carers and shared our ideas on how to make things better. Our guests met with a small group of volunteer GPV Parent Consultants, who told them their...
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    6 March: Creative Drop-in session

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    Come to our creative drop-in group for parents called ‘Knit Stitch and Make’. It will be held in The Parlour which is a cosy private room at the Scullery Cafe, 48 Vanbrugh Park, London SE3 7JQ. The group is free to attend, happens every month and the next session is on 6 March from 12.30-2.30pm. Bring your own project along to work on or use some of our materials to have a go at something crafty; this could be knitting, sewing, drawing, collage or whatever else you feel like doing. No skills or experience required and all parent carers including...
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    24 March: Free info event SEND reforms

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    Join us at our next major free info event on 24 March at 10am – 2.45pm, the Forum, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, SE10 9EQ. Steve Broach, a highly regarded barrister specialising in the law on disabled children, will be telling parents about the Children & Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014. Sound complicated? Don’t worry; Steve has a knack of explaining the important parts of the law in a simple and straightforward manner, highlighting the areas we need to be aware of. He will talk about what the SEND reforms mean for our children and young people. He will...
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    3 and 4 March: Carers’ centre launch

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    A new centre for carers of children and adults, called the Stables, is opening on April 1st with a launch event on 3rd and 4 March. It will provide a meeting space and information hub in a lovely setting. Parents and carers are invited to see the new space for themselves at a launch event held at the Carers’ Forum AGM. At the meeting there will be a discussion and consultation on the future of carers’ service and information about the changes coming from the new Care Act. Details of the launch event: Tuesday 3rd March 10am-12pm Followed by a...

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