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  1. Vivien Davies

    Survey for parents of children excluded from school.

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    Royal Borough of Greenwich needs your insight for commissioning alternative education providers. If your child has been excluded from school please fill in the survey below. The Survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will form part of the consultation for commissioning alternative education providers this year, which will be fed into the selection and development of the providers for this service. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parent_AEP_Survey_RGB Thank you.
  2. Vivien Davies

    Royal Parks Consultation Update

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    One of our GPV Parent Leaders, Jules Watson will be taking part in a focus group and workshop on 22 February, part of the wider consultation for the Greenwich Park Revealed project. This session will be about access. Through the use of workshops and breakout groups, she will be representing parent views in discussion on ways to maximise access and engagement with both the Park and the GPR project. To find out more about the project, please click on the link below: We will keep you posted on developments for this. In the meantime make your views know to...
  3. Vivien Davies

    Residential places: your views urgently needed

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    Dame Christine Lenehan’s Review into the care and treatment of children and young people with complex needs (and behaviour that challenges) involving mental health problems and learning disabilities and/ or autism has just been published. The full report can be found here http://bit.ly/2kj0XTs and on the Department of Health website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications The review, called These Are Our Children, is calling for urgent action at a national level to prevent these children being institutionalised at an early age, at huge cost to the taxpayer and with low ambitions for improving their lives. The next step for the Department of Health...
  4. Vivien Davies

    Housing for disabled young people – have your say

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    Friday 10 March Golden Lane Housing Ltd are inviting parents to attend a Housing strategy event at Charlton Park Academy school, and also to take part in an easy online survey. The more parent voices are heard on this important issue, the more likely young people are to get the housing that suits them in future. About the consultation Royal Greenwich have asked Golden Lane Housing to prepare a housing strategy for the future of housing for people with learning disabilities and their families in Greenwich. Golden Lane Housing are part of Royal Mencap Society and have a great deal...
  5. Vivien Davies

    CPA students – short break activities and clubs in 2017

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    Charlton Park Academy have asked us to share with parents and carers their latest offer for students at the school, age 11-25. Some of these activities have some extra places open to children not at the school but fitting the criteria. Here’s what they say: Saturday Clubs (14th January -11th February 2017) The timings for the club will be 9am-2pm and each session will include transport for your child to and from the facility at which we will be based that day (pickups from 8:15 am – drop offs until 3:00). The club will consist of both on and off-site activities...
  6. Vivien Davies

    New drop-in play group for babies and toddlers with SEND

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    A new play group for babies and young children with special needs, emerging special needs or developmental delay has started at Brookhill Children’s Centre, 130 Brookhill Road, Woolwich SE18 6UK on Fridays between 2.30 and 4.30pm. The group is a place where children can have fun safely while parents and carers can get to know each other over drinks and biscuits. Music, singing or sensory activities for younger/non-mobile children will take place from 2.30-3.30pm and older or more active children and their parents and carers are welcome to drop in from 3.30pm.      
  7. Vivien Davies

    New support service ‘choose and book’

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      Greenwich Carers Centre has contacted us with new information about a support service called South Thames Carers Support – Choose and Book.  The Choose and Book service allows customers to choose a support worker, based on the workers personal profile and picture, which details the workers skills, experiences and interests. You can use Direct Payments, Personal Budgets or Personal Health Budgets to pay for these services. Here are some of the services (and examples of what they may include) that you can book a support worker to provide: Accompanying and befriending (Accompany out to the park, theatre  or community...
  8. Vivien Davies

    Join ASD study project to earn a free voucher

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    Earn a £20 shopping voucher in return for taking part in an ASD study project being run by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Children and parents/caregivers wanted for test of new parent-child interaction measure “We (the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) are currently developing a new treatment aiming to reduce concerning behaviour and emotions in children with autism spectrum disorders. In order to test the treatment, we are planning to use an observational measure, where we will observe behaviour whilst parents/carers are playing or interacting with their child.  We are looking to test the measure on children with ASD along...
  9. Vivien Davies

    New dates for ‘short breaks’ for your child aged 11-25

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    We are pleased to be able to tell you the dates for the new schedule of Short Breaks sessions delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust for children age 11-18 (or 25 with a Plan) from September 2016 – March 2017. Short breaks are fun activities for your child out of the home, that provide you with a break from caring. They are designed to be exciting, enjoyable and horizon-expanding for young people with special needs. Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) are commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and have a long history of delivering great short breaks across Greenwich. ACTIVITY DATES...
  10. Vivien Davies

    ‘Expert Patients’ – new courses

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    Upcoming FREE Expert Patients Programme Courses, for those who live with or care for someone with a long term condition or disability The Greenwich Expert Patients Programme provides free self-management courses for anybody caring for someone with a long-term condition or living with a long-term health condition. Courses offer you the opportunity to develop the confidence and skills necessary to manage long-term conditions on a day-to-day basis. As an expert patient you can: Feel confident and in control of your life Aim to manage your condition and its treatment with the support of healthcare professionals Communicate effectively with healthcare professionals...

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