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Thursday, 9 May 2024
Via Zoom

Making Sense of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

In this workshop, delivered by Lizzie Batten from Amaze, you will find out how to apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA), how the process works, the various rates, understanding how decisions are made, tips for making a strong claim and appealing a decision. This workshop will also be useful to parents/carers who are completing a renewal as it will provide you with up-to-date information. This...
Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Worthing

Worthing Umbrellas

Support from fellow parent-carers is one of the most effective ways in which parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities build resilience and emotional well-being. Parents also tell us their most valuable source of information, support and advice is other parent-carers. To help parents build networks of mutual support we run seven parent support groups in Burgess Hill, Chic...
Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Via Zoom

Making Sense of Wellbeing - Self-care and managing stress

Our wellbeing workshops are designed to help you enhance your relationship with your child with additional needs, build resilience, reduce stress and help you to relax. This workshop aims to help you to learn how to recognise stress in yourself, provide strategies to reduce it and how to look after your health and wellbeing when you are busy caring for others. It will also include a short time to ...
Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Via Zoom

Making Sense of Behaviours that Challenge in Adolescence (11 years +)

A free Zoom workshop for parent-carers of young people aged 11 + with special educational needs or disabilities in West Sussex. This workshop explores how your young person’s brain works, how hormones and puberty impact our children, and how we can support them and respond to any challenging behaviour during their adolescent years to achieve positive outcomes. There will be time at the end of the...
Thursday, 16 May 2024
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Understanding Autism

Please note your child does not need a formal diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition to attend this workshop. Learn more about your child’s suspected/confirmed diagnosis and how Autism and social communication difficulties may impact upon them in the home, school and wider community. We will look at the autism profile, sensory sensitivities and helpful strategies for supporting your child. You w...
Thursday, 16 May 2024
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Umbrellas Online

We are running virtual groups weekly as well as in-person events monthly at Horsham, Littlehampton, Chichester, Shoreham, Burgess Hill and Worthing, contact hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk Umbrellas is a support group for parent carers of children and young people with special additional needs and disabilities. What we do: Umbrellas is a great opportunity to meet other parent carers and share ide...
Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill Umbrellas

Support from fellow parent-carers is one of the most effective ways in which parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities build resilience and emotional well-being. Parents also tell us their most valuable source of information, support and advice is other parent-carers. To help parents build networks of mutual support we run seven parent support groups in Burgess Hill, Chic...
Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Horsham

Horsham Umbrellas

Support from fellow parent-carers is one of the most effective ways in which parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities build resilience and emotional well-being. Parents also tell us their most valuable source of information, support and advice is other parent-carers. To help parents build networks of mutual support we run seven parent support groups in Burgess Hill, Chic...
Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Via Zoom

Making Sense of Universal Credit

Introductory workshop on Universal Credit for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND in West Sussex. During this informative workshop, we will look at all the basic details about Universal Credit, the criteria and how to apply, covering the following:- * Issues around moving to Universal Credit from other benefits * How it is structured, allowances and elements * How income affe...
Thursday, 23 May 2024
Chichester

Chichester Umbrellas

Support from fellow parent-carers is one of the most effective ways in which parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities build resilience and emotional well-being. Parents also tell us their most valuable source of information, support and advice is other parent-carers. To help parents build networks of mutual support we run seven parent support groups in Burgess Hill, Chic...
Tuesday, 4 June 2024
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Sibling Group Leader Training

This training is for: - Professionals who would like to run group support for young siblings Purpose of the training: - To equip participants with information about how to structure sessions and run suitable activities, giving them the confidence and knowledge needed to set up a sibling group for children aged 7 upwards Participants will gain: - A clear rationale for running group support session...
Thursday, 6 June 2024
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Umbrellas Online

We are running virtual groups weekly as well as in-person events monthly at Horsham, Littlehampton, Chichester, Shoreham, Burgess Hill and Worthing, contact hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk Umbrellas is a support group for parent carers of children and young people with special additional needs and disabilities. What we do: Umbrellas is a great opportunity to meet other parent carers and share ide...