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Thursday, 11 March 2021
Virtual via Zoom

Virtual Pop-Up - 'Talking Heads' - All Things Benefits Q&A session with Robert Hayes & Lindsey Butterfield

This will be a great opportunity for Robert Hayes (West Sussex County Council Benefits Advisor) to answer Parent Carer questions relating to benefits, (e.g. PIP, DLA, Tax Credits etc.) This event is FREE and spaces are UNLIMITED! The booking form link, below, provides the opportunity to nominate your question to Robert in advance of the session. We also request your postcode - this is because dis...
Thursday, 11 March 2021
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Umbrellas Virtual Support Group

Virtual Support Group for parent-carers of children/young people with additional needs or a disability attending mainstream or a special needs school in West Sussex. The sessions are run on a weekly basis and are up to an hour and half long, but you are welcome to come along at any point to be involved and leave when you want to. Please contact Hannah Delmar-Addy at hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk...
Friday, 12 March 2021
Virtual via Zoom

Expert Parent Programme: Post - 16 Transitioning to Adult Services (A two part virtual event via Zoom)

The Expert Parent Programme EMPOWERS parents of disabled children/young people to become more CONFIDENT and RESILIENT when engaging with health services, and the other services that they will come across. This EPP will be specifically tailored to the 16-24 age group. Our trainers will focus upon the transition to adult services. Please note that you will need to attend both dates of the Friday 12...
Monday, 15 March 2021
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Challengers Virtual Youth Scheme

Challengers will be running fun and engaging virtual sessions for young people of all abilities. There will be two youth clubs a week with different activities for all interests and abilities. Sessions are open to all children in the Play and Youth age groups and offered free of charge. Sessions will last anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes and feature an activity or interactive elements, includin...
Tuesday, 16 March 2021
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Making Sense of Education Health Care Needs Assessments and Plans

Delivered via Zoom by West Sussex SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS) What is an EHCP? How does it work? If you are unsure about the process and would like to get more information, then you may benefit from attending this workshop. West Sussex SENDIAS will give an overview of what happens during an EHC needs assessment and what a good EHCP should contain. From requesting a need...
Tuesday, 16 March 2021
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Mindfulness: Go with life's flow

This six week course for parent-carers offers you the opportunity to explore some of the essential elements of wellbeing. Our personal and social wellbeing helps us to develop good relationships, feel connected to others and improves our resilience, empathy, and adaptability. The course includes a blend of wellbeing and mindfulness workshops designed to help you enhance your relationship with your...
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
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Making Sense of It All Foundation Course (3 part course)

Free Zoom Workshop for parent-carers based in West Sussex. Has your child been recently identified as having additional needs? Do you find the systems and support for special educational needs confusing? Would you benefit from a broad overview of how it all works? This 3 part course has been designed to provide an introduction on all the key issues parent-carers will encounter as your children ...
Thursday, 18 March 2021
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Umbrellas Virtual Support Group

Virtual Support Group for parent-carers of children/young people with additional needs or a disability attending mainstream or a special needs school in West Sussex. The sessions are run on a weekly basis and are up to an hour and half long, but you are welcome to come along at any point to be involved and leave when you want to. Please contact Hannah Delmar-Addy at hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk...
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Managing low mood

This six week course for parent-carers offers you the opportunity to explore some of the essential elements of wellbeing. Our personal and social wellbeing helps us to develop good relationships, feel connected to others and improves our resilience, empathy, and adaptability. The course includes a blend of wellbeing and mindfulness workshops designed to help you enhance your relationship with your...
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
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Making Sense of It All Foundation Course (3 part course)

Free Zoom Workshop for parent-carers based in West Sussex. Has your child been recently identified as having additional needs? Do you find the systems and support for special educational needs confusing? Would you benefit from a broad overview of how it all works? This 3 part course has been designed to provide an introduction on all the key issues parent-carers will encounter as your children ...
Thursday, 25 March 2021
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Umbrellas Virtual Support Group

Virtual Support Group for parent-carers of children/young people with additional needs or a disability attending mainstream or a special needs school in West Sussex. The sessions are run on a weekly basis and are up to an hour and half long, but you are welcome to come along at any point to be involved and leave when you want to. Please contact Hannah Delmar-Addy at hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk...
Friday, 26 March 2021
Virtual via Zoom

Expert Parent Programme: Post - 16 Transitioning to Adult Services (A two part virtual event via Zoom)

The Expert Parent Programme EMPOWERS parents of disabled children/young people to become more CONFIDENT and RESILIENT when engaging with health services, and the other services that they will come across. This EPP will be specifically tailored to the 16-24 age group. Our trainers will focus upon the transition to adult services. Please note that you will need to attend both dates of the Friday 12...