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Springfield Cricket Club

Springfield Cricket Club are looking for new recruits. Free coaching sessions available on a Saturday morning 10.00am-11.00am for all abilities.

Please click here to visit their website.

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service Newsletters

May 2021

Essex Family Forum Equipment Survey

Essex Family Forum in conjunction with the  Joint Commissioning Group, which is made up of key representatives across Education, Health, social care, and Essex Family Forum, which are responsible for SEND provision in Essex, have created a survey in response to the weakness identified in the Written Statement of action following the Local Area SEND Inspection in Essex in October 2019.  

Parent/carer feedback is a fundamental part of this process and this survey will help the Joint Commissioning Group in order to better understand families’ experiences and will inform the provision of future services, meaning improved outcomes of children and young people and their families going forward.  

 “Equipment” for the purposes of this survey includes physical and medical equipment.  

Wheelchairs have been excluded from the initial phase of the equipment project since they are a very clearly defined commodity, with clearly defined pathways and providers. Additionally, there is a system-wide review of wheelchair provision is being undertaken in Mid and South Essex. Therefore, the initial focus of this review is on adaptive or physical equipment rather than devices i.e. orthotics, which come under “appliances”.  

Please be advised that this survey is intended for residents that come under Essex County Council. Responses from residents in Thurrock or Southend will not be able to be considered as part of this review as these are independent unitary authorities not covered by Essex County Council.

Please click here to complete the survey. Please note that this survey closes on 31st May 2021.

Jo Harrison - Participation Lead

Tel: 07745 258618

www.essexfamilyforum.org

BOSP

BOSP is a registered charity which offers support to families by providing fun short break clubs for their children and young people who have learning and physical disabilities.

BOSP is always looking for good people to join its team of Support Workers. 

Flexible hours: sessions run evenings, weekends and throughout the school holidays.  Contact The BOSP Office for an application pack or visit our website at www.bosp.co.uk

Support Workers need to be a minimum of 17 years of age, due to Ofsted requirements.

Tel: 01268 553117 Email: enquiries@bosp.co.uk

POET - Personal Evaluation Outcome Tool

HAVE YOUR SAY...Share your experiences of SEN and EHCP support and help improve services in Essex.

• Do you receive Special Educational Needs (SEN) support for a special educational need or disability?

• Do you have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?

• Are you a parent, carer or practitioner with children or  young people who have   an EHCP or SEN support?

If the answer is YES, we’d love to hear your thoughts through the POET survey!  It takes just ten minutes to complete.

Click below to see the poster

POET Poster

and click HERE to visit the site

Essex Family Forum

We are a group of parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs aged 0-25 who are passionate about empowering parents and influencing the decisions that affect our families. For more details, including membership (which is FREE), please click below for the flyer.

Essex Family Forum Flyer

 

Giving Machine

It’s so easy to generate free cash donations for us just by shopping online via TheGivingMachine. Please click below for the flyer.

Giving Machine Flyer

Please see attached flyer about the ENRICH Project with guest speaker Javed Moore

ENRICH Project with guest Speaker Javed Moore