Southampton
Parent Carer Forum



Empower and enable your voices to be heard

Welcome to Southampton Parent Carer Forum

We are a friendly group of parent carers who have children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged 0-25 years. We support and train parent carers to enable them to have input and be involved with shaping services alongside the professionals who provide health, education, adult and social services. Our shared mission is to improve and enhance the experiences and opportunities of children and young people with additional needs by enabling parents and carers to be heard and be at the heart of decisions about development and delivery of services in Southampton. The forum will represent the views of the collective community and not an individual voice. The role of the forum is not to advocate for individual families and will signpost to specialist services.

Quick Updates

The New Southampton City Council Short Breaks Service is launching from April 2019.Β  The new service includes the new Short Breaks card, available to all SEND families (within the Southampton City Council boundary) in the City, providing they are registered with the new service.

Join us at the Max Card Launch Event, more information below:-

DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES

SEND INFORMATION DAY/LOCAL OFFER LIVE/TRANSITION FAIR

We are holding our annual SEND Information Day/Transition Fair on Saturday 1st June 2019, pop the date in your diary, more information to follow shortly πŸ™‚

PTSA Inclusion Conference 2019

11th JanuaryΒ 

We were delighted to be invited to present at the PTSA Inclusion Conference last week.Β  The conference is aimed at Education, Local Authority and Health staff in the local area.Β  Myself and one of our Steering Group (Gill Waring) presented a workshop about the forum, what we do and how we feel about inclusion for our children and young people.

It was a truly fantastic day, great turnout and we were very fortunate to meet and talk to Chris Packham and his beloved Scratchy, after his amazing keynote speech.

One for the wall we think πŸ™‚

News

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Southampton Parent Carer Forum work in partnership with Rose Road Association.

Facebook Updates

Raffle prize winners from yesterday’s event πŸ˜€πŸ₯³

*******Pauline Avery*******
*******Cheryl Morgan******

Please tag them if you know them and then can arrange collection πŸ‘πŸ» thank you πŸ‘πŸ»
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What an fab morning/afternoon at the Max Card Launch today πŸ’³πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸŽ‰

Huge thank you to our amazing forum team, the Southampton City Council Short Breaks Team, Lucy from Max Card, Becky from SENDIASS and most importantly, all of our wonderful parents and carers for attending today πŸ˜€ so much information shared and great to see such an amazing turnout πŸ˜€

I’ll post the presentation link and send via our mailing list early next week πŸ‘

Have a great weekend πŸ˜€

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Sharing on behalf of Southampton and Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group ⬇️

Afternoon all

You may be aware of the ongoing work that has been going on with Southampton and Hampshire CCG, Wheelchair Services and both, Hampshire and Southampton Parent Carer Forums’.

If you have a spare 10 minutes, please complete the below survey to tell them what you think πŸ‘πŸ»

smartsurvey.co.uk/s/X1KI7/

There are now a series of engagement events in place to obtain views in regard to β€œWhat does a good future wheelchair service look like?”.

Please see below dates and venues. There are also links below, to book a place at the various events.

Andover: Andover Lights, Tuesday 19 March, 1pm-3pm limited spaces available book by emailing whccg.communications@nhs.net

Eastleigh: Pavilion on the Park, Thursday 21 March, 1-3pm limited spaces available book by emailing whccg.communications@nhs.net

New Forest: Lyndhurst Community Centre, Monday 18 March, 1-3pm limited spaces available book by emailing whccg.communications@nhs.net


Southampton: SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living CIC, Monday 1 April, 2.30-4.30pm, limited spaces available book by emailing soccg.communications@nhs.net

(You will need to copy and paste email links)

Light refreshments will be available

If you would like to attend let us know or if you know of other people who might be interested please feel free to share this invite.

Kind regards

Communications Team
NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group | Omega House
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