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Online Groups and Workshops
There will be a parent/carer group chit-chat sessions on Wednesdays online,
until we can attend Trinity, from 10am-12noon via Teams.
Creative Writing: Monday mornings 10am-12pm
starting 25 January until 8 March, no session in February half term.
City Lit Leaflet | Jan 21
To book a place or for more details email, call or text email@example.com
Cooking on a budget: FREE Courses to Promote Wellbeing for Families and Adult Residents of Greenwich.
All sessions are on zoom and you will need a smartphone, tablet or computer with Internet access. You can cook with your family or on your own.
Cooking on a budget together Every Monday 4-6pm from 22 February until 29 March.
Volunteering: Opportunities to volunteer in your community and support events running in the borough.
- Would you like to volunteer in the community or schools?
- Or support ESOL conversation clubs and in ESOL classes?
- Or use your digital skills to help other people?
These courses are suitable for those who are already volunteering and are interested in taking on new roles or for people totally new at volunteering.
Full details here: Greenwich Volunteering Flyer.pdf
Brighter Futures Project
Brighter Futures are launching activity boxes that have been designed for young people and adults with learning disabilities.
The idea being the box will help to keep people connected during these unprecedented times and beyond. It’s free at the moment because the activities have been sponsored by Mind.
Registration details can be found on our publicity – link below:
NNPCF London Region: Lockdown 2021 SEND Provision Survey for Families living in The Royal Borough of Greenwich:
We would be really grateful if you could take some time to complete this survey so that we can better understand how you are coping during such unprecedented and difficult times.
Survey Link: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JXMZH33
Come and meet with other parents who have a child/young person with SEND 0-25 to share ideas on how we, as a forum, could develop our role to provide you with more information and improve our feedback to you, Health Services and the Council.
- Weekly Meet up starting 26 February, 10.30-11.30am: RBG Coffee And Chat Session
- Forum Meeting Dates 2020-21
- Forum Meeting Dates Evening 2020-21 | 7 – 8.30pm
Slides from the presentation:
For further information please contact Carol Foyle | Parent Participation SEND | tel. 07852 101 492. | email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding the Health Landscape
in Royal Greenwich
You are invited to join us
On: Tuesday 19 January 2020
at: 7-8.30pm (working parents)
Join us from your home
Royal Greenwich Parent Participation Advisory Group meeting
The same link for both meetings
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 390 580 6354 | Passcode: 7221722172
Are you a parent or carer of a child/young person
with SEND 0-25
We are inviting you to join Charlotte and Nev to attend a series of one hour ‘Toolkit’ wellbeing series. Each session will be followed by a parent peer support session which will provide you with the space to share and be supported in a safe and private space
This is all about YOU because you are important!
During these challenging times, we need to be agile in our response to change, build resilience and maintain our own wellbeing as well as our children’s.
How does it work? Each 1-hour session is delivered through a ‘virtual training room’ followed by the next week 1-hour parent peer support session
You can join any session, but you will gain much more from attending all sessions and meeting each week with likeminded parents.
To register please click: greenwichparentsendwellbeingsessions.eventbrite.co.uk
Any questions about the sessions or if you would like to know more about Greenwich Parent Participation Group, we would love to hear from you. (Carol 07852 101 492)
Click here to download all sessions which start from 20 January 2021:
Mindfull and wellbeing sessions | January – April 2021 (PDF)
Creative Courses to Promote Wellbeing
for Adult Residents of Greenwich
All sessions are on zoom and you will need a smartphone, tablet or computer with Internet access.
- CPA Families Creative Writing Course: Monday mornings 10am-12pm
starting 25 January until 8 March, no session in February half term.
Click on the link below for full details:
City Lit Craft courses January – March 2021.pdf
- Creative Writing: Every Tuesday morning 10am-12pm until 30 March
- Crafts for Wellbeing: Every Thursday morning 10am-12pm until 25 March
- Embroidery for Beginners: Every Friday morning 10am-12pm from 22 January – 5 March
*with free starter kit
Parent/Carer Information and Events
We have recently received fantastic news that Charlton Park Academy has been awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
The LPPA allows us to have a framework which enables us to deliver effective parental engagement in our school. This award showcases the work we do as well as help us to work more closely and more effectively with our parents/carers.
Royal Borough of Greenwich
We’re seeking community spirited people to join a team of champions in helping to share key information and advice about coronavirus.
Greenwich Parent Voice
Greenwich Parent Voice has chosen to stop being the official ‘parent forum’ for the borough of Greenwich.
After nearly ten years of running the group as volunteers, Jo and Viv are moving on to other pursuits.
- Read the full statement here: Greenwich Parent Voice – Farewell
Contact for families with disabled children
Text © Contact for families with disabled children
Our free parent workshops are now virtual – book your place today!
Our series of virtual workshops give parents the chance to share their experiences and learn from other parents too as part of a small group. They cover some of the topics you told us you are most concerned about including:
Money Matters: An overview of key benefits you might be entitled to like Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance, grants that are available and dispelling some of the myths around benefits.
Managing your child’s sleep: To help you gain a better understanding of the sleep processes, why sleep problems may occur and possible causes and solutions.
Encouraging Positive Behaviour: Helping you understand more about why children with additional needs behave the way they do alongside strategies for handling difficult situations in a calm, stress-free manner.
Wellbeing for you as a parent carer: To understand what stress is and how it affects you and identify new ways of coping with stress and reducing stress levels.
Booking details here:
COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Text © GOV.UK
Below is a link with translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu providing advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Helping Children to Think Critically
about Fake News and Prejudice
A course to increase your understanding of the challenges young people face with social media and false information, and to equip you with the confidence, skills and knowledge to effectively discuss misinformation and prejudice with children.
Free e-learning course for parents/carers:
ENROLL FOR FREE: elearning.equaliteach.co.uk
Housing Strategy 2017 – 2022:
Please click on the Mindfulness image below to view the powerpoint presentation
Archive Powerpoints from Parent/Carer Talks
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Emotional Wellbeing – Parent-session.pptx
- IPSEA: The Educational Rights of Young People aged 16-25 years old
- Housing Presentation from 10 March 2017 – Housing Options After College
- Sleep Workshop – presentation by Dr Dominique Newsome,
Specialist Clinical Psychologist
- Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health – Dr Dominique Newsome
Text © IPSEA website, January 2019
What to do if the LA takes away your EHC plan
When a local authority (“LA”) decides to take away, or end, an education, health and care (“EHC”) plan, this is called ‘ceasing to maintain’ the EHC plan. This means that the EHC plan will come to an end and the LA will no longer have the legal duty to ensure that the educational provision specified in the EHC plan is received by the child or young person.
Home to school travel assistance
The Royal Borough of Greenwich provides home to school travel assistance to school-aged children and young people who live in the borough. Post 16 students from low income families can also apply for financial support for travel to and from their place of education.
Parent/Carer Support Group | 2018-19
Parent/Carer Support Group | 2017-18