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Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum

From the LPCF Team:

September 2021

Welcome to LPCF’s Latest news!

Please encourage parents you work with to join LPCF, as the earlier we can support them on their journey the better outcomes for the whole family in terms of engagement, signposting, information & support. It also gives LPCF a bigger voice in Lincolnshire to help improve the provision of services for families.
Please also encourage other professionals you work with to join our professional membership so they are kept informed too!
An updated LPCF leaflet has been attached if you would like to hand it out to any parents or add it to your website.



Please publicise our FREE events to the parents you work with.

Parents have to be LPCF members to join the sessions below, but can join up via our website link
https://www.lincspcf.org.uk/P_Subscribe.php



Virtual Time2talk – Lincolnshire Autism Strategy

Tuesday 21st September 7pm

This one off event is aimed at parents of children with Autism and also young people themselves.
Join LPCF & Lincolnshire Young Voices for this short meet up for a quick chat about the Lincolnshire strategy and to gain feedback about what is important to families in Lincolnshire.
No need to book - just be first in the waiting room as places are limited.
Please view the Lincolnshire Strategy on the LCC website before the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88464211552?

pwd=UTFpYU4xbXhram4yTHBMTEtTRm5zQT09

Meeting ID: 884 6421 1552

Passcode: 647359


Time2talk

Need a listening ear? Got a little question you want to ask?

Not clear about something or perhaps you just want to share your thoughts with someone with experience of parenting a children with a Disability or additional need?

 

Join LPCF for these short meet ups for a quick chat to touch base.

We are holding a special evening meeting for parents who are unable to make a day time meeting.

Monday 4th October 2021 at 1pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84661730714?pwd=SkpQYVg2WkwrYVJma2t4YkJCNVA4Zz09

 

Meeting ID: 846 6173 0714

Passcode: 534574

No need to book - just be first in the waiting room as places are limited.


Parent Recognition Awards – Special award

The Tom Cross Memorial Award for Parent Recognition is looking to parents of children with SEND to identify other parents of children with SEND who really standout. They will have gone that extra mile and deserve some recognition for their efforts or inspiration in helping yourself, your family or child.

They may have been there when they were overwhelmed, they may have provided some practical support or they may have been inspired to change.

Do you know of any parents who would like to nominate another parent on our membership?

For parents to make a nomination they need to be a member of LPCF.


LPCF Excellence Awards

Have you been working with a family and have achieved positive results – if so please ask them to join LPCF and nominate your service for our LPCF Excellence award.

You never know you could win it!
Please see our Hall of fame for the recent nominations https://www.lincspcf.org.uk/P_Award_HOF.php

It could be you ?


Information on Covid

LPCF have dedicated a section in the Information Library to the current COVID-19 crisis. It has lots of information and support for parents and also lots of activities and resources for children.


LPCF Outreach Project

We still have some free capacity if you would like a Zoom visit from one of our volunteers to let your staff or the parents you work with know more about LPCF.

For availability please email admin@lincspcf.org.uk.



Max Cards
Parents who join our membership and fulfil the criteria are offered a free discount card.
The Information page of the LPCF website contains more detail.


Consultations

We have added a few more consultations to our website that may be of interest
 https://www.lincspcf.org.uk/P_Consultation.php

  • Lincolnshire Young Voices – SEND Accessibility Survey
  • ADHD Foundation

Parental resources library
This page of the LPCF website > information>parental resources
gives parents useful documents from other organisations to ensure that parents are kept well informed of what services they can offer.
If your organisation has any generic leaflets or brochures in pdf that inform parents about your service or offer of support and wish to support LPCF with this initiative please let us know.


Behaviours of Concern workshops
Due to the success of our last workshops we are seeking further funding to hold more sessions.
These will hopefully be held during the Autumn term.
Would you as a professional be interested in attending the sessions to help the parents you work with?

Let us know so we can see whether there is an appetite from professionals for these. TY.


Please help our Charity – you don’t have to be a parent!
Please help us to help you by using Amazon Smile and Easy fundraising. It doesn’t cost you anything but it does help our Charity.
LPCF Lottery Club – we have a small lottery club , which helps to raise funds and you can join for either £26 for 6 months or £52 for a year. Monthly prizes are £50, £10 and £5. Winners can be seen on the funding page.
You’ve got to be in it to win it!!

Why not bookmark LPCF’s website on your browser for easy access.



Thank you for your support