Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
From the LPCF team:
It has been a while since a few of you joined our professional membership
so here is a reminder to get the best use out of being part of our membership.
You will have already been on the website to sign up but have you seen the many other pages of information and support for families you work with. Here are a few of the important things to check out:-
- Events page – if you look at this regularly to see all of our events including the ones mentioned below, with details of how parents can access them.
- Feedback – on this page you will see there is a link to the “Your say” page where you can direct parents to tell LPCF what they are experiencing (either positive or negative) with the services they receive. Feedback is then compiled and reports are published on the website and circulated to providers to help improve the provision of services.
Details of Consultations from other organisations are also added to the feedback page for parents to complete if they wish. If your organisation has a consultation to include on our website please send it to the admin address.
Parents also get the chance to nominate your organisation for an LPCF excellence award, also on this page ( they just need to say how have you have gone above and beyond for their family?)
- Information pages - check out the comprehensive library of documents, some written by LPCF
and some by others ( including a section on Covid).
There are also listings of help lines, websites and links for information along with a page on our policies and procedures and much more.
An addition of a new parental resources library giving parents useful documents from other organisations ensures that parents are kept well informed of what services can offer.
If your organisation provides services / support for parents and wishes to be
part of the library please let us know and we will email you the details.
- SEND page – this is to keep everyone updated on the £86 million strategy that LPCF have been involved in over the last few years. See the what’s next tab for up to date information.
- Team Page – check out LPCF’s team of Trustees and volunteers, who support and represent the views of parents on the membership.
- Funding – please help us to help parents on the membership 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 anyone 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!!
Have you got LPCF featured on your organisations website ?
Why not bookmark LPCF’s website on your browser for easy access.
Outreach Project –
LPCF offer to provide Free short 30-60 minute introductions as to how we can work with professionals or parents covering:- Background, history, official status, signposting, workshops, how we can help professionals and parents etc.
If you wish to arrange a session for professionals or parents or a mixed session please contact our main firstname.lastname@example.org address.
All sessions are tailored to the attendees booked and are currently provided via Zoom until we are free from Covid or it is safe to do so for all concerned.
Sessions can be provided to suit various needs and can be even done in evenings or weekends.
Could professionals please promote these workshops / events to parents you work with to help build their own knowledge, skills and resilience. (Full details are on the Events page of the LPCF website)
Learning to see the light after lockdown – LPCF parent members only
Dates from: 8th April 7.30pm – 9pm
Join LPCF for a free 90-minute Zoom session to help improve mental health & wellbeing.
Nicole from Hummingbird Hypnotherapy will be providing proven techniques to help us make positive changes to our lives.
Relax with like-minded people in a positive atmosphere.
Behaviours of Concern (open to parents and professionals)
Single Date: 20th April 1.30pm to 3.30pm (second chance to join this excellent Free workshop.)
Chris a behavioural specialist from Aspens will be talking about behaviour and will be suggesting strategies and techniques to explore with children.
If this is an area of interest for you then book your place now by emailing email@example.com for an invitation. ( more details are on the events page of the website).
“Waving not drowning” - LPCF parent members only
Exciting News – New evening workshops on Zoom.
Dates starting from: April 21st at 7pm – 8.30pm.
This Free series of workshops are for parents, grandparents, Carers, relatives or friends of a child/adult with special needs or a disability?
The series of workshops are run by our professional coach Hil Gibb who has lots of strategies to help parents in their daily lives.
Make sure to make the most of this opportunity. They are usually a lot of fun too!
Book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Time2Talk LPCF – open to all parent carers
Dates from : Monday 26th April 1pm
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.
No need to book - just be first in the waiting room as places are limited
Please encourage parents to join our membership as soon as they can, as parents have told us that the earlier they start on their journey with us the less chance of them going into crisis.
LPCF have no age criteria for joining, however children have to have an additional need.
It could be that their child is on SEN support.
They do not have to have a diagnosis to join up.
We have been told we are one of the largest parent carer forums in England by membership.
Please help us to make LPCF the biggest and brightest!!
Thank you for your support.