We’re at the Annual Empowerment Event

Today is the day for our AGM and Annual Empowerment Event

Our AGM has taken place and happy to announce that the positions with our Management Group have remained the same:

Emily Brailsford – Chair

Tracey Green – Vice Chair

Vanessa Wragg – Treasurer

Ness Moloney – Secretary

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Annual Empowerment Event

We’re looking forward to seeing you there

10am at The Derbyshire Hotel, Carter Lane East, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2EH

Booking essential and if you have a place it will have been confirmed already

Don’t forget if you have booked a place at our AGM/Annual Empowerment Event and can no longer make it, please let us know so we can offer your place to someone else.

Health & Wellbeing Event

On the 20th January we held our Health & Wellbeing Event at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, funded by The Better Derbyshire Dales Fund.

We had over 50 parents & carers of children/young people with Special Educational Needs &/or Disabilities attending and was an event enjoyed by all.

We hope to offer more events like this in the future and thank you for the feedback we received on the day.

A special thank you to Peter Plan It Photography for the fabulous photos taken on the day

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And finally……….

Congratulations to Nicola Johnson who won a Spa Day for 2 at The Derbyshire Hotel……ENJOY

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Prize Draw Winners

We are very pleased to announce that we have drawn our Christmas card prize draw and have 3 winners of £50 Love2shop vouchers.

Kaye Ashley from Long Eaton

Wendy Silvey from Swadlincote

Harley Jackson from Buxton

We hope you all enjoy your £50 vouchers and we would like to thank DIASS for their kind contribution to this prize draw

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Social Care Evidence

We are again calling for evidence for Social Care, we are supporting Social Care Managers of the Disabled Children’s Team by giving evidence from parents and carers when they have not been given the support they require for their child/young person with SEND and their families.

So far we have taken forward 9 cases which have been looked into again to ensure the correct decision has been made.  Where necessary cases have been reopened for an assessment to take place.  We hope in the future we are able to offer you a case study to see how we have worked together to make services better.

Our next meeting is January 24th 2017 please email us using the form below or info@derbyshireparentcarervoice.org

Meet the Professionals!

Join us in November to Meet the Professionals

We are holding 3 events in November all offering training from Educational Psychologists on Resilient Parenting followed by a Q & A session with Local Authority officers.

See our Flyer for all the details. Flyer Front   Flyer Back

***We need all questions submitted before the meetings to ensure they can be answered, we need this on booking your place***

Booking is essential contact us on 01629 533666 (leave a message) or email info@derbyshireparentcarervoice.org 

 

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We need to make Derbyshire’s Local Offer Better!

The Local Offer simply aims to pull information about available services into one place and make it clear and accessible for you and your family.

We want to make sure that the Local Offer is not just doing what it says it’s doing, but also doing what you want it to do.

We would really appreciate your feedback and taking part in this survey will help us to gather opinions and feedback to the Local Authority.

Please click on the link below to take part.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GCY3RVV

If you have any questions about the survey then please do not hesitate to contact us at info@derbyshireparentcarervoice.org

Thank you

CALL FOR EVIDENCE

After receiving lots of information from parents & carers about their experience in trying to get a Social Care Assessment through Starting Point and not being given the correct information or procedures not being followed, we have spoken to Disability Social Care Management and they have requested information from families to evidence where the system is not working.  This is for the full assessment to be carried out in relation to Section 17 of the Care Act not the decision made from this assessment.

What we would like you to do is send Lisa Hodgson an email detailing your experience, this will then be complied with all other evidence and discussed with managers on the 21st October.  So the information can be compiled we ask for the evidence to be with us by the 18th of October.

Please email Lisa Hodgson

We would expect an update by the middle to end of November.

Thank you for time, we hope to make this process easier for families.