This section contains a lot of advice, details of external support and events for Additional Needs.
ST. HELENS CARERS CENTRE
St Helens Council is preparing to re-procure the Carers Service in St Helens. They would like to hear the view of Carers in the Borough and understand what people feel is working well at the moment with the Carers Centre and the services offered and where there might be any gaps.
There will be drop in sessions at the Carers Centre Clubhouse, Fishwick House - opposite the Town Hall on Wednesday 9th January between 10am-12pm and Friday 11th January between 1pm-3pm.
Please come along and give your views. If you can’t make these dates there will additionally be sessions in the town centre in the Smokefree Hub, Hardshaw Centre, St Helens WA10 1EB on Monday 21st January between 1pm-3pm and Thursday 24th January between 10am-12pm.
If you are unable to come along you can still offer your feedback via the online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CarersServiceReviewSurvey. Alternatively there are hard copy surveys available at the Carers Centre.
Please find below an extract from Cerebra's website with a link to a useful downloadable guide:
"Our Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshops are designed to help families access the services that their children need, and are entitled to.
Our popular Accessing Public Services Toolkit aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. The toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them."
This free resource is aimed at both families and professionals. It is suited for use by schools, children’s care homes, health professionals, social care, Grandparents, advocates and many more. It offers specific modules around autism, learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges
Please share this resource widely to help families, wider workforce, volunteers and advocates to be best prepared and skilled to support young people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism.
What is Taste Buddies?
Taste Buddies is a community-based group programme, run by dieticians, for parents/carers of children with restricted diets who are registered with a GP in the Knowsley or St. Helens area.
Using the latest evidence around restrictive dietary intakes and by consulting with experts in occupational therapy, speech therapy and specialist teachers we have developed a group to support your child’s needs. View or download further information below.