The SHAPE Summer Fest takes place on Saturday 16th July at Sandwell Valley from 11am – 6pm.
The festival was first held in 2015 and since then has grown to become one of the biggest and only youth festivals in Sandwell. Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include:
There is so much more to mention with 10 activity zones on offer but further information can be found on: https://www.justyouth.org.uk/
Support Group for Sandwell Parents and Carers of Autistic Children
4th April at 10.00am - 11.30am
Click on the link for more information:
Easter Camp Information:
Dates: Monday 11th April – Thursday 14th April & Wednesday 20th April – Friday 22nd April.
Time: 10:30am-3:00pm each day.
Venue: Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, B69 1HE.
The Foundation are unable to offer 1:1 support or personal care.
All participants must bring suitable clothing and footwear for indoor and outdoor activities along with a packed lunch and plenty to drink for each day.
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) is working with the Black Country NHS Healthcare Trust on a project called “Getting it Right”. This is a 3 year project (2019-2022) funded by the National Lottery Community fund building on previous CBF work in Cumbria. This project aims to listen to family carers and learn about services you value and those that could be improved across the UK. One of the areas that this project is focusing on is the Black Country. The aim is that by the end of the project there are:
a. More families of children with severe learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge feeling empowered and supported to improve the quality of life of their relative and reduce levels of challenging behaviour and
b. More people in official and influential positions introducing evidence-based approaches in their areas and knowing where they can find support
In order to fulfil these project aims, a survey has been created to give families of children and young people with SEND in the Black Country the opportunity to provide information and express their views.
The survey needs to be completed by 29th November 2021. It should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete, and all responses will remain confidential.
By completing the survey, there is also the opportunity to enter our prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher (full details are listed at the end of the survey)!
Here is the link to the survey if your school would like to be involved: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SNPGCZ3
If you have any questions about the survey or you would prefer to complete the survey via a telephone or video call, please do not hesitate to contact the Challenging Behaviour Foundation by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01634 838739.
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