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Suffolk Parent Carer Network

Suffolk Parent Carer Network

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:31 by Laura Sampson

Suffolk Parent Carer Network is a group of parents and carers of children with additional needs and/or disabilities and as an organisation, we are seeking to increase awareness of the Suffolk Parent Carer Network across Suffolk with the aim of promoting the active engagement of parents and carers across SEND services. I am particularly interested in finding parents who are seldom heard and who may feel that they have no voice or those who are simply struggling to access assessments of any form.We encourage both parents/carers as well as practitioners, to become members/associate members – it costs nothing – we want your views and ideas but not your money! Members can contribute by participating in our events or by taking part in our consultations. They also benefit from free training events, up to the minute news on Special Educational Needs, Emotional Health and Wellbeing and Transforming Care and the opportunity to shape the future of service provision in Suffolk. In addition we offer an Annual Parent Carer Satisfaction Survey with reference to Special Educational Needs every October, a Family Fun Day, (this year on 9th June at Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre) and an annual Emotional Health and Wellbeing Conference. Members have access to our social media pages as well and they can like to join. More »

We are very interested in hearing about the experiences of professionals dealing with special educational needs, particularly what you feel works and also what could be improved, if there is a collective theme then as an organisation, we would like to hear about it and work to make improvements. SPCN can also help you to keep your SEND information on the Suffolk Local Offer up to date, and please email if you would like any assistance or further information on this.

Survey links:

Public: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MHTransform_Plan_Service_Users_Public
Carers: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MHTransform_Plan_Carers
Professionals: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MHTransform_Plan_Professionals_Staff

SPCN are involved and work with a number of voluntary organisations including Healthwatch and Activities Unlimited. We are engaged in a broad range of projects which fall into three main areas: Special Educational Needs; Emotional Health and Wellbeing and Transforming Care. An example of some of our current work has been the development of the Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing Hub, a multi-agency Hub offering a central point of contact and information and which replaces the Access and Assessment Service for 0 – 25 year olds. The Hub provides a simple process for professionals, families and young people to make a referral or to get advice. Another project, just getting underway is called 'The Future of Mental Health Services – a very different conversation' – this is an opportunity to express your views about how mental health services are developed and delivered across east and west Suffolk. We want to know what works and what could be done better and what we can do to offer more joined up services across the county. To view the website click here and click here to view a poster to promote the survey. » Less

E-Bulletin: 13 July 2018

E-Bulletin: 13 July 2018

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:51 by Laura Sampson

To view the latest SALC E-Bulletin issued 13 July 2018 click on the below link.

Renewable Energy and Neighbourhood Planning Workshop

Renewable Energy and Neighbourhood Planning Workshop

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:53 by Laura Sampson

On the 4th July 2018, the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership and the Suffolk Association of Local Councils held a workshop attended by 40 parish councils and neighbourhood planning groups, launching a new community energy support campaign. This first event introduced the tools, support and information required for local groups to take the lead and design solutions that are right for their community. We heard from both local and national examples of how to incorporate low carbon solutions into your neighbourhood plans including: More »

  • Villages who have set up their own solar energy cooperative.
  • Community centres who lead the way by fitting the latest green technology to reduce their bills and educate their users.
  • Getting support to assess which renewable energy technologies are suitable for your community.
  • Tackling fuel poverty and household CO2 emissions by retrofitting insulation and renewable energy into our homes

For further details and to view the presentations from the speakers follow the below link.

http://www.greensuffolk.org/green-communities/community-energy-and-neighbourhood-plans/ » Less