Please encourage parents you work with to join LPCF, as the earlier we can support them on their journey the better outcomes for the whole family in terms of engagement, signposting, information & support. It also gives LPCF a bigger voice in Lincolnshire to help improve the provision of services for families.
Please also encourage other professionals you work with to join our professional membership so they are kept informed too!
An updated LPCF leaflet has been attached if you would like to hand it out to any parents or add it to your website.
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LPCF Week of SEND ( virtually on Zoom)
Monday 24th January 2022 to Saturday 29th January
Thank you to everyone who has already expressed an interest in being part of our week of SEND 2022,for those of you who haven’t, you still have time.
If you are an organisation, Charity, support group etc who offers support, help or advice to families of children with SEND we invite you to take part in our BIG event.
You will be allocated a 10 minute slot, as part of an hours commitment to showcase your offer of support.
If you are an organisation who offers workshops for parents on generic subjects ( as we are pan disability) then maybe you could offer us a free workshop as part of the week?
Last year we had 65 organisations take part – this year we want to make it even bigger!!
Please note professionals are also welcome to take part as an attendee to hear what other support there is in Lincolnshire. Just pencil the dates in your diary and switch on at 10am on 24th January with a big cuppa!
Please publicise our FREE events to the parents you work with.
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.
Monday 29th November 1pm
See events page for link
No need to book - just be first in the waiting room as places are limited.
Hypnotherapy with Nicole
Please encourage parents to 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.
Topic -Being Kind to ourselves
Date: Wednesday 6th October 7.30pm – 9pm
Topic -Relinquishing control
Date: Thursday 21st October 7.30pm – 9pm
These sessions are for LPCF members only. Please encourage parents to join up on the sign up page of the website.
Parent Recognition Awards – Special award
The Tom Cross Memorial Award for Parent Recognition is looking to parents of children with SEND to identify other parents of children with SEND who really standout. They will have gone that extra mile and deserve some recognition for their efforts or inspiration in helping yourself, your family or child.
They may have been there when they were overwhelmed, they may have provided some practical support or they may have been inspired to change.
Do you know of any parents who would like to nominate another parent on our membership?
For parents to make a nomination they need to be a member of LPCF.
LPCF Excellence Awards
Have you been working with a family and have achieved positive results – if so please ask them to join LPCF and nominate your service for our LPCF Excellence award.
Lincolnshire Young Voices – SEND Accessibility Survey. (This survey is about services in Lincolnshire so it is vitally important to your young people. Please take part)
Boston Grammar School – Consultation
Help improve support for autistic people and their carers in Lincolnshire ( deadline 13th October)
Public Consultation on 4 NHS services
Parental resources library This page of the LPCF website > information>parental resources
gives parents useful documents from other organisations to ensure that parents are kept well informed of what services they can offer.
If your organisation has any generic leaflets or brochures in pdf that inform parents about your service or offer of support and wish to support LPCF with this initiative please let us know.
Additions to LPCF website
SEND tribunal: single route of redress national trial. (posted Sept 21 in library)
LD Health checks (Posted Sept in Information>websites/contacts)
Delivery of specialist 1:1 and group interventions for children and young people in education settings –(Posted Sept 21 in library under government)
Learning to see the light after lockdown - Feedback from our fourth series of Hypnotherapy sessions with Nicole from Hummingbird Hypnotherapy ( Posted Sept 21 in Information>library>LPCF)
High Needs Strategy – This is the transformation work that LPCF have been involved in over the last few months.(Posted Sept 21 in Library under Lincolnshire County Council. See in particular the quick read version co produced with LPCF).
Please help our Charity – you don’t have to be a parent! Please help us to help you 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 you 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!!
Why not bookmark LPCF’s website on your browser for easy access.