Upcoming Events in 2020
TBC- Parent Carers Together first Annual General Meeting
More details to follow...
Past Events in 2020
MARCH 1- Parent Carers Together First Birthday!
FEB 18- Diverse Abilities Information and Advice Day, Wimborne.
Parent Carers Together had an information table at this event and were joined by other organisations including: CRISP, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, Remap, Prama Life and Wessex Drive Ability.
Past Events in 2019
NOV 28 - Preparing for Adulthood Workshop, Wimborne.
A jointly organised workshop with Parent Carers Together and Dorset Parent Carer Council for the benefit of local parent and carers.
NOV 26 & 27 - Expert Parent Programme - Wimborne and Dorchester.
A one day programme rolled delivered over two separate days. This programme was jointly organised with Parent Carers Together and Dorset Parent Carer Council and delivered by the Council for Disabled Children to parents and carers to build resilience and confidence when engaging with health professionals and to gain a better understanding how the health system works.
"I really enjoyed this course thank you"
"Interactive session.. really interesting!"
"Brilliant talk by passionate informed people"
The pictures below show a post-it note exercise we did, and the poster explaining a bit more about the day.
NOV 27 - Christmas Shopping Event, Haskins.
Parent Carers Together had the pleasure in joining Autism Wessex and Haskins Ferndown for a Special Christmas Event for children and young people with additional needs. The evening was quiet and relaxing and there was a coloring station, a balloon entertainer and Santa himself.
Parents and carers were invited to write a gift tag for our tree with anything good or bad about local sen services or their wish for sen services in the future.
People's views of the evening:
“Looks very lovely and Christmassy!”
“It was incredible seeing *** be herself and having fun instead of usual anxious ridden frightened girl”
OCT 3, 4, 7 & 11 - Transition into Adulthood Workshop
This workshop was delivered over four separate days in four locations- Ferndown, Littledown, Blandford and Dorchester. The workshops were jointly organised with Parent Carers Together and Dorset Parent Carer Council and delivered by Disability Rights Uk and Ansbury Guidance.
The workshop was aimed primarily at parent carers with young people ages 13-25 to give a greater understanding of post 16 education, training and work options.
"I have loved..this course. We need more of this as carers/parents".
"I found it very helpful that others are going through the same things"
JULY 13 - Time To Talk
We said that parents and carers wanted more opportunities to talk and share experiences with the Local Authority SEND leadership team, and as a result, BCP now offers 'Time to Talk' events for parents, carers and young people.