South Gloucestershire Council have released a new guide for Personal Budgets and we wanted to share it with our community. We would be really interested to hear how you find it:
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We couldn't be more pleased with how our first workshop for parents and carers in South Glos went and are really looking forward to the next topics that we will cover. The parents and carers who attended were wonderful engaging with all the resources and sensory toy crafting activities and explorations.
South Glos Council are analysing and unpicking each stage of the process and we are helping.
We hear from so many of you about what isn't working well with the EHCP annual review process, one huge bugbear is poor communication. The local authority with our help is looking at all the issues we are raising about what is not working well and breaking down all the stages of the process to see:
Sharing your views and perspectives with the services who need to hear.
South Glos Parents and Carers have been attending meetings with Keith Thompson of the Department for Education and Paul Spencer of NHS England and the South Glos local authority. The purpose of these meetings is to monitor the written statement of action in response to the Ofsted and Care Quality Commission inspection.
We have funding from South GLOUCESTERSHIRE council to design some workshops that are more specific to our families needs. This is a Pilot throughout 2018-2019 where we want to collect your thoughts.
We have a fantastic Team of Parents and Professionals who are working together and writing this programme.
THE WRITTEN STATEMENT OF ACTION FOR SEND, CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE 0-25 SERVICE; SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
Peter Murphy ( South Gloucestershire Council) and Deborah El-Sayed ( Bristol/ North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group) have released a statement of action - what they will do - in response to the area SEND inspection so many of you took part in, November 2017.
In September and October 2017 we began working with the local authority to get feedback from our community on short breaks. Many of you responded to our online survey giving your honest feedback and expressing what you would like to see from the short breaks service. We want to thank all of those who took the time to contribute and we will continue to push to work co-productively with the local authority in this area. The full report on the findings of the survey has just been released.
The results of your amazing contributions, read it here!
So many of our community contributed to the SEND strategy participation work we had carried out, attending meetings or having filled in surveys online. Thank you so much for taking the time to express your views and thoughts on what the local authorities' SEND priorities should be over the coming 5 years.
Our guides are created by our community of Parent Carers on their own SEND journey. We never stop learning and we want to share what we have learnt along the way. Our guides are a gift to our community to help other families feel more informed and less isolated and a bit more in control. You can get FREE copies by becoming a member (for free) just by joining our database, you will be sent a copy of their release.