AN UPDATE: Our meeting with the Local Authority discussing the proposed Resource Bases Consultation

AN UPDATE: Our meeting with the Local Authority discussing the proposed Resource Bases Consultation

Following the news of the propsed Resource Base cosultation we knew that we had to be heard in this process and that any changes needed to be born out of co-production, engagement meetings and a consultation process that includes everyone who will be impacted by any changes as it reaches beyond parent carers to services and teachings staff amongst others.

Do you use a short breaks service in South Glos?

Do you use a short breaks service in South Glos?

This survey is for those who currently make use of short break services

Ahh short breaks, conjurs images of a relaxing stay in European cities; Venice, Rome or maybe Amsterdam. Alas sadly, this is not the short breaks we are discussing today. South Glos parents and Carers are part of a working group that is reviewing the short breaks services that are available to families of children with additional needs.

OFSTED report for the Children's Services Inspection released May 8th 2019

OFSTED report for the Children's Services Inspection released May 8th 2019

South Glos Council moves from an ‘Inadequate’ rating to ‘Requires Improvement’.

You may recall in November 2017 the OFSTED Children’s Services report released found the local authority to have an overall rating in this area of inadequate.

Autism Diagnosis Pathway - An update

Autism Diagnosis Pathway - An update

You might recall that SGlosPC reps were speaking to and giving a presentation to paediatricians at the launch of the Autism Care Pathway that had aims to better support families, improve and dramaically reduce the diagnosis process. We wrote about that event here if you want a reminder.

We have not been resting on our laurels as we found out that despite the well intentioned plan, our families were not seeing any improvement to waiting list times and the support they had been receiving as families. We have reps attending the autism working group who have been feeding back your concerns

Progress with Paediatrician Appointments in South Glos

Progress with Paediatrician Appointments in South Glos

It is not an uncommon story in our community to hear of the challenges we face relating to paediatricians appointments, and so at every opportunity at health meetings we have been feeding this back, time and time again.

Sirona who have met with us and have been in attendance at health meetings and forums we have been representing you and our community at and have been taking note of what we had to say on your behalf.

We need to talk about the introduction of the Ready Reckoner for EHCPs from April 2019

We need to talk about the introduction of the Ready Reckoner for EHCPs from April 2019

We here at SGlosPC are trialling something new when it comes to being heard and making your views known. We really, really want to know your thoughts and views. We often get in touch with you about consultation events. As important and fundamental as they are, they can for some be offputting. They can come with many documents in Local Authorityese, a language not many of us are proficient in. Easy read versions might not be released and ready in time for the event you attend and they can for some be offputtingly formal or too structured and facillitated leaving little room for feeling like your voice is heard. That said, for others they are ideal .

Little Logan helps us officially open our brand new community base as we celebrate 10 years of South Glos Parents and Carers

Little Logan helps us officially open our brand new community base as we celebrate 10 years of South Glos Parents and Carers

We had an amazing wonderful day and were touched by the number of our community that turned out to help us celebrate and eat cake!

Not only did our community join us to explore the new community base and to give their great ideas on how they would like to see our community space used, we had a number of representatives from support organisations such as Supportive Parents and CONTACT and also team managers from some local authority teams such as Transitions and the 0-25 service who recoginise the work we do, how we have grown and what value we have in working co-productively with them to make posiotive changes for our community.