At FVP we recognise that PfA is a concern for our parent carers and we would like to work together to alleviate some of the pressures they are experiencing. We would like to invite you to our task and finish Group on Monday 28th November 11am at Goldhay Community Centre (however if you are unable to attend in person we can also offer a Teams meeting at the same time). Please note that booking is essential in order for us to manage number at our venue. This is looking at a wider PfA offer across health, education, communities and independent living.

 

 

 

As part of the new scheme by Peterborough City Council, we are pleased to announce we shall be running new Community Hubs for support, advice, and companionship during the winter months. 

 

On both Monday and Wednesday evenings we will be opening The Goldhay Centre between 4pm and 7pm, and also on Saturdays between 11am and 1pm, for people to drop by, have some refreshments, and help themselves to our community fridge for food to take home. There’ll be a chance to chat with staff and volunteers, or get some advice or support, as well as games or colouring in for both adults and children. We will be providing drinks and snacks if you want some, all free of charge, as part of offering a space that is warm and welcoming. 

 

We also invite you to attend our other free events, such as Tai Chi on Monday afternoons, Craft Club on Tuesday lunchtimes, Cafe and Food Hub on Wednesday mornings, and MIND fortnightly on Thursday afternoons.  Check out the events calendar for more details, or email us on office@familyvoice.org

 

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We have launched a new campaign to hear from as many of our local people, communities and partners as possible. ‘Let’s Talk: Your health & care’ is for everyone living, working or studying in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who wants to have a positive impact on the future of health and care services across our area. By hearing from local people, we can better understand local issues and needs, and work together to tackle them. 

 

Whether you have a wide personal experience of health and care services, occasionally pick up a prescription, visit a local community service for advice, or haven’t had the need to use health or care services recently, we want to hear from you.   

 

We are writing a strategy that will shape the services and support we offer over the next five years. To make sure our plans meet your needs, we have drafted a few questions, on a range of topics that we would like you views on. It’s not a long questionnaire, and most people can complete it in around five minutes. The questionnaire can be accessed online, and printed copies are available on request from cpicb.comms@nhs.net  

 

We want to reach as many people as possible, especially people in communities we don’t regularly speak to or hear from. So please, share widely among your networks, colleagues, friends and family. Please also remember to complete the questionnaire yourself too! 

 

The insights and feedback we get will help shape our Health & Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy​ and influence the future of health and care over the next five years and help us build longer term relationships with our local people and communities.​ 

Every question, comment or suggestion is welcome. 

 

The survey will close on Thursday 10 November. So that you can see where your views have had an impact, we will share a detailed overview of the insights we have gathered. Our strategy will also be clear about the influence your views have had. 

 

NHS CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND PETERBOROUGH ICB

 

As you may have heard Marion Deeley retired from the SENDIAS service (formally the SEND Partnership) at the end of August.   We now have a new manager, Angela Buxton.  Angie is in post from this week.  Marion’s phone number has transferred to Angie so there is no change, it is still 07920 160067.  We also have a new member of the team Catherine Wisbeach, she transferred over from Cambridgeshire and works with Jackie Pluckrose.  Due to the changes,  there has been an inevitable impact on the service re availability, please bear with us we are a small service, and we will do our very best to return calls and emails as soon as we can.  Now we are at full capacity we are confident we can get back on track.  

 

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

 

The SENDIASS team.

Thank you to #BBC Cambridgeshire Radio and those who nominated us for their #MakeADifference Awards. 

Although we didn’t win we were honoured to be finalists in the Together Award and received the Highly Commended Trophy at last night’s show!

Thank you again to everyone #Charity

 

Sharing below on behalf of caring together

 

Good morning,

Please see below for a few opportunities for carers which might be of interest:

 

Energy webinar

Through our carer helpline we know that the cost of energy is something of real concern for many carers across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Peterborough. Caring Together have therefore linked up with National Energy Action (NEA) who are the national fuel poverty charity in England. NEA have offered to run a webinar specifically for carers aged 18+ (whether they care for an adult or a child) on Thursday 6th October from 10-11:30am on Zoom. There is more information in the attached flyer. People can book via https://carersandenergy.eventbrite.co.uk/ – As part of NEA’s funding, they are required to share with their funders the area attendees are from, and so people will need to provide their address when they sign up. This will be securely stored by NEA just for the purpose of their reporting and will not be used to contact anyone.

 

Respite opportunities for adult siblings

SIBS are delighted to announce a new project to provide a series of respite opportunities for adult siblings who are carers for their brother or sister who is autistic. This research project will be evaluated so that they can assess what respite opportunities work best for this group of siblings. There will be a wellbeing retreat, a self-care project and a discovery course on offer. For more information, visit https://www.sibs.org.uk/support-for-adult-siblings/adult-sibling-respite-project/

Keeping warm and safe A5 flyer v1.0 06.10.22

Sharing below on behalf of caring together

 

Good morning,

Caring Together, Centre 33 and Making Space are organising a virtual carers conference aimed at both carers and people who might come into contact with carers on the eve of Carers Rights Day 2022 – Wednesday 23 November 10.00am-5.00pm – There will be standalone sessions throughout the day which people will be able to attend.

 

Aimed at carers and professionals who might support them (e.g. health and social care, education, employers, community organisations), all of the sessions will be in line with the aim of Carers Rights Day:

  • Ensuring carers and professionals are aware of the rights carers and young carers have.
  • Letting carers and professionals know what help and support is available across the county.
  • Raising awareness of the needs of carers of all ages (including young carers and parent carers).

 

More details about topics and booking details will follow in the coming weeks.

 

We are also wanting carers and professionals who might come into contact with carers to help us shape the conference – We are asking for people to vote on what topics they think are the most important at Cambridgeshire virtual carers conference – 23 November 2022 Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk) – this link also gives carers the opportunity to say if they might be interested in helping with any of the planning/delivery of the conference.

 

We would be really grateful if you could share both the flyer and the poll with any carers or colleagues.

 

Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

General Enquiries: 0345 241 0954    www.caringtogether.org

Across the country various groups, organisations and Parent Carer Forums have spent time gathering views and sharing these with The Government in response to their consultation on the SEND Green Paper. We would like to share with you the responses from Family Voice Peterborough Parent Rep Team, and also The Easter Region  Parent Carer Forms, of which FVP is a member.

 

Family Voice Peterborough Response

Eastern Region Parent Carer Forum Response