Caravan Upgrade

We are pleased to announce some special news for 2017. After much work we have successfully managed to secure support to upgrade the caravan at Butlins Skegness.The new caravan is a six berth, Willerby Rio Premier Wheelchair Accessible caravan. The caravan is being built to our specifications and will be ready by the Easter Holiday 2017.The caravan will have ramped access, widened doorways, a wet room and other adaptions to make it fully accessible.

Network Dinner and Participation Awards 2016

We have had a very successful Network Dinner and Particpation Awards this year as we raised approximatelty £5000 to be shared with our chosen charities (Inspire Peterborough and Peterborough and District Deaf Childrens Society) and have over 200 guests at the event. We were pleased to be able to honour Claudia Dias, Adrian Chapman and Jo Rooney as our participation stars all of whom have work really hard to help parents participate and get involved.

Literacy News

Vivacity's "Our Story Project" is going to be launched in Peterborough around October and will be aimed at connecting young people and families with literacy and reading. This will happen while introducing people back in to libraries in their local communities.

FVP Annual Returns

Family Voice Peterborough Annual Returns are now complete and can be found on the Charity Commission website. The report can also be downloaded by clicking here

Peterborough's Local Offer

Peterborough's Local Offer is still undergoing work and new documentation is being added that parent carers may find useful. The latest documentation to be added are the Local Authorities Short Breaks Statement and Education Health and Care plan (EHC) guides.

FVP Move

FVP will be moving to new premises on 29th March 2016 and will re-open from 12th April 2016. The new address is 105 Paynels, Peterborough,PE2 5QP. FVP will have a new phone number: 01733 685510 

AGM Notice 2016

CAMHs Funding

A briefing letter is being shared with schools and GP's by Peterborough City Council which updates everyone on funding for CAMHs across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. A copy of the briefing letter can be found here

ASD/ ADHD Waiting Lists

A letter has been sent to professionals who make referrals for assessments of ASD/ ADHD. The letter details when the waiting list should be open and what support will be available to those on the waiting list. The letter also details some of the work Family Voice Peterborough are conducting around the development of a team of trainers to deliver the Expert Parent Programme; Also the development of peer led support groups and joint parent representative and professional led workshops around managing behaviours that challenge and understanding ASD and ADHD.

Peterborough City Council Consultation

A consultation is currently open looking at:"Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are taking the implementation of the Care Act 2014 as an opportunity to re-commission a new integrated advocacy service for their areas.During the initial consultation period it has been agreed that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will work together to take forward a joint commissioning approach.

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