Welcome to our virtual noticeboard.
Local organisations frequently share information about activities, events and workshops that are taking place in the local area to support families.
Please click on the tabbed boxes to find out more.
Parenting Special Children has a popular Facebook group, providing a platform for discussion and meeting other parents with similar questions and needs. We encourage our parents to be part of this community and not to suffer in silence. You are not alone. https://www.facebook.com/groups/256486568684381/
They have a webpage dedicated to supporting you with sleep issues and advice. For resources as well as information about further courses please take a look: http://www.parentingspecialchildren.co.uk/support-we-offer/sleep/
Parenting Special Children also has a Helpline: Call 01189 863 532 for general advice.
Arbour Vale School is pleased to host a Parent/Carer Support Group organised by Parenting Special Children. For information about the next support groups please contact Charlie Taylor (via the Parenting Special Children website/helpline).
Special Voices is a group of parents/carers of children and young people with special/additional needs. The main aim of Special Voices is to raise awareness about the rights and needs of children/young people with special needs and to ensure that they and their families are consulted and involved in any decisions made during planning or developing services for them.
The Autism Group offers free parent support and social groups, parent training sessions and a home visit service* for residents in the Boroughs of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Bracknell. These services are offered to parents of children and young people of any age who either have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition or are on the diagnosis pathway awaiting assessment. Click the link below
The aim of this group is to share your experiences, talk about strategies, have a chat with other parents, or perhaps just sit and listen if this feels more comfortable to you. We want you to know that you are not alone and that there are other parents experiencing similar issues.
During term-time The Autism Group offers parent support sessions to share experiences and support each other. These are relaxed and informal sessions to give parents and carers the chance to take a little time for themselves. They will restart in the autumn.
*They are also able to offer 1:1 support to East Berkshire parents and carers of young people up to the age of 25 who either have a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition or are on the assessment pathway through their TAG@Home service. This is currently operating as a telephone only service.
Their parent training has now gone on-line. Details of the TAG Talks can be found here.
For more information on parent support
Contact The Autism Group on 07423 636 339
Email Tricia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers information and support to parents and carers of children with Autism and ADHD within East Berkshire.
GEMS4Health – click here
GEMS is for children, young people and adults who are diagnosed with or who may have, Autism and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This service also supports parents and carers and is open to anyone living in Slough, RBWM or Bracknell Forest.
More detail can be found via the following link: https://www.gems4health.com/workshops/
Further details, please contact: 01753 373244 / 0800 999 1342 email: email@example.com
Some key details shared by SCVS to help families:
Slough Family Information Services (FIS) website is for everyone and many services details are included via the link below
Slough Children First – Targeted Early Help Team run SEND Advice and Information Sessions.
We will publish the dates of the next sessions when we receive them.
Or for further details please email EarlyHelp@sloughchildrenfirst.co.uk
For more information about the volunteering programme or the support offered by Home Start Slough please click the link below
Advice for supporting your child’s mental health with links to NHS resources
Click the links below for information from Slough Healthy Smiles (Health and Wellbeing Slough)
Leaflets in other languages
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All Stars Cricket provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they’re guaranteed 8 weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development. The programme is designed to introduce children to the sport, teaching them new skills, helping them make new friends and have a great time doing so. Click the link below
Youth Group runs at Burnham Youth Centre, 1 Minniecroft Road, Burnham SL1 7DE.
The session runs from 4-6 pm every other Saturday.
Further details, please contact: Sandra Presland, Director – a0781 3566 795 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Slough’s Targeted Early Help Team are delivering this 10 week programme, and at the moment they have a number of YP attending, and are running the 14-16 year old group, but if there is more interest they would expand into the younger group.
Referrals for accessing Spectrum are via a MARF. Full details in attached flyer.
Supporting parents and carers of teenagers/young people who are at risk of exploitation
For anyone (including parents) that may be interested to engage in activities as volunteers. Please click the link below to read about the latest volunteering opportunities shared by Slough Borough Council’s Community Development Team.
Further details, please contact:
Rebecca Curley – Community Development Officer Slough Borough Council, Rebecca.email@example.com 07523 936077
Aqeel Akram – Community Development Officer Slough Borough Council, firstname.lastname@example.org 07523 935995
Family Fund is a UK-wide charity providing grants for essential items to families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children. The Department for Education has provided Family Fund with additional funding to support more families through the pandemic, and families are encouraged to apply for grants for items that can help their child including computers, sensory toys, clothes and family breaks.
Groundwork’s Green Doctors help UK residents stay warm, stay well, and save money on household bills. For more information click the links below or contact
T: 0300 365 3005