A new art therapy group especially for adult carers is starting at St Neots on a Monday afternoon from September.
It’s free to access and being run by Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind, the mental health charity.
If you’re a carer and you find yourself stressed, worried or dealing with other difficult emotions, then this group could be for you. No artistic ability or experience is needed; the groups are a weekly safe space to bring emotions, worries or stresses and use the creative materials to help process them. The groups will be run by an experienced Art Therapist.
Interested? Contact Kim Davies, Counselling Clinical Lead, on 01480 470480 or email email@example.com
Parent carers’ views are being canvassed in a consultation over the future of children’s centre services in Cambridgeshire.
The county council has proposed a redesign – bringing a £1million saving – and is now asking centre/service users, other citizens and stakeholders what they think of the plans.
Continue reading “Cambridgeshire children’s centre consultation: give your views”
An incredible £1,200-plus was raised for Pinpoint at last month’s 24-hour fitness challenge at Bluntisham.
Organiser Russ Banks not only managed the whole event but also completed every one of the 24 challenges, alongside wingman Robbie Read. Continue reading “Fitness challenge raises £1200 for Pinpoint”
A new app called Jointly – designed to support people looking after a loved one – is being offered free to carers by Cambridgeshire County Council.
The app lets you create a circle of care for the person you are looking after and works on iPhones, iPads, Android devices and most browsers.
Continue reading “Care app Jointly – free to county carers”
The long-awaited autism diagnostic service for 11-18 year olds in Cambridgeshire is due to start in the autumn.
Pinpoint has campaigned for this service with the local National Autistic Society and Healthwatch. And now has confirmation from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) that it is currently recruiting staff to run it. Continue reading “New ASD diagnostic service for 11-18s”
Pinpoint was delighted to meet up with autism expert Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the world-renowned Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge. Continue reading “Appointment with Professor B-C”
Lenja Bell is stepping down as Pinpoint CEO in the autumn.
She’s been involved with Pinpoint since October 2008 and, at the end of October 2017, she will have been CEO for three years. Continue reading “Lenja to step down as CEO”
Thanks to all the parents who came along to our Pinpoint /SENDIASS cross-county meetings with the local authority to discuss SEND home-school transport.
We captured lots of ideas and feedback to help develop the SEND Transport charter. Continue reading “Parents in top gear”
The Pinpoint team is getting ready to move to new offices in the centre of St Ives.
After outstaying our “temporary” home with Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Pinpoint is delighted to be moving into the town council premises in the centre of town, from August 7 2017. Continue reading “We’re moving!”