August evening and daytime Pinpoint workshops ( exploring the Local Offer together)

Throughout August we will be running some evening and daytime workshops where we will be exploring the Councils ‘Local Offer’ together. Ideally these needs to be booked in advance, however feel free to just pop in if no time to book! Dates, venues and times are as follows:

WHITTLESEY 

12th August – Whittlesey Library , 31 – 35 Market St, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1BA

Pinpoint drop-in – Exploring the Local Offer 10.30-1.30

BOTTISHAM 

14th  August  – Bottisham Village College  Lode Road, Bottisham, Cambridge CB25 9DL
Pinpoint drop-in – Exploring the Local Offer 10.30-1.30

WISBECH 

15th August  – Queen Mary Centre  Queens Road, Wisbech PE13 2PE
Pinpoint drop-in – Exploring the Local Offer 10.30-1.30

CHATTERIS 

26th August –  King Edward Community Centre, Cranes Yard Railway Lane, Chatteris PE16 6NF

Pinpoint drop-in – Exploring the Local Offer 5pm-8pm

LITTLEPORT 

28th August – Family gathering with Highfield Ely and Littleport at Pocket Park, Ely 11-2

MARCH 

29th March Community Centre  34 Station Road, March PE15 8LE

Pinpoint drop-in – Exploring the Local Offer 5.30 pm-8.30 pm  

All sessions are free, we provide refreshments as well! To book one or more of the above sessions, email esther@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk   or simply drop in!                            

If there is subject that you think would make a perfect future workshop that you would attend, let Esther know: esther@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

SEND disagreements – guide for young people

SEND disagreements?
This guide is aimed at young people aged 16-25 but is a good resource for parent carers.
It contains information on:
  • what to do if your son or daughter is unhappy with school or college
  • not getting the right support from the health organisations or the local authority
  • how to challenge decisions
  • preparing for  mediation and tribunals.

Download a copy

Wheelchair Forum now backed by Healthwatch

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire is taking on CAIL’s support of  the county’s Wheelchair Forum.

CAIL – Cambridgeshire Alliance for Independent Living – closed operations recently.  And its support work with the forum will now be taken over by Healthwatch, the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in the county.

The wheelchair users’ forum came out of a piece of joint work by Health Watch and CAIL and other local disability organisations to raise concerns that local people had about the quality of support for wheelchair users. Its Sitting Comfortably report, published in August 2016, found that the wheelchair service is often poorly co- ordinated, with people waiting too long for wheelchairs and repairs.