Early Help research – can you take part?

university of warwick logoCan you help with a research study on support in the early years?

Cerebra is working with the Family Research Group at the University of Warwick, as well as with Mencap, Ambitious about Autism and ENABLE Scotland on a new study  that aims to develop ways to increase access to early intervention and support for families of children with learning disabilities and/or autism in the UK.

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Free to be Me

Cambridgeshire Carers Trust is running a new children and young people’s challenge project called Free to Be Me, funded with a BBC Children in Need grant.

It’s open to 5-18 year olds and challenges young people with disabilities, siblings and young carers to take part and achieve things – and aims to boost self confidence and empower.

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World Mental Health Day 2018

It’s World Mental Health Day. And this year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is young people and mental health in a changing world.

If you are caring for a child or young person needing support, the following organisations and resources could help:  Continue reading “World Mental Health Day 2018”

Have your say meetings on the special needs strategy in Cambs & P’boro

Pinpoint is hosting four engagement sessions for parents to discuss and feedback on the draft SEND strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The new document – recently published by Cambridgeshire County Council – sets out how both local areas will support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  Continue reading “Have your say meetings on the special needs strategy in Cambs & P’boro”

Ollie’s 5K challenge for Pinpoint

Pinpoint gatecrashed a junior school assembly this week – in order to say a surprise thank you to a special fundraiser.

Ollie Godden (9), who is in year 5 at Hartford Junior School at Huntingdon, ran an inflatable 5K at Nottingham to raise money for Pinpoint and other families who have children with additional needs and disabilities.   Continue reading “Ollie’s 5K challenge for Pinpoint”