We’re hiring!

Pinpoint is looking for a part-time administrator to join our team at St Ives.

The role is 10 hours a week, 40 weeks a year.

Full details and how to apply on our job opportunities page

Healthwatch to be CAIL successor on adult social care partnership boards

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be taking over the support of the Adult Social Care Partnership Boards for 2018-19.

The organisation acts as the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and will to continue to ensure that the voice of service users and carers is able to influence the work of the Council.

The appointment follows the closure of CAIL – Cambridgeshire Alliance for Independent Living (CAIL) – at the end of March, which organised, facilitated and administered four Adult Social Care Partnership Boards.

 

Parliament launches SEND inquiry to review 2014 reforms

An inquiry into support for children and young people with SEND has been launched.

The Commons Education Committee will review the success of the 2014 reforms, how they have been implemented, and what impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Sue and Richard join our trustee team

Pinpoint is delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees to our management team – Sue Sutcliffe and Richard Holland.

head and shoulders photo of Pinpoint trustee Sue Sutcliffe head and shoulders photo of Pinpoint trustee RIchard Holland

Sue, a parent carer with corporate expertise in marketing and strategy, and Richard, a social worker and former commissioner at Cambridgeshire County Council,  have been big supporters of Pinpoint.

Both bring lots of experience and energy – and a passion to see Pinpoint continue to succeed.

Read more about them on our website

 

Pride in Our Carers 2018

Have you got a nomination for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk’s Pride in Our Carers Awards 2018?

Then get your names in by midnight on Sunday April 22.

The awards are for carers of all ages who have contributed to supporting other carers in their community and who make a difference to someone else’s life.

The awards are also for organisations and individuals who are carer-friendly and who regularly go above and beyond in their support for carers.  The awards are organised by charity Carers Trust CPN and winners will be announced at the Pride in Our Carers Awards event during Carers Week, June 11-17.

Find out more and how to nominate a carer or organisation.   You can find out more information and nominate a care by following this Find out more and nominate someone via the Carers Trust CPN website.

 

 

New ASC school in Cambridge to open September 2020

logo of The Cavendish School CambridgeAn opening date of September 2020 has been agreed for The Cavendish School (TCS) – a special free school dedicated to young people with autism spectrum condition.

The school, to be built on the site at Impington Village College, Histon, will serve families across Cambridgeshire, offering places for children with an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in Years 3 to 13.

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Bercow: Ten Years On report

Cover of Bercow: 10 Years On independent review into speech and language and communication needs for children and young people in EnglandAn independent review on the state of provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN has been published.

Bercow: Ten Years On has been published by children’s communications charity I CAN and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists as a follow-up to the original Bercow Report from 2008.  Continue reading “Bercow: Ten Years On report”