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

Free health checks for young people with LDs

stethoscope iconYoung people with learning disabilities can get free health checks with their GP once they reach the age of 14. Has your son or daughter had theirs?

Cambridgeshire Learning Disability Partnership wants to boost the take-up of health checks. Only about one in three 14-18 year olds who are eligible have had their check and it wants to make sure that rises to three out of four (75%) by 2020.

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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

PFA’s new work routes guide

Preparing for Adulthood has published a new guide to help young people with SEND explore the various routes into paid employment.

The guide includes:

  • Supported internships
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Access to Work

Find a copy on our PFA webpage

Cambridgeshire Parents’ Guide to PIP

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)- help for Cambridgeshire parents

Is your son or daughter approaching 16?  If they already receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) benefit, they will soon be invited to apply for  PIP. Here are some useful pointers and information from the Pinpoint PIP session held in September 2017 for our Preparing for Adulthood Group.

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