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Thursday, 20 January 2022
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Umbrellas Online

We are running virtual groups weekly as well as in-person events monthly at Billingshurst, Littlehampton and Worthing, contact [email protected] Umbrellas is a support group for parent carers of children and young people with special additional needs and disabilities. What we do: Umbrellas is a great opportunity to meet other parent carers and share ideas. Talk freely and get i...
Thursday, 20 January 2022
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Making Sense of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

This workshop, delivered by Lizzie Batten from Amaze, is aimed at parent-carers of young people (aged 15+) with Additional Needs and Disabilities who would like to find out about applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The session will cover the process of starting a claim, the rates at which PIP is payable and how decisions are made, strategies for making a strong claim, face to face as...
Friday, 21 January 2022
Chichester

Little PACSO - Chichester sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome!) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to ...
Saturday, 22 January 2022
Portslade

Family Fun Day

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Sunday, 23 January 2022
West Stoke

Space to Breathe Girls - woodland support group ages 12-16yrs

COVID has had a big impact on our wellbeing and mental health. If you are a teenage girl, finding life hard, feeling low and in need of a boost this group is for you. Join Julia, Rachel and Donna, forest school leaders, for some adventuring in the stunning Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, take part in fun activities including fire lighting, campfire cooking, natural art, bush craft, nature and conserv...
Monday, 24 January 2022
Via Zoom

Design accessible places!

A free, online workshop for students aged 11+ Parents, Teachers and Students! Join us on the 24th January 2022 at 10 am UK time for an interactive online workshop, where you will learn how to create accessible spaces. We are delighted that outstanding architects from award-winning engineering company, Arup, will be joining us again, following the huge success of our event in May 2021. 4 charact...
Monday, 24 January 2022
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Understanding Demand Avoidance

Free online workshop on Demand Avoidance delivered by Aspens. Demand avoidant traits can be a trait for some children with autism. Due to the high levels that any demand made (even those that they put on themselves), managing daily activities, tasks and settings can be extremely difficult and stressful for the child and adults. What makes it more difficult is that some of the usual strategies ass...
Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Littlehampton

Little PACSO - Littlehampton sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome!) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to ...
Tuesday, 25 January 2022
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Making Sense of Anxiety (Primary aged children)

Learning how to manage our feelings is an important life skill. While all children feel anxious sometimes, being worried, fearful or stressed too often can negatively affect their development. This session will provide an introduction to understanding anxiety in children; ways to support them if they are worrying too much; and tips for looking after yourself along the way. To book, please go to: ...
Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Bognor Regis

Little PACSO - Bognor sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome!) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to ...
Tuesday, 25 January 2022
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Problem Solving

Making Sense of Wellbeing - Resilience Skills - Session 3. This six week course for parent-carers offers you the opportunity to explore some of the essential elements of wellbeing. Our personal and social wellbeing helps us to develop good relationships, feel connected to others and improves our resilience, empathy, and adaptability. The course includes a blend of wellbeing and mindfulness worksh...
Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Littlehampton

Meet the Professionals

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum is hosting a online event that will bring together a number of professional services together under ‘one roof’. The event is called Meet the Professionals and there are 1:1 bookable slots available to our parent carer community. All of the professionals taking part are listed below. You’ll find accompanying information about who they are and what they will be offer...