SEND Upcoming Events

On this page, you will find a list of events that are useful for parents or carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Peterborough.

If you are running an event that you think would be useful, please email us at localoffer@peterborough.gov.uk with details.

Peterborough Museum touch tour

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery is holding a 90 minute touch tour for members of Peterborough Association for the Blind (PAB) on Wednesday 20th September at 2pm. To book a place, contact PAB on 01733 344 844. Fees apply. 

ADHD/ASD: Pinpoint Groups

Pinpoint Cambridgeshire is a charity supporting parents and carers, especially those with children with additional needs and disabilities.

Their monthly groups at Peterborough  in conjunction with their counterparts Family Voice Peterborough help parents and carers who have children with ADHD and Autism with or without a diagnosis.

So if your children are accessing services, are on the waiting list, or have had a referral turned down, go along for practical advice and ideas on how to boost your resilience and work with your children at home and help manage their behaviour.

The groups are co-ordinated by Pinpoint staff members Eve Redgrave and Jackie King. To register your place: Call them on 01480 499043 or email Jackie or Eve

Daytime meetings run at Family Voice Peterborough, The Goldhay Community Centre, 105 Paynels, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, PE2 5QP. 10am-12pm

  • September 7:10am to 12 noon - Marion Deeley, SEND Partnership Officer PCC
  • October 5: 10am to 12 noon - Lucy Martensz  Cambs OT 
  • November 9: 10am to 12 noon - Cambridge Communication
  • December7: 10am to 12 noon - Marion Deeley, SEND Partnership Officer PCC

Inclusive Youth Club

Are you or do you know someone between the ages of 11-19 who is looking to have fun and meet people of the same age? Our Inclusive Youth Club offers a range of different activities, whilst giving young people the opportunity to learn new skills and make friends.

The Youth Club is available to attend every Wednesday evening 7pm-9pm at St Mary's Church, New Road, PE1 1TT

For more information contact Alan Quinn 07392280075 or Deborah Smalley 07392280076.

Youth Group - Peterborough

A new group for young people with hearing or vision loss or both is being piloted in Peterborough this August.

The group is for young people to meet and socialise and either get involved in some informal sport, like basketball or football or just chill with friends. There’s no pressure on people to play any sport if they don’t want to.

The venue is Bushfield Sport Centre in Orton Centre, Peterborough, and space is set aside for those who just want to hang out rather than have a kick about. There is also a Starbucks nearby so parents, guardians or people giving a lift can relax too.

The group is being funded by charity Sense in association with Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Peterborough City Council and is free with a view to the club being a success and becoming established.

Details:

Tuesday 15th August 2017
Tuesday 29th August 2017
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Ages from 13 and upward
For young people with hearing and/or sight loss
Free
Contact Details:

Callan Barber Midlands Sports Coordinator (Sense)
Direct line: 0121 415 2759
Extension: 1759
Mobile: 07813 825 571
Reception: 0121 415 2720
Callan.Barber@sense.org.uk

Andy Palmer (CDA)
07879 402981
andyp@cambsdeaf.org

Carers Trust Peterborough - working carers group

Do you care for someone and work? 

Do you find it hard to access information at a time that suits you?

If so, come along to The Carers Trust Peterborough - Saturday Working Carers Group and get support with your caring role.

Meetings are held at Thorpe Hall, Peterborough 11am until 1pm.

Remaining 2017 dates 
  • 17 June 
  • 12 August 
  • 21 October 
  • 2 December

The Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society

Toddler group dates for September to Christmas:

  • September 7, 21
  • October 5, 19
  • November 2, 16, 30
  • December 14
Venue:
Goldhay Community Centre,
Paynels, Orton Goldhay
From 10-11.30am
Contact: Nicki 07817654125 (text only)
Or Facebook Group PDDCS Toddler Group

The Transition Event East 2017

The Transition Event East is the East of England’s dedicated conference and exhibition on the future of young adults with additional needs. 

Whether you are a parent of a disabled teen, a teacher supporting young people with additional needs from Year 9 up or other practitioner supporting disabled young adults and their families, the Transition Event can help you get the best possible future for them.

Find out more about Education, Health and Care Plans, what should go in them to make sure young people are getting what they need. Discover how adult social services works and what you need to know when moving from children’s to adult’s services. Plus, all the other important life areas, including employment, housing or education options. The Transition Event has the disability experts to help.

Alongside the conference, there are three interactive workshops that offer more information on subjects such as Benefits. There is also an exhibition of organisations offering local and national products and services for people with disabilities. These include local charities, national education providers, support providers, advisers and more.

  • Date - 15 November, 2017
  • Time - 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
  • Venue - Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SG 
  •  Cost - Free - £99.00

You can find out more information and book a place on the My Family, Our Needs website.

SEND events calendar

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