What's going on this summer?


Holiday provision

This includes provision for mainstream and SEND children: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/holidayoffer2020

A little more information about SEND provision specifically: https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/advice.page?id=jmW7u3xupGk

If you are struggling to find a service you need, do contact the Surrey Family Information Service: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families/contact

or the SEND local offer team: https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/contact_us.page

Free workshops and 1:1 support

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Contact have been adapting their support offer for families.: “We’ve adapted our workshops to online options so that families can continue to connect with each other and gain useful information and advice at the same time. We’ve also set up new, “Listening Ear” 1-1 confidential phone appointments with our family support advisers for parents who would like to talk to someone for reassurance and practical and emotional support at this time. These are all FREE for families and we are listing the Workshop dates and “Listening Ear” appointments on our website so if you know a family who may benefit from either of these options please do tell them where to book on.”

Workshops

https://www.contact.org.uk/about-us/family-workshops/

Listening Ear

https://www.contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/introducing-our-new-1-1-listening-ear-service-(1)/

COVID -19 Information Pages

https://www.contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/

Qwell

Don’t forget the free counselling service open to parent carers in Surrey: https://www.qwell.io/

Wheels for all

This wonderful scheme that supports people of all abilities to enjoy cycling has been providing support for families in Surrey for many years. Covid has caused some problems, but they are finding ways to help in spite of the restrictions!

“we are not going to be allowed in Woking Sportsbox until Monday 14th September, so we do have an opportunity to-

  • Deliver a number of Wheels for All events for any of your children, families/groups across West or South Surrey

  • Loan out a umber of adapted cycles to children and their families that you may know who would be interested in this offer.

If people do want to loan out cycles then we require them to have household insurance have somewhere secure to store the cycle and to complete a loan agreement.

We will also offer cycle helmets and can deliver cycle training.”

Contact Ian for further information:

Ian Tierney

T: 07709140910

Charity Director

Cycling Projects

The National Inclusive cycling Charity https://www.cycling.org.uk

Sexual health services

We’ve been asked to remind you that sexual health services remain open. More information here: https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/sexual-health or https://www.sexualhealth.cnwl.nhs.uk/

Sexual health services for under 25s

If you are under 25 and would like to order a chlamydia/gonorrhoea home self-test kit:

Visit: https://www.sexualhealth.cnwl.nhs.uk/surrey-residents-only-order-a-self-testing-kit/ or Call: 01483 846421

If you need other sexual health services, please call 020 3317 5252 Monday – Friday 9:00am–5:00pm to book a telephone appointment and speak to a Doctor or Nurse who will be able to advise you.

Alternately you can access the website for more information https://www.sexualhealth.cnwl.nhs.uk/surrey-services/

As we are trying to stay safe during COVID-19, we encourage you not to walk-in to the clinic unless you need emergency contraception. However, if you are unable to contact us by telephone and you are aged 18 or under, the reception team in clinic will be able to help you book an appointment.

Free Dramatherapy this autumn!

Is your child outside of education, facing exclusion or suffering from mental health difficulties? The “With my Eyes” programme consists of a free 12-week course of dramatherapy workshops for Surrey children and their parents, beginning in April 2020. It is run by the Guildford Shakespeare Company and is looking for referrals... INFO SHEET here REFERRAL FORM here

Opportunity!

Autism Exchange - Current Opportunity

SAP UK – Strategy and Operations Team - Pre-Sales Role Intern – The Strategy & Operations team within the Customer Solution Advisory (CSA) organisation, is responsible for both setting the long term plan and executing operational plans to realise the vision for the CSA organisation.

CSA are offering a role based in their Feltham office, however, it is expected this role will begin remotely due to the current COVID working restrictions. As a Pre-Sales intern for a young adult aged 18+ with a diagnosis of autism, you will be responsible for looking for ways SAP can be more efficient in what they do, by analysing data and looking for improvement suggestions to implement.

  • Closing date for application: Monday 17 August 2020 at 9.00am

  • Placement begins: September 2020 for 6 months

Email: exchange@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

Address: The Pears National Centre for Autism Education, Woodside Avenue, London N10 3JA

Website: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

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