Our Voices Are Better Together
ASD Workshops with Jodie Smitten. June and July 2019.
Jodie Smitten (link to her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BehaviourSupportWiltshire/) who is an independent behaviour specialist, hosted 2 workshops about Autism. Nearly 60 parents and carers attended. Here is an example of some of the feedback we received “The event was informative, friendly and relaxed.” “Jodie is very knowledgeable, engaging, very informative.”
Coast with an Educational Psychologist.
On 8th February 2019 we teamed up with Coast (put link to their website please https://swindoncoast.weebly.com) and invited Lucy, who is an Educational Psychologist that is also the trainer of the ELSA programme for Swindon. The Clinical Commissioning Group and Swindon Borough Council have funded for 2 Teaching Assistants in every school in Swindon to be ELSA trained. For more information on ELSA’s and why they are helpful to have in our schools please see more information here: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk
Healthwatch Policy Forum.
2nd July 2019 Millie and Jacqui travelled to Bristol to attend the Healthwatch Policy Forum to learn how parent carer forums can work more closely with their area’s Healthwatch. It was really useful and informative and we took away lots of ideas!
We were asked to present to 100 Head Teachers, Sencos and Governors at the SEND Summit. We spoke about the need for change in Swindon. Parents and carers do not feel listened too. If we do not change anything, then nothing will change.
March 2019 – 1st Birthday Health and Wellbeing Event.