FISH Bulletin

Edition 4 -  Monday 16 September 2019

Spotlight on... Independent Life Skills Course
The Young Leaders of East Riding (T.Y.L.E.R) was successful in receiving funding from the Youth Action Board to fill a gap they found within the East Riding. The group has been working with the Education and Skills Team to put together a 10 week course for all young people aged 16 to 24. The course will include sessions on:
-        Introduction to Independent Life Skills – what is independent living, how to create personal goals.
-        Money Management – how to create a budget, managing bills, etc.
-        Appointment Booking – who do you need to book appointments with and how.
-        Independent Skills – how to clean a house, how to read a water, gas and electricity meter and how to travel independently.
-        Socialising – the benefits of socialising, how to be comfortable in a group and how to identify ways to increase social activities.
-        Healthy Lifestyles: Staying Fit – benefits of and different ways to exercise.
-        Healthy Lifestyles: Healthy Eating – benefits of eating healthy, identifying healthy foods and cooking a healthy meal.
-        Improving Confidence – ways to increase and exercise mental resilience and increase confidence.
-        Community and Government – understanding the community we live in and understanding the voting system.
-        Where Next? Employment and Education? – identifying employment and education opportunities and how to apply for jobs.
If you would like to find out more about dates and locations. If you are unable to make the dates on the website, please email to register your interest, the more people that show an interest, the more courses we can run!
T.Y.L.E.R would like to remove barriers for anyone to attend. If you have any problems with transport, etc. please let them know when you book and this will be
sorted for you.

Tel: (01482) 887670
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Enrol online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn.

More information about the courses can be found in News and Events on the East Riding Local Offer website or on the T.Y.L.E.R. website.
Web: www.tylermakingadifference.co.uk.
 

FISH update
Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International - Some of the world’s top para-cyclists will be taking part in the race, which for the first time is taking place alongside the UCI Road World Championships on Saturday, 21 September 2019
Around 60 athletes are expected to leave Saturday Market in Beverley at around 12noon and race through Bishop Burton, Market Weighton, Holme on Spalding Moor, Foggathorpe and Bubwith on their way to the finish line in Harrogate.
In order to ensure the safety of the athletes and spectators, a number of temporary road closures will be in place on the day so motorists are advised to plan their route and check timings before they travel.

For more information about the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International and road closures please visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Paracycling website  

Local offer update
The Local Offer website review of information. Services, groups and organisations have been contacted to ask them to check their information on the website and confirm it is still correct or email any changes they would like to make and include any Logos and social media address.
It is important that we do receive a response from you to confirm you are still running. If you have not received an email, please contact us as the email address may be out-of-date.

Thank you.

If you know of any support groups, activities or organisations for families with children/young people with SEN and disabilities please either give us their contact details or ask them to contact us on tel: (01482) 396469 or
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum
Personal Budgets and Direct Payments explained – delivered by Briony Jackson from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
Date: Thursday 19 September 2019
Venue: Lairgate Hotel, Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8EP
Time: 10.30am -12.30pm

Knowledge, Information and Support – delivering information about the SEND process from early SEN support right through to the completion of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and all the steps around identification and assessment.
Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Venue: Bridlington Business Centre, Enterprise Way, Bridlington, YO16 4SF
Time: 10am to 2pm

“Mental Capacity” and how it affects you and your young person? Rachel Kirk Futures+ team manager will come to talk and give an update on the new framework for mental capacity and the implications not only for young people but also for parents and carers.
Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019
Venue: Goole Leisure Centre, North Street DN14 5QX
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

The sessions are free of charge, refreshments will be provided and there will be time to chat with other parents and carers.
Travel and childcare costs will be re-reimbursed.
Contact: EYPCF to book your place.
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Tel: (01262) 678283
You can telephone our office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm

Parent Carer Support Groups
There are a number of parent carer support groups running across the East Riding and surrounding areas. To view information about these groups please click here.
To view National support organisations, please click here (These links will take you to the Local Offer website).


Beverley
East Riding Festival of Words – Puppets, Plays and Storydays Once again Carol Burton brings the Julia Donaldson’s classic, The Gruffalo to life with her interactive puppet storytelling.
Relaxed Performance: a specially adapted and relaxed performance for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum.
Dates: Sunday 20 October 2019
Times: 3 - 4pm
Cost: Tickets £4 per child, plus 10% booking fee, accompanying adults free
Venue: Beverley Library, Champney Rd, Beverley HU17 8HE
Contact: booking line, Mon-Fri 9-4 on tel: (01482) 392699
Book on line: https://www.festivalofwords.co.uk/childrens-festival/?entry=20191020_15_puppets_plays_gruffalo  

Music Living: Beverley’s first free “Gentle Festival” – it is aimed at the whole community and will specialise in supporting adults and children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The environment of the event will have appropriate lighting and music volume and will have shorter performances, rather than full length concerts, by professional artists, young musicians and SEND adults. In addition, we may provide some support or transport and carer costs.
Dates: Friday 4 October to Sunday 6 October 2019
Times: From 6.30 pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Toll Gavel United Church, Toll Gavel, Beverley, HU17 9AA
Contact: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Understanding Autism Seminar – open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions, including;
·        Developing an understanding of autism.
·        Discuss experiences of getting a diagnosis.
·        Identify how autism can affect families.
·        Explore practical ideas for developing communication strategies.
·        Clarify support that families may be entitled to and ways to access it.
Attendees must be over 16 years of age
Dates: Thursday 2 December 2019
Times: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: Free
Venue: County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA
Contact: EIS for further information or to book your place on this seminar.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel:   (01482) 394000 option 4 then option 2

Bridlington and Driffield
Understanding Autism Seminar – open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions, including;
·        Developing an understanding of autism.
·        Discuss experiences of getting a diagnosis.
·        Identify how autism can affect families.
·        Explore practical ideas for developing communication strategies.
·        Clarify support that families may be entitled to and ways to access it.
Attendees must be over 16 years of age
Dates: Thursday 7 November 2019
Times: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Bridlington North Library, Martongate, Bridlington, YO16 6YD
Contact: EIS for further information or to book your place on this seminar.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel:   (01482) 394000 option 4 then option 2

Haltemprice
Exclusive Maxi Fun Family Fun Swim Night – for families of children with Disabilities.
Date:  Fridays 20 and 27 September 2019
Time:  7.30-9 pm
Cost: £2 per person
Venue: Haltemprice Leisure Centre, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ
Contact: Just turn up or for further information ring Tony 07837 225618

Maxi Fun Soft Play & Bouncy Castle Party – for families of children with Disabilities.
Date: Saturday 28 September 2019
Time: 3.30- 4.30 pm Party tea 4.30-5 pm.
Cost: £2 for play or £3.50 per child for food.
Venue: Haltemprice Leisure Centre, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ
Contact: You MUST text Tony on 07837 225618 (by Thursday 26 September 2019) to book this if you are staying for food.

Goole
Understanding Autism Seminar – open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions, including;
·        Developing an understanding of autism.
·        Discuss experiences of getting a diagnosis.
·        Identify how autism can affect families.
·        Explore practical ideas for developing communication strategies.
·        Clarify support that families may be entitled to and ways to access it.
Attendees must be over 16 years of age
Dates: Thursday 3 October 2019
Times: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Goole Council Offices, Church Street, Goole, DN14 5BG
Contact: EIS for further information or to book your place on this seminar.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel:   (01482) 394000 option 4 then option 2

East Riding wide and Hull/York catchment
Aim Higher – Empowering families facing Autism, Mental Health and Educational Barriers for children and young people 0-25.
3rd Anniversary Ball – 3 course meal, Live band “Turn Up The Sun”, Disco, Comedian Steve Rimmer and raffle
Dates: Saturday 28 September 2019
Times: 7.30 – late (meal 8.15pm)
Cost: £35 per person
Venue: KC Stadium, Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6HU
Contact: Aim Higher to book your tickets.
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
web: https://aimhigher-online.weebly.com/

Maxi Fun Bowling – for families of children with Disabilities.
Date: Mondays 16 and 30 September 2019
Time: 5 pm
Cost: £3.50 (for 2 games & small meal) (Guests £7)
Venue: Hollywood Bowl, Kingswood, Hull, HU7 3DB
Contact: Book with Tony 07837 225618.

Maxi Fun Big Fun – for families of children with Disabilities.
Date: Mondays 23 September 2019
Time: 5-7 pm
Cost: £2.50 (Guests £5)
Venue: Big Fun, National Avenue, Hull, HU5 4JB
Contact: Just turn up or ring Helen 07773 310503 for further information but not before noon.

York Theatre Royal – Access performances for people with disabilities
For more information regarding access and provision, please email the theatre.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Boy who Cried Wolf Relaxed Performance: Brought to you by award-winning children’s theatre company, tutti frutti, and York Theatre Royal. For ages 3+
Dates: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Times:
10.30 am
Cost: From £10

The Storm Whale Relaxed Performance: Based on the award winning books The Storm Whale and The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies. For ages 4+
Dates: Saturday 19 December 2019
Times: 1pm
Cost:
From £10

Sleeping Beauty – York’s much-loved pantomime family returns in a spectacular new show for the whole family.
Dates: Sat 07 Dec 2019 - Sat 25 Jan 2020
Cost:
From £15
Relaxed Performance:
Date: Tuesday 17 December 2019
Time: 2.30pm
BSL:
Date: Thursday 09 January 2020
Time: 7.30pm
Date: Saturday 11 January 2020
Time: 2.30pm
Audio Described:
Date: Thursday 16 January 2020
Time: 7.30pm
Date: Saturday 18 January 2020
Time: 2.30pm
Captioned:
Date: Saturday 18 January 2020,
Time: 2.30pm
Date: Monday 20 January 2010
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Stars Foundation – Support and activities for families of children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs, Learning and physical disabilities.
New events added all the time, for an up-to date list please visit the website
web:  www.heyspecialstars.co.uk/events
Tel: (01482) 227657
Booking on events: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website shop: www.heyspecialstars.co.uk/shop

Special Stars Foundation – Sunday Club  a sensory play session for children and young people with disabilities, and their families or carers. Siblings are welcome.  Wide range of sensory toys and equipment, arts and crafts table, soft play, games area with five iPads and six 2DS's, games, refreshments and lots more!
This is a drop-in session, so there is no need to book, just turn up. Fully wheelchair accessible.
Dates: Every Sunday
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost Just £1 per person, includes refreshments
Venue: Victoria Dock Village Hall, Southbridge Road, Hull, HU9 1TY
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (01482) 227657

Special Stars Foundation – Inclusive Bounce Session - Aimed at children and young people with disabilities age 12 and under. There will be reduced sound and lighting, sensory tents and apparatus.
Dates: First Saturday of the month
Cost: £5 per person jumping, including carers / siblings. Tickets must be pre-purchased online prior to the event at www.heyspecialstars.co.uk/shop
Socks can be bought for £1 on the day if you don’t have them already.
Venue: Gravity Trampoline Park, St Stephens Shopping Centre, Hull, HU1

Special Stars Foundation – Sounding Special Music and Makaton group for children and young people with special needs and their families/carers at a pace that everyone can keep up with and enjoy. Lots of fun interactive games and rhymes. No experience of Makaton is needed, everyone welcome, all ages and abilities. Wheelchair accessible building, hoist and free parking available.  
Date: Saturday 28 September 2019, Saturday 26 October 2019          
Time: 10.30m – 12.30pm
Cost: £1.00 per child. Payable on the day, please pre-book your places via email
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Special Stars Foundation – Cuppa’s with a Carer - Join Lyndsey from C.I.S.S. (Hull Carers Information and Support Service). Meet new people who are also carers, share information and advice and find out about other opportunities for carers in the region. FREE of
charge, refreshments included.
Date: Thursday 17 October 2019
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Special stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
Contact: (01482) 227657 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./

Special Stars Foundation – E-Learning for Parents, Carers and Professionals
Special Stars Foundation are thrilled to be able to facilitate FREE e-learning on a variety of topics for parent carers or anyone working with a person with a disability such as:-
Falls Prevention Awareness, Children and Young Peoples Mental Health, Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent, Challenging Behaviour, Understanding Autism, Caring for Children and Young People, Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties, Care and Management of Diabetes, Care Planning , Cleaning Principles, Common Health Conditions
Dementia Care and many more.   Each course is around 9-10 weeks long and can be done at home at a time to suit you (or parent carers can use our FREE computer during office hours at Special Stars Foundation to complete training)
To qualify look on the Special Stars website for eligibility
Dates: Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Stars Foundation – Hydrotherapy Session – Ganton Special School - Fully accessible changing facilities and hoists make the hydrotherapy pool suitable for all. (Please note you will need to bring your own sling if you need to use the hoist) Lights, music and pool toys available or you can also bring your own floatation devices and pool toys.
Booking online is essential - tickets available at: https://www.heyspecialstars.co.uk/shop We require 24 hours’ notice for cancellations
Date: Saturday 21 September 2019
Saturday 19 October 2019
Time: 12:30pm-13:30pm & 13:30pm-14:30pm
Cost: £3 per person swimming (including carers/siblings)
Venue: Ganton Special School, Hull

Special Stars Foundation – Hydrotherapy Session – Tweendykes Special School - Fully accessible changing facilities and hoists make the hydrotherapy pool suitable for all. (Please note you will need to bring your own sling if you need to use the hoist). Lights, music and pool toys available, you can also bring your own floatation devices and pool toys
Tickets must be pre-bought here: https://www.heyspecialstars.co.uk/shop
Dates: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Time: 10:15am – 11:00 am & 11:15am – 12:00pm
Cost: £3.00 per person including carers
Venue: Tweendykes Special School, Midmere Learning Village, Leads Road, Hull, HU7 4PW

Special Stars Foundation – Makaton Beginners Workshop - This is a fully accredited 'Makaton for Beginners' course, delivered by a tutor from the Makaton Charity. We have 12 places available on this course, which are primarily aimed at parents of children or young people who have significant speech and communication difficulties. Professionals may also book onto the course. The Beginners' Workshop provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme, discussing commonly asked questions, hints, and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work. You will receive two workshop manuals and a certificate of attendance. The  Workshop is made up of 4 modules which will be delivered over 2 days:
Date: Day 1 – Thursday 19 September 2019
Day 2 – Thursday 26 September 2019
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Cost: £30.00 Parent/Carers £60.00 for professional development
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (01482) 227657

Special Stars Foundation Seminar – Transition and Preparing for Adulthood A FREE one hour seminar delivered by Annette Benstead of Special Educational Needs and Disability Consultancy Service.
Overview of the Seminar:
- What should happen from Year 9 onwards?
- 5 day provision
- Personal Budgets
- What to do if you disagree with the LA decision?
Places are limited, please book your place by calling (01482) 227657 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Date: Friday 27 September 2019
Time: 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE

Special Stars Foundation – Legal Seminar – Wills and Trusts A FREE one-hour seminar delivered by 4 Probate & Wills.
Overview of the Seminar:  One of the most important reasons for making a Will is to ensure steps are taken to provide for your loved ones, particularly your children.
This is even more important when your child suffers a disability or is classed as a vulnerable person who is likely to have very specific needs and require ongoing support throughout their life.  
Topics include:
- Wills and Trusts
- Lasting Power of Attorneys
- Probate Help and Guidance
- Deputy-ship and Appointee-ship
Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
Time: 1pm – 2.30pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ calling (01482) 227657

Special Stars Foundation – Go Wild Animal Encounter - for children and young people with disabilities and their families. Lots of exciting animals to learn about and touch, with two handlers to decrease waiting times and increase participation.
Date: Saturday 12 October 2019 (tickets available 1 September)
Time: 10am – 11am
Cost: £4.00  
Venue: Victoria Dock Village Hall, Southbridge Road, Hull, HU9 1TL
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Stars Foundation – Halloween Party - for disabled children and young people and their parents and carers.  Fancy dress (including prizes for best dressed boy, girl and parents categories!), disco, buffet and mini games.
Date: Sunday 27 October 2019
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: £5.00 per person (parent/carers are free)
Venue: Victoria Dock Village Hall, Southbridge Road, Hull, HU9 1TL
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ or tel: (01482) 227657
Places are very limited due to venue capacity.

Special Stars Foundation –  First Aid for parent/carers - designed to give you an overview of how to deal with a variety of scenarios.
Date: Wednesday 2 October 2019
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Cost: £5.00
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
Contact: (01482) 227657/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./

Special Stars Foundation – Gel Polish Manicures (Relaxed Session) - Sarah from Polished nails joining us for the day, offering relaxed manicure appointments using gel polish.  
Date: Monday 28 October 2019
Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Cost: £12.00
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adults Events
Special Stars Foundation – Social Group for Adults with a Disability 18+ - Use of new iPads, sensory toys and equipment, fun games, arts and crafts and refreshments available. Wheelchair accessible venue, change facility with hoist, some parking and local on-street parking nearby. Booking is essential due to limited space
Dates: Last Friday of every month
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Cost: £4.00
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Or call (01482) 227657

Special Stars Foundation: Pottery for Adults with Learning/Physical Disabilities - Make something using real clay, the tutor will then take it away to fire it in a kiln and return it to the next class where you can choose to paint it and / or make something else!
Dates: Second Friday of the month
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm
Cost: £4.00 per person (carers free)
Venue:  Special Stars Foundation,171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
Booking is essential due to limited space.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (01482) 227657  

Special Stars Foundation: Craft Club for people with disabilities. Come along, make something and meet new people. Booking is essential.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (01482) 227657  
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Cost: £4 all materials and refreshments included (free carers
Venue: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE


National News
Major Government Review into Support for Children and Young People with SEND.
This major new review aims to evaluate support for disabled children and young people and those with SEN.
Council for Disabled Children Director, Dame Christine Lenehan has responded:

It’s five years since the 2014 Children and Families Act introduced major reforms to our SEND system, and now feels like the right time to review how these reforms are working for children and young people with SEND.
This review presents an important opportunity to look across health, education and social care to identify how well we are supporting children and young people with SEND, including through the significant changes in the NHS Long Term Plan. A great deal of work has already been done to gather evidence through the NAO, the Education Select Committee and the Timpson Review of Exclusions to name a few, and this review will need to take account of all this work to identify practical changes which will strengthen and improve the system. In particular I am keen to see the review further understanding on how mainstream schools can better meet the needs of a wider range of children.
The Government will need to work closely with young people, parents and carers as they take forward this review, while providing continuity and stability for those using and operating the current system. I look forward to engaging with the review and taking positive steps forward to improve the support for children and young people with SEND.

Click here to read more on the Council for Disabled Children website.
 
Newsletters
SEND Newsletter - http://www.eastridinglocaloffer.org.uk/directory/?entry=0_to_25_send_team

National Autistic Society launched it’s Not Enough campaign to demand better support and services for autistic people and their families across the country.

Please note inclusion of services and sessions is not an endorsement or recommendation.

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