Today we attended the Children and Young Person Emotional Wellbeing Event at Long Stratton High school organised by Children’s Services.
We were able to meet with Parents and carers sharing information on our services and inviting them to our Support groups across the county.
Many parents/carers were telling us of their concerns around the emotional wellbeing of their children and young people as well as reiterating the difficulties they are having with education and behavioural issues at home.
Professionals were also talking to us about the lack of Autism services, but more importantly how can they refer to our service, we expect to become very busy over the next few weeks.
We had plenty of interest in our resources covering many aspects of Autism, the Books we had on sale especially all dogs have ADHD and all cats have Asperger’s.
Other organisations such as SEND Partnership, The Matthew Project, LGBT+, Carers Matter Norfolk and Point 1 were on hand to offer advice to parents/carers and professionals.
We were interested to find out that the new young carers provision will be a combination of organisations spearheaded by Carers Matter Norfolk. This will now be time limited and aim to get Young Carers into mainstream clubs instead of organising sessions solely for Young Carers.
We are excited to see how this will turn out, but let us know your thoughts in the comments? Do you think we should have specific groups for young carers or do you encourage the use of mainstream provisions for them?
For more information on the new Young Carers provision starting in April 2019 contact Carers Matter Norfolk on 0800 083 1148
Or visit their drop-in session at Hetthersett Jubilee Hall on either:
- Wednesday 10th April 11am-2pm
- Wednesday 17th April 1:30pm- 4:30pm
For any health advice NHS Norfolk have just released their new justoneNorfolk website. A website aimed at building confidence in families. helping families get the right services and advice and also improving health outcomes for children and young people.
Great event and got to talk to loads of people! Thanks for inviting us Children’s Services!!
The next event we are attending is the Family Voice Conference on the 16th March at the John Innes Center. Keep an eye out for our blog on that event and anything we think you will find useful.