Bulletin 21 - 2021

15 October

Dear parents, carers and members of our community,

Welcome to our bulletin.

We hope that you are keeping well.

We are pleased that our first sessions based at Radford Care Group on Saturday 9 October went really well and it was lovely to meet some new families at all 3 sessions.

Please see below or our website calendar for future dates:


If there are any other ways that we may be able to support you, please get in touch either by email or the office landline/mobile. 

We hope that you stay safe and well.

Best wishes from the Rainbow Team

Rainbow Dates - booking essential

Saturday 23 October

14:00 - 16:00

Rainbow 2 

For 12 to 25 year-olds

Monty Hind Centre, Leen Gate, Lenton, NG7 2LX

Saturday 23 October

14:00 - 16:00

BSG - Befriending Social Group 

For 12 to 25 year-olds

Monty Hind Centre, Leen Gate, Lenton, NG7 2LX

Saturday 23 October

17:00 - 18:00

FIS - Family Inclusive Swimming

Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Bramcote, NG9 3GF

Wednesday 3 November

11:00 - 13:00

P2P - Parent to Parent Meeting

Light lunch prepared by the 'Chop it Like it's Hot' project.

Monty Hind Centre, Leen Gate, Lenton, NG7 2LX

Wednesday 10 November

11:00 - 13:00

My Journey to Deli Lama

An exciting opportunity to meet other parent carers and enjoy lunch together. Transport will be provided for Nottingham City parent carers.

Deli Lama, 16a Pelham Rd, NG5 1AP

Saturday 13 November

10:15 - 11:45

REY - Rainbow Early Years

For ages 5 and under

Radford Care Group, Prospect Street, NG7 5QE

Saturday 13 November

12:00 - 14:00

BSG - Befriending Social Group 

For 12 to 25 year-olds

Radford Care Group, Prospect Street, NG7 5QE

Saturday 13 November

14:00 - 16:00

Rainbow 1

For 5 to 12 year-olds

Radford Care Group, Prospect Street, NG7 5QE

Booking is essential for all of our activities and spaces are limited.

Further Support 

1. IS - Individual Support. Guidance and signposting for parents and carers who need 1:1 support to navigate services for their child with SEND.

2. TAPS - Trent Autism Support Group. Next meeting on Monday 1 November at the Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road, West Bridgford NG2 5DX, 19:00 - 21:00. No booking required. 

3 . Nottingham City Social Care Surgery. Marie Halford, Manager of Whole Life Disability Services is available once a month for 1:1 meetings via Microsoft Teams.

For more details or to book please email admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk.

Local Offer

Nottingham City Council Local Offer

Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer

Newbold Hope

Upcoming workshops link


Upcoming workshops link


Local mental health advice and help for young people link

PfA Network Meeting: Cross-Regional Event

The focus of this session is 'Friends, Relationships & Community Inclusion'. This session is for all partners working across education, health and social care, including family members involved in working with children and young people with additional needs.

Tuesday 16 November 10:15 - 13:15.

Registration link

Autism Team Workshops

How the SEND System Works in Nottingham City
Tuesday 30 November 9:30 – 11:00 link

Sleep - with Samantha Parr (CDC Sleep Practioner)
Wednesday 1 December 13:00 – 14:30 link

Sleep Workshop for Parents
Tuesday 14 December 9:00 – 10:30 link

Accredited Speech & Language Course

Free course for families who live in certain areas of Nottingham with a child 2 to 4 years. 

Flyer link

In Conversation with Suzy Rowland... Author of 'SEND in the Clowns'

Free webinar for parents and carers interested in neurodiversity in children and young people including a Q&A.

Wednesday 17 November 19:00 - 20:30.

Flyer link

Registration link

Space to Create

2 free taster sessions for learning disabled adults including adults on the autism spectrum to build their confidence and explore their own creative skills.

Tuesday 2 November 10:00 - 12:00.

Tuesday 16 November 10:00 - 12:00.

Flyer link

Virtual Dance Workshop

The workshop will involve lots of fun dancing in groups which will be accompanied by live music from a musician.

Sunday 24 October 10:40 - 13:30.

Flyer link

Autumn Term Courses

Upcoming courses link

Keeping Babies and Toddlers Well this Autumn and Winter

Information link

Special Needs Jungle - Articles

BBC’s Don’t Exclude Me (pt 2): Resorting to restraint shows desperate need for better SEND training

Rainbow's BSG for 12 to 25 year olds

Our Befriending Social Group (BSG) for 12 to 25 year-olds meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

BSG session programme from now until Christmas link

Spaces are limited and booking is always essential. Please email admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk for more information or to book.

Nottingham City Parent Reps

Do you want to join our team of Parent Representatives to shape and influence local support and services for our community? See Contact's presentation below: 


Next Parent Rep meeting: Wednesday 20 October 19:00-20:30 online via Zoom.

Booking is essential and new reps are always welcome, please email our 'Engage Team' at engage@rainbowpcf.org.uk for bookings or more information.

Consultation - Children at Risk of Exclusion

The Educational Psychology Service is seeking views from parent carers of Nottingham City children at risk of exclusion.

Flyer link

Consultation - Your Child’s Speech, Language and Communication Strategy

Parent carers views wanted on what is important to them in relation to their child’s speech, language and communication.

Flyer link

Consultation link

Research on Violence in Nottingham

This study is interested in the views of people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) who are 16 or over, or parent carers, who have experienced violence in some way.

Letter to parent carers link

Participation information sheet link

NCVS Job Board


Disclaimer: Rainbow Parents Carers Forum assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this bulletin.

Rainbow Parents Carers Forum

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Leen Gate


Nottingham NG7 2LX

0115 786 0211 / 07837 278 981


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