Bulletin 11 - 2021

7 May

Dear Parents, Carers and Members,

Welcome to our 11th bulletin for 2021. 

We hope that you are keeping well and the gradual return to meeting face to face with friends and family has been a welcomed change. 

Our current support offer

1. Outreach support for walks/exercise for 1 family/bubble at a time around the city/county parks.

2. Supported stay and play sessions at Beeston Youth and Community Centre (up to 2 hours). These sessions can be on days and times to suit families where practical. 

3. Our Befriending Social Group is meeting both on Zoom and in the community - see below

4. Nottingham City Parent Carer Forum is meeting monthly online.  The next two sessions are Wednesday 12 May & 26 May at 11:00 - 12:30.

5. Supported stay and play sessions at Monty Hind. The next session is Saturday 22 May 15:00 - 17:00.

6. Individual support/signposting to parent carers who need 1:1 support to navigate services for their child with SEND.

Booking essential for all of the above. 

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. 

Nottingham City Social Care Surgery

Marie Halford the Manager for Whole Life Disability Services is available on Wednesday 2 June at 14:00 - 16:00 for 1:1 (meeting) via Microsoft Teams - please contact admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk to book.  

Nottingham City Council Local Offer

Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer

Stay safe and well.

Best wishes from the Rainbow Team

Mental Health Awareness Week

10 - 16 May is Mental Health Awareness Week. Link

UK Fashion & Textile Children's Trust

Grants towards essential items for the children of UK fashion and textile workers. Link

Better Together - Virtual Forest School with Lea and James

Saturday 8 May, aged 5 – 11s. Link

Saturday 15 May, aged 3 – 8s. Link

£3 a ticket.

Family SEND and Sensory Training Workshops


Parent Carer Support Group

An Ask Us representative will be in attendance. SEN support at school/college, transition to adulthood and EHC plans. Link  

Coffee Morning

Wednesday 19 May, 9:30 - 10:30. Link

Healthwatch Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUH) - plans for changes to hospital services. Link

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

Local Carer/Parent Carer Support Groups. Link

Special Needs Jungle

Let’s MOVE! Supporting disabled children to get their movement skills back on track

10 top tips to boost Working Memory in children

Coping with uncertainty: Supporting teens who “learn differently”* GIVEAWAY!

April Newsletter

All the latest news. Link 

April Newsletter

All the latest news. Link 

Rainbow's BSG for 12 to 25 year olds

BSG Dates

Saturday 15 May 11:00 – 13:00 - Walk / Social

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions and social distancing applies so click here to book.

Booking Link


New members are very welcome, please email to book.

The Big Ask is a survey for children and young people aged 4–17

Children’s Commissioner is asking to hear from young people. Link

Research understanding stress levels

An opportunity to give your opinions on stress levels and self compassion in parents/carers. Complete the survey. Link

Adaptive Clothing Survey for SEND young people

A parent's views on adaptive clothing. Complete the survey.  Link

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. 


Please contact our 'Engage Team' at engage@rainbowpcf.org.uk for more information. 

NCVS Job Adverts


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

Beeston Youth & Community Centre

West End


Nottinghamshire NG9 1GL

0115 786 0211 / 07837 278 981


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