Bulletin 10 - 2022

1 June

Dear parents, carers and members of our community,

Welcome to our bulletin for June.

Our news this month includes a 'thank you' to My Journey and Pulp Friction now that our popular social eating project - 'My Journey to Deli Llama' has ended. We are going back to our 'Parent to Parent' sessions until September when we are planning to launch a new social eating project with Pulp Friction. We are very grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with like minded organisations.

From June, we plan to host our monthly Parent to Parent sessions (P2P) across the city in order to meet and include a wider community. There will be a Nottingham City PCF steering group member present to keep parent carers updated where possible. Some of the PCF's recent engagement includes the Health Inequalities Project (funded by Learning Disability England, the Race Equality Foundation and NHSE England). Please contact us if you have any suggestions for parent-friendly accessible venues in your areas where we can meet for a cuppa and catch up with other parents. 

We are also working alongside Djanogly City and Djanogly Strelley Academy's, co-delivering the Autism in Schools CCG funded project developing mini forums at these 2 schools. If you require any further information please get in touch.

Please note that we have revised some of the session times - please see below.

We hope you enjoy the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend and make the most of the good weather.

Best wishes from the Rainbow Team 

June Rainbow dates - booking essential

Saturday 11 June

10:15 - 11:45


Rainbow Early Years

For under 5s

A representative from Hummingbirds SEN service will be attending

Radford Care Group, Prospect Street, NG7 5QE

Saturday 11 June

12:00 - 14:00

Family Inclusive Session

For ages 5 and above

Radford Care Group, Prospect Street, NG7 5QE

Saturday 11 June

15:00 - 16:30

Social Group - Climbing Session

For 12 to 25 year-olds

David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Wednesday 15 June

10:00 - 12:00

Parent to Parent (P2P)

Meet other parent carers for a cuppa and a catch-up 

Deli Llama, 16a Pelham Road, NG5 1AP

Saturday 25 June



Family Inclusive Session

*Please note the time change*

Sensory play run by Nottingham Contemporary

All ages welcome

Radford Care Group, Prospect Street, NG7 5QE

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

Further Support 

1. TAPS - Trent Autism Support Group. Monday 6 June at the Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road, West Bridgford NG2 5DX, 19:00 - 21:00. No booking required. 

2. 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.

Support Us

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Local Offer

Nottingham City Council Local Offer

Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer

Peter Barratt Special Needs Fair

Wednesday 24 August 11:00 – 13:00 with food until 14:00, at Bramcote Hills Park.

Information and how to book link

FarmEco Open Day

Sunday 12 June 09:30-15:30, free admission.

Leaflet link

Online booking link

Youth Link

Inclusive youth provision at Beeston Youth and Community Centre link

Take a Break - Carefree

A new charity which transforms vacant accommodation into vital breaks for unpaid carers link

Disabled Waterskiing

Course dates for 2022 link

Updates from Contact

News and views link

Part 2 of The 2021-22 Annual Virtual Joint Conference

All session recordings now available link

Feedback survey link

NHS England and NHS Improvement learning disability and autism updates video link

Webinar on Transition to Adulthood Including Mental Capacity and Care Act

Friday 17 June 10:00 to 12.30 on Zoom link

Be U Notts

Free mental health and emotional wellbeing support service for children and young people (0-25) link

Covid Vaccination Support for People With a Learning Disability

Poster link

Green Doctor Newsletter

Helping households to stay warm, stay well, save money on their household bills and reduce carbon link

New Online Speech, Language and Communication Resource

Leaflet link

Website link

Special Needs Jungle

What are the implications of the #SENDReview for deaf children?

What’s in the Children’s social care review for disabled children?

The EHCP statistics 2022 don’t tell the whole story. And see who topped the new EHCP LA Hall of Shame!

Human Rights, The Equality Act and Inclusive Education: The 12 changes the #SENDReview Green Paper needs for a paradigm shift

Read more Special Needs Jungle articles here link

IRIS Newsletter


Nottingham City Council Autism Team

Parents/ carers' newsletter summer edition link

Rainbow's Social Group

Our Social Group for 12-25 year-olds is now meeting on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Sessions focus on building independence, friendships and life skills.

Please email admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk for more information or to be added to the group's mailing list. 

Nottingham City Parent Carer Forum

Do you want to join the Nottingham City Parent Carer Forum Steering Group to shape and influence local support and services for our community?    

Contact's presentation link

For further information please contact our team at admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk. 

Accessible Versions of The Green Paper (SEND Review)

Versions available:

  • British Sign Language
  • Easy-read version for those with learning disabilities 
  • Guide for children and young people with SEND or those in alternative provision to understand the green paper and respond to the consultation

All versions link

Consultation, closes 22 July link

Opening Doors with Confidence Course

6-week course to help increase parents' confidence.

Monday 20 June - 25 July 13:00-15:00 at Bingham Children's Centre link

Co-Producing the NNPCF Response to the SEND Review

Survey for all parent carers of a child or young person (0-25) with SEND, closes 30 June link

Recording of briefing session link

Presentation slides link

Results of Menti study link


Carers Space Notts

Survey gathering opinions and thoughts on Carer Space Notts link 

Barriers to Education Research Project by Deafblind UK

Questionnaire for parents and carers of children with deafblind issues to assist research link

Activities, Events and Communications Officer - NewStart

Information link

To apply click 'contact us' on the NewStart website link

Employability Skills Course

Free 12-week course at Monty Hind beginning in June link

Building Better Opportunities

An employment and skills programme to help people with employment, education or training.

Towards Work leaflet link

Money Sorted leaflet link

Opportunity and Change leaflet 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

C/O Radford Care Group

25 Prospect Street

Nottingham NG7 5QE

0115 786 0211 / 07837 278 981


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