Rainbow Parents Carers Bulletin - Edition 212

Bulletin 212


Dear Parents, Carers and Members, 

Welcome to our 12th Covid-19 bulletin. 

We hope that you and your families are keeping well. As the weeks go by, it seems difficult to imagine things getting back to normal as every day brings conflicting views or news that can sometimes be difficult to understand or believe. It is normal to feel anxious or worried as a reaction to what is going on. Trent PTS are offering a free well-being service that you can self-refer to by visiting www.trentpts.co.uk

Thank you to those parents that have made suggestions of what help and support you might need once we can resume some face to face activities. We are currently working on this through these and will update you with a plans in due course.

It is lovely to catch up with our regulars at our P2P Zoom meetings on Wednesdays.

We are looking forward to sharing in next week’s bulletin the works of our Social Group: A to Z of Acing Lockdown; which they are finalising in their next session with Transform Training.

We are pleased that the evidence was submitted to UK Parliament which was thanks to your participation with our recent online survey consultation.Thank you to everyone who took part and the team who put the evidence together.

What's Going On

P2P Support Meeting, Wednesdays at 11:00

Please email to register for the link to join via Zoom.  We are looking forward to seeing you all and welcome any new parent carers.

Zoom Social Group, Tuesdays at 13:00

New 14 to 25's members to the group are very welcome to join. If you would like any more information, please email.

Additional Support

If parent carers would like to speak 1:1 with a member of the team please contact us at admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk

We'd love to hear from you with any feedback, to help us to plan how best we can support you during this current situation.

Take care and stay safe from the Rainbow Team

Nottingham City Council Local Offer

Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer

Resources on YouTube by Space Inclusive

Great resources for explaining social distancing, washing hands and what is PPE.

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DNR Support Pack including an Easy Read Version

Learning Disability England (LDE) and Turning Point have created information and a checklist about Do Not Attempt Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) orders, otherwise known as DNRs.

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POhWER Virtual Drop-in Session

POhWER are hosting online opportunity for anyone to ask a professional advocate questions about your rights, care/treatment and mental health support. Every Thursdays at 4pm.

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Nottinghamshire County Council Briefing

Overview of the work that is being carried out currently by Nottinghamshire County Council to support children and young people with SEND and their families.

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Coronavirus: FAQs on Schools and Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities

IPSEA have written a webpage answering some FAQs regarding SEND provisions, schools and social care during the pandemic.

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The Impact of Covid - 19 Rainbow PCF's voice is heard by UK Parliament

Thanks to your responses to our survey consultation written evidence has been published.

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Webinar: Decision Making and Changing COVID-19 Guidance FAQ's

Steve Broach 39 Essex Chambers - The Principles of Law Underpinning the Mental Capacity Act.

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Special Needs Jungle Articles

Nottinghamshire Parent Carer Forum

Keep updated with news from Nottinghamshire Parent Carer Forum.

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Social Group

Every Tuesday at 1pm we are hosting a Zoom Social for our Befriending Project for young people aged 14 - 25 during lockdown. We have also produced an Alternative Online Programme for them to do from home, for more information email admin@rainbowpcf.org.uk

New Zoomers welcome!

UPDATE: Social Group's Alternative Programme for June

Fashion & Textile Children's Trust Grants

For school wear, clothing, specialist education tools and computer equipment that aids education, amongst other items, for the next school year.

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Inspire: Free Online Courses

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Supported Internship and Government Guidance

Information for learners who may need to return to college due to their internship being disrupted.  

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Vacancy at Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire - Partnerships Manager

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