• Welcome to the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum

    • We are an independent group of parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities. Our main aim is to ensure the needs of our children are met. We bring together parent carers from across Sheffield to provide mutual support, exchange information, and influence policy and practice. We have over 2,200 members.

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    • 9th April 2021
    • Unpaid carers are included in priority group six of the vaccination programme. This includes people who receive Carers Allowance and those who are the main carer of someone at high risk from coronavirus (see box).

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    • 9th April 2021
    • Every two years, we ask our members what they think about our organisation. This year, 125 people filled in our questionnaire – thank you to everyone who took part! The lucky winner of our prize draw for a £50 shopping voucher was Noreen Ayub.

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  • Transition subgroup meeting

    • This group is for parents of young people aged 14-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Please come and share your experiences, views and questions about the transition to post-16 education, college or employment, and to adult health and social care services. We are a friendly group and there will be time to chat and swap information with other parents.

      No need to book. To join the meeting, please click on this link when the session is about to start.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Tuesday 25th May 2021
        • WHERE
        Zoom
  • Coffee morning with Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist consultations

    • This is a general coffee morning with private one-to-one consultations with an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist running alongside it. The consulations last 20 minutes and must be pre-booked via this form.

      If you just want to attend the general coffee morning, you do NOT need to book. Simply click on this link when the session is about to start.

      • WHEN
      • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Monday 7th Jun 2021
        • WHERE
        Zoom
  • Makaton training course Level 2

    • Session dates: 11 June, 18 June, 25 June, all 10am-12.30pm

      Run by the Speech and Language Therapy service, this online course will teach you the Makaton signs from Stage 2 of the Core Vocabulary. It is for people who have already attended a Level 1 course. We will practice together in a relaxed way and discuss hints and tips for Makaton signing. The cost is £22.95 per participant, which covers all three sessions, plus a manual and certificate. Family members who can share a manual and computer only need to pay for one participant. Fees can be waived for parents on means-tested benefits – please contact us to discuss. (You must have parental responsibility for the child to qualify for this.) Please click here to book for all three sessions.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:30pm Friday 11th Jun 2021
        • WHERE
        Zoom