Events

  • Information session: Supporting siblings (evening)

    • Do you worry about the siblings of your disabled child? You might be wondering if you are you giving them enough time, how you can support them, or how to explain their brother’s or sister’s needs to them. Perhaps you feel guilty for letting them “get on with it” as they seem to cope?

      Giving attention to a sibling may seem like another task in a busy family, but it helps to improve family life for everyone.

      Come along to this session if you’d like to learn more about siblings’ needs and how to support them. You’ll meet other parents with similar concerns and together find ways forward to improve siblings’ lives. This session will be repeated on 17 March 2020.

      • WHEN
      • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesday 3rd Mar 2020
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
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  • Information session: Children with Restricted Diets (FULL)

    • This session is now fully booked. Please go on the waiting list to be notified if spaces become available.

      Is your child a very “faddy eater”? Is this impacting on family life? Are you worried that your child might not be getting all the nutrition they need?

      This workshop will be led by a Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Paediatric Dysphagia. We will look at the types of restricted diets children can have and the reasons why children restrict their diet. We will cover the evidence base for supporting children with restricted diets and what that means in practice, at home and at school.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Thursday 5th Mar 2020
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
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  • Information session: Managing stress (evening)

    • Everyone has stress in their lives – but parents of children with additional needs often have a completely different list of stressors from everyone else. You may be fighting with services to get the right support for your child, or worrying about their transition to a new school. You are probably juggling lots competing demands on your time, like work, appointments, siblings and elderly parents.

      This session is an opportunity to take some time out and explore how to look after yourself. You are your family’s “glue” and if stress overcomes you, then they will struggle.

      This session will be repeated on 24 March 2020.

      • WHEN
      • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesday 10th Mar 2020
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
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  • Coffee morning with the Family Fund

    • Come and chat to other parents and get information from the Family Fund – the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. There will be tea, coffee and CAKE! Pop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole session – no need to book. We welcome all parent carers, whatever their children’s needs, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, mild or severe. Pre-schoolers and home-educated children welcome.

      • WHEN
      • 10:30am - 12:00pm Thursday 12th Mar 2020
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
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  • Jumpstars trampolining (March)

    • This is a discounted, disability-friendly trampolining session for children and young people with additional needs and their siblings. £4 per jumper, Sheffield Parent Carer Forum members only. More information

      Please note: Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. To ensure the safety of all participants, high-risk areas such as the Jump Tower and the Parkour area will be CLOSED during this session.

      • WHEN
      • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday 17th Mar 2020
      • Tickets
        • Disabled child: £4.00
        • Sibling: £4.00
        • Participating adult: £4.00
        • WHERE
        Jump Inc.,
        Meadowhall,
        Vulcan Road,
        Sheffield,
        S9 1EW
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  • Information session: Supporting siblings (daytime)

    • Do you worry about the siblings of your disabled child? You might be wondering if you are you giving them enough time, how you can support them, or how to explain their brother’s or sister’s needs to them. Perhaps you feel guilty for letting them “get on with it” as they seem to cope?

      Giving attention to a sibling may seem like another task in a busy family, but it helps to improve family life for everyone.

      Come along to this session if you’d like to learn more about siblings’ needs and how to support them. You’ll meet other parents with similar concerns and together find ways forward to improve siblings’ lives. This is a repeat of the session run on 3 March 2020.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Tuesday 17th Mar 2020
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
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