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Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
admin@lincspcf.org.uk Tel 07925 232466  LPCF, PO Box 1183, Spalding, PE11 9EE
Registered Charity No. 1141060 * ICO Registration Z1810966

LPCF Achievements

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Learning to see the light after Lockdown

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A series of virtual Hypnotherapy sessions with Nicole from Hummingbird Hypnotherapy


LPCF trialled four Hypnotherapy sessions during the summer with Nicole from Hummingbird Hypnotherapy.

LPCF Members were given the opportunity to attend these FREE sessions taking place at various times of the day/evening to ensure they were accessible to most parents.

Stress and sleep and rest were among the topics covered by the sessions. Photo Inserted
An evaluation form was completed by members so Trustees could monitor whether to add more sessions. Due to the positive comments and success of the sessions more sessions are being held in the near future.(see events page for more details)
Photo Inserted One member commented:- "Really enjoyed the session today with Nicole and the other participants. A big thank you for reminding me that I have to prioritise myself from time to time and that I don't need to feel guilty about it! Thank you, Nicole, for your warm and friendly approach and your supportive words of wisdom.

It was also lovely joining with others who experience similar difficulties and even being able to laugh about them, together. I'm really looking forward to the next session. Thanks again!"
More feedback is included in this report Link Icon

Virtual Coffee Event


1st September 2020

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This "Virtual Coffee event" was offered to parents instead of our regular coffee events to ensure that parents were still supported during these challenging times.

Photo Inserted The issue of returning to school was the subject for the meeting due to concerns being highlighted by parents on LPCF Facebook page.

Other opportunities for parental participation will be explored through our new "Time2talk" sessions coming soon.


Parents Voice


16th July 2020


Photo Inserted Our extensive quarterly round up of what parents have been saying about Health, Education, Transport, EHC Plans, Leisure, Social Care etc

This edition of our Parents Voice is again a large document demonstrating a wide range of feedback from parents.

In this edition we have details of our Excellence award winner Carol Donohue -
Driving Instructor.

Photo Inserted The April to June report for 2020 can be found here. Link Icon
For other Parents Voice reports please have a look in our extensive library or check back through our Achievements pages or our library page.

New Ways of Working for LPCF

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Over the last few months LPCF volunteers have broken new ground and have been piloting new ways of working.

Zoom meetings have been undertaken by volunteers who are now fully trained and confident with the media platform.
This virtual platform has also been used by the team to induct our new volunteers and for training sessions.

"Team" meetings with the Local Authority and health has become the "norm" rather than face to face meetings and volunteers are finding that it cuts down on travel time and although has its drawbacks also has had its benefits.

LPCF have also found that it is easier to reach parents from all over the county in one Zoom session, as this has always been a struggle with reaching parents throughout our vast rural County.

Kooth virtual showcase

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Wednesday 15th July


Elle from Kooth joined LPCF to talk about their online wellbeing platform and offer of support.
The aim of the day was to give parents as much information about this Free service available to children aged between 11- 25.

Please click on the link for more details Link Icon

Partnership working in Lincolnshire

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Co production Week 6th July 2020


Co production week was celebrated in Lincolnshire with two examples of partnership working being included on the Contact website.

LPCF were delighted to be included as examples of success stories of how parent carer forums have worked with partners to help improve local services.
Please click on the link for more details Link Icon

Virtual Coffee morning


13th May 2020

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This trial "Virtual Coffee event" was held instead of our regular coffee events to ensure that parents were still supported during these challenging times.

Parents were able to discuss a range of issues with the team who found that the virtual format made accessing these events easier due to being able to do it from the comfort of your own home.
These events may be repeated throughout the year.

AGM


4th June 2020

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LPCF held its AGM where the 2019-20 Annual Report and Accounts were presented. Annual Report Link Icon

Volunteers and Trustees were thanked for the enormous amount of volunteer time given during the year.


Our year in numbers was presented detailing the work undertaken over the last year:-

4323 hours given to our forum last year.

350 meetings attended by our volunteers

15844 miles travelled annually to get to meetings etc.
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Trustees were elected for the forthcoming year.
Other partners were thanked for their co production with LPCF.

LPCF SEND Survey for parents and SENCo


Results


Jan-April 2020


Photo Inserted Many of you took part in our 2020 survey and the results have now been published and are available on the library page of our website or by clicking this link Link Icon

A big thank you to parents who completed the survey and for giving us their views on the services their families receive.

A big thank you also goes to the many SENCos who took time out to complete the survey.
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Don’t forget school may wish to use your participation as evidence, to Ofsted of your establishments engagement with parent carers of children with SEND.

Reaccreditation of Carers Quality Award

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LPCF are proud to announce that we have been re accredited with the Carers Quality Award.

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Well Done Team

Virtual Signposting & Information Event


28th May 2020

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These Virtual events were held instead of our proposed event in Navenby to ensure that parents were still supported during these challenging times. Feedback from parents and organisations has been very positive.

One parent commented " it was lovely to hear that support is still available to parents even during this crisis and that there are people wanting to help. It makes me feel less alone".

This experimental trial has been successful and we intend to continue exploring virtual meetings providing it continues to be of interest to parents. See link for more details Link Icon

Virtual Signposting & Information Event


20th May 2020

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These Virtual events were held instead of our proposed event in Navenby to ensure that parents were still supported during these challenging times. Feedback from parents and organisations has been very positive.

One parent commented "I am so pleased I attended as I'm not sure where I would have got the information from".

This experimental trial has been successful and we intend to continue exploring virtual meetings providing it continues to be of interest to parents. See link for more details Link Icon

Parents Voice


23rd April 2020


Photo Inserted Our extensive quarterly round up of what parents have been saying about Health, Education, Transport, EHC Plans, Leisure, Social Care etc

This edition of our Parents Voice is again a large document demonstrating a wide range of feedback from parents.

Photo Inserted The January to March report for 2020 can be found here. Link Icon
For other Parents Voice reports please have a look in our extensive library or check back through our Achievements pages or our library page.

Volunteer Engagement Day


16th March 2020


LPCF held its March Volunteer/Trustee engagement day at the Supreme Inn, Bicker Bar, Boston.

Photo Inserted A team of six volunteers joined together to learn about the initiatives that the Charity has been working on and to look at its current priorities.

The team were given the usual update on the meetings that volunteers and trustees have been attending and the outcomes that have been achieved.Photo Inserted

The subject of parental participation and engagement was discussed and one of our own volunteers enabled us to look at the subject in more depth. Ideas to increase participation were encouraged and the outcome was that during the next few weeks we would explore the subject at length through our internal blog to collect everyone's views.

Along with the Local Authority and partners we have been involved in an additional programme of work to identify new ways to support schools, parents/carers and other professionals to successfully delivery the best outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs in a sustainable way.
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Impower who are leading this work attended our VE day to inform volunteers about the projects progress so far, collect the views of our membership and to thank volunteers for their involvement in the work. Photo Inserted


A volunteer commented " It was brilliant to hear that Impower wanted to hear what we had to say".

Lunch concluded the day.

Signposting and Information Day


31st January 2020


Photo Inserted 29 Organisations showcased their Information & Support for Parent carers & professionals at our Signposting & Information Event at Hubberts Bridge Community Centre in Janaury.

Parent Carers, Professionals and members of the public provided feedback at the event:-

"This was my first time attending a Signposting Event as a Professional and I really enjoyed it. All of the staff were very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. The venue was lovely. Lots of interesting stands however some stands felt a little hard to approach and not clear. Nonetheless I enjoyed the experience and will come again.

Photo InsertedDuring the day we also gave parents the chance to attend two workshops delivered by Hil Gibb which gave parents a “Toolkit for Building their resilience"

During the workshops parents were asked to consider their coping mechanisms,were given hints to develop their skills,spent time exploring the support available and developing a plan to use the practical hints and tips they learnt.
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Please see full report in our library for more details. Link Icon

Volunteer Engagement Day


14th January 2020


LPCF held its Volunteer/Trustee engagement day at the Supreme Inn, Bicker Bar, Boston on 14th January 2020.

A team of ten volunteers joined together for a team building day to explore the work of LPCF.

The team were given an update on the meetings that volunteers and trustees have been attending.

The importance of the survey was discussed and all volunteers were encouraged to complete it and publicise it.

Discussions surrounding LPCF's coffee events followed and volunteers were asked to add ideas on post it notes to the display board. From these discussions it was suggested by volunteers, that LPCF should also have an open Facebook page for professionals and people without children with disabilities/SEN to find out more about our Charity.

Photo Inserted Volunteers commented "Team building today was a chance for everyone to have a say, share ideas and a chance to learn about things from a different perspective.

Lunch concluded the day.

Parents Voice


26th January 2020


Photo Inserted Our extensive quarterly round up of what parents have been saying about Health, Education, Transport, EHC Plans, Leisure, Social Care etc

This edition of our Parents Voice is again a large document demonstrating a wide range of feedback from parents.

Photo Inserted The October to December report for 2019 can be found here. Link Icon
For other Parents Voice reports please have a look in our extensive library or check back through our Achievements pages or our library page.