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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
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LPCF Achievements

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Behaviours of Concern


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March /April 2021


In partnership with LPCF, Chris from Aspens delivered two workshops for parents and professionals about behaviours of concern.
This subject had been identified by parents on our membership as an area that they would like workshops on especially over the challenging year of Covid-19.

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  • Common Causes
  • Behaviour as a form of communication and how to establish what they are saying
  • High Levels of anxiety & behaviours of concern
  • What are behaviours and behaviours of concern
  • Putting a plan in place and how to help

The interactive sessions gave attendees a chance to ask about the difficulties they were experiencing and gain some useful strategies and techniques to explore after the workshop.

One parent commented "It was very interesting and I felt more positive than I’d felt for a long while.
Gave me techniques to use and it’s already proving a bit better in the house and my son seems to be responding in a better way.
The speaker knew his stuff and was nice to listen to. It would be nice to have a session just about teens. Thank you".Link Icon

Parents Voice


11th April 2021


Photo Inserted Our extensive quarterly round up of what parents have been saying about Health, Education, Transport, EHC Plans, Leisure, Social Care, Covid- 19 etc.
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This edition of our Parents Voice is again a large document demonstrating a wide range of feedback from parents.
We have a used our "Feedback Friday" pols to gather more information from our closed parents only Facebook page. This simple polling system means that more people can give us their feedback.

The January to March report for 2021 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.

Parents Resource Library Launched


1st April 2021


Despite Covid and lockdown LPCF have not rested in keeping things going and engaging with both Professionals and Parents. During the successful Week of SEND in January it was identified that parents wanted much of the essential information provided in slideshows and presentations.
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As a result, and following a short consultation with services, LPCF agreed to host a new webpage dedicated to information essential for parents from respective services.

The library will hold core documents from various organisations and services such as explanatory leaflets, FAQ Sheets, Tips and Tricks, Parents crib sheets, worksheets etc.

N.B. The library does not include documents such as event diaries which change regularly.

Learning to see the light during Lockdown


Jan-March 2021

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A third series of "virtual" Hypnotherapy sessions with Nicole from Hummingbird Hypnotherapy.


After the success of our second series of Hypnotherapy sessions with Nicole members of LPCF were excited to start on the third series.

LPCF Members were still given the opportunity to attend these FREE sessions taking place during the evening.

Mindfulness, goal setting, Anxiety, Motivation & Low mood were among the topics covered by the sessions.
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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 2021.(see events page for more details)

Photo Inserted One member commented about the session on priorities-"Loved the session about making me a priority. Also making us accountable so that we make ourselves do it and it is a non negotiable. Lovely to see some new faces amongst us".

Another member commented "Love the idea of sitting in the car and having a mindful moment before I go in the supermarket etc. so I'm "in the moment" and make better choices rather than pick up the usual "wrong things"/poor choices again on autopilot. This is becoming my new habit!"

Nicole also wrote and presented a special workshop specifically for the LPCF membership on "the discomfort of personal knowledge & building personal attributes".Photo InsertedThe two hour workshop gave parents time and space to think about themselves.

One parent commented "Extra-long session this week and what a tonic. Lots of humour and laughter along with learning about what my personal strengths are and what I have got to work on. Nicole wrote this especially for LPCF parents and it was truly amazing - so thank you Nicole".
More feedback is included in this report Link Icon

What makes us tick?


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29th March 2021


In partnership with Hil, LPCF developed workshops for parents about the issues that have been identified by our membership over the last few years.

This workshop was part of this work and was titled “exploring our boundaries and learning about our core values to enable us to support ourselves and our families.”
This workshop consisted of a 90-minute interactive workshop hosted by LPCF on the Zoom platform.
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One parent commented "I've never really thought about what I value so very interesting to discover myself.
My big 7 are self-worth and acceptance, friends and family, space for me/me-time, clear communication, loyalty, consistent, respect. Others I value are be heard and share the load, trust, fairness, commitment - people do what they say! and positivity".Link Icon

Training for LPCF volunteers


March 2021

Photo Inserted The workshops were funded by the NHS for parent carer forums and covered four main areas: networking, influencing, presenting and personal resilience.
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Selling the message of how important parent carer forums are in co producing with partners was the target of the first session.

The second workshop explored the topic of influencing and looked at it's importance and how it can be very challenging.
The third workshop covered presenting and look at the changing landscape of presentations now they are virtual.
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The last workshop covered practical strategies for building resilience.This was emphasised due to the toll the current pandemic has taken on many parents.

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.


Assessor Every One

Well Done Team

LPCF 1st Ever virtual "Week of SEND"


25th January -29th January

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A successful first ever virtual "week of SEND" was held by the LPCF team.
The aim of the event was to provide as much information as possible on as many subjects as possible during the week and also to address any concerns parents had about the support in Lincolnshire.Photo Inserted

The sessions were held all day and into the evening to ensure that as much flexibility for attendance was given to parents and professionals during the challenging times of Lockdown.
There were 21 sessions in total , including 65 organisations who showcased their offers of support in 10 minute slots or presented in one of the eleven interactive workshops held during the week.
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Participants were asked to complete an evaluation to provide feedback to LPCF about the event, which has been collated in the report herewith for your information.Link Icon

LPCF would like to thank the 360+ people who attended throughout the week and everyone who was involved in making the event a success. We couldn't have done it without you. Roll on January 2022!

"Waving not drowning"

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Parents workshops with Hil Gibb


In partnership with Hil, LPCF developed workshops for parents about the issues that have been identified by our membership over the last couple of years. The series was aimed at parents who wished to have fun, meet other parent carers that want to make life easier for them and learn new strategies that can make a real difference to their lives.

Each workshop consisted of a 1- hour interactive workshop on Zoom, which on most occasions continued after the hour had elapsed.

Due to the National Lockdown and the effects of Covid -19 on the families on the membership the LPCF Trustees took the decision not to charge for these workshops.
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Two taster sessions took place in October and November and the course started weekly from Wednesday January 6th 2021 at 1pm.

Due to the positive comments and success of the sessions more sessions are being held in April & May during the evening.(see events page for more details)
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One member commented:-
"Thought the human response to change was interesting and the fact that we can use it for any situation. Also, the fact that I need to identify my triggers and avert them.
The most powerful part of the session was the discussion on the fact that nobody can make you feel something - the choice and power lies with me. Useful to hear that I am not alone in the journey and many other parents are experiencing the same feeling as me".
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Another member commented:-
"Hil is top grade in relating to people and how they interact with life through easy to understand examples and whilst she leads towards certain thought processes and practice, she always acknowledges room to adapt and adopt as individual circumstances apply.
It's almost like life coaching but for real world situations rather than just the theoretical"

More feedback is included in this report Link Icon

Parents Voice


16th February 2021


Photo Inserted Our extensive quarterly round up of what parents have been saying about Health, Education, Transport, EHC Plans, Leisure, Social Care etc
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This edition of our Parents Voice is again a large document demonstrating a wide range of feedback from parents.

The October to December 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.

Feedback Friday


Photo Inserted LPCF now have a large Facebook following so we have decided to collect the views of our membership every Friday using a quick and simple Facebook poll.

Photo Inserted We ask members a question and they have a few options to choose from. This enables LPCF to develop a picture of what life is like for parents in Lincolnshire. The questions vary each week and parents are also given the option to add comments.

This ensures that LPCF is able to represent the views of our membership accurately during these challenging times.

If you are a member of LPCF you are eligible to join our "parents only" closed Facebook page and please keep your feedback coming.