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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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Week of SEND 2021

Changing Places
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Karen
Changing Places toilets are different to standard disabled toilets with extra features and more space to meet additional needs. Each Changing Places toilet provides:

● A height adjustable adult-sized changing bench (wall-mounted or free-standing)
● A tracking hoist system
● Adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers (Minimum of 3m x 4m/ 12m2 in new builds and 3m x 3m/9m2 in existing buildings)
● Centrally placed toilet with room either side for carers
Changing Places toilets have sufficient space for the disabled person and their carer thus allowing carers themselves to use the toilet, something which they cannot do in a standard disabled toilets.
  Email:- K.Hoe@musculardystrophyuk.org.   Tel:- 07701373565
Community Dental Services
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Gina
Community Dental Services in Lincolnshire is a specialist dental provider for residents within the County (excluding North and North East Lincolnshire) with significant medical, physical or mental health disabilities, or people with severe dental anxiety. We are a referral only service, and our acceptance criteria and referral form can be found on our website.

They pride themselves on providing high quality care and treatment for children and adults whose dental care cannot be managed by a General Dental Practitioner. They accept referrals from all healthcare providers, however any referrals for dental anxiety reasons must come from a Dentist.

The Oral Health Improvement Team are part of the service co-ordinating, facilitating and supporting a range of evidence-based interventions to reduce oral health inequalities and promote better oral health.

Oral health is everyone’s responsibility; therefore, training is available to health and non- health professionals.

Sessions are tailored to meet the requirements of specific teams e.g. health visiting, teachers and many voluntary sector areas.

LCC Local Offer
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Kate
The Local Offer is part of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms from the Children and Families Act 2014 and is detailed in the Code of Practice for SEND 2015..

There are two main purposes for the Local Offer:

  • To improve information about services and provision available for families, children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and to make it easier for all families to find this information by making it available in one place.

  • That by working directly with families, children and young people on developing the Local Offer, Local Authorities and Health partners can improve provision.
    Lincolnshire’s Local Offer includes leisure and activity providers, health and care services, education providers and support groups.

The Local Offer, as with the rest of the Family Services Directory, is provided to help you find services more easily.
LCC Specialist Teaching Team - ECLIPS speech and language specialist teachers – plus Dyslexia Outreach specialist teachers
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Trish
ECLIPS are part of Lincolnshire County Council's Specialist Teaching Team, they specialise in supporting children and young adults with speech and language difficulties.

They work closely with parents/carers, schools/colleges and other professional agencies such as the NHS Speech and Language Therapy service.

They are keen to promote Makaton training and support options for families and educators. Makaton is an internationally recognised language development programme that supports a multi-modal approach to teaching communication, language and literacy skills.

It can be used to support a wide range of communication and language needs from individuals with profound, moderate or mild learning difficulties, individuals with Developmental Language Disorder, individuals with no or developing speech, individuals with autistic spectrum disorders or sensory impairments to individuals with EAL.

The Dyslexia Outreach specialist teachers are also part of LCC's Specialist Teaching Team and offer advice and support for individuals with Dyslexia.

  Email:- STTenquiries@lincolnshire.gov.uk   Tel:- 01522 553265
Rett UK
Organisation Logo Presentation by - Julie
Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder affecting mainly females and very few males.

It is present from conception and usually remains undetected until major regression occurs at around one year of age, when children may lose acquired skills and become withdrawn. Genetic but largely not inherited, Rett syndrome is usually caused by a fault on a gene called MECP2 which is found on the X chromosome.

People with Rett syndrome have profound and multiple physical and communication disabilities and are totally reliant on others for support throughout their lives.

Rett UK provide free support, advice and resources to anyone affected by Rett syndrome. Amongst their services their Family Support Team offer: help with diagnosis, support groups, advocacy, getting started with communication support and training, regional roadshows, accessing a specialist Rett syndrome clinic, as well as bereavement support.
  Email:- support@rettuk.org   Tel:- 01582 798 911   Web:- www.rettuk.org