SUB- GROUPS

Each strand of Families United work has a sub-group with a named lead for that area of work.

 
 
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EducAtion and transport Advisory Group

Representing Parent/carers voice shaping education system in Newcastle and improving transport service. Parents/carers can bring their own experience and share concerns and ideas of using services.

The group also aim to involve children and young people in the group to improve function.

We gather the views of families using the service and represent those views at Advisory Group meetings. We share information from the Advisory Group meetings with families as appropriate. We represent the views of families using the service.

To work with other members of Advisory Group to effectively evaluate the service, identify gaps and develop the provision to ensure it meets the needs of Families in Newcastle. To be prepared to speak to other agencies about the work of the service and their role.

Education group participate on Draft quality assurance of local area Education, health and care plans (EHCP). Autism parents programmes.

Lead rep: Beth Collett

 
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Health Advisory Group

Health Advisory Group is parents/carers voice to help to improve health service in Newcastle.

Parents and careers can share them experience and worries on our monthly meetings.

We are taking part in many local workshops, we are sharing minutes from meetings on our active calendar.

We will update all informations about all courses for parents and careers, from local offer and other agencies.

Your voice is really important for us so please feel welcome if you have any concerns.

Lead rep: Aga Dziura

 
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Preparing for adulthood Advisory Group

Preparing for adulthood aims to to ensure that young people with SEND where possible achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion.

Lead rep: Mark Wakenshaw

 
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Short Breaks Advisory Group

Representing Parent/carers voice shaping short breaks services in Newcastle. Parents/carers can bring their own experience and share ideas of using service.

The group also aim to involve children and young people in the group to achieve this aspiration.

We gather the views of families using the service and represent those views at Advisory Group meetings. We share information from the Advisory Group meetings with families as appropriate. We represent the views of families using the service.

To work with other members of Advisory Group to effectively evaluate the service, identify gaps and develop the provision to ensure it meets the needs of Families in Newcastle. To be prepared to speak to other agencies about the work of the service and their role.

Short breaks offer: Get Connected (arts/dance and sport)/ Youth club at Thomas Bewick school/ Bedeburn provides overnight short breaks/ Family fund days/ Max Card/ Cycle Hub, and beach hub

Lead rep: Louise Relton