February 8, 2024 10:47 am

Thanks to all who attended Last Fridays Check in & Chat Session.

WarrPAC would like to express our thanks to all who attended last Fridays check-in & Chat session. This was a really informative and productive session, it was great to see so many of you there. 💚
 
Thanks to Molly & Tom (WYZ) & Mike and Imogen (OT) for taking the time to join us and chat about your services.
 
We covered a lot of really useful information including…
 
– Warrington Youth Zone’s SEN programme including HAF & Springboard Sessions.
– How The Youth Zone are working with young people with SEND to ensure they have a voice in bringing in new innovative changes at the Youth Zone.
– WYZ are running a survey to collect information to help them look at the best session times to include as many young people as possible, Click here to complete the survey..
– There was discussion around membership, as well as the Buddy Up Scheme.
– Mike and Imogen introduced themselves and their Roles, Mike looks at gaps in services from the child development centre, NHS & local Authority. Mike also looks after all of Warrington’s OT equipment and undertakes Manual Handling Assessments in Schools/Sensory strategies.
– Imogen explained that her role includes Assisted Living O/T Children’s and Adult Services. They have different OT’s for children and adults within this service. The service brings equipment such bed rails, bath seats, and other safety equipment to families’ homes.
Imogen explained that the referral pathway for the service is via the ‘One Front Door’ telephone number – 01925 443322. Children With Disabilities and Social Care team can also refer families to the service.
– Mike then explained the importance of parents speaking to the SENCO at their child’s/young persons school to ensure they are referred to the CDC for sensory assessments/difficulties.
– Autism and sensory/anxiety difficulties were discussed further, and parents shared that they had sometimes found they were passed around between services.
– We also discussed the benefits of re-issuing equipment.
 

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Upcoming Events

08Jul
Check in and Chat with Katie Watts(OT), Chrissy Skermer (SEND Commissioning Manager, WBC) & Katie Massey (SEND Team Manager, EHCP referrals and assessments)
13Sep
Check in and Chat with Claudette Winstanley – Speech and Language Therapist
07Oct
Check in and Chat with Helen Beard – Children’s Community Nursing Team

8th July 2024

Check in and Chat with Katie Watts(OT), Chrissy Skermer (SEND Commissioning Manager, WBC) & Katie Massey (SEND Team Manager, EHCP referrals and assessments)

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