Parent Carers Services Across Greater Manchester Survey.

We know 2020 has been a difficult year for parent/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We know this because we are a group of parents who have children with a variety of needs. Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) wants to make sure parent/carers are properly supported in 2021 and beyond.

So that we can make sure that the changes we suggest are based on what you really need and want, it would help us, to help you, if you would share your thoughts, experiences and suggestions in the following 10 questions.

If you would like to see the end report or learn more about our work, please get in touch via this email: GMParentCarerWorkstream@gmail.com

These questions are only to be answered by parent/carers across Greater Manchester who have children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) (aged 0 – 25)

Closing Date is 19th February 2021

 

 

Survey link is here. Parent Carer Experiences Across Greater Manchester

Living assessments

Living Assessments is a major 5-year project which brings NCB, Kent University and Cambridge University together with children and families to build a full picture of what the assessments process is like and how it can be improved. The project looks at the decision-making process for providing social care support to children and families, the impact of that support, and the lived experiences of assessments.

 

This week, we have launched the recruitment for 3 groups of ‘Experts by Experience’ (disabled CYP, Care Leavers or parents of children who have undergone an assessment) who will get the opportunity to help with the research as well as finding creative ways of communicating the results. We’d really appreciate your help with this recruitment so if you are able please do share the below messages on your social media, through your networks or in any upcoming newsletters. The deadline for applications is 8th Feb.

 

Twitter

  1. @ncbtweets is recruiting young people and parents who have experience of social care assessments for an exciting new project!  https://bit.ly/38x6Yag #NCBFamily

  2. Are you a disabled young person aged 11-25 with experience of having had a social care assessment? Join our project to have your voice heard! https://bit.ly/38x6Yag #NCBFamily

  3. Are you the parent of a child who has undergone a social care assessment? Have your say by taking part in our exciting new project! https://bit.ly/38x6Yag #NCBFamily

  4. Are you a care leaver aged 16-25? Would you like to have your voice heard as part of a national project?! https://bit.ly/38x6Yag #NCBFamily

 

Facebook & Instagram

  1. (Image: CYP girl headscarf) NCB is recruiting young people and parents who have experience of social care assessments for an exciting new project!  https://bit.ly/38x6Yag NCBFamily #youthvoice

  2. (Image: CYP boy wheelchair) Are you a disabled young person aged 11-25 with experience of having had a social care assessment? Join our project to have your voice heard! https://bit.ly/38x6Yag  #NCBFamily #youthvoice

  3. (Image: dad with child and bear) Are you the parent of a child who has undergone a social care assessment? Have your say by taking part in our exciting new project! https://bit.ly/38x6Yag #NCBFamily

  4. (Image: boy & girl illustration) Are you a care leaver aged 16-25? Would you like to have your voice heard as part of a national project?! https://bit.ly/38x6Yag #NCBFamily #youthvoice

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Newsletters (any image, feel free to amend for target audience)

Are you a young person or parent with experience of having had a social care assessment? Living Assessments is a five-year project between the University of Cambridge, University of Kent and the National Children’s Bureau. The project looks at the decision-making process for providing social care support to children and families, the impact of that support, and the lived experiences of assessments.

 

We are recruiting for 3 groups of ‘Experts by Experience’ to commit to being part of the project from Jan 2021 until Dec 2022. There will be 20 x Disabled children and young people (aged 11 to 25), 20 x Care leavers (aged 16 to 25) and 20 x Parents (who have children aged 0-25 who have undergone a social care assessment).

 

Participants will attend meetings (either virtually or in person when it is safe to do so) to discuss research findings, take part in data analysis, write publications, present at conferences or Parliamentary events and much more!

 

Not only will you get the opportunity to have your voice heard as part of a national project but you will also receive a £20 voucher for each session that you attend, skills training, references and support and access to team building activities and events (to be decided by you!). All travel, accommodation and sustenance, including specialist arrangements and carers, will be paid up front or reimbursed and anyone experiencing disabilities, communication challenges, SEN or lacking confidence will receive specialised support, such as small group work, breaks, one-to-one support or creative activities.

 

Please visit the NCB website to find out more - https://www.ncb.org.uk/what-we-do/research-evidence/our-research-projects/living-assessments or to apply online, please visit https://iassn.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/experts-by-experience-application-form.  Please contact Amber DeRosa, Senior Participation Officer, if you have any questions – aderosa@ncb.org.uk or 07802 465 985

National Strategy For Disabled People Survey

Today the Disability Unit has launched a public survey to gather views and experiences for the National Strategy of Disabled People.

Please follow the link Below to complete the survey. 

National Strategy for Disabled People survey - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

UK Disability Survey - Disability Unit - Citizen Space 

This is an important survey to gather the opionions of Disabled people across the country.

Telepone us at  : 0161-755 3482  or 07990594060  /   email office@senfsg.com  

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