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Friday Date/Time

Venue

Activity/Course

10am - 11.30am

Blenheim House, 145 - 147 Newton Drive

Messy Play: An inclusive play session for children aged 0-5 years where children can come and learn through messy play. There are activities available for children to explore different textures, smells and sounds while making a mess in a safe, fun environment….plus you don’t have to clean up afterwards!! Other activities and toys are also available during this session, including the use of the sensory room. For any further information about this session please contact the Together Centre.

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Contact us Blackpool Children Centre’s are provided by Blackpool Council. www.blackpool.gov.uk/childrenscentres

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September - Dec 2013 The Together Centre Woodlands School Whitegate Drive Blackpool Tel: 01253 476322 www.blackpool.gov.uk

CHILDREN’S CENTRES


MONDAY

TUESDAY

Date/Time

Venue

Activity/Course

Date/Time

Venue

Activity/Course

9am - 12pm

The Together Centre

Coffee Morning: This is a very informal coffee morning for anyone who just wants to pop in and chat with other parents/carers of disabled children. During this session you can take the opportunity to access information on display at the centre and speak to a member of the Together Centre team about any concerns, advice regarding your child/children or to find out about other services and activities that may be available to your family.

Tuesday 1st October – Tuesday 11th November

The Together Centre

10am – 12pm

Various

Together Centre Communication Passport Roadshow: Come and create a Communication Passport for your child at your local children’s centre. Personal Communication Passports provide a practical and person-centred approach to passing on key information about how a child may communicate. They include information such as signs or symbols they may use, their likes and dislikes, information about their family, their health needs and ways that others can support them to communicate effectively. With the use of photographs and personal touches each child’s communication passport becomes individual to them. A member of staff from the Together Centre is on hand to help parents/carers produce their child’s passport.

Cygnet: Parenting Support Programme for parents and carers with children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The Cygnet Programme has an underpinning value and belief that if parents and carers have access to appropriate knowledge, skills and support they can often find practical solutions to build confidence in family life. The programme will be delivered over six three hour weekly sessions which work towards the development and understanding of an Autistic child’s world, introduces behaviour management and provides the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other parents and carers. For more information and to enquire about the course please contact Nicola MacRaild at the Together Centre.

10am - 3pm

The Together Centre

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Guidance: If you are applying for DLA or renewing your claim the Together Centre staff can support and advise you through completing your forms. These weekly sessions are appointment only; please contact the Together Centre to arrange a appointment.

1.30pm - 2.30pm 8th October

The Together Centre

Contact a Family Coffee Afternoon: An opportunity for families to come and speak to Corriena Tomkinson (Contact a Family North West Development Worker) on the 8th October 1.30-2.30. Corriena can offer families support to access information about their child’s disability or medical condition, inform parents/carers about other services, charities and groups that are available to them and advise on issues that families may be experiencing. Corriena is here to listen, help and provide information and support relevant to you and your family. Children are welcome to attend; toys and activities will be provided.

The Together Centre: 9th September 10am – 12pm 7th October 10am – 12pm 4th November 10am – 12pm 2nd December 10am – 12pm Claremont Children’s Centre Westminster Road FY1 2QF: 16th September 10am – 12pm 14th October 10am – 12pm 11th November 10am – 12pm 9th December 10am – 12pm Kingcraig Children’s Centre at Anchorsholme Library, Luton Rd, Thornton-Cleveleys FY5 3RS: 30th September 10am – 12pm 28th October 10am – 12pm 25th November 10am – 12pm 16th December 10am – 12pm Revoe Children’s Centre Grasmere Road FY1 5HP: 23rd September 10am – 12pm 21st October 10am – 12pm 18th November 10am – 12pm

THURSDAY Date/Time

Venue

Activity/Course

10am - 11.30am 10th October

The Together Centre

Sleep Counselling Information Session: Moira Draper, a Sleep Practitioner from Cerebra, is holding a sleep counselling information session in the Together Centre. She offers help and advice on sleep issues, some of which include settling problems, difficulty sleeping alone and early rising. Following the session parents will be invited to make an appointment to attend a sleep clinic with Moira at the Together Centre. At these appointments they will receive individual advice to help them to develop a sleep programme for their own child. Please contact the Together Centre for more information and to book a place.

10.30am - 11.30am

The Together Centre and Woodlands School.

Tiddly Om Pom Poms (TOPPs): Delivered by Blackpool Music Service. This music and movement session is a fun activity for children aged 0-5 years and their families to enjoy time together. Before the music session begins parents/carers have an opportunity to meet with others while your children play together. This is an inclusive setting which welcomes children of all abilities to get involved and join in the fun.

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Together Centre Activities September to December