Conferences for parents/carers

Date: 16th December Location: Carlisle, Whitehaven, Kendal, Barrow

Cumbria SEND Improvement Programme is hosting four mini-conferences in January for parents/carers. 

These events will involve a mixture of presentations and workshops where attendees can get involved and talk about key issues. The aim is to get a better understanding of the challenges facing parents/carers regarding accessing services. Workshops will include:

* Autistic Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Support
* Therapies
* Preparing for Adulthood
* Education, Health and Care Plans.

The four mini-conferences all take place between 10.30am and 2.30pm and lunch will be provided. They are FREE to attend. They take place at:

CARLISLE - January 17, People First Conference Centre; WHITEHAVEN - January 22, Whitehaven Golf Club; KENDAL - January 24, Castle Green Hotel; BARROW-IN-FURNESS - January 31, The Forum. 

To book a place at one of the above, please go online at

If you are unable to book online, please call PEOPLE FIRST on 03003 038037.

Dan Barton, the assistant director education & skills at Cumbria County Council and lead officer for the SEND Improvement Programme, said: "The whole aim of these conferences is to start talking face-to-face with as many people as possible about what needs to improve and how we can work together to make that happen. 

"We're clear that learning from your experience is so important if we're going to create services that really meet people's needs. I hope to see you there."

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Conferences for parents/carers

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Cumbria SEND Improvement Programme is hosting four FREE mini-conferences in January for parents/carers. Click on headline to find out more.

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Get in touch

For further information please contact us:

Phone: 01228 674393
Email us: [email protected]

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