News and updates

See below for the latest news and updates from Supportive Parents. You can find all our periodically published newsletters here.

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Supportive Parent's Chair, Carolyn Sims receives a cheque of £550 from Patchway Townswomen's Guild

We would like to thank the Patchway Townswomen's Guild for their generous donation of £550. We will be using this money to enhance our helpline and reach out to more families in the future. Supportive Parent's Chair, Carolyn Sims receives this cheque on the 4th of February 2015.


North Somerset CCG consultation events

North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), together with North Somerset Council and NHS England has begun the process of procuring a provider of Community Health Services beyond 1 April 2016.

The scope of service includes, but are not limited, to:

All community-based Adult Services

Some Community Children's Services, such as Health Visitors

Specialist Community Services, for example, Parkinson's disease services.

Any service which can demonstrate and deliver the CCG system-wide savings

This contract is currently held by North Somerset Community Partnership - you can find out more about the services it provides on the CCG's behalf

You can book a place at any of the consultation events by visiting the CCG website and following the link to the Eventbrite registration page. 


Guide to claiming high rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance for children with learning difficulties


Important notice - Healthwatch meeting cancelled

Important notice, with regret Healthwatch have cancelled the meeting St Barnabas Monday 26th January due to a lack of interest. However they would be very interested in gathering your experiences and opinions on this matter. If you would like to share any information phone them on 01275 851400 or email


South Glos Support Group @ Brimsham Green School Tuesday 20 January 7.30 - 9 pm 

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a peaceful break and are refreshed for the new term.

We had more calls from more of you in South Glos to our IAS line than ever in the autumn. If you cannot get through, do leave a message and we will get back to you.

On Tuesday 20 January we will be introducing you to our new information resources which complement the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and the DfE Parents' Guide and are primarily for use by parents and carers . I do hope you can come and ask us lots of questions! Please come along and tell a friend.

Clive Osborne will be leading the session for you. He developed these resources on behalf of the South West Information Advice and Support Service Network and should be able to address any comments you may have.

Sara will be on hand to offer any 1:1 support you may require.

And, you may be interested to read what Every Disabled Child Matters is campaigning for as the general election approaches. You can read more, and email your prospective parliamentary candidate here:

With best wishes

Kathryn Mason