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Children's Centre Consultation launched

Parent carers' views are being canvassed in a consultation over the future of children's centre services in Cambridgeshire.

The county council has proposed a redesign - which could bring a £1million saving - and is now asking centre/service users, other citizens and stakeholders what they think of the plans.

The consultation is focussed on five individual districts, with proposals put forward for each district to help plan future services at a local level.

19th Jul 2017

Children's Centre Consultation launched

Parent carers' views are being canvassed in a consultation over the future of children's centre services in Cambridgeshire.

The county council has proposed a redesign - bringing a £1million saving - and is now asking centre/service users, other citizens and stakeholders what they think of the plans.

The consultation is focussed on five individual districts, with proposals put forward for each district to help plan future services at a local level.

19th Jul 2017

Consultation to reduce access to fertility services

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group is running a consultation to reduce access to fertility services.  

It proposes to stop paying for in-vitro-fertilisation (IVF) treatments, other than for patients undergoing cancer treatment and men who have a chronic viral infection.  Last year, it spent over £1million on specialist fertility services. And is now having to review every service provided.

10th Jul 2017

Meet up with Professor Baron-Cohen

Prof Simon Baron-Cohen with Pinpoint's Lenja Bell

Pinpoint was delighted to meet up with autism expert Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the world-renowned Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge.

6th Jul 2017

Lenja to stand down as Pinpoint CEO

Pinpoint CEO Lenja Bell

Lenja Bell is stepping down as Pinpoint CEO in the autumn.  

She's been involved with Pinpoint since October 2008 and, at the end of October 2017, she will have been CEO for three years.

4th Jul 2017

Jointly - an app offering joined up care

  A new app called Jointly - designed to support people looking after a loved one - is being offered free to carers by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The app lets you create a circle of care for the person you are looking after and works on iPhones, iPads, Android devices and most browsers. Jointly app on mobile phone

4th Jul 2017

Academy trusts invited to set up Alconbury Weald special school

Academy Trusts are being invited to apply to run a new special free school at Alconbury Weald, near Huntingdon.

The school, for children aged 3-19, is due to open in September 2019/20 and will take up to 110 pupils. Between a quarter and a third of the pupils are likely to be from the new 5,000-home-development.

4th Jul 2017

Cambridge University NHS Trust improvements highlighted

Improvements at Cambridge University NHS Trust are highlighted in a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC, which regulates health and social care in England, highlights eight NHS trusts, including Cambridge University Trust, which has gone from inadequate to good. 

27th Jun 2017

Direct Payments: learn more at these free sessions

Learn more about Direct Payments at March, Ely and Sawston ... and shape your own care and support.

A Direct Payment is one way to fund care and support that you or someone that you care for needs, in a way that gives you greater flexibility, choice and control.

 

25th Jun 2017

Pinpoint on That's TV Cambridge

Thank you to parent carers who got involved in making the video about Pinpoint's work, for That's TV Cambridge.

The film - now available to watch on YouTube - was broadcast on June 14.  

Senior reporter and presenter Ketura Sesstein visited our Autism/ADHD parent group at Histon and spent time with us at our Carers Week pampering event at Bluntisham.

 

15th Jun 2017

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