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Carers' Week 2017

Bunting, scones ... sunshine and a host of relaxing therapies made for the perfect combination at Bluntisham on June 14.

The Pinpoint team was delighed to spend the morning treating parent carers to a break. Thanks to our lovely therapists Verity, Lucy Janet, Ruth and Eve and to our donors, including Tesco at Bar Hill and Tesco, who gave generously for our raffle.   As a result, we sent home our parent carers  feeling relaxed and happy - and with well-deserved wine, chocolates, flowers and other goodies. 

14th Jun 2017

Changes to the SEND Service

Consultation on planned changes to the SEND Service is due to end on June 19.  

In a letter to parent carers, Dr Helen Phelan, Head of SEND Service at Cambridgeshire County Council, said all the responses will be looked at, and the final changes confirmed at the end of this month. See the letter attached below.

She said many changes will be made by the end of July. And parent carers, schools and settings, and other partners will be sent details of changes to processes and personnel, including contact information, in August.

7th Jun 2017

SENDIASS roadshow comes to March

Cambridgeshire SENDIASS - the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service - is bringing a series of seminars to March Youth and Community Centre later this month.

On Thursday June 29, it's hosting seminars on:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Where to find the information you  need about your child’s education
  • Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and Statements
  • How schools support pupils with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities
7th Jun 2017

World's first "relaxed" Prom

Tthe world’s first Relaxed Prom, hosted by the National Autistic Soceity, is staged in July as part of the BBC Proms.

It takes place on Saturday July 29 at the Royal Albert Hall and features the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

7th Jun 2017

VI reading event at St Ives Library

Hunts Society for the Blind and Cambridgeshire Libraries are holding an information event on Monday June 12 at St Ives Library, 10am – noon.  

Equipment, advice and information on how visually impaired people can retain/improve their ability to read will be on hand throughout the event.  

Exhibitors include

2nd Jun 2017

How to talk about Monday's bomb attack

Are your children and young people asking about Monday's bomb attack in Manchester?

With the UK terror threat level now raised to critical, other attacks are thought to be "imminent".

Sam Feeney from Centre 33, which counsels young people across Cambridgeshire, has shared some advice on how to be mindful of talking about terror and terrorism with kids, young people and each other:


24th May 2017

Camboccia: new recruits welcome

Camboccia is an active Boccia club in Cambridgeshire running two club sessions a week in term time.  

Boccia is an accessible sport for people with physical/learning disabilities of any age. And the Cambridgeshire group aims to offer friendships, socialising, competitive spirit, team camaraderie and of course the health benefits.

Adults and children of all ages and  abilities welcome to join in the sessions:

23rd May 2017

First Happy Cafe in Cambridgeshire

Happiness and well-being is spreading in the east of the county thanks to the launch of Cambridgeshire's first Happy Cafe in Ely.

The community enterprise , which will be based at Julia's Tearoom, in the High Street, aims to help people in Ely and beyond live happier. And will be spreading Action for Happiness help and ideas in a friendly and welcoming meeting place. 

23rd May 2017

Cambridge NAS cultivates a gardening club

Cambridge National Autistic Society (NAS) is setting up a gardening club after being awarded a grant from the National Garden Scheme.

The club will run in the garden at the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre in Fulbourn, near Cambridge.  The funding will buy a new greenhouse and fund transport costs for club members to get to the centre.

The aim is to provide a relaxing opportunity to socialise, learn new skills and grow some vegetables.

23rd May 2017

Work out for a great cause - and raise money for Pinpoint

Any fitness fans out there who would like to work-out and raise money for Pinpoint and Macmillan Cancer Support at the same time?

We're one of two charities benefiting from 24 HourActive8, a sporting endurance event, running from 8am on June 17 to 8am on June 18 at Bluntisham Baptist Church.

You can do as much or as little as you like during the 24-hours. Join in one or two sessions and make a suggested £5 donation. Or commit to more and get friends and family to sponsor you.

19th May 2017