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Searching for young footballers with a disability

Talent scouts are searching for young footballers with a disability who have the potential to play for England.

There's a talent ID day at Cambourne on March 26 and young players aged 11-16 are invited to register and go along.  More details and registration forms

More details and registration form

8th Feb 2017

Free help to find a job

A new  part-time course to help people with disabilities or mental ill health find work is starting in Cambridge later this month.

“Advance” supported by the Cambridge Adult Learning Fund will focus on employment skills such as writing a CV or completing application forms and interview skills. The aim is to offer practical guidance to support learners into meaningful and sustainable voluntary and paid jobs. 

It's running at Castle Street Methodist Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AH. 

8th Feb 2017

New report highlights stress of parents raising a child with a learning disability

A new report highlights the stresses and strains of parents looking after a child with learning disabilities.  

And calls for a package of support for these parents, including better access to short breaks services, improved childcare support for parents of children with a learning disability and targeted relationship support.


Cover of report

8th Feb 2017

Pinpoint Parent Survey 2017

Parents, please tell us what you think about Pinpoint!

Our annual survey is ready for you and this year we're asking not just about our work.  We have a few questions for you about our annual conference and our website, which is being redeveloped this year.

Everyone who takes part gets the chance to win £40 worth of Tesco vouchers in a free draw.  So please fill in our survey and give us your feedback. It will only take a few minutes and gives us such valuable feedback. Thank you!

8th Feb 2017

Cambridgeshire Libraries' SEND service

Do you know that there's a special educational needs service at Cambridgeshire Libraries?

It offers:


  • bag book packs (multi-sensory kits)
  • ClearVision braille books
  • giant print and large print books
  • stories on CD 
  • books for children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties.



7th Feb 2017

Pinpoint celebrates £10,000 Big Lottery Fund grant

Pinpoint has scooped a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to redevelop its website.   

The money will ensure families with children with additional needs and disabilities across the county can get easier, better access to information and links to support and services.

6th Feb 2017

Share your views on residential special schools and colleges

Does your child or young person attend a residential special school or college?

The government has launched a call for evidence - wanting to learn more about the educational experiences and outcomes of children and young people attending these placements.

1st Feb 2017

Missed out on the disability element of child tax credit?

Some 28,000 UK families missed out on the disability element of child tax credit between 2011 and 2016? Did you?

A communication lapse between the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Unit and the Tax Credits Office was to blame and HMRC has been writing to affected families, explaining they will now be paid that missing disability element.   

However, these payments are being backdated only to April 2016. Not to 2011.

1st Feb 2017

Cambridge production for people with PMLD

Cambridge Junction is hosting a new Frozen Light production for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

Home is a multi-sensory story of discovery. It covers loss,separation, fear, loneliness, reconciliation, hope and rebuilding relationships. 

It's being staged by Frozen Light, a touring theatre company, the first company producing work specifically for this audience to have performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

31st Jan 2017

Exclusions stories wanted by BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is making a documentary about school exclusions and alternative provision, sometimes known as pupil referral units – schools for kids who have been removed from mainstream.

It wants to get in touch with any parent carers who:

31st Jan 2017