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1 February 2016

Children's Continuing Health Care is for children and young people (0 to 17 years) whose complex needs cannot be met by universal or specialist health services. A CHC assessment is the process for assessing, deciding and agreeing continuing care for children with complex health needs. A new Children and young people’s continuing care national framework was published on the 22nd January 2016 and can be read on our website.
Wheelchair accessible South Downs Way
Pony Access makes the South Downs Way, the first fully inclusive National Trail. Now, anyone can go from Beachy Head to Winchester, cross country, through some of the most beautiful scenery in England, regardless of ability/disability. Pony Access lets you use your own chair, vital if you can’t transfer without hoists, or you need on board medical equipment. Find out more on the website.
What is the Pegasus Scheme?
If you have speech or communication difficulties which make it difficult to give your details in an emergency, a Pegasus scheme card will help. A personal identification number (PIN) is used when calling the police meaning you don't have to spend time giving your details. The card can also be shown to a police officer or other emergency services staff should you require assistance. For more details look at the website
Appreciation Awards
Do you know a professional who has gone above and beyond to help your child, maybe at school or a club, or in a health centre? Would you like to show your appreciation to them and let others know how great you think they are? If you do, fill in the details on our website and we will send them an award on your behalf.

Flagship Free School Bid
The flagship free school will be a small special school for around 50 Year 6 to Year 11 children who have education, health and care plans for significant social, communication and associated difficulties (ASD, mental health difficulties or attachment difficulties.  As part of the application there is a need to be able to set out that there is an agreed local need for this school. To this end the group are currently seeking expressions of support and interest in the school from prospective parents, so that they can make a strong case for the school to the Department for Education. If you are interested visit the website and compete a brief survey by 12th February. Read more on the ESPaCC website 

Other information

  • Hot jazz from a cool band The Rotary Club of Eastbourne will be holding a Jazz evening in aid of Families For Autism on 6 April 2016 at Eastbourne College Theatre. Tickets are just £15 and can be bought online at website or at - The Vinyl Frontier, 55 Grove Road - Pebble Records, 14 Gildredge Road - Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road
  • Independent Travel Training (LIFT) - Find out more and read latest newsletter on our website.
  • Ofsted Local area inspection - parents needed - Register your interest on our website.
  • New dedicated children's worker - appointed by People Plus, - Lucy Dyson.
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