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Programme 2018

DATE OF MEETINGSPEAKER AND SUBJECT
Thurs 18th Jan

Dee de Bruin (Development Officer, HCC) Discussion on HCC Local Offer - our views requested.

Thurs 15th  Feb

Half term - no meeting
Thurs 15th  March
Daniel Marsden (Consultant Nurse, Herts Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust) UPDATE and more discussions
Thurs 19th April
Maria Kiely
(Carers in Herts)  Information on support for Carers and  social care/breaks/respite


Thurs 17th May Claudia Houghton(Family Services Commissioning) The HAND card and how we can use it to save  money.
Thurs 21st June Gina Collins (MENCAP)  Information on Wills and Trusts 
**Timing for this are slightly different from usual - Start time 12.30pm)**

Thurs 19th July
Picnic  on Hartham Common
(weather permitting)
 
Thurs 16th August
no meeting
- Summer holidays.  CHIPS summer playschemes.
Thurs 20th  SeptTracy Bowers (Community Solutions Team) Information on supported independent living options for people with SEN.
Thurs 18th OctCarolyn MacIntosh (Deprivation of Liberties Safeguarding Team) The Mental Capacity Act - parent, carers and friends making best interest decisions for young adults with SEN.
Thurs 15th Nov TBA
Thurs 21st  DecTBA

Sessions also include time for parents to chat and to opt out of speakers, if wished.
Refreshments 50p – Children welcome, crèche available