Please join us for a coffee and a chat, it’s an opportunity to share experiences and ideas that can help each other as well as form good networks between families within the special educational needs community, please find details on how to locate us below, looking forward to seeing you…
Orpington Fire Station’s community hall (E41) Orpington Fire Station Avalon Road, Kent BR6 9AX
Recently came across a magazine publication at a local library, ‘Family Grapevine’, it is packed with useful information and fun activities to do as a family also including activities for families with the SEN community and it’s free! Please click here for more information.
My Feral Heart – promises to be an amazing film, high recommended – Angel and friends
A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down’s syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score. (Taken from Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Programme).
Is your organisation interested in developing a relationship with a local business? Have you got specific ideas or plans which you think a local business might be able to support? If your answer is ‘yes’, then read on.
Community Links Bromley is proud to be working with the Bromley Community Fund and London South East Colleges to present the 3rd Bromley Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Expo to be held at the Orpington Campus on Thursday 10 November 2016 between 17.30 and 19.30. The focus is on Local Giving and provides opportunities for local charities and voluntary and community organisations to develop new and mutually-beneficial relationships with local businesses. The Expo is arranged along the lines of an exhibition where organisations bring materials and displays (along with their ideas!) and local business people are invited to attend. The past 2 events have been very successful in developing such relationships, bringing new skills, volunteer capacity or resources. The events have also been over-subscribed. If you are interested, please see attached flyer for how to register. Click here
“Angel and friends” at next “Riverside Connect” meeting…
Please join me as I give a brief talk on “Angels and friends” at Riverside School in Orpington, Kent from 10am to 11.30am on Wednesday the 19th of October 2016. For families and friends who know me and those who don’t your support will be much appreciated, thank you – Maria
Bromley Parent Voice recently had their conference which was held on the 7th of October 2016 at The Warren, in West Wickham, Kent, it was informative and the best I have attended so far, the concept of the Social Care Innovation Fund Project was discussed, the newly launched local offer website (Bromley MyLife portal) which provides families with children and adults with special needs access to what is available (such as information, events, support etc.) within Bromley borough was discussed, legally need to know information on Short breaks and Childcare was also tackled and ways to improve wellness was talked about and even briefly demonstrated, guest speakers spoke in depth about their various organisations, their roles and new developments which are in effect and affect us a community. I will highly recommend that families with special needs children register as members of Bromley Parent Voice as they offer beneficial information and assistance to families. Please click here to view Guest Speakers at the event on our ‘News’ page – Maria.