March E-Bulletin

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Wolverhampton Information, Advice, and Support


Welcome to our new look e-bulletin March 2019

Alison Baggs

Farewell to Alison

Alison Baggs has been part of the Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) since 2013.  Her role of Co-production Officer has evolved and there will be a change in her day to day work which involves a move away from the IASS.  Alison will be based at the Civic Centre under new line-management from the Local Authority.

Alison has been a wonderful member of the IASS team and will be hugely missed.  She will continue to be an invaluable part of the journey towards embedding co-production across Wolverhampton and improve how families are heard and understood in the shaping and development of local Special Educational Needs and Disability services.   We will miss her bubbly, sunny personality but we know she will continue to be fantastic in her role which she carries out with commitment and passion. The whole IASS team wishes Alison well for the future.

A message from Alison:

“I shall really miss working within the IASS.  It’s been a wonderful five years and I shall miss the team hugely. They are all brilliant and do a fantastic job.  My time here began after registering with the service for advice and support about my daughters’ additional needs.  I was invited to one of their events where they talked about resurrecting a parent carer forum, within a few months I found myself Chair of Voice4Parents! In 2013 I joined the team as Parent Participation Assistant supporting Voice4Parents with its administration and development work.  Over the years the forum has gone from strength to strength and continues to do an amazing job in representing the wider views of parents and carers across the city. As the forum has evolved, so too has my role.   It’s become far more than engaging and consulting with parents and carers, it’s about parents, carers, children and young people being equal partners in shaping and implementing services to ensure they are meeting needs and are what families want.  The move will help to embed this culture and ensure that families, the local authority and health partners are all working together to deliver on the outcomes of Wolverhampton’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy.”


V4P Logo

Come and meet Voice4Parents 

A forum for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Thursday 14th March 10-12

See flyer for further details  

Changing Places at Bentley Bridge


Bentley Bridge Shopping Park now has a Changing Places toilet, designed for use by people with a disability.

The toilet, situated behind Next, is in the heart of the Wednesfield shopping area and is the sixth Changing Places facility to open in Wolverhampton. Find out more about Changing Places across the City.

Changing Places

Changing Our Lives


Common Ground Project


Common Ground is a new youth project based in Wolverhampton led by Changing Our Lives. The project is aimed at reducing lonliness and social isolation, connecting young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disbilities with their non-disabled peers. Find out more here

Tettenhall Wood Coffee Mornings

Coffee Mornings are held from 9.30am until 11.30am.

This is an opportunity for the parents/carers of children and young people with autism to meet and share similar experiences and also gain information from experienced professionals. Drop in for a chat any time during the session.

The next coffee morning is on Friday 29th March 2019.

To find out about future dates please follow the link here

The Tree Room

Tettenhall Wood Parent/Carer Workshops Logo

Tettenhall Wood Parent/Carer Workshops

Tettenhall Wood will be running a variety of interesting and relevant workshops to provide parents and carers with valuable support and information.

The next workshop is on Friday 15th March

Will and Trusts

Led by Donna Holmes – Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

To find out more and future dates see the flyer


Well Being and Emotional Literacy Leaders

WELL is part of the social emotional and mental health package of support offered by Wolverhampton Outreach Service for teachers and support staff.

See flyer for details

Kidz to Adultz Middle

A Disabled Living Event
Proudly Celebrating 10 Years of Kidz to Adultz Middle!

Thursday 21st March 2019
9.30am – 4.30pm

Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6AQ

For more information visit their website

Kidz to Adultz