June 2019 E Bulletin

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Wolverhampton Information, Advice, and Support




E-bulletin June 2018


Girl and Book

School exclusions review:

call for evidence

The review on school exclusions carried out by Edward Timpson explored how headteachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. The review gathered substantial evidence through submissions to the call for evidence and engagement with many organisations and individuals, including schools, local authorities, parents and children. The government response sets out a programme of work to respond to the recommendations.

Read more about the review here.



Voice4Parents Annual Survey

Voice4Parents Wolverhampton’s parent carer forum annual survey is now live.

The forum wants to hear from parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) who live in Wolverhampton. The survey is an opportunity to share your views and experiences and help make a positive change to local services .

Click here to complete the survey.  

carers week

Carer Support Week


Carers Week 2019: The Carer Support Team has organised a range of activities for Carers Week 2019.

Mon 10 June: Carers Café at the Lighthouse Media Centre

Mon 10 June: Information Stand at Waitrose, Wolverhampton

Tue 11 June: Carers Celebratory Lunch

Wed 12 June: Craft Taster: Felt Jewellery/Felt Fascinator

Thu 13 June: Information Stand at Bilston Market

Thu 13 June - Carers Celebratory Lunch

Friday 14 June – Craft Taster: Fantasy film flower taster

For more information about any of the above contact Melinder on 01902 553429     

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for a Carer Support bulletin and other information from the Carer Support team, please get in touch with Melinder Kaur, Information Officer on 01902 553429.

Call: 01902 553409


Email: carer.support@wolverhampton.gov.uk 

Carers Wellbeing Cafe 10th June

Carers Wellbeing Cafe 2

Short-Break Caravans

There are still some spaces left if you would like to book the Short Break Caravans or you can express your interest if you would like to book for next year.

For more details contact the Carer Support Team on 01902 553409.

Terms & Conditions apply

ACCI (Afro Carribean Community Initiative)

Carer’s Day of celebration.

Carer’s Day gives carers an opportunity to reflect, raise awareness and celebrate together. Carers are able to give an account of their experiences of how mental health has touched their lives and what it means to be a carer. The event will take place on Thursday 20th June 2019 10:30am to 3:00pm at The Heritage Centre, Clifford Street, Wolverhampton WV6 OAA. For more information contact ACCI  on 01902 571230.

Carers Leave

Carers Leave - have your say

The Government is currently exploring carers leave – and Working Families is working hard to ensure any proposals include a period of paid ‘adjustment leave’, to support parents of disabled children at the point their child is diagnosed or when there is a significant change in their child’s condition. If you think a day one right to a period of paid leave with the right to return to your job would have helped you to remain in work at any point, and are interested in helping make the case for ‘adjustment leave’, send Working Families an e-mail to advice@workingfamilies.org.uk

New Blue Badge rules in England

The government has confirmed that blue badge rules in England will be expanded to make it easier for people with hidden disabilities such as autism to qualify. The new rules will start to apply from the 30 August 2019. The entitlement will be automatic for scores above 10 points under the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mobility test of being "unable to undertake any journey because it would cause overwhelming psychological distress to the claimant". See the Contact website for full details.

Disabled Blue Badge

Care Quality Commission

“Tell Us About Your Care“ - Survey

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is asking disabled people, those living with a long-term health condition, and their families to share their experiences through the Tell Us About Your Care survey. You can also call to complete the survey on your behalf - 0330 995 0400 (afternoons are quietest), choose Option 1 and quote; ‘CQC’ when your call is answered.

Click here to complete the survey.

The National Autistic Society

is holding events around the country

For full details and information on how to book tickets please visit the website

Autism Show

The Tree Room

Tettenhall Wood Coffee Mornings 


The next coffee morning will be held on Friday 28th June 2019 in 'The Tree Room' coffee shop from 9.30am till 11.30am

For full details and to see future dates click here

Contact - Dinosaur Day

Dinosaur Day

Contact supports families with disabled children is holding a fundraising event.

Dinosaur Day 2019 will be held on Wednesday 19th June and they are calling on supporters to get involved.

Click here for further information.

University of Wton

Scifest Family Fun Day

Scifest is University of Wolverhampton’s FREE two day science and engineering festival held at the University of Wolverhampton’s city campus in the town centre.

Friday 5 July 9.30am until 3.30pm


Saturday 6 July 10am until 4pm

To find out more click here

Wildside Wildlife Watch Group

The WILDSIDE WILDLIFE WATCH GROUP is an activity club for 5 -11 year olds who are interested in nature.

Children can have lots of fun, learn new skills, try games and quizzes, and enjoy exploring the amazing natural world around them.

Cost £3 per session. Includes a drink and biscuits.

Telephone 01902 572240 or visit their website

Wildside Activity Centre

Wildside Poster