Community Healthcare Event

September 2nd, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

Community healthcare event invite

Barnwood Trust You’re Welcome Workshops

August 25th, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

You’re Welcome Workshops September 2015 – January 2016

Stroud District Carers Forum

August 25th, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

Stroud Carers Forum A4 Poster 7th Sept 15

Active Impact Newsletter

August 25th, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

Of Course We Can this summer – camps cooking volunteers and new partners!

Parentalk, a ‘Care for the Family’course

August 18th, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

Note: This is a daytime course                                                                  

Parentalk, is a ‘Care for the Family’course, that aims to support parents with essentials topics in parenting children up to early teenage years. From dealing with feelings of isolation, showing love and communicating, boundaries and battles, through to growing independence in children.

The course consists of watching DVD material and group discussion – it is a gentle yet powerful course that gives ideas to strengthen relationships between parents and children.

The course has 6 x 2-hour sessions that will take place every Tuesday from 10am until 12noon, from Tuesday the 15th September 2015 until Tuesday the 20th October 2015 (inclusive). The Parentalk Course will take place at the Kingfisher Treasure Seekers building, 52 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NF (enter through the main shop entrance). The total cost of the course will be £6.00 total per person, which will cover refreshments and all materials for the course.

To book a place on the course, or for further information, please contact Gill Parkinson (Course Facilitator), Kingfisher Treasures Seekers by telephone on  01452 228489,  email gill@kftseekers.org.uk, twitter @KFTSeekers,  Facebook /KFTreasureSeekers, or visit the Kingfisher Treasure Seekers web site at www.kftseekers.org.uk. Should people have access or specific needs, or require further information, then please contact Gill Parkinson.

Time Out For Parents: with Children with Special Needs

August 18th, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

Note: This is an evening course                                                                

 Time Out For Parents: with Children with Special Needs is a ‘Care for the Family’ licensed course for parents with children with special needs aged 3yrs to 11 yrs; it will give practical  and jargon free advice and practical steps for parents to engage and build relationship with their children with special needs.

 The course has 7 two-hour sessions from Wednesday 14th October 2015 and then every Wednesday through to Wednesday 2nd December 2015 (excluding 28th October), 7.30-9.30pm. The course will take place in the Creative Arts Room, upstairs, at the Kingfisher Treasure Seekers building, 52 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NF (enter through the main shop entrance). The cost for each person attending the course is £14.00 total, which is to cover the course’s information material.

 To book a place on the course, or for further information, please contact Gill Parkinson (Course Facilitator), Kingfisher Treasures Seekers by telephone on  01452 228489,  email gill@kftseekers.org.uk, twitter @KFTSeekers,  Facebook /KFTreasureSeekers, or visit the Kingfisher Treasure Seekers web site at www.kftseekers.org.uk. Should people have access or specific needs, or require further information, then please contact Gill Parkinson.

Brandon Trust Family Fun Day

July 7th, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

Brandon Family Fun Day Poster Final

Free Challenging Behaviour Training Workshops

July 7th, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

These workshops are designed for the families of individuals of all ages who have learning disabilities and display behaviours which may be deemed as challenging. They are available to families who have loved ones living both within and outside of the home environment.

       The approach is person-centred, non-aversive and reflects families’ perspectives.

      The workshops give participants basic skills in functional assessment, reactive/proactive strategies and behaviour support plans.

      The style is interactive and informal – participation is encouraged through discussions and activities in small/whole groups.

 The workshops are titled ‘Understanding Challenging Behaviour and Supporting Behaviour Change’ and are delivered over two sessions within school hours. It is important that all participants attend both of the above workshops.

 You will discuss areas such as:

       What is challenging behaviour

      The impact of challenging behaviour

      Why do people challenge

      Purposes (functions) of behaviour

      How to look after yourself

      Positive behaviour support

      How to prevent challenging behaviour

      How to stop behaviour escalating

      How to manage in a crisis

      What to do after an incident

      Individual planning and behaviour support plans

 Families will be provided with the opportunity to focus on their loved one specifically and to undertake work relevant to their individual situations.

 To find out more:

      See attached dates for course Challenging Behaviour Course Dates 2015and 2016

      Contact us on (01452) 328667 where we will be happy to answer any questions and support you to book onto the courses.

Powerchair Football Open Day

June 8th, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

Powerchair Football Open Day

Thinking Ahead Transition Events

June 8th, 2015 / No Comments » / by adminsarah

Thinking ahead