South Wilts Mencap: News

South Wilts Mencap news along with local and national stories relating to people with learning disabilities.

Stage ’65 Youth Theatre Perform in Peer Gynt at Salisbury Playhouse


PeerGynt

Tuesday 23 – Thursday 25 August

Salisbury Playhouse say: “Peer Gynt is a poet, a cheat, a fraud and waste-of-space extraordinaire.  After stealing the bride from a wedding he leaves his home town for the easy way to fame and fortune. Ibsen’s classic text blends Norwegian folklore with satire and surrealism – presented in an explosive new adaptation created with young people. Escape with Stage 65 on a hedonistic adventure where life is what you make it and you are whoever you choose to be.  Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Peer Gynt: Outcast, Prophet, Beggar, Celebrity.”

Tuesday 23 – Thursday 25 at 7.30pm
Wednesday matinees at 2.15pm

All tickets £12
Age guidance 12+ (contains some strong language)

Book online at the Salisbury Playhouse website here.

Image thanks to Salisbury Playhouse.

Annual Health Checks – Looking Forward

NHS England is inviting you to attend a conference on Thursday 29 September from 10.30 to 3.30pm at the Thistle Euston Hotel, London. Click here for the flyer.

“Come along to hear what is happening with Annual Health Checks. Tell us what you think and help make the most of Annual Health Checks. We want to hear from: People with learning disabilities, Carers, Primary Care and Specialist Services”

Booking is essential by email diane.gardner-wren@nhs.net or ring 07736 484378

Community Child Health Q&A Sessions

In response to feedback and questions from some parent carers about changes to services as a result of the re-commissioning of Community Child Health Services in Wiltshire, the WPCC facilitated two Question and Answer (Q&A) sessions in December 2015 with NHS Wiltshire CCG, Wiltshire Council and Virgin Care.

These sessions provided an informal opportunity for parent carers to ask questions of commissioners and the new service provider, to understand more about service changes.

A commitment was made at the sessions to run some follow-up Q&A sessions to review and give feedback about changes and transitions:-

  • What worked well?
  • What do we need to focus on, especially for families whose children have complex needs
  • Maintain regular dialogue to keep information and feedback current, not wait until issues grow.

The Q&A session will be held on 20th September at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Sports Club, Wilton Rd, Salisbury SP2 9NY from 10am to 12pm. Click here to book your place.

SEN Banding Information Session in Salisbury on 12 September

Wiltshire Parent Carer Council and Wiltshire Council would like to invite parent carers and professionals to their information session about the new SEN bandings. A representative from Wiltshire Council will be at these sessions to explain the new banding system and to answer any questions that you might have.

The South Wilts session will be on 12th September 2016 from 10am to 12.30pm at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Sports Club, Wilton Rd, Salisbury SP2 9NY.

For more information and to book a place, visit the WPCC website. Click here for the event flyer.