Wednesday, 06 September 2017 13:34

Summer 2017 NYPACT NEWS AVAILABLE

 

Our Summer issue of NYPACT News is now available to download.

 

Highlights include:

 

  • Open Britain,
  • North Yorkshire Safe Places,
  • Family Fund,
  • Learning Disabilities Nurse Service

 

Become a NYPACT member and receive your FREE copy directly in your inbox.

 

Monday, 22 August 2016 14:22

National Network of Parent Carer Forums

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums is a network of over 150 Parent Carer Forums in England.  Their website has a host of useful information, good practice guides, policies and resources for parents, carers and professionals.  

 

 

Monday, 22 August 2016 14:11

Become a NYPACT member

NYPACT Membership is FREE for parents and professionals and helps us to keep in touch with parents and carers across North Yorkshire.

Find out more and how to get your free Max card offering discounts on days out here.

 

Monday, 22 August 2016 14:04

The Local Offer

Make sure that you know all there is to know about The Local Offer and how it affects you and your child.

Find out more here.

Most of you will be aware that all NYPACT members are eligible for a Max Card.  However...

... did you know that you can get up to 52% off Merlin attractions such as Alton Towers, Blackpool Tower, Legoland with the Max card.

 

How to get the offer:

Go to www.mymaxcard.co.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating:

1.Your full name

2.Your 16 digit Max Card number

3.The expiry date

4.The local authority / organisation (i.e. NYPACT) you obtained your Max Card from

 

My Max Card will provide you with the password to login, view the discounts and book your tickets with the SPECIAL CODE quoted.

 

Please note NYPACT DO NOT provide the special code.  It can only be obtained from My Max Card as detailed above.

 

The Contact Freephone helpline is an advice service for parents and family members caring for a disabled child.

We also have a dedicated SEN (Special Educational Needs) service to advise families on any aspect of their children’s education.

 

Freephone helpline 0808 808 3555 (9.30am-5pm Mon-Fri)

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www.contact.org.uk

If you’re a carer and need support and information there are a range of carer support services across North Yorkshire:

 

Hambleton & Richmondshire

H&R Carers Centre

t: 01609 780872

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www.hrcarers.org.uk

 

Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale

SR Carers Resource

t: 01723 850155

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www.carersresource.net

 

Selby

Action for Children, Selby Young Carers

t: 07540 920431 or 01423 799 135

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www.actionforchildren.org.uk

 

Harrogate & Craven

Action for Children, Harrogate & Craven Young Carers

t: 01423 799 135

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www.actionforchildren.org.uk

 

Carers Resource

T: 01423 500 555 (Harrogate) or 01756 700 888 (Skipton)

www.carersresource.org 

 

Tired Out, Family Fund’s new sleep support hub, is now live and ready to support parents and carers of disabled children with sleep issues.

In 2013 Family Fund asked families from across the UK about how sleep difficulties affect them, leading to the issue of our publication of the report Tired all the Time.

Within the report parents, carers, siblings and wider family members, told Family Fund that they “experience significant financial, social and emotional challenges as a direct result of not having enough sleep.” Parents said that they want to be listened to, heard and also be better able to access information and support.

Through Family Fund's commitment to do more for these families and working in partnership with a range of organisations, Tired Out was created.

Tired Out aims to support families to make things easier by pulling all the information and resource around sleep in one place. Family Fund hope to make it easier to find out about what is available in your local area, as well as provide useful tips and a wide range of resources, providing and complete sleep support hub.

Find out more about Tired Out. If you would like to contact us about Tired Out please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Friday, 19 August 2016 11:42

NYPACT Newsletter

We produce regular editions of NYPACT News with all the latest information, events and insight into issues important to parents and carers of children with SEND.

If you want to receive a copy sign up to become a NYPACT member here.

Download previous editions of NYPACT News:

Summer 2017

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Autumn 2015

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

Autumn 2015

The local offer provides useful information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families. It is here to help families, individuals, groups and organisations find information so that you have more choice and control over what support is right.

The local offer covers services that are available within:

  • Education - nurseries, playgroups, schools and colleges as well as support services like educational psychologists, early years and early intervention workers;
  • Health - local doctors, paediatricians, school nurses and therapists;
  • Social care - respite services and children's disability services; and
  • Support and services in the voluntary and private sector across North Yorkshire.

You can find out more about the Local Offer and how it affects you on the County Council's website.  

If you have any questions about your entitlements within the Local Offer and don't know where to go to for advice why not start by contacting us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Pauline Wardman on 01904 704177.

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