Our events include holiday activities, after school clubs, training sessions for families and professionals as well as social events for parents.
To access any of our resources or attend our regular or one off events you must be a family member of JIGSAW Thornbury (please note to book on as a professional to the Project 5 conference this doesn’t apply). It is free to join. All you need to do is fill out a membership form and we will issue you with a membership number and card. You will need to input this number when booking events through the website.
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Due to the amount of activities JIGSAW is now running there will be no capacity for late bookings to any of our events. This is due to the additional admin it requires and our workload. All events are advertised in a timely manner but please be aware they close to bookings when full OR about 3-5 days prior to the event. If you purchase a ticket to any event and are unable to attend, do not offer this to other members on social media. Instead contact the JIGSAW Thornbury events email or phone us at the base. All bookings require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to cancel with a full refund. This allows us time to fill your space. Cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice will be non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
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Cerebra: Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshop
February 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm£4
The aim of the workshop is to support families who are encountering difficulties in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. The workshop isn’t about giving legal advice or solving individual issues, but about general strategies that parents can use to get the services that they need for their child and family.
‘The training was very useful and highlighted to me how much I roll over when asked. I now feel empowered to be able to get those things which my son needs.’ A parent
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
• Identify commonly occurring problems facing families accessing services and recognise different types of dispute
• Come up with problem-solving approaches to these problems
• Use a number of template letters when corresponding with public bodies
The workshop includes working on case studies relating to direct payments, respite care, Disabled Facilities Grants, residential placements and school transport.
You can see the agenda for the day here: Toolkit workshop agenda feb 2020
There is a 30 minute lunch break around midday. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or there are plenty of shops nearby, including a good local deli, to purchase something to eat. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Please note there is a small charge of £4 for this course to cover venue & admin costs. The course itself is grant funded and delivered by Cerebra.
We will need a minimum of 10 people to enable this workshop to go ahead.