Southern Area FYI – Issue 94

Welcome to the 94th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

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As our last ‘FYI’ for 2022, we thank you for your support, readership and submissions of information throughout the year. It has been a very challenging year in many ways, however demonstrates the need to support everything and everyone working in our communities for the benefit of children, young people and families.

We extend our invitation to all practitioners and volunteers to attend any of our LPG meetings and have included a calendar for all our 6 LPG meeting dates in 2023 on Page 3.

If you would like to receive any of the flyers included as individual attachments (for forward sharing), please just e-mail localityplanning@ci-ni.org.uk and we will send that by return.

Wishing you a very restful festive period and best wishes for the new year!

Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area

 

 

Down and Ards & North Down LPG Fortnightly News – Issue 58

Welcome to the 58th edition of the fortnightly newsletter for Locality Planning Groups in Ards, North Down & Down.

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In the run up to Christmas, we would like to share information on services promoting emotional, social and financial support for struggling families. Please share with your contacts.

If you wish to advertise any upcoming programmes or activities, please see the guidance on the back page.

Noelle.Hollywood@setrust.hscni.net

Southern Area FYI – Issue 93

Welcome to the 93rd edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

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We are enjoying re-connecting with our Locality Planning Group members via our face-to-face meetings from October to December and will alternate these meetings between face-to-face and Zoom, to accommodate all members. These meetings give us the chance to make great contacts and connections, and to share information like we include in ‘FYI’.  If you work to improve the lives of children and young people (including family/parent support), you are most welcome to attend one of our LPG meetings. Contact us to find out more.

We have one more edition of ‘FYI’ between now and the end of the year, so please send any information or notification of events, etc. to us by the end of Tuesday 6th December.

Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area

 

Talk Learn Do Training for professionals who work with parents

Did you know that nearly a third of parents say they never or rarely discuss where money comes from with their children?

79% of children would turn to their parents for money advice. This shows the importance of financial education at home

The Money and Pensions Service hugely successful programme, ‘Talk Learn Do: Parents Kids and Money’ demonstrates that supporting parents to develop the confidence and skills to talk to and teach their children about money can positively impact on the financial wellbeing  of both parents and children. Since 2016, we have worked with over 1,500 professionals across the UK to deliver TLD to parents and carers they support. We are now looking to upskill more professionals so they can deliver Talk Learn Do to parents they work with.

What is Talk Learn Do (TLD)?

TLD is a facilitator led group session that encourages parents of 3–11-year-olds to talk to their children about money and create opportunities for their children to experience managing it. The programme provides parents with tools, ideas, and fun activities to help include money in everyday conversations and activities.

With the increase in personal finance related news and ongoing cost of living pressures, there continues to be a demand for financial wellbeing work with parents and training for professionals who support them

We are working with Campaign for Learning and Quaker Social Action to expand our training programme for professionals who support parents across the UK. The training is free and open to organisations across the UK. Each organisation will initially be allocated one training space on a first come first served basis. Further spaces to be allocated if available.

Timing

  • Weds 16thNovember
  • Wednesday 23rd  November
  • Wednesday 7th December PM
  • Thursday 12th Jan
  • Tuesday 17th January
  • Wednesday 8th February

The workshop sessions are expected to run for three to four hours with breaks in-between.

Location

Training will take place virtual

Requirements

Participants will be expected to take part in an optional short survey before and after the training. This will help MaPS to understand the effectiveness of the training.

For further information and to indicate interest, please send an email to  cyp@maps.org.uk

Southern Area FYI Issue 92

Welcome to the 92nd edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

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In the run-up to Christmas, we are learning more about the challenges faced by families and services through the Cost of Living Crisis. We continue to encourage those organisations and services who provide support for families to add their details to the CYPSP resource on page 3 and also to use this to help signpost families to much needed support.

The need for effective partnership working and communication has never been greater, so we extend an invite to all our readership, either working or volunteering with children, young people or families, to attend one of our Locality Planning Group meetings, where we exchange information, contacts and signposting opportunities, as well as providing mutual support with a cup of tea in an informal arena. Dates of these meetings can be found on page 49.

 The next issue of ‘FYI’ will be circulated on Thursday 24th November 2022.

 Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area