Newsletter for parents of disabled children
Autumn 2010
Parent’s meeting held 14th
The meeting took place at Town Hall, Llanelli.
Joanne Silverthorn from Carmarthenshire’s Carers
Service came to chat to parents about how the
service keeps carers up to date with information
and also hold events and coffee mornings
throughout the county, amongst many other things.
To find out more call them on 0300 0200 002.
Rebecca Vaughan also came along from the Care to
Work project and she spoke about how the service
can offer carers and past carers help to get back
into education or training and support them in
gaining employment. You can call Rebecca on 01554
779910 or 07792 575675 for further information.
The next meeting will be held in Ammanford in
January. Please contact Cindy if you have any
suggestions on who you would like us to invite.
Letters will be sent out to parents nearer the date.
Disability Sports Directory
For a full updated list of disability sports
within Carmarthenshire go to
or contact Lisa Pudner, Disability Sport
Wales Development Officer for
Carmarthenshire on 01554 744345.
Help and information for
parents and carers
HAIPAC is having a facelift –
After its launch in January, the
HAIPAC website has gone from
strength to strength. Thanks to
funding from the welsh
assembly, its having a full
makeover. The new look will
include rolling news and events
sections as well as keeping the
links to our social networking
pages on Facebook and Twitter.
However, the emphasis is still
about putting help and
information for parents and
carers at their finger tips.
There is now a HAIPAC
development group who are
always keen to welcome new
volunteers who would like to get
involved with the website. Just
drop us an email at
[email protected] or call Cindy
Jenkins on 01267 232256 ext
Kidz Club & Teenzone
Cinema Exhibitors'
Association Card
The CEA card is a national card
that can be used to verify that
the holder is entitled to one free
ticket for a person accompanying
them to the cinema.
The card is valid for 1 year from
the date of issue .To apply for
the card you will need submit
proof to show that you meet one
or more of the following criteria:
a) Be in receipt of Disability
Living Allowance or Attendance
b) Be a registered blind person.
You will also need to supply a
passport-sized photo with your
application to appear on the card.
A processing fee is chargeable
per card.
Kidz Club is a social group for primary school
children aged 8 to 10 who have additional needs.
Kidzclub is held 4 – 6 pm.
TeenZone is a social club for young people aged 11 to
18 who have additional needs.
We meet 6.00 – 8.00pm
Both clubs are held in Integrated Children’s centre,
Llwynhendy 3 Wednesdays in every month.
A range of activities are on offer including
arts/crafts, cookery, table top games, sporting
activities, outdoor play and children/young people get
the opportunity to mix and make new friends.
For further information and
application forms please visit
There is a nominal charge for both clubs, which
includes a snack. Transport is not provided.
The club must be accessed through the Family Support
Service. For further information please call Julie
Hughes - on 01267 246607.
Coffee Mornings
Coffee mornings are being held throughout the
county for parents and carers to get together.
Currently they are being held in the Myrrdin Unit,
Canolfan Elfed – Q.E. High, Ysgol Heol Goffa and the
Llanelli Town area.
If you would like to set up a coffee morning or would
like to see one held near you then call Cindy on 01267
232256 ext 306.
Parent/Carers of Children with Disabilities - Support Group
You are invited to a coffee morning at the Myrddin Special Unit, Heol
Dysgwylfa, Carmarthen on Monday 15th November & Monday 13th
December at 10.30am – 12 o’ clock.
Please come along for a cuppa and meet other parents/carers and share ideas and
experiences. David Williams from Cerebra will be attending on the 15th.
A warm welcome awaits you, from all at the Parent Support Group.
Carers Service
The Carers Service host regular coffee mornings to give carers an
opportunity to meet with others. The next coffee mornings will be:
· Tue 7th December Coleshill Social Centre, Llanelli
· Tue 14th December at the CAVS Office, Queen Street, Carmarthen
For more information please call the Carers Service on 0300 0200 002
or email [email protected] of an
Carers’ Rights Day
Carmarthenshire Carers Alliance have organised a training event for
carers with Luke Clements, Professor at Cardiff University Law
School, to mark this year's Carers' Rights Day. Luke is a leading
specialist in community care and disability rights related advice and
litigation and is a consultant solicitor with Scott-Moncrieff Harbour &
Sinclair. The event will be held between 10am and 3pm at The Halfway
Inn, Nantgaredig on Wednesday 1st December. Please contact Joanne
or Elaine at the Carers Service if you would like to join us or would like
more information on 0300 0200 002 or email [email protected]
Blaenau Children’s
There are numerous
workshops being held up
until March 2011 including
ASD Awareness, ASD &
Sexuality, PECS and
Managing Behaviour.
If you would like further
information or to book a
place please call 01267
246534 or email
[email protected]
After a lot of fundraising and hard work by all, Blaenau’s
garden is now complete. The children have enjoyed playing
in the garden throughout the summer and will have plenty
of opportunity to use the garden for lots of wet weather
play during the autumn/winter months.
A full list of the workshops
are available to view at
Calling All Parents!
If you have any information you would like to add to the
‘Teamwork’ newsletter in the future or if your interested in
any of the work the parent representatives do and would
like to be involved or simply want to know more, please call
Cindy Jenkins on 01267 232256 ext 306 or email
[email protected]
Many Thanks for your time.

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