Cerebra Newsletter for June

By | June 22, 2012

I got sent this via email and thought it might be of interest:

Cerebra are also on Twitter @CerebraUK
(please copy and paste any of the links into your browser to view the articles as the links won’t work here)

Disabled Children Parents Guides:
‘Disabled Children Parents’ Guide: Social Care, Housing and Health’: This guide has been prepared for parents of disabled children who want to know how to get help for their child’s social care, housing and health needs. http://www.cerebra.org.uk/English/getinformation/disabilityrightslegalissues/Pages/DisabledChildrenParents’GuideSocialCare,Housingand.aspx
This is the second of a series of guides to be published by Cerebra that aim to give parents of disabled children information on how to get the help and support they need. The first in the series ‘The Disabled Children Parents Guide: Education’ is also available on our website. Keep an eye out for our Guides on ‘Employment’ and ‘Money Matters’ which are due to be published later this year.

June E-brief:
‘Supporting disabled children and young people who are victims of or witnesses to crime’. This guidance aims to provide information about:
· the impact of crime on young victims and witnesses who are disabled
· the support available
· their rights as victims and witnesses.
Please go to our website to see the full report and download a copy. http://www.cerebra.org.uk/English/getinformation/disabilityrightslegalissues/Pages/Supportingdisabledchildrenandyoungpeoplewhoarevictimsoforwitnessestocrime.aspx

Regional Officers / Sleep Counsellors:
Our Regional Officer for Liverpool, Emma Hayes, is unwell and will be off work for a few weeks. If any of her clients need our help in the meantime please give us a call on our freephone number 0800 328 1159.
Our Sleep Counsellor for the South, Marion Miller, will be leaving us on the 20th July. She has helped many families during her time with us and we give her our very best wishes. If anyone in the south has any sleep queries please contact sleep@cerebra.org.uk or call 0800 328 1159 and ask for Kaileigh Wilson.

Children’s Awards:
We received many wonderful nominations for our Children’s Awards – thank you. We are currently reading through them and will keep you updated on Awards news over the next few months.

Annual Conference – Exhibition Space:
We have exhibition space available at our Research Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine on 2 October.
If you know of anyone who might be interested please contact melanied@cerebra.org.uk

For members in Wales:
Cerebra belongs to the Wales Neurological Alliance, which is a group of organisations working hard together to promote the interests of people with neurological conditions at the policy level. If you wish to raise any issues which may need consultation with service providers or a change in Welsh government policy, you are welcome to contact Gill Gleeson at gill@cerebra.org.uk. The WNA produces its own email newsletter and if you would like a copy please also contact Gill. The WNA’s website is http://www.walesneurologicalalliance.org.uk/.

We aim to send the members’ newsletters on a monthly basis but If we don’t have any news for you in a particular month then we won’t send out an e-mail.

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A Quiet Week on 23rd June 2012 at 10:48 pm.

Very useful! Thank you!


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