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Welcome to the Preparation for Adulthood Virtual Fair 2020

Welcome to our webinar programme for the Preparation for Adulthood Virtual Fair 2020.

The webinars are free and open to all, no need to book or register, simply click on the links in the programme below to join.

We recommend that you login to the webinars a few minutes before the start time so you have time to resolve any IT issues that might come up.

If you have not used MS Teams before you can have a trial run. This will take you into an empty MS Teams meeting. If you have any problems contact preparationforadulthood@cumbria.gov.uk

Webinar programme

All our webinars will use the MS Teams video conferencing system. You don't need any special software to join a webinar. Simply follow the link at the scheduled time (links will be live from 5 October).

If you have not used MS Teams before you can have a trial run by using the link below at any time. This will take you into an empty MS Teams meeting. If you have any problems contact preparationforadulthood@cumbria.gov.uk for assistance.

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Tuesday 6 October

10am to 11am:  Angela Horsley MBE, Head of Children, Young People and Transition at NHS England and NHS Improvement talks about her role and how the NHS works with young people to support their preparation for adulthood.

11.30am to 12.30pm:  Pollyanna Shields, Cumbria SEND Information, Advice and Support Service Co-ordinator, explains the role of the service and how it can help you and your child.

11.30am to 12.30pm:  Sarah Caton, Community Finance Officer Team Leader North at Cumbria County Council explains costs for care and how support can change from age 18.

11.30am to 12.30pm: Hilary Purvis, Admissions and Marketing Officer at Dilston College will explain what specialist education and behavioural health services they can provide. 

1pm to 2pm:  Alison Shepherd, Wellchild Transition Nurse, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the Ready, Steady, Go transition programme for children aged 11plus with long term conditions.

2pm to 3pm:  Peter Bradbury, Regional Manager - Right2Work, talks about what the service does and how it promotes young people's personal and social development.

2pm to 3pm:  Julie Stables, Team Manager -  Mental Health at Cumbria County Council, talks about the support they can offer young people with mental illness after they turn 18.

3pm to 4pm:  Louise Elsworth-Barnes and Paul Phillips, Health and Wellbeing Coaches Service Development Leads at Cumbria County Council explains the support on offer to young people 16plus to make positive changes in their life, through support, guidance and coaching.

6.30pm to 7.30pm:  Jo-Anne Hendren, High Needs Coordinator - Community Learning and Skills at Cumbria County Council, explains the High Needs Study Programme for young people with an Education Health Care Plan who are aged between 19 to 25 who still have educational goals to achieve but who may not be able to attend a formal education setting.  

7.30pm to 8.30pm:  Mike Borgia, Heathlands Operational Manager - Laurie Brewis Trust talks about the range of services they offer to help young people overcome issues that are holding them back. These could be educational, training and moving towards employment, personal development or social.

Wednesday 7 October

9am to 10am:  Joanne Nevinson, Senior Community Learning Disability Nurse and Alex Nancollis, Designated Clinical Officer (SEND) promote the importance of the Annual Health Check at the GP Surgery for young people with a Learning Disability from Age 14 upwards. 

10am to 11am:  Francesca Messenger-Jones, Specialist Community Children's Nurse and Lauren Shaw, Specialist Children's Continence Nurse explain the service they provide and support they can offer. 

10am to 11am:  Suzie Giles and Joanna Ewenson, Children's Speech and Language Therapists explain how they can help children with a variety of communication, eating, drinking and swallowing needs.

10am to 11am: Nicola Goulding, NHS explains how they can help young people (aged 2 to 18), who have global development delay, Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and for those who are going through the Autism Assessment Process (MAAT).

11.30am to 12.30pm:  Alison Shepherd, Wellchild Transition Nurse, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the Ready, Steady, Go transition programme for children aged 11 plus with long term conditions.

11.30am to 12.30pm:  Lee McDonough, at Dilston College will explain what specialist education and behavioural health services they can provide. 

1pm to 2pm:  Jo-Anne Hendren, High Needs Coordinator - Community Learning and Skills at Cumbria County Council, explains the High Needs Study Programme for young people with an Education Health Care Plan who are aged between 19 to 25 who still have educational goals to achieve but who may not be able to attend a formal education setting.

2pm to 3pm:  Beth Lowery, Kendal College talks about the college's wrap-around service, from application to qualification, for students who have a learning difficulty, sensory impairment, physical difficulty or mental health need that impacts on learning. 
 
2pm to 3pm: Katrina Hewgill, Eden Education talks about what GCSE courses they have available and what opportunities they have for post 19 students looking to do their A levels. 

3pm to 4pm:  Jo Beech and Sue Little, Post 16 Officers at Cumbria County Council talk about the service they offer supporting young people with Post 16 Education Health and Care Plans. 

3pm to 4pm:  Julie Stables, Team Manager -  Mental Health at Cumbria County Council, talks about the support they can offer young people with mental illness after they turn 18. 
 
4pm to 5pm:  Jacqui Rogers, Trust Transition Lead Nurse will talk through the transition to adult services for young people with long term conditions. 

7.30pm to 8.30pm:  Pollyanna Shields, Cumbria SEND Information, Advice and Support Service Co-ordinator, explains the role of the service and how it can help you and your child. 
Thursday 8 October

10am to 11am: Sue Gudgeon, Cumbria clinical lead Children's Occupational Therapy, explains how the service can help children and young people who have difficulty doing everyday activities like getting dressed, school work or playing.

11.30am to 12.30pm: Louise Elsworth-Barnes and Joane Kent, Health and Wellbeing Coaches Service at Cumbria County Council explains the support on offer to young people 16plus to make positive changes in their life, through support, guidance and coaching.

1pm to 2pm: Jo Beech and Sue Little, Post 16 Officers at Cumbria County Council will talk about the service they offer supporting young people with Post 16 Education Health and Care Plans. And Sue Green, Director - Right2Work will propose a new project for Cumbria and welcome feedback. 

1pm to 2pm: Mike Borgia, Heathlands Operational Manager - Laurie Brewis Trust talks about the range of services they offer to help young people overcome issues that are holding them back. These could be educational, training and moving towards employment, personal development or social.

2pm to 3pm: Chris Tolley, Inclusion and Representation Manager at People First Independent Advocacy will talk about the opportunities which are available for ages 10 to 25.

2pm to 3pm: Krysia Watson from Carlisle Mencap will talk about what life-long support they can provide for adults and children with learning disabilities, and their families.

3pm to 4pm: Susan Lamb, Deputy Operations Manager at Inspira explains the careers and personal development services for young people with an EHCP from year 9 upwards.

3pm to 4pm: Scott Millican, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - North will explain what support is available for children, young people and families with significant, severe, complex or persistent emotional, mental health, psychological and/or relationship difficulties. 

4pm to 5pm: Alex Nancollis, Designated Clinical Officer (SEND) and Susan Render, Children's Learning Disability Nurse promote the importance of the Annual Health Check at the GP Surgery for young people with a Learning Disability from Age 14 upwards.

6pm to 7pm: All About Apprenticeships!  The Apprenticeship Team and apprenticeship training providers will be available for you to ask questions about getting ready for an apprenticeship. We'll share some of our top tips on getting ready for an apprenticeship, how to apply when you are ready and where you might find an apprenticeship that suits you.  We'll be available to answer any questions and share our experiences. Hope you can make it.