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Sen Talk would like to reach out to all families to provide an update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the return to Face-to-Face services.

Key facts/summary: 

Since last year, due to covid-19, Sen Talk has delivered all their children's and parents services remotely via, zoom or teams. In light of recent changes to the governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic, informing the public that we will begin to reopen, including all schools and after school clubs, we are delighted to announce that Sen Talk has made key changes to the way that services will be provided and some of our children's services will return Face-to-Face In April. However, please note that all parent projects will continue remotely and will likely continue throughout the summer. 

  • All of our Parents services will remain digital, and will likely continue online throughout the summer
  • Children's Easter Club will be Face-to-Face
  • Children's Communicate Youth Club +8, Brick Club returning Face-To-Face (Term dates to be announced)
  • Children's Drop-In Tuesday will remain online 
  • Children's Mentoring -These mentoring sessions usually take place during clubs but can also be arranged to suit the needs of individuals not accessing clubs also online
  • Employees have opted to receive the COVID-19 Vaccination 
  • Safety measures have been put in place and a thorough risk assessment has been completed of the community building 
  • Staff will continue to wear PPE and will continue to sanitise stations throughout the day 

 

Parent Projects 

Monthly SEN Explained Talks (formerly Parent Talks) delivered remotely through Zoom and Teams. These sessions are open for parents and carers and professionals wishing to increase their knowledge on SEND and SEND issues. Spaces must be reserved before joining each session. *Please note some sessions have a fee to access.

 

Monthly peer support coffee mornings

Delivered remotely through Zoom and Teams. These sessions are not borough specific and attendees are welcome to join from any destination. Spaces must be reserved before joining each session. Our Parent Lead Valenza and Children and Families support worker Patricia, will support parents who attend these sessions.

 

Parent Space counseling

Sen Talk is continuing to run our subsidized counseling sessions for parent carers. These sessions are delivered by our integrative counseling who supports parents who are experiencing difficulties with stress and anxiety, with additional caring responsibilities. Spaces

Counseling sessions are limited and currently offered virtually only. There is an active waiting list that parents are welcome to sign up to and get further information from the team at info@sentalk.org. There is a contribution cost of £10 per session.

 

Booking parent events

You can reserve your space our browse our upcoming parent project sessions here: http://sentalk.eventbrite.com

 

Parent support sessions

Bespoke parent support is available to parents and carers who require advocacy, advice, and guidance. This can be a single support session or a package of 6 sessions dependent on needs, to support parents with specific issues and concerns. These sessions will be with our parent lead Valenza. You can book a session by contacting our administration team at info@sentalk.org or calling our service advice line 0207 223 1694.

 

Children’s Projects

Brick Club and Communicate Youth Club

Both sessions will be returning face-to-face in April to support our most vulnerable service users who benefit from face-to-face support or have difficulty accessing remote services. Please note, staff will be wearing PPE screens during all face-to-face sessions, and guidelines for staff attendance and practice must be adhered to take part.

 

Drop-in Tuesday

The children’s team is continuing to run the online drop-in sessions for children and young people on Tuesday afternoons 4 pm-5 pm. The sessions are delivered with a play-based therapy approach and include

creative activities, scavenger hunts, talent shows, and virtual animation workshops. These sessions are £3.00, and spaces must be booked through Eventbrite before the session.

 

SEN Mindsmatter mentoring for Children and Young People

Minds matter mentoring offers children and young people aged 5-11 and 12-16 bespoke support to help overcome social and emotional difficulties they may be experiencing. Each mentor will work with the child or young person to help identify barriers and find practical ways to help them build the necessary skills to overcome these. Each block package is for 6 sessions and will be delivered using and multipurpose approach using the speech and language ELKLAN model through person-centered activities.

The cost of each session is £6. The sessions will be delivered through the secure platform Microsoft TEAMS. Please contact the Children’s Project Lead Aoife Gallagher to request a space. aoife@sentalk.org or info@sentalk.org. Minds matter mentoring is £6 per session and families must be registered with the service before accessing it.

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Referrals

Referrals to Sen Talk can be made by parents and carers themselves or made on behalf of a family from a professional using our online form. Make a referral: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9IxUMRrvUUmINGI4CXoZu-ss_PNeqo1Gq8-MiznBWGpUMFhRN0ZXMkI3SUUzSDU1Rko0Q05FU0MwTC4u

For families that are struggling, or looking for information/ support please get in touch by emailing the general email info@sentalk.org  or by telephone at 020 7223 1694 (opening hours Mon-Friday 9 am-5 pm)

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Sen Talk CIC is a local nonprofit organization working within the borough of Wandsworth specifically supporting autistic children and children with Attention Deficit Disorders and or other Social Communication needs and their families. The organization works collaboratively with families, service professionals, and academics to promote neurodiversity and opportunities for children and young people with SEND (Autism, ADHD/ADD, and Social Communication Needs)

The age range is 5-13, however, the organization does work with children younger and older depending on the needs and service required. 

The service provides the following: 

  • Monthly coffee mornings and Parent Talks
  • Family support 
  • Professional Training Packages (CPD)
  • Children's interest-led sessions 
  • Pre-Diagnosis and Post-Diagnosis support
  • Respite breaks and Trips for families
  • Parent workshops and peer to peer support
  • University skills training and internship

Specialist knowledge areas: 

Sensory Processing, Lego(r)-based therapy, Emotional literacy, and family support practice

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
info@sentalk.org
Website
sentalk.org/

Where to go

Name
John Morris Community Centre
Address
164, St. John's Hill
Battersea
London
Postcode
SW11 1SW
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Notes

We have wheelchair access at both of our session locations. 

Time / Date Details

Session Information
All year round service

Costs

Details
We are a non-profit organisation. Donations are welcome

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Last updated: 02 Sep 2021

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