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Contact Coffee Mornings, Drop Ins and Workshops-Cancelled

Due to the present health climate and the most recent guidance issued by the government surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been advised by Contact Head Office to cease all face to face office appointments, home visits, coffee mornings and Drop Ins as well as postpone our scheduled Easter events and workshops.

However, we are very aware how worried everyone is, and that for families with children with disabilities these are particularly anxious times. We will be offering advice and support wherever possible via phone and e-mail and will still be contactable via the team e-mail, our individual e-mail addresses and contact numbers. Please see the details of these below;

TEAM E-MAIL

wandsworth.office@contact.org.uk

0-13 YEARS

Molly – molly.austen@contact.org.uk OR 0775 9064 982

Rhiannon – rhiannon.orlebar@contact.org.uk OR 07759 064 344

14 – 19 YEARS

Alaina – Alaina.dingwall@contact.org.uk 07759 064 480

We understand that this is going to be an extremely difficult time for our families and want to ensure you all that we are still offering support where we can and are working as a team to find the best way to do this.

We will be issuing tips, guidance and advice via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/contactinwandsworth/ on coping and dealing with the challenges that we may be facing for the next few weeks, and we encourage everyone who can to post their own feelings, thoughts and worries on there so we can support each other as a community.

We are looking at offering some of our workshops and other activities in a digital way – we will update you with more information about this shortly.

As a team, we want our families to know that we are available to be contacted with any worries and concerns, even if they just need a chat. 

Coffee Mornings

Our monthly coffee morning is run by one of our family workers Alaina Dingwall at Southside shopping centre. We will pay for your first hot drink. We have between 10-20 families come each month! Please do come along to meet other parents and to find out what we are up to. You can get family work support at this coffee morning.

Friday 20 March 10 to 12 noon

Starbucks in Cineworld, Southside Shopping Centre.
Children welcome to attend—no booking necessary

Contact Drop Ins

We run our drop ins across the borough weekly during term time.  Families can attend any drop in, it does not have to be in your locality.  Family workers will run these sessions.  Children are welcome to attend and no booking is necessary. 

Our drop ins are an opportunity for you to meet with a family worker to get support with any grant forms, meet other families, talk face to face and get any advice and information.  We cannot complete DLA forms at drop ins. 

Battersea Drop Ins at Chesterton Primary School, Dagnall Street SW11 5DT

Wednesday 18 March 1:30 to 3:30pm

Roehampton Drop Ins at Eastwood Children’s Centre, 166 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4HR

Thursday 12 March 1-3pm

CHANGE OF VENUE: Enhanced Children’s Centre, 5 Merton Road, SW18 5ST 

Tooting Drop Ins at the Early Years Service, Siward Road, SW17 0LA

Friday 6 March 9.30am - 11.30am 


March Workshops  

These sessions are for families registered with Contact Wandsworth. 

Please note we have no access to childcare.  

To book: 020 8947 5260 / wandsworth.office@contact.org.uk   

Understanding Behaviour - A workshop for parents who would like to know about behaviour strategies that can be used at home. The course takes place on the following dates and times:

Thursday 3rd March 2020 10:00am – 12:30pm

The Early Years Centre, 1 Siward Road, SW17 0LA

Please note: We are unable to provide a crèche.

Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Workshop A workshop for parents aged 0-25 years regarding benefits they may be entitled to. The course takes place on the following dates and times:

Monday 10th March 2020 9:45am – 12:45pm

The Early Years Centre, 1 Siward Road, SW17 0LA

Please note: We are unable to provide a crèche.

Moving on up! Transition into Adult Services A workshopsfor parents with children aged 14+ to learn and discuss how to support your young person in moving from children's to adult's services. The workshop will include a talk from the 0-25yrs Disability Team manager around supporting you and your young person through the transition into adulthood.

Tuesday 24th March 10:00am - 12.00pm

The Early Years’ Service, 1 Siward Road, London, SW17 0LA

Please note: We are unable to provide a crèche.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
wandsworth.office@contact.org.uk
Parent Organisation
Contact - Wandsworth

Where to go

Name
Various

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Various

Costs

Details
Free, but please book your place on workshops by calling or emailing Contact.

Local Offer

Description

What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To attend these coffee mornings, or the Drop Ins,  please just turn up on the day.  For workshops you will need to book.

How to complain, compliment or feedback about this service, activity or provider.

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)

Last updated: 17 Mar 2020

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