At times there seem to be so many different facets to looking after EalingHELP. We cover so many different areas and at times it is tricky to keep an eye on everything we have on the site.
We've had a recent update on the provision of respite in the borough. The council are meant to be reviewing the #thirdoption for Heller House and we're already over half way through the 3 month time frame and the silence is deafening. It is very strange how 2 of the schools that cater specifically for pupils with SEND have recently been expanded due to an expected increase in numbers whilst the respite provision is being reduced because there isn't enough demand.
Our section on complaints is almost ready and we will tell you all about this as soon as we publish. We'll be looking at how to go about trying to sort things out when things go wrong. As parents it can be increasingly familiar to feel unable to effect change. Even when large quantities of us sign petitions and participate in consultation processes the end results can often be inconsequential. Discussion, frustration and trying to resolve problems is part and parcel of having a child with a disability no matter where you live.
We are also starting to collect information on summertime activities, having had a great kick start from last week's meeting organised be EPCF and Gabriel Jones. As always, don't forget to check out our events calendar.
So, lots going on and plenty to keep us all thinking.
Nick Radclyffe - Website Manager | 16 May 2016 | Email EalingHELP