Dear Parents, Carers and Professionals

Change of date and venue for the February autism workshop – 10 extra places available

Due to Sandbach Library closing for refurbishment on the day we had booked for the autism workshop it has been necessary for us to move the venue and the date.

The autism workshop will now be held on Friday 5th February at Crewe Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ.  The workshop will begin at 10.00 (to allow for extra travelling time) with registration and drinks from 9.30.  The workshop will end between 12.30 and 13.00.

Parking is available in Crewe and can be located using the following page:

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that these changes have for you.

The free workshop is for parents and carers of children/young people with special educational and additional needs (SEND).  The topic for this workshop is: Autism –  strategies and tips for success at home and school.  This workshop will be led by Sue Scarle and Janet Threader from Cheshire East Autism Team sharing tips for home and school.  This is a repeat of the autism workshop held in November so you probably will not need to attend again.

If you would like to book one of the additional places please respond to this e-mail as soon as possible, we will confirm if you have been allocated a place or not.

Children’s Centre Consultation – Have Your Say

Cheshire East Council is proposing to de-designate 4 of the current 11 Children’s Centres in Cheshire East. De-designation means not having registered Children’s Centres in the specified buildings funded by the Council, although this does not prevent the delivery of Children’s Centre services, or related early childhood services, from the specified buildings by other means. The Children’s Centres that we are proposing to de-designate are Broken Cross in Macclesfield, Knutsford, Nantwich & Rural and Sandbach.

The consultation document is attached and there is a link to the feedback website is on page 4, alternatively visit for the link and other ways to contribute your feedback.

The consultation closes on Friday 12th February 2016.

Cheshire Carers Trust Event: Come to meet author Catherine Simpson and hear her talk about her award-winning novel ‘Truestory’.

The heroine of ‘Truestory’ is Alice, a full-time carer for her autistic son, Sam. Sam refuses to leave their isolated farm and rules the family with his quirks and foibles until a stranger arrives who changes everything. At turns moving and funny, Truestory is ultimately a story of hope.

Catherine’s novel was inspired by the experience of raising her own daughter, Nina, who has Aspergers Syndrome. Catherine began writing in her mid-forties when she was trapped in the house caring for her daughter. Truestory was published in September 2015 by Sandstone Press.  Catherine now lives in Edinburgh with her husband and daughters and Nina is a student of German at Edinburgh University.

Catherine will be visiting Cheshire Carers Trust, Brierley Business Centre, Mirion Street, Crewe on Wednesday 10 February (meet at 10.30am – coffee) 11.00am start for a reading and Q&A session. Lunch will be provided.


Please phone 01270 257331 to book a place.

Best wishes

Gemma Keen


Cheshire East Information, Advice & Support**

Please note I work part time, I will reply as soon as possible.

PPS Office: 0300 123 5166 / 01625 374278        Int: 21509

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Office Location: Delamere House, Floor 4, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2LL

Postal Address: CEIAS, Floor 4, C/O  Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ

**On 1st September 2014, the Parent Partnership Service Cheshire East became the Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service. Our free service is available to parents, children and young people living in the Cheshire East area.

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