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Breakfast chat for parents and carers

25 October 2023

Are you a parent or carer of a young person attending Chailey Heritage School or living in our residential bungalows?
Join us at Chailey Heritage Foundation over a coffee and croissant for a breakfast chat on Friday 3rd November!
We’ll be discussing the transition to adult services and how to plan for your child’s future with our special guests:
📣 Jenny Turner - Parent Governor at Chailey Heritage Foundation
📣 Liz Foster - Nurse Specialist, Children and Young Persons Continuing Care (NHS Sussex)
📣 Catherine French - Transitions Nurse, Children and Young Persons Continuing Care (NHS Sussex)
📣 Paula Marten - Assistant Headteacher at Chailey Heritage Foundation
Learn more about the process, ask questions and meet other parents and carers at our friendly, informal event.

Agenda for the event:

9.45 a.m. Arrive and help yourself to coffee and pastries

10.00 a.m. Welcome and introductions, Betty’s story – Paula Marten

10.10 a.m. ‘Supporting your child through the transition process – finding out what should happen, working with services, preparing for needs assessments, and managing change’ – Jenny Turner

Jenny Turner has supported her own child through Chailey Heritage Foundation and into adult services. Jenny understands the system from the parents’ perspective and has built up a wealth of knowledge as to what parents can do to make the transition process a more positive one.

Questions and discussion

10.20 a.m.  ‘NHS Continuing Health Care and how it works for children/young people with complex neurodisabilities’ -  Liz Foster and Catherine French

Liz Foster and Catherine French are lead NHS professionals with expertise in NHS Continuing Health Care. In this session, they’ll speak about how the funding and services work for children and young people with complex neurodisabilities.

Questions and discussion

10.50 a.m. ‘Support at Chailey Heritage Foundation – what we can do to help’ -  Paula Marten

Paula Marten coordinates the Foundation’s transition to adult services and will explain how the Chailey Heritage Foundation team will support parents and families through these times of change.

Questions and discussion

11.00 a.m. Thank you and goodbye

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