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Bradford Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families.
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Portgae family Support Group dates 2013 -2014 September 13th, 27th October 11th, 25th November 8th, 22nd December 6th, 20th January 17th, 31st February 14th March 14th, 28th April 11th May 9th, 23rd June 6th, 20th July 4th, 18th
Happy Summer to all our Portage Families - enjoy the sunshine and have lots of fun!
BARNARDO'S ROADSHOWS: Have a cuppa and meet other parents who can share information and top tips with you on short breaks, local services, charities, grants and more. Have a go at fun activities like glass painting or bun decorating. Forthcoming roadshows: Keighley: 24 Sep BD7: 27 Nov BD4: 5 Feb 2014 More Info; call Sarah or Reena 01274 481183
Portage Family Support Group next meeting: Friday 13th September, 1.00pm at Owlet Children and Family Centre. We would love to see our group grow and welcome old and new families to join us. We would also like to hear of any suggestions you may have for the group. If you would like any further information please contact Janine Wood on 01274 385833.
Thank you to all who came on the Farm trip to St Leonards farm. The weather stayed bright and dry and we had a lovely day, we hope you enjoyed it too!
All the Portage Home Visitors are now trained in Baby Massage - well done to everyone!
SAVE THE DATE.....Portage Summer trip to St.Leonards Farm 17th June 10.45 - 2.00. Invites to be sent out shortly
RICHARD HIRSTWOOD SENSORY TRAINING - Early Years Sensory Ideas & iPads in Sensory Settings 12th March 2014 - Chellow Heights School - 9.30am - 4.00pm Cost: £50 - lunch provided for enquiries - email@example.com to book - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing all friends and families of Bradford Portage Service a verry Happy Christmas! Ho ho ho
Portage Family Support Group - JANUARY GROUP DATES - 17th January 31st January I look forward to seeing you in 2014!
Thank you to all those who came to our Christmas party at Owlet last Friday. I am sure you will agree it was a lovely and very busy party! Merry Christmas everyone!
PORTAGE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - Christmas party! Our last group before Christmas will be held on 6th December, 1.00pm at Owlet Children & Family Centre. Come and join us for a mince pie! Contact Janine wood for further details 01274 385833
Portage Family Support Group (Owlet CC 1.00pm - 2.30pm) dates 2014 - 2015 September 2014 12th, 26th October 10th, 24th November 7th, 21st December 5th, 19th January 2015 16th, 30th February 13th, 27th March 13th, 27th April 24th May 8th, 22nd June 5th, 19th July 3rd, 17th
The last Portage Family Support group before the summer break will be 18th July 1.00-2.00pm, everyone is welcome to come and join us at Owlet Children and Family Centre to celebrate the last year of the Portage Group. The first group after the summer holidays will be 12th September 2014 1.00 - 2.30pm
NPA Christmas cards 2014 – request for photographs The NPA would like to start selling its own charity Christmas cards again in 2014. Although December 2014 is over a year away we need to start preparing now. We would like to produce cards with photographs of Portage children doing Christmassy things! For more details and how to enter please speak to your Portage Home Visitor.
Reminder for residents of the Bradford Metropolitan area only: Bradford Metropolitan District Council is offering CARERS a Carers Small Grant - a one-off payment of up to £200 and which is not means tested which is being co-ordinated by the Shipley-based charity, the Carers’ Resource. It must be used to promote the Carers’ own health and well-being, to enable them to have a well-earned break from the day-to-day pressures of looking after a loved one. The money cannot be used to pay for services, aids or adaptations for the cared-for person. The money can be used to go on a small break, take up a pastime or hobby, or enable carers to do something they had always wanted to do but had never the opportunity, such as learning a new skill. It is open to anyone living within the Bradford Metropolitan district who cares for a family member, relative, friend or neighbour who suffers with a physical or mental health problem, drug or alcohol addiction, or simply due to frailty and old age. A carer is someone who spends a significant proportion of their time providing unpaid support to a family member, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems’. If you think you may qualify please contact Carers’ Resource on 01274 965883 or email@example.com for an application form and information guide. Only ONE application per household will be accepted and priority will be given to carers who have not received a Carer’s Small Grant within the last 12 months. Closing date for applications: 20 December 2013
SAVE THE DATE...Portage Winter Party 3rd February 2015. Invites will be sent out in the new year.
Portage Family Support Group Winter party at Owlet Children & Family Centre - 19th December 2014 1.00-2.30pm
Portage Basic Workshop - JANUARY 2015 Course Aims & Objectives: This three day workshop is open to anyone working with young children (under 5) with additional needs /disabilities and their families. Target Audience: Early Years practitioners / Nursery Nurses / Family Support Workers / Health care practitioners / Teachers / Support Assistants Volunteers / Parents This course is free to Bradford Council Employees and parents This course is £240 per person to organisations Dates & Venue: Friday 9th, Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th January 2015 (9.15 - 3.30) @ Future House, Bolling Road, Bradford, BD4 7EB If you have any queries about this course, please contact Workforce Development on 01274 434503.
Portage Infant massage - Are you interested in learning how to massage your child? Portage are offering FREE massage training to any families who receive Portage home visiting or attend a Portage group in Bradford. At Owlet Children Centre alternate Fridays, starting 25th September. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as places are limited, for further information or to book a place please phone Joy Kelly 01274 385833
5 Stars for the Bradford Portage Service! When I registered this year with the National Portage Association (NPA) we received the top level of registration 5 stars! Brilliant news
"POP FOR PORTAGE!" Spread the word about Portage.. Portage Awareness Week 13th June - 21st June - we are off to the farm on 17th June and have an information stall at Future House on 18th June 11am - 12:00
Happy Easter to all our Portage families - I hope the sun continues to shine! :)
Calling all parents and carers.... We are considering hiring a swimming pool for Portage Home Visitors and families to get together for a fun swimming session. We'd love to hear from you if you think this is something you'd be interested in?
Portage Basic Workshop 3 Day Training Course Aims & Objectives: This three day workshop is open to anyone working with young children (under 5) with additional needs /disabilities and their families. Target Audience: Early Years practitioners / Nursery Nurses / Family Support Workers / Health care practitioners / Teachers / Support Assistants Volunteers / Parents This course is free to Bradford Council Employees and parents This course is £240 per person to organisations Dates & Venue: Thursday 20th, Friday 21st & Monday 24th November 2014 (9.15 - 3.30) @ Future House, Bolling Road, Bradford, BD4 7EB If you have any queries about this course, please contact Workforce Development on 01274 434503.