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PIP offers free training workshops for parent/carers of children with special needs or disabilities.

VENUE: All meetings are at held at Carer’s Support Centre, 24 – 26 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB

TO BOOK: Places are limited, so please book by contacting the PIP office on 020 8663 5626 or email click here


Makaton 1 (2 part workshop)
Thursday 14th & 21st September 10am - 12.30pm

Pilot for new training - Made of Money (6 week course)
Every Thursday from 7 September 2017 –12 October 2017 from 12pm-2pm

We are running our first /pilot 6 week course and are looking for 10 parent carers to participate.
Made of Money is a course about money… but not as you know it! It’s fun, relaxed and covers things that are useful to everyone.
Some of the things we will be looking at include: 

  • How to save money 
  • Understanding budgeting, credit and debt 
  • How we talk to other people about money, be it friends, family or banks

We will be doing this in lots of different ways, taste testing food, games and lots of chances to talk (or not if you prefer), as well as giving you practical tools to take away and use at home.

Problem Solving Toolkit
Wednesday 20th September 10am - 2.30pm

Cerebra will be running a free workshop designed to help families access the services that your children need, and are entitled to. The main focus will be on how to use their toolkit (click here to access the toolkit) to resolve commonly occurring problems in accessing public services. The workshop isn’t about giving legal advice or solving individual issues, but about general strategies that parent/carers and professionals who support families can use to get the services that they need for their child and family.

PIP Plus - Ask the Expert
Tuesday 26th September 10am - 1pm

Trouble communicating with school?
Confused about SEN Support?
Are you unsure about that support your child is receiving?
Come along and ask Judith Lunnon (Croydon School Improvement Advisor for SEN)


PIP Plus – Opportunities in Further Education
Tuesday 17th October 7pm - 9pm 

Confused about the transition process?
Want to know what options are available when your child leaves school?
Come along and find out from Sarah Block, Post 16 SEN Preparing for Adulthood Manager

Makaton 2 (2 part workshop) (Attendees must have completed Makaton 1)
Tuesday 31st October & Tuesday 7th November 10am - 12.30pm


PIP Plus - Wills & Trusts
Thursday 9th November 10am - 12.30pm

PIP Plus - Sexuality & Relationships
Tuesday 28th November 10am - 1pm


PIP Plus – How to survive the Christmas period
Tuesday 5th December 7pm- 9pm

 A chance for you to relax and talk about strategies to help you manage the Christmas period! With free mince pies



Makaton 1 (2 part workshop)
Tuesday 9th & 16th January 10am - 12.30pm 

PIP Plus - Benefits - which is which?
Tuesday 23rd January 10am-1pm

Confused about what to claim? Don't know your ESA from your PIP? Problems knowing where to start?
Come and ask Janet Downham, Welfare Rights Advisor.


PIP Plus - Mental Capacity & Power of Attorney
Thursday 8th February 10am - 12.30pm


PIP Plus - Personal Budgets & Direct Payments
Tuesday 13th March 2018 10am-1pm