Chris Packham’s UK Bioblitz 2018 is coming to Wicken Fen 21/22 July

For ten days Chris and his team of experts will be visiting 50 wildlife sites in Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales to highlight the extent to which the nation’s wildlife is under threat.
The Bioblitz campaign has a scientific purpose. The results of this 2018 audit will be recorded to create a benchmark; this will help measure the rise and fall in numbers of different species in the future.
The timetable for Wicken Fen events can be downloaded here downloadable bioblitz timetable
The Cambridge Branch of the NAS will be here on Sunday 22 July from 12.30.
Webpage for Bioblitz Uk is here:

Theatre workshop opportunity for 16-25 year olds

The Wax House, a company based in Cambridge and Oxford, are thrilled to be taking their new show Doom’s day to the Cambridge Junction.
Josephe and Phylisse Doom are in love. And their love will last til the end of the world. But that might not be very long – not if their own predictions come true. Because something bad, they say, is going to happen. Soon.
Where: Cambridge Junction (J2)
When: Mon 30th July, 20:00
How much: £13.50 / £10.50 (concession)
Carers and care-givers are eligible for free tickets when accompanying another audience member. Please contact the venue to secure these.
We are also offering a WORKSHOP for young theatre makers – Staging Strange Texts: A workshop for the end of the world.
This workshop is geared to anyone interested in theatre who wants to move beyond traditional kinds of script. We’ll be exploring the playfulness of unusual texts through games, ensemble work, and improv. No previous experience is needed, just a willingness to have fun and try something new.
Suitable for ages 16 – 25. Parents/Care-givers are welcome to stay in the room. If you have a disability or any access requirements, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate it.
Discounted tickets are available for those who wish to see our performance of Doom’s day after the workshop.
Where: Cambridge Junction (J2)
When: Mon 30th July, 16:00 – 19:00
How much: £9.00 / £19.00 (+ show) / £16.00 (+ show, concession)
You can follow us and find more information on our social media:
Facebook: @thewaxhouse
Twitter: @waxhousetheatre
Instagram: @waxhousetheatre

If you have any questions, please email us at

Pinpoint ADHD/ASD Groups

Anxiety and Depression Workshops
The YMCA are our guest speakers at our July parent groups and will be running a workshop on Anxiety and Depression in young people
Histon Early Years Centre CB24 9LL Monday 2 July, 10am to 12noon
Hunts Forum, The Maple Centre PE29 7HN Tuesday 3 July, 10am to 12noon
Family Voice Peterborough, Orton Goldhay PE2 5QP Thursday 5 July, 10am to 12noon
East Cambs Child and Family Centres, Ely CB7 4RB Friday 6 July, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Please note that we are unable to have children at the sessions but we can reimburse your childcare/travel expenses and refreshments are provided.
Pinpoint’s ADHD/ASD groups are for parents and carers who have children with ADHD and Autism – with or without a diagnosis. If your children are accessing services, are on the waiting list, or have had a referral turned down, come along for practical advice and ideas on how to boost your resilience and work with your children at home and help manage their behaviour.
To book:
Histon and Huntingdon
T: 01480 877333
Ely and Peterborough
T: 01480 877333

Pinpoint’s Preparing for Adulthood Group

What Motivates Your Young Person?
Monday 25 June 2018
Bar Hill Tesco Community Room, Cambridge CB23 8EL
10am to 12noon
Hosted by Pinpoint’s Preparing for Adulthood Group. Come along to this free session and meet Sarah Stones from Plain Sailing Motivation and she’ll help you discover how to help your young person to shine.
To book:
T: 01480 877333

SEN Seminars from SENDIASS/PPS

Date: Wednesday 4 July 2018 – MORNING SESSION
Venue : OASIS Centre, St Michaels Avenue, Wisbech, PE13 3NR. Cost: FREE
Times: 9:15am – 12:30 pm Seminars 9:45 – 10:45am & 11:15am – 12:15pm
The SENDIASS/Parent Partnership Service will be delivering the following seminars:
Seminar – Sensory issues and pupils with special educational needs
Children and young people can have difficulty processing everyday sensory information. This can occur for any child, but is also recognised as a common problem for children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum. Any of the senses may be over- or under-sensitive, or both, at different times. These sensory differences can affect behaviour, and can have a profound effect on a person’s life. This session will explain what this can involve for schools and parents and how schools and parents can help.
Seminar – Helping your child prepare for adulthood
We all have worries how our children will manage as adults. This session shows how you and schools can help to do this by helping your child to develop the skills necessary from an early age. There will also be information about support to help as your child gets older.
Seminar – Using computers and information technology to help with SEND
Computers and the programmes they run can be used to help children and young people with SEND in many ways. Examples include recording information, writing and acting as a personal organiser. Schools and the local authority have access to expert advice through the Education ICT service who advise them on how best to do this. In this seminar Richard Riley from the service will explain how your son or daughter could be helped by this technology.
Seminar – How schools support pupils who do not have statements or EHCPs
Schools can support the majority of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities without the need for a Statement or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). This seminar will explain how they do this and the law and guidance they follow when they do so.

To book a place please use the link below or see the attachment.

Printable pdf 04-07-18 OASIS – Flyer & Book Form

Pinpoint Carers’ Week event

Hosted by Pinpoint Cambridgeshire
Tuesday, June 12 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Bluntisham Village Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Come along and have a chat, pamper and relax courtesy of Pinpoint! We’re celebrating our amazing parent carers and will be offering Reiki and yoga sessions, hand massage and nail tidy…. and of course home made delicious cakes.
Book your free ticket here:
or follow the link on facebook:

Free family law advice

Like some free family law or employment advice? The new Law Clinic at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge is offering free half hour appointments. It can help with family law matters including issues around the breakdown of relationships and arrangements for children.and employment issues such as unfair dismissal, discrimination, carer’s rights and returning to work. Contact Sarah Calder. The clinic number is 01223 698497.

Caring for Young Adults in Transition – free event

The Maple Centre, 6 Oak Tree Drive, PE29 7HN*
(sat nav users should use PE29 7LB and park near the Golden Knight Pub and walk across the footbridge to the Maple Centre)
Date: 14/06/2018
10am to 2pm

Is your young adult aged 16-25? Like to find out more about benefits, rights and services?
Then come along to Pinpoint’s free information session at Huntingdon from.
Hear from our guest speakers:
• Contact – UK disability charity talking about Personal Independence Payment
• Irwin Mitchell Solicitors – talking about mental capacity
• Town and Country Law – financial management company on wills and trusts, power of attorney and deputyship
There will be time for individual chats with service providers over lunch, from 1pm to 2pm.
Also invited are Thera Trust, Red2Green and Cambridgeshire County Council’s Learning Disability Partnership team.

To book your place:
T: 01480 877333