We have been running a new support provision for our young people and their parents and carers preparing for transition into adulthood and from Yewstock. It is called P-Pod Café, with the 4 ‘Ps’ representing the 4 components we would like to bring together in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere – Pupils, Parents, Professionals and Providers.

We will continue to invite various professionals from a range of backgrounds and areas of expertise to deliver information, answer questions and provide support for now and the future. Guests will include SENDIASS, Ansbury, Financial Planners, Learning Disabilities Team, Dorset Parent-Carer Council and various placement providers to discuss next steps after Yewstock.

We will continue to run the group regularly and will run it virtually on Microsoft Teams as a platform for information, discussion, questions and answers.

Previous P-Pod Café events:

The January 2021 P-Pod (virtual) Café was Friday 29th January at 10:30am – 11:30am on Microsoft Teams.

The focus was the Transition from Child Services to Adult Services provided by Dimensions, there was also a representative, Elaine, from Dorset Parent-Carer Council to offer advice and support.

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We have felt that the sessions have been very successful so far and will to continue to offer Café dates throughout the year with different focuses each time.

The next P-Pod Café event:

To be confirmed