SPECIAL NEEDS UNITED GRANDPARENTS (SNUG)

Special needs information sharing website and Grandparents support group

STAFFORD (UK) MEET UP GROUP

The Stafford Group is for members who live in and around Stafford (Staffordshire UK).  This was how SNUG initially started the idea being that a few local Grandparents of SN children could meet up for a chat.  Thanks to the intervention of Staffordshire Skillshare and Big Lottery funding we now have a place to hold our meetings and are able to hold informative workshops and invite guest speakers.

Our meetings are very informal and friendly and we are always happy to welcome new members. We operate a ‘buddy’ system whereby prospective new members can be met by an existing member prior to the meeting so that they do not have to walk into the meeting alone as we know this can be daunting to some.   To register your interest and receive details of forthcoming meetings please contact us .  Please note that due to Lottery funding regulations we are only able to accept SN Grandparents who live in the borough of Staffordshire (UK) to the Stafford Group meetings but it is hoped that get togethers in other areas may be formed soon.

Past get togethers have included:

REFLEX THERAPY TRAINING SESSION:  We learnt how to give a relaxing hand massage which could be used on our Grandchildren as a calming technique.

AUTISM: We were given an insight into Autism by a representative from Midlands Psychology. STORY MASSAGE; Following on from the hand massage we held a workshop during which we were taught how to give a relaxing ‘story’ massage.  This was a non-intrusive way of using massage techniques whilst being able to tell a story.

BUILDING RESILIENCE, EMBRACING CHALLENGE: A thought provoking workshop during which we were given the opportunity to have time out, to think about our own needs and enjoy the company of others in similar challenging situations.

This group meets on average about once a month during term time only.

Please contact us for further details: snugstaffs@gmail.com

FUTURE MEETING DATES 2017:

FRIDAY 10th FEBRUARY                                         FRIDAY 5TH MAY

FRIDAY 10TH MARCH                                              FRIDAY 16TH JUNE

FRIDAY 7TH APRIL                                                    FRIDAY 14TH JULY

** note ** these dates may be subject to change so please contact us beforehand.

 

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