Co-op picks KCA as one of their local causes

We are delighted that the Co-op has chosen KCA as one of its local charity causes to support over the next year, as part of its Local Community Fund.

People who shop at the Co-op will be able to donate part of what they spend to the Community Hub.

You can pick KCA as your cause by becoming a Co-op member and selecting Kids Can Achieve – online or through the Co-op App.  Or use this link: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/67580

You can shop in any Co-op store for your donation to go to KCA you don’t have to live locally to choose us as your cause.

You will need to swipe your Co-op card when you shop for us to receive the donation. KCA will get 1p out of every £1 you spend!

Please share this with friends and family so we can get as many people as possible supporting KCA and raising much needed funds to support us!

Parent Workshop – KCA Services Q&A with Ilias Kostalas

We would like to invite to a coffee morning with Ilias Kostalas, Head of Children & Families.

Join us in person or via Zoom in a conversation about KCA’s services including:

-Children & young adults services

-Family Services

-Creative Therapy & Counselling Services

– We want to hear from you about parent participation & how KCA can enhance the offer to families.

When: Wednesday 19th October 2022, 10.30am to 12pm

Where: The session will be face to face at KCA and simultaneously online to facilitate as many parents as possible if you cannot travel. 

Send us your questions – if you are not able to attend in person why not send us your questions via email info@kidscanachieve.co.uk

Delivered by: Ilias Kostalas, Head of Services

Zoom Details:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/3037333839?pwd=S29CWk9qN1lLT2JQRlN5d1lsNDVYUT09

Meeting ID: 303 733 3839

Passcode: 167915

Amenities: free parking and refreshments.

Getting Help For My Child’s Mental Health | YoungMinds

Read our information and advice on accessing mental health services and finding the right support for your child.

YoungMindshttps://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/parents-a-z-mental-health-guide/getting-help-for-your-child/

You are not alone
However you’re feeling right now, things can get better

Parent Workshop Thursday 13 October. Reaching Out/ Coping.

Join us for in-depth journey discussing:

  • Are your coping skills good?  
  • Do you just get on with things by yourself?  
  • Do others rely on you to sort everything?  

When: Thursday 13 October, 2022 at 10:30am

Where: Zoom-online

Delivered by: Kathy O’Connor -KCA’s therapist

for more information please email family.service@kidscanachieve.co.uk

Parent Workshop 29/09/2022 Sleeping problems in children with learning disabilities

Come and join us for in-depth journey discussing:
-What is a sleeping problem
-The impact of sleep problems
-What is the cause of the sleep problem
-And how you can help your child sleep

Session 10.30am to 12.30pm at KCA (in person, free car park). The workshop is delivered by Ian Hall, Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Free access and refreshments provided.

KCA Family Fun Day 2022

Join us to celebrate 20 years of KCA at our Family Fun Day on Sunday 2nd October 2022, 11am-2pm

It will be an action packed afternoon of fun for all the family with lots of stalls, activities and food! Entrance is £3 each and includes popcorn and a drink. All funds raised will go to ensuring we are able to continue to support children and families with learning disabilities.

Stalls include:

  • bouncy castle
  • face painting
  • raffle
  • music workshops
  • sensory play
  • popcorn
  • refreshments
  • food
  • arts and crafts
  • sports activities
  • fudge stall
  • sand art
  • make up
  • vintage games
  • plus much more….

We hope you can come and share the celebrations with us! Please share this as widely as you can as we would like as many people there as possible.

For further information please contact Emma Russell, emma.russell@kidscanachieve.co.uk or give us a call on 020 8420 2300

Tombola Donations Needed!

We have a Tombola stall at the Pinner Village Show on the 10th September and we are in need of prizes – if you have any unwanted gifts or toys at home then we would love to have them.  We are looking for bottles of drink, chocolates, bath stuff, new toys and games, books, scented candles etc.

Please bring in any donations to KCA or hand to any of our staff members. Please share this as widely as you can with family and friends.

The Pinner Village Show is a great local day out for families so we would love to see you there and you can come along and support our stall!

Do you want to take on a challenge for KCA?

Take part in the iconic Royal Parks Half Marathon and raise funds for KCA.  This stunning central London Half Marathon, takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Your place will be free and we are asking you to raise a minimum of £350 in sponsorship for KCA.  If you are interested in taking part please contact emma.russell@kidscanachieve.co.uk

Runners taking part in Royal parks half marathon

FREE Online Workshop: Managing Challenging Behaviour

We are inviting you to join us again for our online workshop:

Theme: Understanding and managing challenging behaviour

  • Definition of challenging/inappropriate behaviour: Context appropriate vs Context Inappropriate behaviour  
  • Observing the behaviour using STAR technique
  • How can we intervene to redirect the context inappropriate behaviour
  • The importance of consistency in our new way of managing the behaviour

When: Wednesday 22 June, 2022 at 10:30 ( 2 hour)

Where: Zoom (online)

Delivered by: Alexandra Lizardi – Education, Health and Care Coordinator

Zoom Details:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/3037333839?pwd=S29CWk9qN1lLT2JQRlN5d1lsNDVYUT09

Meeting ID: 303 733 3839

Passcode: 167915

For more information and to find our about future workshops contact our Family Support team: family.service@kidscanachieve.co.uk

Our family support services are all FREE and are funded by City Bridge Trust and John Lyons Charity.

Free Parents face to face workshop: Sensory Processing

Join us for in-depth journey discussing:

  • How human sensory processing is different for those who are Neurodiverse
  • How this affects their perception, emotion
  • How this affects their behaviour – hence Challenging Behaviour.

When: Thursday 7 July, 2022 at 10:30

Where: Kids Can Achieve

Delivered by: Ian Hall Clinical Nurse Specialist from CAMHS

For more information and to find our about future workshops contact our Family Support team: family.service@kidscanachieve.co.uk

Our family support services are all FREE and are funded by City Bridge Trust and John Lyons Charity.