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Freedom Activity Support Payment (FASP) 2019/20

We can confirm that the Freedom Activity Support Payment will be offered again this year to children meeting the required criteria.
Applications will be accepted for FASP from 3 April 2019 to 30 June 2019.
Any applications received after that date will not be considered.
Please note: The final decision as to eligibility rests with the FASP Team.

FASP is a one off payment of £400 paid in two parts which may be available to families living in the East Riding of Yorkshire to support a child/young person who’s special educational needs/ disabilities (SEND) prevents them from accessing age appropriate social and leisure activities. The money must be used to enable your child to access age appropriate social and leisure activities.

To be eligible for FASP, the child/ young person must:

  • be unable to access age appropriate social and leisure activities
  • living in the East Riding
  • registered on Look Ahead
  • aged between 7 and 17 years at the time of the application
  • have a Special Educational Needs/EHC Plan
  • not be receiving any Local Authority specialist packages of support for example: a Social Care package, overnight residential support or direct payments.

The payment will be made in two instalments, the first being £240 and the second payment of £160 will only be released on receipt of the monitoring form.

Contact: The Freedom Activity Support Team for further information, an application form and full eligibility criteria.
Tel: (01482) 396691 or email:

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East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum and FISH SENDIASS Parent Carer Event 2019

For parent carers of children and young people with additional needs aged 0 - 25 years.
A chance to meet other parent carers and gather information about services available to your family.
Participate in informative workshops.
An opportunity to visit a range of stall holders across education, health, social care and the voluntary sector.
Enjoy a relaxed day with pampering included.
A buffet and light refreshments will be provided, including tea, coffee.

Date: Thursday 2 May 2019
Time: Day - 10am-2pm Evening - Cancelled
Cost: Free
Venue: Tickton Grange Hotel, Tickton, Beverley, HU17 9SH
Contact: To book, or for more information call FISH on (01482) 396469 or email


FISH and SENDIASS bulletin

You can view the latest bulletin below:

FISH and SENDIASS Bulletin 12 April 2019 (pdf 220kb opens in new window)

LOOK AHEAD Newsletter

LOOK AHEAD newsletter March 2019 (pdf 25mb opens in new window)

For information about LOOK AHEAD and to register with the service, please visit the LOOK AHEAD page or contact the SENDIASS team via the FISH helpline:

Tel: (01482) 396469
More information on SENDIASS

Autism Jigsaw news

Autism Awareness Courses

Sessions are open to all parents and professional/practitioners.
Courses are for those parents whose child has a diagnosis. Please note that it is expected that parents attend the first course - Exploring Autism Course.

For information on the Autism courses/seminars: and to book your place, please complete the booking form and return it to Email:

ASC session booking form (word 68 kb, opens in new window)

Understanding Autism Information Session

Lead by the Inclusion Practitioners and is open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions, including:

  • Developing an understanding of autism
  • Identify how autism can affect families
  • Explore practical ideas for developing communication strategies
  • Clarify support that families may be entitled to and ways to access it.

Date: Thursday 9 May 2019
Times: 6pm to 8:15pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Beverley Minster Primary School, St Giles Croft, Beverley, HU17 8LA

Autism and Managing Anger Information Session

Lead by the Inclusion Practitioners and is for practitioners and parents carers whose child is experiencing difficulties managing their emotions, which in turn can lead to difficulties with anger, anxiety, distressed behaviour and meltdowns. This session will help to:

  • Get a better understanding of how we react to distressed behaviours and anger
  • Gain information about using a low arousal approach
  • Explore practical ideas to help you and your child learn to manage anger, anxiety, distressed behaviours and meltdowns.

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019
Times: 6pm to 8:15pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Beverley Minster Primary School, St Giles Croft, Beverley, HU17 8LA

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East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)

The East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum held an Extraordinary General Meeting on Monday 25 March 2019 to propose a resolution to close the non-incorporated organisation known as East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum and to transfer all assets to the Charitable Organisation known as East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum, charity number 1179499. This resolution was passed unanimously.

Workshop: Knowledge, Information and Support

- delivering information about the SEND process from early SEN support right through to the completion of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and all the steps around identification and assessment.

This is an opportunity to come along and have some time out in pleasant surroundings, enjoy a lovely lunch and chat to other parent/carers with similar experiences. We will also hold a prize draw for a day pass to the Spa. Dates for this workshop:

  • Thursday 25 April 2019 - Lowther Hotel, Goole, DN14 5QW
  • Wednesday 15 May 2019 - Guys Cafe, Patrington Haven HU12 0PT
  • Tuesday 13 June 2019 - KP Resort, Kilnwick Percy, Pocklington, YO42 1UF

All workshops:
Time: 10am to 2pm
Cost:  FREE

Please contact EYPCF to book your place on the workshops or coffee mornings.
Tel: (01262) 678283
Tel: 078183676941

View information about EYPCF

EYPCF held their AGM on 16 October 2018. The minutes and reports will be sent to all our members and published on our website

Single Route of Redress - National Trial - Extending Powers of the First-tier Tribunal ( SEND) - From 3 April 2018

The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the 'SEND Tribunal', to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a two-year trial. The trial will apply to decisions made or EHC plans issued/amended from 3 April 2018.

For more information visit the Education, Health and Care Plan page of the Local Offer under the question 'What can I do if I disagree with the decisions made about any aspect of the Education, Health and/or Social Care provision?'