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To All Parents/Carers with 0-25 children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Is your child going through an assessment for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities for Education Health and Care Plan?

Are you unsure who to contact? Do you want to know what happens next?

If you are this parent/carer or if you would like to give me your views of the above then please go and  see Paula Nightingale, Head of Inclusion Service, Derby City Council at the Council House on :

Please note that Paula is unable to operate a booking system for this surgery, so if you have a query that may take some time then please book a separate appointment by contacting Tracy Kirk-Burton, Acting SEN Team Manager, on Tracy.KirkBurton@derby.gov.uk tel. 642860.

We're turning 30!!

June 20th marks the 30th anniversary of when it all started for Umbrella. Richard Morton had a vision to start a support group and Umbrella was officially launched at a BBQ event on that day 30 years ago.

We will be talking to volunteers who were here when it started, through to those here now. We will be finding out how Umbrella helped them and where they are now.

Our garden makeover has started and we are planning a party at Umbrella House to mark our birthday and to showcase the new garden. More information to follow!

Thank you to everyone who has supported Umbrella over the years and made us into the organisation that we are today.

Can you raise £30 for our 30th?

We are inviting anyone and everyone to get creative with this idea to raise £30. Its not too much and you can raise it in all sorts of ways. How about a cake sale, a dress up day or a clear out for ebay?

Maybe you could hold a competition or a raffle but hatever you decide, we want to hear about it!

We would like to display pictures of your fundraising at our garden party so be sure to have your camera handy and email Kristin with your fundraising efforts kristinc@umbrella.uk.net.

If you need any information or sponsor forms to help you along the way with your fundraising. Drop us a line and we'll be happy to help. Good luck to everyone!


Year of the garden

We worked very hard last year to raise extra money to transform our garden into a space that can be enjoyed by everyone who visits Umbrella.

After consulting with staff and users of Umbrella's services, we have had a design drawn up to include a secret sensory garden area, various seating  (including a wooden gazebo), grassy zone, soft floor and outdoor games. We are looking forward to seeing the transformation and will be looking forward to the big reveal which, coincidentally, will tie in with our 30th anniversary! Check in regulalry for updates on this exciting time.

We'd like to say an enormous Thank You to everyone who raises funds for us...

So many incredible people come forward to raise funds for Umbrella.  We thought it was only right to give a special thank you to you all.

We have a  'Thank You To....' page which pays individual thanks to all fundraisers. We are so thankful to all the wonderful people who's marathons, extreme challenges, tin shaking, building, cycling, auctions and countless other efforst and challenges help us to provide our fantastic services.

We couldn't do it without you. X



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