Sen Talk - Coronavirus Update
Sen Talk would like to reach out to all families to provide an update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that it will have on Sen Talk's service.
COVID Response and service changes
In light of recent changes to the governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic Sen Talk has made key changes to the way that services will be provided and has enhanced the service offer in order to meet the merging and on going needs of the SEND Community.
From Thursday 5th November Sen Talk will not be providing any face-to-face support for parents and carers at the Katherine Low Settlement. Instead parent projects will be provided through remote secure platforms. The following services will continue remotely.
Monthly SEN Explained Talks (formerly Parent Talks) delivered remotely through Zoom and Teams. These sessions are open for parents and carers and professionals wishing to increase their knowledge on SEND and SEND issues. Spaces must be reserved prior to joining each session. *Please note some sessions have a fee to access.
Monthly peer support coffee mornings
delivered remotely through Zoom and Teams. These sessions are not borough specific and attendees are welcome to join from any destination. Spaces must be reserved prior to joining each session. Our Parent Lead Valenza will support parents who attend these sessions.
Parent Space counselling
Sen Talk are continuing to run our subsidised counselling sessions for parent carers. These sessions are delivered by our integrative counselling who support parents who are experiencing difficulties with stress and anxiety, with additional caring responsibilities. Spaces
for counselling are limited and currently offered virtually only. There is an active waiting list that parents are welcome to sign up to and get further information from the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a contribution cost of £5 per session.
Booking parent events
You can reserve your space our browse our upcoming parent project sessions here: http://sentalk.eventbrite.com
Parent support sessions
Bespoke parent support is available to parents and carers who require advocacy, advice, and guidance. This can be a single support session or a package of 6 session dependent on needs, to support parents with specific issues and concerns. These sessions will be with our parent lead Valenza. You can book a session by contacting our administration team at email@example.com or calling our service advice line 0207 223 1694.
Brick Club and Communicate Youth Club
Both sessions will continue to run as face-to-face sessions to support our most vulnerable service users who benefit from face-to-face support or have difficulty accessing remote services. We are no longer taking new referrals for this term, but spaces for January 2021 have been released. Please note, staff will be wearing PPE screens during all face-to-face sessions and guidelines for staff attendance and practice must be adhered to in order to take part.
The children’s team are continuing to run the online drop-in sessions for children and young people on Tuesday afternoons 4pm-5pm. The sessions are delivered with play-based therapy approach, and include
creative activities, scavenger hunts, talent shows and virtual animation workshops. These sessions are free, but spaces must be booked through Eventbrite prior to the session.
SEN Mindsmatter mentoring for Children and Young People
Mindsmatter mentoring offers children and young people aged 5-11 and 12-16 bespoke support to help overcome social and emotional difficulties they may be experiencing. Each mentor will work with the child or young person to help identify barriers and find practical ways to help them build the necessary skills to overcome these. Each block package is for 6 sessions and will be delivered using and multipurpose approach using speech and language ELKLAN model through person-centred activities. The cost of each session is £6. The sessions will be delivered through secure platform Microsoft TEAMS. Please contact the Children’s Project Lead Aoife Gallagher to request a space. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Mindsmatter mentoring is £6 per session and families must be registered with the service prior to accessing.
Referrals to Sen Talk can be made by parents and carers themselves or made on behalf of a family from a professional using our online form. Make a referral: https://sentalk.wufoo.com/forms/z1klixsi0e9v7pc/
For families that are struggling, or looking for information/ support please get in touch by emailing the general email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 020 7223 1694 (opening hours Mon-Friday 9am-5pm)
Sen Talk CIC is a local non profit organisation working within the borough of Wandsworth specifically supporting autistic children and children with Attention Deficit Disorders and or other Social Communication needs and their families. The organisation works collaboratively with families, service professionals and academics to promote neuro-diversity and opportunities for children and young people with SEND (Autism, ADHD/ADD and Social Communication Needs)
The age range is 5-13, however the organisation does work with children younger and older depending on the needs and service required.
The service provides the following:
- Monthly coffee mornings and Parent Talks
- Family support
- Professional Training Packages (CPD)
- Children's interest-led sessions
- Pre-Diagnosis and Post-Diagnosis support
- Respite breaks and Trips fro families
- Parent workshops and peer to peer support
- University skills training and internship
Specialist knowledge areas:
Sensory Processing, Lego(r)-based therapy, Emotional literacy and family support practice
Who to contact
Where to go
- Katherine Low Settlement
108, Battersea High Street
- SW11 3HP
- Get directions
We have wheelchair access at both of our session locations.
Time / Date Details
- Session Information
All year round service
- We are a non-profit organisation. Donations are welcome
To use this service you can refer yourself.
Last updated: 28 Jan 2021