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Important Changes at NSNN

June 26, 2017 2:15 pm Published by

Northeast Special Needs Network and Skills for People are joining to become one organisation.  This will happen on Friday 30th June 2017. Our new telephone number will be 0191 281 8737 and our new email address will be Our address will remain the same as we are both based at Key House, Tankerville Place,... View Article

Exciting merger news from NSNN

March 7, 2017 12:54 pm Published by

Before Christmas I updated you on the difficult financial position we faced and the changes that you would be likely to see over the next few months.  Since then, we have been working hard to make sure we can find a way to continue to support you and other families. One of the options we... View Article

Happy New Year!

January 5, 2017 10:05 am Published by

NSNN’s office is now open and we are all back to work – please get in touch if you would like any help or support from one of our experienced Family Advice Workers. We have a Funding Fayre coming up on Wednesday 8th February 2017 so please get in touch if you would like an... View Article

FREE Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) Awareness Sessions

December 16, 2016 1:25 pm Published by

Do you support someone with a learning disability and/or autism with behaviour which challenges in the North East or Cumbria? Are you a family carer, social care or health provider, commissioner, social worker, reviewing officer, inspector etc? These sessions are suitable for anyone who wants a first introduction to PBS. Do you want to know what Positive Behavioural Support... View Article

European Academy of Childhood Disability Survey

December 12, 2016 11:08 am Published by

The European Academy of Childhood Disability are looking at the enablers and challenges to inclusion and access to services for disabled children and young people in these times of austerity and cuts to public funding. This is an opportunity for families with disabled children and young people (0-25 years) and professionals to have their say.... View Article

Update on NSNN Services and Funding

November 30, 2016 10:54 am Published by

We need to tell you more about our funding position and changes that you are likely to see over the next few months. I’m sure you will be aware of the financial pressures faced by lots of charities like ours across the country and that’s why we’ve been working very hard over the past 12... View Article

Newcastle Healthwatch EHCP Survey

September 29, 2016 11:38 am Published by

How is your EHC Plan going? Healthwatch Newcastle is carrying out a survey to gather views on how Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans) or Statements are working for children and young people in Newcastle.  Healthwatch Newcastle is an independent organisation, here to listen to people’s experiences of health and social care services to... View Article

Great North Run 2016 – sponsor our runners

September 5, 2016 11:49 am Published by

Our Chief Exec Siobhan O’Neil has taken up the challenge of completing the GNR and raising funds for NSNN at the same time. Thanks to all who have already sponsored her. If everyone who we’ve helped over the past year gave £1 we would reach the target really quickly and that this would enable us... View Article

NSNN Autumn Workshops 2016 for Parents/Carers

August 12, 2016 2:05 pm Published by

Northeast Special Needs Network are delighted to announce our Autumn programme of workshops for Parents/Carers in Newcastle who have a child/young person with a disability or special need. These workshops are free to attend and lunch and refreshments are included. Click on the workshop title for more information. NSNN Social Skills, Sex and Sexuality Workshop... View Article