Regional Wheelchair Skills Summer Programme

The Regional Occupational Therapy Wheelchair Training Programme for Northern Ireland in partnership with Go – Kids – Go, The Mae Murray Foundation and Disability Sport NI will be offering free Wheelchair skills, sports and leisure opportunities in July & August 2019.

These opportunities are open to children under 18 years old who use either a self – propelling or powered wheelchair.

Click on the posters below for more details.

Please register before the event by: Telephone: 028 95043121 or Email:



Southern Area LPG Information Bulletin Issue 12 – 27th June 2019

Welcome to the 12th edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). There are so many exciting and relevant events and programmes throughout the Southern Trust Area, aiming to improve outcomes for children and young people. 

Southern Area LPG Information Bulletin Issue 12 – 27th June 2019



Back to School Uniform Project – Newtownards & Comber

The CYPSP Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group in partnership with the Ards Community Network are supporting families in the Newtownards & Comber area with a Back to School Uniform Project making this time of year a little less stressful for families.

We are asking families to donate good clean uniforms that they no longer need to the Ards Back to School Uniform Project.

For more information please click on the flyers below:


Kids Disability Summer Scheme – Bangor

The Kid’s Disability Summer Scheme is now live and ready to book.

Activities will include – Wheelchair skills, Kurling, Boccia and other fun games!

The two sessions will take place on Tuesday 23rd July & Wednesday 24th July.

Time: 10am -12noon

2 Days – £14
1 Day – £7

Venue: Bangor Aurora Sports Hall

For further information and to book please contact Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex on  02891 270271 or via their website



Parental Participation Project

The Health & Social Care Board (HSCB) have commissioned Parenting NI to deliver the CYPSP Parental Participation Project which includes many strands of work. One element of this work is to carry out direct engagement exercises with parents in order to ensure that parents have a voice in planning support and services in their local area. CYPSP recognise the importance of engaging effectively with and involving parents as they are our children’s first educator and play an important in their child’s life.

Through the development of the CYPSP Parental Participation Project over the past number of years Parenting NI identified a trend, which was the need to evidence where parents access family support, the barriers and challenges they face in accessing family support, how parents can best be supported to reduce these barriers and how to improve parent’s access to family support.

The full reports can be found below.

Regional Parenting Survey 2018/2019

Effective Parental Participation Guide 2019