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Time Twisters Sessions and Summer Groups – Important Update

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We want to update you on recent changes to some of Tailor Ed Foundation’s Services.

Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in securing our usual funding from Better Breaks. This means that we are unable to deliver the services previously funded by this money. 

Time Twisters 

We are no longer able to run our sessions at Time Twisters. Our last session will be Wednesday 29th May 2024 

Time Twisters have stated that all Tailor Ed families are welcome to attend any of their other regular sessions. These can be booked online or by calling them directly. They have suggested attending on quieter or sunnier days as this is when there are fewer other people. They asked that we remind families that they are unable to offer additional staff at these other sessions. 

We would love to see lots of our families on 29th May. Please speak to your Project Worker to arrange to join us as normal. 

Summer Groups 

We are unable to provide summer groups this year. We will continue delivering support, working with families individually, over the summer period.  

 

We know that this news will be difficult for many of you and for your children. We are incredibly sorry that we are not able to provide these services and hope you understand this was a not a  decision we took lightly. Tailor Ed is not in a position to fund these services without considerable external income. We hope that by communicating these decisions as early as possible, families will have time to prepare for this ending and are able to support their children to understand this too. We are here to help – Please speak to your Project Worker if you need guidance or support explaining this to your children. 

We know how much families value the sessions we provide and will be looking at ways to reinstate these in the future, if possible. 

If you’ve any questions, please get in touch. 

Join our Target Specific Team – Full Time Project Worker (temporary contract) role available

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Due to one one the team going on Maternity Leave, are are looking for a temporary Project Worker within the Target Specific Service, starting as soon as possible.

Applications for the role are open until Tuesday 2nd April 2024 – please see link below for full job description and Application Form. Please feel free share this advert with anyone who might be interested in or suitable for this position!

Project Worker (temporary) – Target Specific Team

  • Salary: £27,875 per annum
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, specific days/hours to be negotiated   
  • Location: Edinburgh and East Lothian
  • Closing Date: 2nd April 24
Click here for Details & to Apply

Sensory and Emotional Regulation Tools and Supports Sessions – 12th & 19th October 2023

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Tailor Ed is running a sensory and emotional regulation workgroup in October.

The first session is a parent information and explore session, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about sensory needs and then have the opportunity to explore different tools. Two sessions will run on the 12th October in the morning, 10.30-12pm then again in the afternoon 1pm-2.30pm.

On 19th October we will be running the group with the children/young people in attendance where they will have the opportunity to experience various sensory tools including messy play, sensory tent amongst others. Each family will be allocated an hour to explore!

If you would like to join either session, please contact Kirstin at kirstin.brady@tailoredfoundation.co.uk and we’ll arrange a time slot for you. Please be aware we have limited spaces, but we do hope to repeat these sessions again next year if you do not receive a space this time. Thank you!

DATES: Sessions will be held at 10.30am-12pm and 1pm-2.30pm on Thursday 12th October, and again at hourly slots on Thursday 19th October 2023.

VENUE:  Millar Hall, 2 Nether Liberton Lane, Edinburgh EH16 5TY (next door to Cameron Toll) 

BOOKING:  Please email Kirstin Brady to book a place. Currently open to existing Tailor Ed families only. 

Online Parent Information Sessions – Autumn 23

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Tailor Ed are running a series of Online Parent Training Sessions – this includes dates for our 4 session groups exploring Zones of Regulation, plus a range of other topics including a new session this series that is an overview on  supporting wellbeing for autistic children and young people. We’ll look to continue to develop new sessions in response to your requests.

Zones of Regulation (4 part course, max 6 participants per group – which can include 2 parents on one Zoom call)

Spend 4 sessions in a small group developing an understanding of the Zones approach to supporting emotional recognition and regulation skills. With plenty time for questions and discussion we’ll look to help you build your own Zones plan to help with daily life. Sessions take place online for an hour each time. Spaces in this group are limited, so please email ndwell@tailoredfoundation.co.uk to reserve a place.

Group 1 – 1pm on 30/8, 6/9, 13/9, 20/9

Group 2 – 8pm on 31/8, 7/9, 14/9, 21/9

Group 3 – 1pm on 8/11, 15/11, 22/11, 29/11

Group 4 – 8pm on 9/11, 16/11, 23/11, 30/11

Parent Information Sessions

These 1 hour online sessions provide parents and carers an opportunity to hear about specific topics that may be impacting the wellbeing of their child. All approached with a neurodivergent lens, we’ll share our knowledge and experience of some common challenges and the approaches and supports that can help. These sessions are full of information but there’s also the opportunity to ask questions.

Topic Daytime 1pm Evening 8pm
An overview on neurodivergent wellbeing 27/9 28/9
Sharing with your child that they are neurodivergent 4/10 5/10
Sleep 11/10  12/10
Energy management 25/10 26/10
Emotion Regulation 1/11 2/11

If you’d like to attend any of these sessions you can simply look out for the email the week of the session with the link. If it’s the first time you’re joining a session, or you haven’t previously provided us with any of your details then please click the link or button below and complete the form.  We’d be grateful if each attending parent completes the form.

https://forms.office.com/e/NeNK44E0ZK 

The first part is essential info so we know who plans to attend and can send you the link.  The second part is only necessary if you or your family have not received support from Tailor Ed before and we don’t hold any of your information. The third section is optional information that our funders ask us about who is accessing and benefitting from our services.

Sign up for the Kiltwalk Edinburgh 2023

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THE KILTWALK IN EDINBURGH IS BACK

Tailor Ed Foundation is looking for individuals, families, supporters and work teams to take part in this years Kiltwalk on 17th September and help raise funds for our work. No targets as every penny counts!

There are 3 options: 5 miles, 15 miles………..or 21 miles!

If you want to find out more about this year’s Kiltwalk before you decide please go to ……………

https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/edinburgh

The Wee Wander from Granton to Murrayfield Stadium is open to children…….and dogs, so why not take part as a family?

If you, your family, friends, work colleagues, and your dog are keen to take part in this years Kiltwalk please let Stuart, our Fundraising Manager know and he will give you a promo code covering your registration fee.

Stuart will also help you set up your own Just Giving page so you can persuade all your family and friends to support you.

Contact – stuart@tailoredfoundation.co.uk

Summer Activity Guide 2023

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Tailor Ed have updated their annual summer activities guide detailing just some of the fun activities available in and around Edinburgh, and highlighting those specifically for children and young people with additional support needs.

We have also included some really useful information on how leisure providers can help make their activities more accessible to everyone.

Click HERE to download and read our 2023 Summer Guide full of fun activities and leisure opportunities for you and your family.

Could you be our next Finance Officer?

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Tailor Ed Foundation are recruiting for a Finance Officer to work 16 hours per week.

Applications for the role are open until 23rd June 2023 – see link below for full job description and Application Form. Please feel free to share this advert with anyone who might be interested in or suitable for this position!

Finance Officer – Part Time

  • Salary: £20,759 per annum (pro-rata)
  • Hours: 16 hours per week, specific days/hours to be negotiated
  • Location: Edinburgh/Working from home
  • Closing Date: 23rd June 2023
Click here for Details & to Apply

Support & Training for Leisure Providers in Edinburgh

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The Disability Strategic Group have recently been working with Roo from Tailor Ed to help organisations in Edinburgh with making their services, clubs and classes more accessible and inclusive for children and young people with Additional Support Needs.

Earlier in the spring, they did a fantastic job of delivering a full day of training to a whole range of leisure providers e.g. sports clubs, social groups, creative arts organisations, who are now better equipped to deliver the accessible opportunities which the city desperately needs.

Does this sound like something which you want to get involved in, or looking to find out more information and hear about upcoming events??  If so, please email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk and we can tell you more.

If you have already attended our Training Session, we would be hugely grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this feedback survey – https://forms.office.com/e/NUYY3FcvcB

Parent Information Sessions

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Based on feedback from parents and the areas we’re commonly supporting autistic children and young people with, our ND:well Team are providing the following sessions. All sessions run twice with identical content, one during the day and one in the evening. Parents/carers can attend whichever session is most convenient.

Dates & Details of the Sessions are:

  • Sharing with your child that they are neurodivergent

    • Spend time exploring the process of helping your child understand their diagnosis with practical suggestions on how to approach what can feel like a daunting task
    • Wednesday 17th May at 1pm / Thursday 18th May at 8pm
  • Sleep

    • Learn all about sleep, how it works and sometimes doesn’t and consider what practical steps you can take to help promote better rest for your child
    • Thursday 25th May at 1pm / Thursday 25th May
  • Energy management

    • Hear about how life as an autistic individual can have different energy requirements and learn about about some tools to help plan and manage energy to support wellbeing
    • Wednesday 7th June at 1pm / Thursday 8th June at 8pm
  • Emotion regulation

    • Hear about the various ways we can make sense of emotions and how to support regulation
    • Wednesday 21st June at 1pm / Thursday 22nd June at 8pm
  • Zones of Regulation – 4 part course

    • Take part in 4 sessions to develop a deep understanding of emotion regulation and how to build a toolbox of strategies to support your child to understand and regulate their feelings using the Zones of Regulation approach
    • Dates are TBC

If you’d like to attend a session please just reply to this email to let us know (ndwell@tailoredfoundation.co.uk). We’ll then send you the zoom link the week of the session.

If you plan to attend any sessions and if you haven’t done so already, we’d also be grateful if you could complete the referral form (click on the button above) and also follow the link below to complete the data capture form as requested by our funders, the Scottish Government.

https://forms.office.com/r/GUnR12E7z4

We plan to repeat these sessions and add in new topics based on your feedback.

Hiring Now – Project Worker role available in the Target Specific Team

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FINAL APPLCIATIONS CLOSE 29th MAY 2023

Tailor Ed Foundation are recruiting for a Project Worker within the Target Specific Service.

Applications for the role are open until 15th May 2023 – see link below for full job description and Application Form. Please feel free to share this advert with anyone who might be interested in or suitable for this position!

Project Worker – Target Specific Team

  • Salary: £26,548 per annum
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, specific days/hours to be negotiated   
  • Location: Edinburgh and East Lothian
  • Closing Date: 15th May 2023
Click here for Details & to Apply