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Newly Pregnant?

From Monday 22 February 2021, maternity services at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) will be going digital, transferring to a new system called Badgernet Maternity. This means that women will no longer need to carry around their pregnancy notes, accessing everything online and via app. It also means that newly pregnant women can self-refer online rather than going to their GP.

PHU is the first site to go digital, with local maternity services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to follow.

Use of Video in Educational Psychology Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.

PPV Coffee Morning 18/03/2021

Join our Zoom Coffee Morning at 10am until 11.30am on 18/03/2021.See you there!

See you there!

Annual Special Educational Needs and Disability Survey

We would like to hear your views, experiences and thoughts on SEND services and support in Portsmouth City and would be grateful if you could spend a few moments completing the survey.

There are just a few short questions to answer and it will really help us to understand, develop and shape the future of SEND across our lovely city.

You can access the survey by clicking the link below. Please also encourage any fellow parent carers and friends to also complete the survey.

The Survey will be open until the 19th March 2021.

Natalie’s Blog Part 8

Hello from the PPV team,

PPV have been really busy since we returned in January and continue to work remotely during the latest lockdown.

PPV set up a peer to peer support group which has welcomed parent carers and provided an opportunity to gather feedback from across the city and a chance to focus on how they are feeling.

Due to this success, and once face-to-face meeting/groups resume, we will be holding these support groups in the north and south of the city.

As you may have seen, unfortunately PDF have made the difficult decision to close the charity. However this does not effect PPV and the services and support we offer families are continuing to run.

Our Co-production work has increased and so has the level of participation from professionals and parent carers. If you are interested in taking part in PPV Co-production work to help improve, create and change services, please contact cat.sidwell@p-d-f.org.uk

PPV have been invited to more meetings across SEND, including meetings regarding training NHS staff, BLM and Educational Psychologist research.

PPV have been working in co-production on the Portsmouth ND Tool research project. We have facilitated training of over 100 professionals working across all services and sectors, and have now been given the go ahead from ethics to start gathering research. This is a real exciting time for PPV as this tool will benefit many families and provide much needed support.

Please stay safe and reach out if you need support, sign posting or guidance.

PPV Manager

Portsmouth Disability Forum – Breaking News

Portsmouth Disability Forum have made the difficult decision to wind up the charity following several years of reduced funding against a background of increased costs. The Board of Trustees wanted to ensure that that the voice and needs of those who experience disability are heard and addressed and are working with HIVE Portsmouth, to seek ways of providing access and inclusion for all in the life of the local communities and city.

What this means for PPV is that not only will we have a new location which is to be confirmed HIVE Portsmouth will take on the role of supporting PPV, this will provide access to more support within the community for our families.

PPV understand the importance of the PCF and our services are continuing to run as normal and we will keep you all updated as an when we are given information.

PPV welcome any questions you may have in regards to this change, if you have a question please let us know so we can forward these on to Portsmouth Disability Forum or HIVE Portsmouth if needed.

PPV will then respond and provide any additional updates.

Dynamite Quizzes and Social Catch Ups!

Portsmouth Parent Voice March Support Group Meeting 01/03/2021 @10am

How to Contact PPV

Please note that we are an appointment only service and our opening times are from 9.30am until 2.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please make an appointment by using one of the contacts below. If you leave a message, we will endeavour to get back to you within 3 working days.

E-mail is our preferred method of contact.

PPV Manager email: ppvmanager@p-d-f.org.uk

PPV Admin email: ppvadmin@p-d-f.org.uk

Phone: 07712 439159 please note that we are only able to take calls on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays only between 10am-2pm

We’re situated just off of Highland Road, Southsea at The Frank Sorrell Centre:

The Frank Sorrell Centre
Prince Albert Road
Southsea
Hampshire
PO4 9HR