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

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