Together We Can Make a Difference

PODS Charity (Parents Opening Doors)

Involving & Supporting
Families who have a child or young person with
a disability or Additional need (age 0-25)
“Together we can
make a difference”
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Involving & Supporting
Families who have a child or young person with
a disability or Additional need (age 0-25)
“Together we can
make a difference”
Join pods
Involving & Supporting
Families who have a child or young person with
a disability or Additional need (age 0-25)
“Together we can
make a difference”
Join pods
Involving & Supporting
Families who have a child or young person with
a disability or Additional need (age 0-25)
“Together we can
make a difference”
Join pods
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who we are

“Together We Can Make a Difference”

We work across the whole range of services including health, education, social care, and alongside our voluntary sector partners – at a local, regional and national level. We are also members of the National Network of Parent Carer Forum.
Parent Carer Participation is when parents and professionals work together, recognising each other’s knowledge, to make informed decisions about services that make the best use of resources.
We are funded through the BIG Lottery Reaching Communities grant and through a Participation Grant from the Department for Education.
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PODS Parent Carer Forum

Get involved in shaping local services for families with disabled/additional needs children and young people.

Support

As parent carers ourselves we know only too well how isolating life can be, that's why we have a range of support available.

Activities

A range of activities are available for individuals aged 0-25 throughout the year, please check our activities page.

Latest News & Upcoming Events

NEW DATES – CHALLENGES AT HOME SESSIONS

“Challenges at Home” sessions for families who have a child on assessment pathway or undergoing diagnosis of autism. Open to...
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Short Breaks Forum Notes – 3rd July 2023

Please click on the following link to read the notes from the Short Breaks Forum on 3rd July: Short Breaks Forum...
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PODS September Activity Sessions

Join PODS this September for a variety of activity sessions! Parent/carer attendance is required. Please email jeannie@podstelford.org for more information. To book,...
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September Short Breaks Newsletter

Please click the following link to read the: September Short Breaks Newsletter
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PODS WOODLAND SESSIONS 

From Saturday 23rd September 2023 to Saturday 18th November 2023 at Lightmoor Nature Reserve, Telford, TF4 3QJ Join PODS and Shropshire...
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PODS October Activities

Join PODs this October for a variety of activities! Booking essential and parent/carer attendance essential. Open to children and young...
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‘DESIGN A PODS CHRISTMAS CARD’ COMPETITION & PODS CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN SESSION

With Christmas fast approaching we are running our popular Christmas card competition again. We would love for you to get creative and get involved, this...
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PODS SEND SLEEP TIGHT COURSE – ONLINE EVENING SESSIONS

We will be running our 3 week SEND Sleep Tight Course ONLINE on Monday’s in November starting 6th. The course...
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PODS Half Term Activities

Join PODS this October half term holidays for a variety of activity sessions! Join PODS this October half term holidays...
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Short Breaks Forum Notes – 3rd July 2023

Please click on the following link to read the notes from the Short Breaks Forum on 3rd July: Short Breaks...
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PODS Sensory Sessions

We have a range of sensory group sessions and private hire bookings available during August! Please visit Ticketsource for more...
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PODS Arthog Outreach and SkyReach Sessions 

Join PODS this September for sessions at Arthog Outreach (Wellington) and SkyReach (Town Park)! Sessions are every Monday at 4:45-6:15 and open...
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PODS Annual Report July 2023

Welcome to our Annual report which contains the financial reporting period April 2022 - March2023. PODS was set up in...
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PODS Family Experience Annual Survey

Please help us to share your experiences with our annual survey. The evidence from this report is used in discussions...
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Short Breaks Newsletter – July 2023 

Sharing from Telford & Wrekin Council... "On Wednesday 5th July, we held a Short Breaks Market Place Event to give...
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PODS Perinatal & Infant Disability Support Worker

Hello Everyone; I’m Louise and I am PODS new Perinatal & Infant Disability Support Worker. I am very much looking...
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PODS July Activities

Come and join PODS this July for a variety of activities! Parent/carer attendance is required and booking is essential. Wolf...
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PODS Picnic in the Park – New Venue!

Monday 7th August 2023 from 10am-4pm at Charlton High School, Apley Avenue, Wellington, Telford, TF1 3FA Come and join us...
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PODS Volunteer Opportunity

It's that time of year again for our exciting Picnic in the Park, remember this year, it is being held...
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PODS Happy Healthy & Active Holiday Scheme

PODS are delighted to be running another SEN holiday scheme over the Summer period. We have made a further alterations...
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New apps Coming Soon

We are getting Apps which will have all the latest information about our upcoming events and activities. Watch this space.