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Hart Hill Adventure Playground

Sunday 13th April is our next exclusive hire of Hart Hill Adventure Playground with Autism Beds and Phab Friendz. You do not need to book.  Just come along to the session running 2.30pm – 4.30pm Sunday 13th April Hart Hill Adventure Playground Brooms Hill/Haddon Road Luton Beds LU2 0JP £1 per child Turn up and pay on the day.


FUN Membership

Reminder It is time to renew your membership.  You would have received a membership form in the post along with the exciting news that there is no longer a membership fee.  FUN needs you to complete and return you membership form.  Once your membership is received your details will be updated on our systems, and you will be able to access all the services
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End of the first week from FUN’s Holiday Club

End of the first week – looking forward to starting the 2nd! Here are the latest photos from FUN’s Holiday Club at Lealands High School. With the lovely weather, many of our service users made good use of our safe, enclosed outdoor play area. The Arts and Crafts zone has been very busy, along side ou…r sensory room featuring the 4D sense equipment.  Members
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Sheena & Tony’s 10k British London Run!

Tony and Sheena Burgess are running the 10k British London Run in aid of Families United Network after volunteering at the recently passed FUN comedy night. They have signed up as a couple to complete this 10K event and are looking forward to the challenge ahead. Tony & Sheena are currently in training and working hard and will post some pictures as the training progresses,
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Parent/Carer Conference was a great source of information

On the 8th March FUN held a Parent/Carer conference for those that access service within Central Bedfordshire. Many Parent/Carers attended the event to hear about the Local Offer that will be rolling out in September.  This involves Education, Health, Social Care and Transition.  Professionals from the local authority attended and guided parents through what this means to them as families.  Parent/Carers were then asked to feed back their
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Local mum takes on the challenge of Ben Nevis

Local mum and member of FUN is taking on a challenge to support FUN, please read her story: To summarise, I am climbing Ben Nevis on Saturday 4th October.  I decided to take on this challenge because I want as many positives as possible to come out of my family’s experience of autism; my son Matthew is 5, he is on the autistic spectrum,
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Comedy Night Success

Thank you to all that attended and supported our 4th Charity Comedy Night.  Everyone enjoyed the selection of comedy and there was plenty of laughter. FUN would like to thank everyone that helped to make the evening a great success from Paul Orchard from the Gate, Household Estate our Corporate Sponsors, to the generosity of all that donated raffle prizes, the Comedians, Julia & Brian
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Q & A sessions with Andrew Selous MP

Families United Network is pleased to announce to our members an opportunity for a Q & A session from Andrew Selous MP for South West Bedfordshire.  As we all know, Andrew Selous is a dedicated supporter of FUN and he cares greatly about the charity and the issues our members face. Below are some suggestive topics, but your question can be about anything that
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Parent/Carer Conference in Central Bedfordshire

Families United Network are holding their 4th Annual Conference on the 8th March 2014. Our aim is to offer parent/carers the opportunity to learn about changes to services, to contribute their knowledge and experiences and to learn about specific topics to support the family. We will be offering a selection of FREE workshops including: Sleep, Wills & Trusts, Puberty & Adolescence and Managing Challenging
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Luton Parent Training Opportunities

New Training Opportunities for Luton Parent/Carers. Families In Focus CIC parenting course working in Partnership with Luton Borough Council and Autism Beds. Topics for the training includes: Understanding children’s behaviours How to use effective praise and other communication techniques The impact of having a child with disability on the whole family Exploring a range of strategies to manage challenging behaviours Handling conflict – simple
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