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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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Website Maintenance

We will be making some minor changes to the content of our website. We are carrying this out to ensure that you, our wonderful members and supporters are able to access up to date information you require in a timely fashion. The work will take around 7 days to complete however during this time we expect the vast majority of the website will be operating as
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New FUNLands Youth Club

Exciting new opportunity for children age 10-16 years with additional needs. NEW FUNLands Youth Club opening today. At Lealands High School, Sundon Park Youth Zone, Sundon Park Road Luton LU3 3AL 6.30 – 8.30pm Two open days Monday 3rd & Monday 10th February for Parent/Carers & Young People to come along as see what we have on offer. £2 weekly admission fee.  FUNLands will
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Andrew Selous MP for South West Bedfordshire hosts a visit for Families United Network

  Andrew Selous MP for South West Bedfordshire hosts a visit for Families United Network Families United Network supporter Andrew Selous MP hosted a visit yesterday for the charity at his offices opposite Parliament. The Chair Jo Stuart and Managing Director Mark Sutcliffe MBE were in attendance.  The visit provided the opportunity to highlight the good work FUN carries out in supporting disabled children
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