Family Liaison...

The Family Liaison Officer role is:
 
 To act as a first point of contact for all families and help with enquiries about the services and leisure activities that children and young people can access both at    Serennu and within the local area
 To guide and support families to navigate the ‘system’, signpost to the correct professionals and help to co-ordinate appointments
 To offer support with form filling, such as for Disability Living Allowance
 To ensure that all families are provided with access to appropriate services at Serennu and to obtain feedback to inform service development.
 
 
Serennu Children's Centre... 
 
Jayne Jones is Sparkle’s Family Liaison Officer based in the Family Information Area at Serennu. Jayne has always had a connection to Sparkle and Serennu Children’s Centre through her teenage son, who has Cerebral Palsy. Jayne is extremely passionate about promoting the services that Sparkle offer because she can relate to the difference and the positive impact that this magnificent building and wonderful staff make to individuals and families.
 
 
 
Jayne also supports the parent support groups that run regularly at Serennu and runs information events twice a year where families can seek information from health, education, sport and voluntary sectors. They will also organise drop-in sessions, where families can meet charities such as SNAP face to face.

Sparkle also produces a regular monthly newsletter which highlights current developments at Serennu. You can email Jayne  to sign up to the newsletter.
Please see latest newsletters below:
 
April Newsletter                       September Newletter
 


If you have a child or young person who has a disability or developmental difficulty and live in Newport, South Torfaen or South Monmouthshire then you can contact Jayne easily:
 
 Drop in to see Jayne when you’re next at Serennu for an appointment
 Telephone on 01633 748 013, or
Jayne is based in the Family Information Area to the right of the reception desk at the Serennu Centre.
 
 
Nevill Hall Children’s Centre...

Ian Thomas is the Family Liaison Officer at Nevill Hall Children’s Centre and like Jayne Jones at Serennu Children's Centre, he is on hand as a first point of contact for families and can help with enquiries about the services and leisure activities within the local area.

 

Ian can guide and support families to navigate the ‘system’, signpost to the correct professionals and support such was Parent Workshops as well as offer support with form filling, such as for Disability Living Allowance or applications for grant funding.

 

Ian is available at Nevill Hall Children’s Centre Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4pm

Drop in to see Ian when you are next at the Children's Centre for an appointment or contact him on 01873 733176 or ian.thomas12@wales.nhs.uk

 

what they say about family liaison...

"I have found Jayne is not only a wealth of information but is also prepared to help me out with sourcing information and chasing things up for me. It’s lovely to take Imogen to participate in an activity and while we are busy Jayne will take on a task on my behalf and have the answers and information ready for me before I leave the centre”
Catherine, Imogen’s Mum
 
"Jayne has been a great help with all the forms. I call and ask her a question and she finds out the answer and always gets back to me. She helps me chase appointments and things, relieving me from always being the one needing to do the chasing. Its lush!”
Sally, Ioan’s Mum