SUN Groups

The Staffordshire Umbrella Network (SUN) is a networking group looking at issues affecting children and young people with special educational needs and their families.

The network provides an opportunity for parents, carers, voluntary groups and agencies - such as education, social care and health - to get together and help to make a real difference to the quality of services and people's lives in the community.

We will:

  • Look at good practice.
  • Look at what parents really want or need.
  • Provide a forum for consultation.
  • Help professionals and parents exchange information.
  • Provide agencies with a better understanding of children with additional needs and their families.

Testing the latest gadgets and gizmos

During the autumn term of 2015, in our meetings, we learnt about the latest assistive technology. We learnt how technological advances, gadgets and gizmos could help you and your family.

The sessions were tailored around the most popular items identified by parents who completed our assistive technology questionnaire. Many thanks to the parents who took the time to fill this in.

All your comments have been pulled together and can be found here:

Assistive technology collated report (429 KB)

Test the technology update

Please see the update below following the assistive technology sessions:

Test the technology update (254 KB)

Following the sessions at the SUN meetings we also put together a factsheet of useful links:

Assistive technology - useful websites, apps and links (467 KB)

If there is something you have found particularly useful, please let us know so we can add it to the factsheet and share with other parents.

What's on offer?

The SUN network groups cover the county. Current active network groups are:

A county get-together is organised annually. Please check the website for forthcoming dates. We would be delighted to see you at the meetings.

Further information

Please see the leaflet below for more information:

SUN Leaflet (2.2 MB)