COVID-19 Update from ABLE

Dear Colleagues

I am hearing and seeing so many stories of the way in which our colleagues and schools/academies are responding, helping, advising and reassuring people during this unprecedented situation. I know that our members are playing such a big part of the teams that are doing everything they can to support children and their families at this difficult time. It makes me hugely proud and I want to thank everyone for their outstanding dedication in keeping our schools and academies open where they are needed for those key workers that we will come to rely so heavily on over the next few weeks. We all have a unique role to play during this time, and our duty and focus is to ensure that children and their families of key workers have access to care in our schools.

Due to the current situation we have made a decision, as a committee, to cancel the conference on 16th June and all training events for the remainder of this academic year. However, when our day time roles have settled a little, we will be working on offering you a variety of webinars and links for training and well-being support that you can access from wherever you may be working. Keep the date of the conference clear in your diaries, so that you can access some of the things we are planning for you.

Most important of all, make sure you find time for yourselves. It is so important that we consider our own well-being at this stressful time as we cannot look after others if we are not prepared as individuals.

Finally, please take care, look after yourselves and your families and we will see you all again when we come out of the other side of this.

Chair, ABLE


Exciting new Venues for 2019/20

We have listened to feedback from our members and are very excited to confirm the venue and conference dates for the next year.

Autumn Conference: 15th October 2019 at Eastwood Hall.

Spring Conference: 12th February 2020 at Eastwood Hall.

Summer Conference: 16th June 2020 at Eastwood Hall.

Our conference agenda includes the opportunity for delegates to visit our exhibition throughout the course of the day.

If you are interested in exhibiting at an ABLE conference, please click here for more details.

Targeted Training

As an ABLE member you can attend up to six half day training sessions for free.  Dates and titles are yet to be published – look out for details soon!

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