Grant funding round now closed

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Our grant round (for 2017 funding) has now closed.  The next funding round will be launched in Spring 2017, with successful funding beginning in January 2018.


Grant funding round now open

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The next funding round has now launched, with grants for successful candidates to begin in January 2017.

The principal aim of the PLCT is: “To increase the number of babies and toddlers (aged conception to 3 years of age) in Gloucestershire who experience loving, nurturing and harm-free childhoods”.

It is intended that PLCT funded programmes will promote secure attachment between babies and their primary care givers.

Grant are awarded for up to three years for between £15,000 – £40,000 per year.

The deadline for ‘Expression of Interest‘ application forms is 5th May 2016.

Please see our ‘How to Apply‘ and ‘Application forms and relevant documents‘ pages for more information.

Presentation from Funding Fair

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The Trust attended a very busy and successful Funding Fair on 7th March at The Pavilion.  Thanks to GAVCA for organising such a worthwhile event.

It was good to speak to so many people at our stand and to see those who attended our presentation.

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Here is a copy of the presentation.  Our grant funding round will launch on 1st April.  Full details are on our ‘How To Apply’ page.

PLCT Grant Round 2016 presentation – prezi


We will be at GAVCA’s Funding Fair

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The Peter Lang Children’s Trust will be at GAVCA’s Funding Fair on Monday 7th March, 1pm-3pm at The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham.

Come along and chat to us about our grant funding.

More information about the funding fair can be found at http://www.gavca.org.uk

Directions to The Pavilion at http://www.thepavilion-cheltenham.org.uk/find-us.html

New logo for PLCT

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The Trust has now launched its new logo.  We hope you like it.


PLCT ‘Group Intervention’ conference

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The Peter Lang Children’s Trust held very successful conference on ‘Group Intervention” on Friday 26th June at The Pavilion in Cheltenham.  Over 60 delegates attended this interesting and informative day.

Presentations were given by:

Dr Rebecca Johnson from Solihull Approach – http://www.solihullapproachparenting.com

Dr Karen Bateson from Baby Steps, NSPCC – http://www.nspcc.org.uk

Trudi Webber from Best Begininings, speaking about their Baby Buddy app – http://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk

Dr Christine Puckering from Mellow Parenting – http://www.mellowparenting.org

PLCT ‘Group Intervention’ conference

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Peter Lang Children’s Trust is holding a conference on ‘Group Intervention’ on Friday 26th June, 9,30am – 4.30pm at The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6PN

Speakers include:

  “Solihull Approach” – Dr Rebecca Johnson, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Solihull Approach

A brief outline of the Solihull Approach model and its relevance to both professionals and parents, with a focus on our groups and courses for parents (antenatal, postnatal and on-going parenting). Rebecca will introduce the latest exciting release from the Solihull Approach – a brand new online antenatal course and free online portal called ‘Our Place’.

  “Click – antenatal classes: one-off 3 hour evidence based antenatal classes where less can be more” – Dr Tejinder Kondel, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, ClickParenting

This presentation will describe how ‘Click’ antenatal classes have a transformational impact on the mother-infant relationship when compared to routine antenatal classes. Additionally, the first longitudinal study to report advanced cognitive, social and emotional advances in the children at age 2.5 – 3 years.

  “Baby Steps” –  Dr Karen Bateson, Consultant Clinical Child Psychologist, NSPCC

A new evidence-based perinatal education programme for parents who need additional support, including those who may have chaotic lifestyles and who traditionally might be called ‘hard to reach’. Baby Steps is a nine-session group programme for mums-and dads-to-be, beginning with a home visit, then parents attend six weekly group sessions before the baby is born, followed by three more sessions after the birth.

“Delivering to families the Mellow Way” – Dr Christine Puckering, Clinical Psychologist, Mellow Parenting and the Mellow Team

 The Mellow Team will give a brief overview of Infant Mental Health, attachment and how they fit into Mellow Parenting. This will be followed by an introduction to the antenatal phase and Mellow Bumps, leading into Mellow Babies, along with a presentation on working with Dads the Mellow Way.

Please click here for the booking form (PDF format) Conference flyer & booking form1 (Word format) BOOKING FORM