What we Do
Providing peer support
We create opportunities for parent carers to meet others in a similar situation, talk about their experiences and provide emotional support.
We run monthly coffee mornings, family fun days, Christmas events, monthly trampolining sessions and outreach visits to schools, nurseries and parent support groups.
For details of upcoming events, please visit our event calendar.
We believe that informed parents are empowered parents. We regularly provide information for our members through:
- monthly email bulletins and SMS alerts
- newsletters (circulation 6,000)
- information booklets
- Facebook and Twitter
- parent workshops, information sessions and conferences (for upcoming events, please see our event calendar).
Gathering and representing parents’ views
We use many traditional consultation methods, such as questionnaires and focus groups, to find out what parents think about the services their children receive. We also engage with parents through more informal events, like our coffee mornings, family events and outreach visits to schools and other settings. Over 40% of our members have attended at least one of our events.
Our parent representatives attend dozens of meetings with council officers, health and education professionals every year. Their role is to feed back the experiences of ALL parent carers – they are not there to talk about their own issues. Our reps value and use your feedback; so please tell us about your experiences!