Our information day on 4 March brought over 120 parent carers to St Mary’s. There was a real buzz in the air – people clearly felt excited about finally being able to meet again in person.
Parents were able to browse information stalls run by 28 organisations, pick up leaflets and chat to staff. Services represented included Council services like the Autism Education Team and SNIPS, NHS services like Speech and Language Therapy and Health Visiting, local organisations like the Carer’s Centre and Disability Sheffield, and national charities like the Family Fund.
It was great to see parents leave the event with armfuls of information. We asked them on the evaluation form if they had any unanswered questions, but most said that they had found everything they needed.
“I have learnt information that I can use directly in my son’s SEN review next week. It is invaluable to be able to speak to key people. I can’t recommend enough!”
“This has been a fantastic and worthwhile visit and I have learnt so much!”