Wellbeing activities for parents set to continue

2nd April 2020

  • Last year, we received a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, which allowed us to produce two issues of this newsletter and run 30 information and wellbeing sessions for parent carers.

    Activities included taster sessions for pottery, fused glass art, yoga and singing. We also ran information sessions on a wide range of topics, from applying for an EHC plan to learning Makaton.

    We are pleased to announce that we have just received another grant, this time from the People’s Health Trust, for a similar project.

    This time, the funding is for two years, and will enable us to produce four issues of our newsletter and continue to run information and wellbeing activities for parent carers. We will start arranging sessions as soon as the social distancing measures have been lifted.

    Here’s what previous participants have said:

    “It was really informative. It empowered me and enabled me to reach out for help with requesting an EHC plan for my son.”

    “It was amazing. Making things is such a great stress reliever and it is so hard to find time and money to do things like this when you have a disabled child. I have a much bigger buffer in my stress/energy levels now so I can help my child more.”

    “Pottery was a fantastic opportunity to try something new and relaxing. The atmosphere was really calm. Lovely!”