PARENT & CARER GROUPS
Let Us Communicate (LUC) is a SEND support network for parents, carers and professionals supporting children, young people and adults in UK. After the diagnosis of my child in February 2013. It dawned on me very quickly that services were slow to kick in, the wait was unbearable and I needed support from fellow parents who have experienced this journey into the unknown. LUC was found on 23 October 2013.
The LUC idea started during the Let Me Communicate (SLT course) where I met other parents and I suggested we start a parent support group called “let us communicate” and keep the fire burning. Without the parents’ voices, our children are left without appropriate support. We wanted to turn negatives into positives.
We run monthly workshops, expert professional training, engage with local authorities, service providers, world class experts, family fun days, work with local community organisations to SEND awareness and acceptance and work with the parent carer forum and parents co-production teams to influence decision making.
Agenda Topics: Understanding Autism, Early intervention, EHCP, Parent empowerment, LA/school/SENco duties, parental self care, entitlements, challenging behaviours, independent life skills, tribunals, Speech and language therapies, occupational therapy, behaviour therapies, sleep issues, feeding problems, sensory processing disorders
We are on a learning journey with our SEND children, young people and adults.
LUC is a voice for SEND children, young people and adults.
LUC is an ear for SEND families and communities.
LUC is a solution for professionals.
The best is yet to come... let us end the SEND crisis together.
Parent carer network central office
Parent Carers Together is a voluntary group of parents and carers of SEND children who are working together to make sure the services in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole local area meet the needs of children with SEND and their families.
We do this by gathering the views of local families and then working in partnership with local authorities, education settings, health providers and other providers to highlight where local services, processes and commissioners are working well or challenge when changes or improvements need to be made.