PARENT & CARER GROUPS
Are you a Dudley Parent/Carer?
Come and join the brand new Online Community Forum today developed for you by Care and Share in partnership with Working Together For Change - Dudley Parent Carer Forum!
✅ Take part in consultations from your home on your device
✅ Take part in surveys based on SEND services in Dudley
✅ Share experiences and information with other parent Carers
✅ Ask the forum important questions to take to strategic meetings about all kind of issues affecting your child's health and education etc.
✅ Share SEND activities with others stay up to date with other activities!
✅ Need free web space for your SEND service to tell people about what you do? Get in touch!
✅ Can't get to a Forum Activity? Take part from your device and have your say wherever you go!
Come and join us today at
We support families in several ways.
● offer parental support including advice, information, signposting,
positive parenting courses, training and social events.
● children’s activities including swimming, trampolining,
Youth Club and a specialised socialisation group for children aged 7 to 11 in Northwich
and intensive social skills classes.
● we also run a range of support for adults on the autism
spectrum – two social evenings a month, intensive
independence living skills, and working in partnership to
provide personalised supported employment.
● ChAPS also runs the autism Attention Card in conjunction
with Cheshire Police, Merseyside Police, NW Ambulance and Cheshire Fire.
parent to parent advice, support and information for all ages.
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
The charitable purpose of Parent Carer Foundation is to give parents and families a voice for their children, young people and adults with all kinds of disability or SEND with or without a diagnosis, we have a large database of parents/carers that we support, advocate, empower and educate to raise awareness and change perception to break down those barriers around all kinds of disabilities and mental health.
Parent Carer Foundation is run by trained experienced volunteers who have enhanced DBS and have first hand experience who will offer support, advice and signpost to parents, carers and families regardless of age who are carrying out a caring role, everyone is welcome to sign up and attend our many mornings and evening events.
Young children are welcome to attend our day-time events, families are welcome to bring their own support worker from other agencies if they wish.
We run a wide range of monthly training and workshops across the year that is open to parents/carers and professionals. These events are an attempt to support through times of change and at whatever stage of the journey parents/carers may find themselves. These are open to parents/carers of children and young people of any age with SEND or disabilities with or without a diagnosis. Young adults are welcome to attend evening sessions with their families if they wish to do so. We hold many coffee mornings and events throughout Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
These mornings are open to families with young children, parents/carers who are welcome to attend to grab a coffee, have a chat and be involved and share any concerns. Our volunteers are experienced and will offer help and signpost you to the relevant services and will support you throughout the whole process so you are not on your own.
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.
The parent carer forum for Swindon. We gather feedback from families to help influence and change local SEND services. We also host a monthly support group, free workshops and an online support group (search The SEND Room on Facebook). To find out more and join our mailing list please look at our website or find us on Facebook: Swindon SEND Families Voice.