PARENT & CARER GROUPS

Down’s Heart Group
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Information and support relating to heart conditions associated with Down's Syndrome.
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parent to parent advice, support and information for all ages.

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Parent carer network central office

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Parent Carer Foundation
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A network of support for parents, carers and professionals who supporting children, young people and adults in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole
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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.

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07585404335
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You care * We support * They succeed
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REACH North West is a voluntary community group that supports children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other social and communication difficulties.
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We help children to REACH their true potential by providing services that assist children to overcome communication difficulties and barriers to learning using a multi-disciplinary approach.
In addition we also provide practical advice, information, training and build partnerships with families, school and other professionals.

We formed in response to an overwhelming need for families to receive ‘whole family support’ beyond that currently offered by Local Authorities and the NHS. We know it takes a village to raise a child and therefore we support the child and the wider family including siblings.

Here at REACH North West we truly believe in our children and families. We strive to give quality training and support to enable children to flourish, we use every opportunity as a teaching opportunity, and we love to see families progress as a unit.

We help children to REACH their true potential by providing services that assist children to overcome communication difficulties and barriers to learning using a multi-disciplinary approach.

In addition we also provide social activities, practical advice, information, training and build partnerships with families, school and other professionals.

We must never put a limit on what our children can achieve. Our courses must always teach in a way in which each individual child learns , you will never find a one size fits all at Reach North West.

We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you to REACH North West.
Our website contains lots of great information including 'what is autism' Diagnosis information, spectrum voices, funding and grants, days out, lanyard scheme, travel and recommended reading - lots of links to help support families and children.

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Swindon SEND Families Voice
Address: c/o Hop, Skip and Jump, Upper Shaw Ridge, Ridge Green, Shaw, Swindon SN5 5PU
SN5 5PU
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Supporting families in Swindon that have children and young people with SEND.
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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.

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07486 873405
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Takiwatanga Support Services
Address: SS11 8JP
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We run Support Groups for parents of autistic children and organise activities for the children.
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We offer free support and help with EHCP and tribunal process. Within South Essex we run Woodland Warriors activity sessions and a Family Board Game Club, both specifically for autistic children and those with social anxiety. http://takiwatangasupportservices.co.uk/parent-support/

 

Takiwatanga Support Services is a South Essex based, registered charity (CIO no. 1184723). The trustees are either parents of autistic children, or professionals who work with SEND children.

Takiwatanga was set up to relieve the needs of autistic children (and/or children with social anxiety) and their families by:

1) providing information, signposting to relevant professional agencies and running emotional support groups to enable parents to help their children achieve their academic potential and minimise their child’s social anxiety;

2) providing social activities and opportunities for autistic children, tailored to their particular needs, to boost their self-esteem and improve their social skills, whilst enabling them to make friends with other neuro-diverse children and mix socially with neurotypical peers and siblings;

3) providing educational activities, in small groups, for children who are home-schooled and/or school refusers, as a result of their autism and/or social anxiety issues;

4) providing training to education and health professionals, parents and the wider public regarding the autistic spectrum, the benefits, the challenges and the best methods to support and communicate with autistic children;

5) raising public awareness of autism.

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