We are a non for profit CIC Limited company run for and by those with a disability focused on promoting independence and work ready skills initially through our website, irrespective of disability or learning difficulty or SEND needs and wanting to record your lived experience and strategies. If you scroll down the home page you will see picture icons and categories for easy navigation. These themes lead to different groups of pages of information on each topic, these are: Money Management Benefits and Housing, Education, Health, Interests, Life in General, Workplace all in relation to disability. There is also a search option so for example if you put in Moderate Learning Disability you will get relevant pages. Information includes easy read materials for life topics to other materials helping those going to university and much more connected to disability.We want to be able to develop our own original webinars and other completely original materials on adult life topics, be more interactive as a learning resource and create a media wall of your experiences of disability and adult life we would like you to contribute to this. We also are looking to offer a creative enterprise retail work environment and our products also viewable on this website are used to fund our organisation, please take a look and show your support. Also check out our art creative competition!
Our Local Services
Expression of interest for the Summer. Services dependent on virus situation and funding/income situation.
We would love to hear from you if you are based in Buckinghamshire (High Wycombe , Aylesbury/ Princes Risborough and surrounding areas),have a disability/Learning disability/autism and you would be interested in volunteering in the following:
Photography day visits to local attractions
Product design using photographs and enterprise workshop sessions
Product creation workshops like jewellery making, furniture up cycling
Retail and customer service experience including product sourcing
Website and digital skills sessions
Paid services such as help with PIP application forms
Help with CVs and application forms/interview skills
Sessions on adult life skill easy read topics
Ipad apps for education sessions
Entry level to level 1 creative writing and life skills based literacy sessions
Mentoring and self esteem sessions
Social media skills
Online creative completions and activities
Work experience finding
We would also love to hear from you if either you want to get involved sharing strategies for overcoming disability for adult life be that personal accounts, art or videos others can learn from or if you have a disability and would like to promote your creativity or art work with us.
We will be looking to make our site more interactive with more online support with a forum but also a means to collect your disability experiences and achievements for adult life for example we would like to include a video wall and art/creativity. We would like to develop the site so it may promote creativity and art work of individuals with disabilities they do not just in our sessions but hopefully independently from home.
Social games like board games
Lewisham Parents and Carer’s Forum (LPCF) is a voluntary group of parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with special/additional needs and disabilities (SEND) living in the London Borough of Lewisham.
We provide an opportunity for parents and carers to express their views and input into the planning and delivery of SEND services.
We signpost, support and empower families to obtain the best possible support and services for their children.
Free membership is for all parents and carers in Lewisham
We provide a drop in service at Kaleidoscope Drop In once a month together with other support groups in Lewisham.
We talk to other parents about their views and opinions on matters of interest and feed back to the relevant statutory sectors, as well as nationally.
We gather information on services and activities in the borough and share these with parents and carers and other organisations, including school SENCos.
We organise presentations, workshops and training for parents and carers on topics of interest and relevance to their children and young people.
We encourage participation and engagement of parents and carers.
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.