Helping parent carers access services, deal with their children’s schools effectively and make applications for support is all an essential part of what we do – but we also think that connecting with other families, building a social network of friends who are having similar experiences to you, and becoming part of a community is just as important for maintaining an ordinary life in demanding circumstances.
We provide peer support for members and non-members alike, from social events to follow-up meetings for our training courses. Find out more about what we do – and, of course, come down and say hello!
The first Tuesday of every month is our coffee morning! Whether you’ve got the kids in tow or not, you’re more than welcome to come down for a brew and a chat to make new friends and talk through any questions and concerns you have with our volunteers and staff. Find out more about our coffee mornings.
For those that can’t make the morning sessions, pop along to our afternoon tea on the third Wednesday of every month. Tea, cake, friendly faces, compassionate support – and the full run of our sensory toy library for the kids.
Training Course Support Meetings
We provide a number of training courses which, as well as building skills, knowledge and resilience for parent carers, are also a great way to meet others who have similar experiences to you, and understand what you’re going through. Friendships are made on our courses, and these follow-up meetings are an informal way for parents to keep in touch, have a chat over a coffee, and share any information.
Bowling, discos, drama workshops, days out – we run a variety of occasional social activities for parents and children. Take a look at our calendar, follow us on Facebook, or just get in touch to find out when we’ve got something coming up!