Parents Connect

Parents Connect is a 6-week support programme for parents and carers of young disabled people in London. It will also be available in Leeds from September 2019.

Eligibility

The service is for you, if you:

  • are an adult aged 18 or over
  • are the parent or carer of a young disabled person between the age of 0 and 18.

The support you will get

Parents Connect aims to give you the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents in a local social setting. As well as providing additional information to help you support your child.

A Course Facilitator will check in with you in the second and sixth week of the programme.

Parent groups

The sessions will be groups of up to 12 parents or carers. There will be six parent groups, one each week.

Parent groups take place on weekdays between 9am and 9pm and Saturdays between 9am and 12pm.

Each parent group will:

  • last a couple of hours
  • encourage you to talk to others in the group
  • provide you with information about local and national services.

We will do our best to place you in a group that is close to where you live, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Locations

London

Parents Connect is available to parents and carers in London.

Our next parent groups start in London:

Wednesday 4 September at Islington Town Hall.

Thursday 12 September at Here East.

Leeds

Parents Connect is available to parents and carers in Leeds.

Our next parent groups start in Leeds:

Tuesday 1 October: Central Leeds .

Friday 11 October: Morley.

Thursday 17 October: Pudsey.

It's not suitable for everyone

Parents Connect cannot help you with:

Your experience is important to us

At the end of the programme, you will be given the opportunity to feedback on your experience with Parents Connect. This could be a short survey or telephone call. All feedback will be used to improve the service we offer.

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