West Sussex Parent Carer Forum
We are an independent charity run mostly by parent volunteers; we represent parent/carer views to various organisations and professional bodies to improve county/health/social care services for disabled children, young people and their families.
What we do:
- Represent the views and lived experiences of parents/carers to the appropriate bodies within health, education and social care.
- Provide advice and support parents through training, conferences and roadshows to empower you when working with practitioners who are supporting your child/young person.
- Provide holistic information and signpost you to relevant services including health, education, social care and voluntary organisations.
- Our phone is manned Mon – Fri, if you leave a message, your call will be returned. Become a member and receive our email bulletins on a regular basis. We use our Facebook page to post information and local/national updates.
Our users say:
“Having attended the Making your Voice Heard’ training I felt more confident in speaking to professionals about my son’s needs, thank you”
First Steps to Adulthood Horsham
We will be filling the Sports Hall at Collyer's College, Horsham with many services, organisations and providers who can support you and your family. If you have a young person aged 14-25 with additional needs or disabilities you are invited to drop in anytime between 5-7.30pm to pick up information, speak to some of the organisations direct and a chance to ask all those questions you need.
Coffee Cake Information & Networking (CCIN)
An event for parent carers of children with additional needs and disabilities to receive advice, support and information from West Sussex Parent Carer Forum and many other organisations. There will be bookable time slots for 1:1's with professionals on the day, however you do not need to book a ticket or be a member to attend. Children are welcome :-) pic https://westsussex-local-offer.s3.am
First Steps to Adulthood Worthing
We will be filling the Exhibition Hall at Worthing College with many services, organisations and providers who can support you and your family. If you have a young person aged 14-25 with additional needs or disabilities you are invited to drop in anytime between 5-7.30pm to pick up information, speak to some of the organisations direct and a chance to ask all those questions you need. We will a
'Pop Up Surgery' First drink on us!
Coffee, Cake, Information and Networking Events are being run throughout the County this year so following on from these events we will be running a Pop Up Surgery. A number of our team will be present between 10-12 to help parent carers navigate some of the hurdles that we all come across. Our team have a breadth of knowledge and will be able to signpost you to what is helpful in your situation