Contact for Families with Disabled ChildrenParent carer forums are groups run by parents and carers of disabled children from a local area in England. Their aim is to make sure that services in their area meet the needs of disabled children and their families. On this page is a list of parent carer forums, listed by region, which includes contact details.
The Carers CentreWe are a well known local charity, dedicated to supporting unpaid carers across the diverse populations and communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Over the last 30 years we have supported thousands of carers who provide vital support to family members or friends in many differing ways. Here at The Carers Centre Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we are here to help you with whatever support you need to care for your loved ones. We have a wide range of services for carers and work with many partners who provide other specialist services to support you and your family with your caring role.
SENDIASS Leicester'SENDIASS' stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service. We were formerly called the Parent Partnership service and have been supporting parents and carers in Leicester City since 1999. At SENDIASS Leicester we can provide information and advice for: Parents and carers of children and young people aged 0 – 25 in Leicester City who are concerned about their child/young persons educational progress Children and young people aged 0 – 25 in Leicester City with SEND who are concerned about the educational progress they are making or the support they are receiving The information, advice and support we provide is confidential, impartial and non-judgemental, so don’t hesitate to contact us on 0116 482 0870.
LAS (Leicestershire Autistic Society)The Leicestershire Autistic Society (formed over20 years ago) provides support, information and advice to families and professionals dealing with Autism in Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland. We are a volunteer led organisation, where the vast majority of our volunteers being parents or carers of someone with ASD. One of our main aims is to continually strive to raise general awareness of ASD. We are also represented on City and County Autism specific forums where we campaign for further improvements in: diagnosis, the provision of relevant specialist education services, making Child/Adult service planning more ‘autism friendly’, accessible play and leisure services for Children and Adults with ASD, and the provision of better support for adults with ASD.
Chat HealthConfidential help and advice It’s safe and easy for you to speak to a qualified health professional. Just send a message, you don’t have to give your name. Discreet and quick. It only takes one message to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from trained health staff in your area.
Leicester City Parent Carer ForumLeicester's Parent Carer Forum was established in 2009 as an independent place for parent carers to engage with and influence the education, health and care providers in our local authority and help ensure that the services they provide for disabled children and young people are fit for purpose and value for money. Leicester's forum is organised entirely by and for parent carers and is always attended by Local Authority staff, Councillors, NHS/CCG mangers and Voluntary Organisation representatives who are there to listen to you and act on your recommendations. Parent carers and their supporters for any SEND child or young person in Leicester are always welcome to join in any of the meetings.
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