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Parent groups in East Cambs and Fenland, plus county-wide

Countywide: Helping Little Hands Learn

Helping Little Hands Learn know that often parents have to become the 'therapist' in their child's life and can miss out on those important times of 'just being a parent'. Helping Little Hands Learn provide direct consulting, support and care to families with children with special needs including therapy/play sessions, transitions, in home care. Contact: Skye Ward, Phone:07867966949 Email:info@helpinglittlehandslearn.com.

Web www.helpinglittlehandslearn.com/

 

Cambridgeshire: Home From Home Care

Home From Home Care was created by parents of a daughter with special needs to provide exceptional specialist residential care for adults (18+) with complex needs including Autism, Epilepsy, PMLD, Cerebral Palsy and High Vulnerability. Paul and Ann de Savary, who created the company, have gained a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of transition from going through the process with their daughter. Paul and Ann are passionate about sharing their knowledge with other parents going through the same situations so are happy to attend any parent group meetings or other such events to speak directly with parents about transition. Contact: Ann de Savary on 01749 676724.

Web www.homefromhomecare.com

 

Cambridgeshire: Intensive Interaction Regional Support Network

Intensive Interaction Regional Support Network meets twice a term at various locations. Teaching pre-speech fundamentals to children and adults with severe learning difficulties and/or autism, who are at an early stage of communication development. Open to all. Contact: Shelley Lockwood by Phone: 07748 980442.

 

Cambridgeshire: Parents Forum for parents of deaf children and young people

Parents Forum for parents of deaf children and young people meets termly at various locations. Deafness or hearing loss aged 0-19. Contact:  Natalie PulferPhone 07920 258705. 

 

Cambridgeshire: Parents Liaison and Advisory Network (PLAN)

Parents Liaison and Advisory Network (PLAN) meets once a term at various venues around the county. Parents and Carers Task Group (PaCT) meets when required. These networks are run by SENDIASS, formerly the Parent Partnership Service, for parents and carers of children and young people with any type of disability or additional need. Contact: Bob WilsonPhone: 01223 699211. 

Web www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/local-offer/local-offer-care-and-family-support/send-information-advice-and-support-service-sendiass/

 

Countywide: Peterborough and surrounding Counties Family Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Support Group

Support group sessions are held at The Spinney, Hartwell Way, Ravensthorpe, Peterborough. PE3 7LE, where it works in partnership with Little Miracles.

2017 meetings - all 10.30am to 1pm

June 11 

July 9

September 10

October 15

November 12

December 3

 

About the group

The Peterborough Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder family support group has had a successful history of providing information, advice and guidance to over one hundred families affected by FASD and the professionals who work with them. And provides an opportunity for families to meet and socaialise in a non judgmental, supportive environment. 

The group is self-supporting and only recieves support from the charity that provides our meeting venue and the families that attend. It provides bespoke support for individuals affeced by the condition.

All memebers of the family and friends, especially childre,n are welcome to attend and meet with others who are experiencing the affects of FASD on a daily basis and understand what it is like to live with the condition.

Families who attend the support group come from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. However, anyone affected by FASD is more than welcome to attend.

Familes are referrred through word of mouth, via the Peterborough City Care Clinic & Social Care, Fostering and Adoption settings through out the Eastern region.

In order to promote the maximum attendance and to support as many families as possible, the support group is not linked to any national FASD charity, but seeks their affiliation to the important work that we are able to do in the region. 

If you want further information them, please contact Brian Roberts on 07906 988992 or via email on fieldofenterprise@gmail.com 

Brian is an independent trainer & consultant specialising in providing support for vulnerable children & young people and those that care for and work with them. Brian is a qualified senior teacher and with his wife; Maureen has fostered for over 20 years. He undertakes commissioned work and also works for the Kate Cairns Associates. He is Co-chair of the Fostering Network England Advisory Committee, Chair of Bedfordshire FCA and a school governor. Brian & Maureen are special guardians and foster carers for at least 4 children affected by FASD.

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioural, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications.

UK-based information, advice and guidance relaing to FASD

All Party Parliamentary Group on FASD   www.appg-fasd.org.uk 

FASD Network UK www.fasdnetwork.org 

FASD Trust www.fasdtrust.co.uk 

No FAS UK www.nofas-uk.org 

Scottish Government FASD Awareness toolkit www.gov.scot/Resource/0043/00435992.pdf 

 

Group organiser

Brian Roberts

18, Doddington Road,

Chatteris

PE16 6UA

 

Peterborough: Think Autism

Think Autism Parent Support Group meets in Peterborough every 6 weeks and is for parents only. You must sign up to attend. Contact Elisa FerriggiPhone 07961 027007. 

Web www.thinkautism.co.uk