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Parents/Carers Support

The Children’s sleep charity- Sleep information

http://www.thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk/leaflets.php

Children’s and Family Centres

To see what is going on at you local Children’s and Family centre please use the link below and select the centre you want,

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/location-directories/find-a-children-and-family-centre/ 

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum  Website

The West Sussex Parent Carer Forum have a website at www.wspcf.org.uk

Written and developed by parent carers, it aims to be both simple and easy to use.   Both parent carers and professionals, will find information on what we do and the help and support that is available in West Sussex for children and young people, aged 0-25 with additional needs and disabilities, and their families.

Please note that, as a registered charity, we are using org.uk in our domain name.  Our emails have also changed to this effect and you can contact us on our general office email at office@wspcf.org.uk

Behaviour Support Group for Parents and Carers

Sup Group

Well Springs Newsletter

WELLSPRING WEST SUSSEX- A regular newsletter for children and young people with disabilities, and their parents and carers across West Sussex. Click here to see Oak Grove College feature in Well Spring’s newsletter.

 

Events available in the Worthing area

Weekly/monthly parent and carers events

 

SEND Newsletter

The latest SEND newsletter has lots of useful information including:

  • Key points on the new Care Act and Children & Families Act 2014
  • How to feedback on the West Sussex Local Offer?
  • What you said about our Newsletter
  • Information on our new website which is being launched shortly

Click here to open/download up our latest newsletter

Umbrella Arts

Umbrella Arts is an exciting new day service for adults with learning disabilities and those on the Autistic spectrum that provides art therapy, a chance to make new friends, to improve your independence skills and to be involved in social enterprise opportunities.

For more information, call Chris Foster on 01243 214122 or e-mail at chris.foster@autismsussex.org.uk

Umbrella Arts

Click on the poster to visit the website

Autism Sussex

Autism Sussex are offering families FREE support and information over the summer. Sessions do have to be pre booked. Autism Sussex are also offering a siblings session over the summer too. You can find out more on their website

Autism Sussex

Reaching Families

Here is a summary of the projects and services provided by Reaching Families

Making Sense Of It All – a comprehensive handbook for parent-carers covering subjects like diagnosis, coping strategies, benefits & money matters, education, getting help from health & social care agencies, local leisure opportunities, etc. it also contains a directory of over 400 local and national organisations and an extensive jargon buster.The book costs £5 and can be ordered via our website or it is also FREE to download as a PDF.

Factsheets – we have published a series of factsheets on childhood disabilities which combines clinical information on a given condition with local information on relevant projects and services. Again, these are free to download from our website

Training Roadshow – we deliver a range of training workshops at locations and venues across the county. Subjects covered include benefits, challenging behavior, communications, changes in education, handling stress & building resilience and sleep management. Training dates are regularly updated on our website

Group counseling – we have begun providing group counseling to parents. We’re currently running a group in Crawley and will be running another group in Bognor in the Autumn. More information will be posted on our website

Reaching Families