Assistance and Welfare for Parents, Families and Carers

Gateopener

Provides access to up-to-date information on local and national contacts for a wide range of topics regarding cerebral palsy and associated disabilities. Essential news and facts regarding support groups, newsletters, advocacy, campaigning and social activities are also provided. A friendly and professional team can help with a variety of problems and issues you may be facing.

Society Funding

A BDCPS sub committee meet quarterly to consider grants to individuals and families who are in need of specialist equipment. For example, this could be customised wheelchairs, second skins, splints, short residential breaks etc.

Parent/Carer Activities

BDCPS understand how isolating it can be entering into the unknown world of having a child with a disability. We provide opportunities for parents and carers to meet other parent carers and enjoy a relaxing time with a welcoming group of people.

We run parent/carer breakfasts and are looking to extend our activities to include things that have a positive impact on the health and well-being of our parent carers. This may be in the form of some pamper sessions, art/creative workshops, country walks, health and fitness classes, and visits out and about.

Meeting with other parent carers in similar situations is a fantastic way to share experiences, advice, information whilst providing each other with care and support. Most importantly, we want you to have fun! Having the understanding of those who have been through similar experiences allows parents and carers to feel less isolated and better informed to face the challenges ahead.