Our family support service is an example of a service that has grown in response to the needs of our families. BDCPS understand how isolating it can be entering into the unknown world of having a child with a disability and wanted to reach families as early as possible.
Little Sweet Peas is our weekly group for pre-school children and their parent carers to enjoy music, stories and sensory play in an informal and relaxed environment. Trained staff and volunteers are on hand [for cuddles] to give parent carers a chance to chat to our Family Support Workers or just to have a cuppa and some lunch with other parent carers.
Our small team of Family Support Workers are trained staff, many who are parent carers themselves. They can provide support, guidance, signposting and many practical tasks, from helping to complete disability benefit forms to supporting at meetings or just being a friendly ear in times of crisis.
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. 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.
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.
“Enhancing the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy”
A sub-committee which considers grants to individuals and families in need of specialist equipment such as wheelchairs or respite breaks. If you are in need of any funding then please contact us.