Families with a disabled child very often deal with similar life styles and face the same challenges in being a carer. Concerns ranging from education, access to services, respite and other issues directly related to their children’s needs are common and carers often feel unsupported in one or many of these areas. FOBE aim to bring Parents/carers of disabled children together for friendship, to share information and to support one another.
Parent support can include:
Consultations – FOBE organises consultations with parents of disabled children to keep at the forefront of issues affecting them. Parents/Carers appreciate having the opportunity to voice their concerns and it’s important that they feel listened to. We use this information to help lobby the local authority to support carers with their concerns. Finally we use what we find to review our services and keep them targeted to the areas that matter most.
Outreach Work – Our Family Worker keeps in contact with parents including texts, phone calls and home visits homes to provide support with many things including advocacy, signposting, form filling, informal training and just dropping in to see how things are.