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Hi, I am Kay . I have been involved with Parent Carers Cornwall for several years both as a parent volunteer representative and now as the lead Director. It was through having my youngest son who has Special Needs that brought me into the world of Parent Carers Forums. I have always felt passionately about ensuring parent/carers have their voices and views heard.
Working in partnership with service leads can sometimes be challenging but rewarding when you know you can make a difference to families. I love what I do, from signposting families to services who can support them to running fun activity days with families, each day is always different. I have worked previously in both Education and Social Care and managed the Independent Support Service in Cornwall helping families with EHCP support.
My youngest daughter is currently at Truro College on the Access to Community and Education course. My daughter has Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, Complex Epilepsy and Autism.
I am one of the founder members of PCC, when my daughter was 8 years old, and I am still participating in shaping services across Education, Health and Social Care. I also chair the Carers Partnership Board which links into many services and I ensure the voice of the carer is heard.
I am a Parent Carer and became a member many years ago after a chance meeting in school . I did parent participation training and was very interested in how I could make a difference and share my knowledge. I started volunteering for PCC, and am now a Director.
I'm married and have two children. My eldest opened my eyes to the struggles parent carers face, when they have a child with additional needs. I joined the PCC because I wanted to bring about change and help other parents navigate the this world.