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We are delighted to announce that Parent Carers Cornwall (PCC) has been awarded Lottery funding to deliver a three-year training programme of workshops to parent/carers.

Lottery funding to deliver a three-year project:

Our project will provide, free of charge, vital training to parents and carers of children with special educational needs (SEND) to give them the knowledge, confidence and skills to support the health and wellbeing of the child and young person Therefore, this training and support will be of direct benefit to the children. This intervention will reduce the impact on statutory services whilst empowering the families of those children with SEND it would empower them with the knowledge and skills to help support their children/ young people. This could reduce the need to gain advice and support from statutory services. Hence putting less pressure on them when services are hitting capacity.

Our proposed courses will enable parents and carers to access non-statutory training. The courses will offer a supportive network of parents of children/young people with Special Educational Needs

These workshops/training days will enable parents a chance to meet, support and share experiences in a relaxed, informal environment. Evidence has shown that meeting other families can help stop isolation which could lead to depression and mental health issues

An example of some of the workshops we will deliver to parent/carers.

  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Growing & Changing - Relationships & Sex Education
  • Circles of Support
  • PDA

These are just a few of the courses we will be delivering through the workshops. Details of the training/workshops will be promoted through our website, social media pages, newsletters and other volunteer organisations channels.

Together for Families

PCC is really pleased to have secured grant funding to support families who are finding access to information and services difficult. Families may be facing challenges not only with their children with SEND, but also have multiple other issues with school attendance, employment, debt, housing, and access to services within the immediate and wider family. The PCC will be holding a number of activities and information events across The Clay villages nr St Austell and the towns and villages in Camborne, Pool and Redruth to focus on reaching families who feel isolated from services. We will meet families by using venues which are in the heart of village communities and towns and we will also fund childcare and travel.

If this is you or you know of a family would benefit from these events, then please watch out for more details, which we will ensure are shared across social media, our website and email.

The aims of the funding is to increase engagement with other families locally, to have an understanding of local services and have knowledge of what organisations and services do and how they can be accessed by families who are experiencing multiple issues.

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