We won! An award for excellence in Parent Carer Participation.

This is an award for all of our community!

Rachel and Leonie with Toby Savage, Luke Hall and Chris Skidmore

Rachel and Leonie with Toby Savage, Luke Hall and Chris Skidmore

We have won a national award for Excellence in Parent Carer Participation. We were nominated as part of CONTACT’s ‘Together at 40’ celebrations, and were presented the award by Minister for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi during a ceremony held at The Palace of Westminster and hosted by Radio 4’s acclaimed ‘Women’s Hour’ presenter Jane Garvey.

We are thrilled to have won this award. Our passion and our drive are to see service improvements for our community and making sure that we are fully involved in the process. Over the past 10 years we have been working really hard to build trust and relationships with education, health and social care services, with the sole aim of working co-productively together in mutual understanding towards positive change. We have had successes but there is still a lot of work to be done.

Our community is our motivation. Without our community giving their time and energy attending our events, completing our surveys and giving us their views, winning this award would not have been possible. It is an award for our whole amazing community and we hope it will give us more opportunities to build stronger links with service and council leaders and any MPs who are keen to meet with us to hear the parent carer experience.

Rachel and Leonie with Minister for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi

Rachel and Leonie with Minister for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi