south glos parent carers

Whether you are starting your parent carer journey or preparing for adulthood. We can SEND you on your way with our new guides!

Whether you are starting your parent carer journey or preparing for adulthood.  We can SEND you on your way with our new guides!

Our guides are created by our community of Parent Carers on their own SEND journey.  We never stop learning and we want to share what we have learnt along the way.  Our guides are a gift to our community to help other families feel more informed and less isolated and a bit more in control.   You can get FREE copies by becoming a member (for free) just by joining our database, you will be sent a copy of their release.

Introducing our amazing ambassador Nikki Stargazer.

Introducing our amazing ambassador Nikki Stargazer.

Introducing our amazing ambassador Nikki Stargazer.  She tells us all about her ADHD, TV fame, her lifestory documented in a book and about her work as a healer.

Culverhill Students Train to Chair Meetings

Culverhill Students Train to Chair Meetings

Chairing a meeting can be quite a daunting task and requires confidence and a particular set of skills.  Two Culverhill students were up for the challenge of training and developing their abilities in this area and also found their confidence increasing.

Manage Anxiety With an App! Assistance in Your Pocket.

Manage Anxiety With an App!  Assistance in Your Pocket.

When we heard about the SAM App we had to get in touch with The University of The West of England to find out more about it and how our Parent Carers and the young people they care for could possibly make use of such an App.

Parents of Children with Additional Needs or Disabilities, We Salute You!

Parents of Children with Additional Needs or Disabilities, We Salute You!

We celebrate you and recognise ourselves within you and when we meet other Parent Carers,  and the nods of knowing and understanding are exchanged, in our minds and our imagination we are doing something akin to the three fingered salute that Katniss gives to her community in The Hunger Games. You are amazing and never forget it.

It is so good to talk! SGPC's Counselling Service

It is so good to talk!  SGPC's Counselling Service

"I was just holding on to so much anger, resentment and confusing emotions.  I was exhausted from all the battles with services and I just didn't know how to drop it all and move on.  It was effecting every other area of my life.  I was so anxious and low".  Sound familiar?  This is what one of Parent Carers told us, we will call her Nikki, which I am sure you will all understand is not her real name, although her words are very real.  Nikki made use of our counselling service and found it life changing.

We Found Ourselves Getting Emotional.....Over A Toilet!

We Found Ourselves Getting Emotional.....Over A Toilet!

We love sharing great news here South Glos Parent Carers HQ and we also know just how big an issue accessible toilets are for some of our community, and how much lives can be restricted by such a basic need.  Many of you have been penning letters and joining campaigns on the subject.

We were so excited when we found out that a Changing Places toilet was being installed at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, we had to be to the first to see it finished. 

Is Your Challenge of 2017 Post 16?

Is Your Challenge of 2017 Post 16?

It has been described to us at SGPC HQ as being like "Falling off a cliff", a terrifying metaphor but it does capture quite well the sense SEND parents can have of knowing where you are and having a direction for your child's education only to then reach the Post 16 phase and the ground beneath you and the firm footing you thought you had just disappears.

Do you have an Statement to EHCP Transition challenge this year?

Do you have an Statement to EHCP Transition challenge this year?

Just when you think all is settled and the last giant stack of paperwork you had to deal with is beginning to fade from your mind, you receive notification of the transfer review meeting moving your child's Statement to an EHCP.  A sense of panic begins to spread through your body...

Local Charities Day December 16th - Get that warm fuzzy festive feeling

Local Charities Day December 16th - Get that warm fuzzy festive feeling

The receiving and giving of gifts is just one of the many enjoyable things about Christmas.  It can also be a time of year when we reflect and think about giving and supporting within our communities.  Combining the giving of gifts and the nice warm fuzzy feeling we get when supporting a charity can only be a win win situation.