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South East

Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Our South East team offers:

  • Help to find out about what's available locally.
  • Details of local parent support groups.
  • Guidance for parent support groups and forums to help them reach and involve parents.
  • Resources for professionals to help them point families to the right local services.

Contact

Office address

We do not currently have an office in this area.

Local contacts

  • Ruth Stone, Parent Adviser Hospital and Hospices, 07920 654863, ruth.stone@cafamily.org.uk. The Hospitals and Hospices Project provides information and advice to families who have a child using hospital or hospice services. Ruth is based at Great Ormond Street Hospital on a Thursday and can meet with families there.
  • Toni Rushton, Parent Adviser Hospital and Hospices, 07920 654984 toni.rushton@cafamily.org.uk. The Hospitals and Hospices Project provides information and advice to families who have a child using hospital or hospice services. Toni is based at The Evelina Hospital on a Monday and can meet with families there.
  • Nandini Ganesh, Parent Adviser SEND, 02070130982, 07985 496248, Nandini.Ganesh@cafamily.org.uk. The SEND Advisor offers information and advice to parents through free education workshops to parents. The workshop covers various topics on the changes to the special educational needs system and can be modified to suit the audience. The adviser can hold focus groups as well as provide information stand at events and conferences

Please note our parent advisers work part time, so alternativel you can either call our freephone national helpline on 0808 808 3555 from 9.30am-5.00pm, Monday-Friday, or email helpline@cafamily.org.uk. Advisers can arrange an interpreter over the telephone if needed.

Local news

Local events

Reading - Birth to five: free information workshop programme 

Welcoming and informative sessions for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 who have additional needs.

All sessions take place at the same venue and at the same time on each day:

Dingley's Promise, Kennet Walk
Community Centre, Kenavon Drive,
Reading RG1 3GD

10am-12pm - followed by a light lunch


Saturday 4th November

Support and Information

  • Know about support services for you and your family
  • Know how to find support in your local area
  • Understand how to get support


Saturday 11th November

Building Parental Confidence

  • Develop better communication skills
  • Feel more confident to make decisions about your child
  • Prepare for meetings with professionals


Satuday 18th November

Encouraging positive behaviour

  • Understand the reasons for behaviour
  • Working with others to encourage positive behaviour
  • Top tips to help


Satuday 25 November

Money Matters

  • Know how to improve your finances
  • Understand what you're entitled to
  • Know where to get support

For more information and to book please contact Judy Trayford on
07920 654989 email Judy.Trayford@cafamily.org.uk

Please come to all sessions to get the most out of the course.

 

Buckinghmashire - Birth to five: free information workshop programme

Welcoming and informative sessions for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 who have additional needs.

All sessions take place at the same venue and at the same time on each day:

7-9pm
Beaconsfield Children's Centre,
Beacon Close, Beaconsfield
Buckinghamshire HP9 1RJ


Monday 11th September

Support and Information

  • Know about support services for you and your family
  • Know how to find support in your local area
  • Understand how to get support


Monday 25th October

How to get what you need for your child

  • Develop better communication skills
  • Feel more confident to make decisions about your child
  • Prepare for meetings with professionals


Monday 2nd October

Encouraging positive behaviour

  • Understand the reasons for behaviour
  • Working with others to encourage positive behaviour
  • Top tips to help

 

Monday 25th September

How to get what you need for your child

  • Develop better communication skills
  • Feel more confident to make decisions about your child
  • Prepare for meetings with professionals


Monday 9th October

Money Matters

  • Know how to improve your finances
  • Understand what you're entitled to
  • Know where to get support

For more information and to book please contact Judy Trayford on
07920 654989 email Judy.Trayford@cafamily.org.uk

Please come to all sessions to get the most out of the course.

Find local services at

SENDirect

Our SENDirect service is a website where families of children with disabilities or special educational needs can search for and compare local support, activities and services.