Whether you are a parent or carer, life is challenging. We are here to help you however we can, even if it’s just information about the support other organisations can offer you and your family. Please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for.
SUPPORT AND ADVICE
As parents and carers, we understand that life at different stages of your child or young person can be challenging. We provide a range of support services and drop-in events to help you overcome some of these challenges. CONTACT US.
The SEND Reforms is the result of changes the government have brought in since The Children and Family Act 2014. It ushers in new changes in SEN education for children and young people who now extends to the age of 25 years. We work with local organisations that provide one-to-one support for families with specific issues with finding appropriate educational support for their child or young person. READ MORE.
Short Breaks is the name given to a range of services which allows children to play and take part in social activities while their parent and carers can take a break. It can also include overnight stays in another carer’s home or respite centre and paid for with direct payments. We provide a range of information about various short breaks providers and available carers. Contact if you have a query or visit Harrow’s Local offer for a list of providers HERE.
SEN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND
Families with SEN and disabled find it difficult to use local parks and open spaces. Families need play areas that are free, local and London wide. Many families have to visit specialist play centres far away from home and that is costly. We provide information on local Harrow playgrounds and other play facilities in other London boroughs. READ MORE.
HAVE YOUR SAY
Harrow Parents 4 Disabled Children (HP4DC) is your local SEN parent forum. It is run by parents and set-up to help parent and carers have their say about how services are run. Its funded by the Department of Education and free to join. Get connected to find out you can help shape the services that affect you and your family. READ MORE. If you live in another borough but your child attends a Harrow school, then you need to be registered with the local forum in that borough. Each borough as a parent carer forum funded by the Department of Education. We form the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF). Please visit www.nnpcf.org.uk to find your local forum.
Courses & Workshops
We understand that supporting parents enables them to better support their child. We offer a range of courses on Health & Wellbeing and Getting Back into Work.
Our Health & Wellbeing Workshops include:
- Vision board
- Caring for yourself (Self-love, Self-care)
- Fashion & Style
- Skin care & Beauty
- Food & Nutrition
- Health & Fitness
Getting Back into Work Workshops include:
- CV writing
- Basic Computer skills
- How to use Apps
- Starting Your Own Business from Home
- Start your club, group or charity