We offer Family support services to help parents and families of additional needs children, which includes a Sunday Family Stay & Play Session.
As well as being fun for the children and young adults, this session also encourages parents to interact with others in a similar position, allowing them to meet new people and build a support network.
Our Family Support Manager as well as other team members are able to attend any meetings, provide reports and meet with professionals on behalf of the child and family. We also organise parent talks and courses and will happily signpost families to other agencies and professionals as and when this is needed or wanted.
Our Family Support services is run by Paula Ross, who has two additional needs children, so knows from personal experience the issues that having an additional needs child brings.
"Feeling very proud of the amazing friendships that I see blossom at PARC ,
some mums come to us alone, terrified; it's so heartwarming to see that as time
goes on they are able to make friends and form their own support systems to
cope with the day to day challenges that they face, and also to celebrate the achievements that others take for granted . Although PARC was set up
predominately to provide short term breaks for parents and play
opportunities for the children ,we do so much more !"
Paula Ross, Family Support Manager
All of our core staff, playworkers and volunteers offer a wealth of experience between them including expertise in the fields of nursery and primary education, first aid and a broad range of additional needs.
For further information or to arrange a visit to the Centre please call 01376 528999
Alternatively you can email:
Every Sunday throughout the year we run a Sunday Activity Club for the whole family.
We aim to be the first point of call for all new families to PARC and this session is ideal for viewing the centre and seeing the work that we do.
These sessions enable families to spend time together and mix with other families, in a fun and stimulating environment. Our Family Support Manager is on site to help with those more challenging and sometimes overwhelming questions and situations, and a friendly team of staff are on hand to ensure everyone is catered to and comfortable.
This session runs every Sunday from 10AM - 1PM
£7 per child / Maximum £13.50 per family
MORE ABOUT THE SESSION:
We offer a great range of activities, workshops and trips for the whole family
to get involved in.
No, this is a 'drop in' session but we can only accommodate 24 children per session,
so booking is advisable. Parents are required to stay with their children.
You can book a space by phone on a Sunday morning between 9.15AM - 10.00AM.
Our Centre telephone number is 01376 528999